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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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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

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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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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Features Just Imagine (1930) See more »

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Yeah, right.
21 August 2007 | by jamfitz001See all my reviews

This like Warhol's stuff is so dated and boring that it's pathetic. It is college cinema 101 stuff all the way, with perhaps a better soundtrack. Clichéd images culled from Aleister Crowley's tired ritual magick shtick are interspersed with some stock nature footage. The pulsing psychedelic soundtrack is c-grade but that's better than the low rent cheesy film making.

Crowley's beliefs traced a supposed path back through ancient Egyptian mysticism, culminating in his belief in the death of the age of Christ and the beginning of the Age of Horus brought about by Crowley's revelation of the golden dawn of his thelemic system. Seemed really cool to the young pot-head counterculturals and durn it...a couple of them played along with Kenneth Anger when he brought a camera by.

bang your head against a wall for ten minutes, it is a more rewarding experience than sitting in the muck and dreck.

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