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Lucifer Rising (1972)

Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.

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Kenneth Anger
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Kenneth Anger ... The Magus (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ... Himself (uncredited)
Donald Cammell ... Osiris (uncredited)
Haydn Couts Haydn Couts ... Adept (uncredited)
Marianne Faithfull ... Lilith (uncredited)
Myriam Gibril Myriam Gibril ... Isis (uncredited)
Leslie Huggins Leslie Huggins ... Lucifer (uncredited)
Chris Jagger Chris Jagger ... High Priest in Yellow Tunic (uncredited)
Jimmy Page ... Man with Beard holding Stele of Revealing (uncredited)
Francis Rose Francis Rose ... Chaos (uncredited)
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Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

USA | UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen Luzifers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lucifer was originally played by Chris Jagger, but squabbling between him and Kenneth Anger led to Jagger returning to London and Anger taking over the role. See more »

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Acid-Fused Imagery, Mick Jagger, and that Tapeloop
25 March 2000 | by nnadSee all my reviews

Entertaining, slow moving, insightful, and sometimes shocking fourth installment to the Kenneth Anger short film collection; it possesses all these attributes, as well as being influential to experimental directors of today. A lot of what Anger was doing in "Invocation of My Demon Brother" (film layers, fast edits, bizarre soundtracks) can be seen in most of the music videos on MTV; a characteristic that has driven parents, as well as teenagers, crazy. The primary source of these ideas came from the Acid Trip footage, extensively explicated in Tom Wolfe's lysergic-fused biographical novel, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Nevertheless, the idea caught on and Anger utilized the technique to the fullest in "Demon Brother," counterweighted by an equivocal tape-loop supplied by Mick Jagger. In the second film "Lucifer Rising," Anger had already developed his experimentation with edits and layers, this time presenting a more formalized run to the film. Marianne Faithful makes an appearance in the film, as well as an assortment of 60's notables, which includes Manson family member Bobby Beausoleil who also wrote the film's score. Altho not Anger's best volume, (Scorpio Rising is the better) it still has many elements -- as I explained -- that will turn some people on; ergo, a cult following.


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