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The Complete Magick Lantern Cycle
"Cinematic magician, legendary provocateur, author of the infamous Hollywood Babylon books and creator of some of the most striking and beautiful works in the history of film, Kenneth Anger is a singular figure in post-war American culture. A major influence on everything from the films of Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and David Lynch to the pop art of Andy Warhol to MTV, Anger's work serves as a talisman of universal symbols and personal obsessions, combining myth, artifice and ritual to render cinema with the power of a spell or incantation. This 2-DVD set contains Anger's complete Magick Lantern Cycle, from his landmark debut Fireworks in 1947 to his breathtaking phantasmagoria Lucifer Rising in 1981. Fantoma is very proud to present the films of this revolutionary and groundbreaking maverick, painstakingly restored and presented on DVD for the first time in one collection." Contains the films: Fireworks (1947); Puce Moment (1949); Rabbit's Moon (1950, the rarely seen, original 16-minute version); Eaux d'Artifice (1953); Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome (1954); Scorpio Rising (1964); Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965); Invocation Of My Demon Brother (1969); Rabbit's Moon (1979 version); Lucifer Rising (1981). Special features: High definition transfers from newly restored elements; Screen-specific audio commentaries for all films by Kenneth Anger; Rare outtakes from Rabbit's Moon; Full color book featuring written appreciations by Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, and Guy Maddin, written introduction to Lucifer Rising by Bobby Beausoleil, notes for each film, rare photos, and more. The Man We Want To Hang (2002), Kenneth Anger's film on the art of Aleister Crowley; Alternate audio track for Invocation Of My Demon Brother; Restoration demonstrations and more; NTSC format, all regions, Dolby digital.