Magick Lantern Cycle

Renowned as the author of the scandalous bestselling book Hollywood Babylon, Kenneth Anger is a legend in this own time. The mythology that has grown around him has many sources, from his involvement with the occult, astrology and the pop world of Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and Jimmy Page, to the announcement of his own death in the pages of the Village Voice, and the destruction, loss and banning of his films. At the heart of all this mythology is a filmmaker of prodigious talent, whose skill and imagination create films of great visual force, influencing filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

The films:

  • Fireworks (1947)
  • Puce Moment (1949)
  • Rabbit’s Moon (1950/1971, the rarely seen 16mins 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

  • Newly recorded commentaries by Kenneth Anger.
  • The Man We Want to Hang (2002) - Anger’s film on the paintings of Aleister Crowley.
  • Restoration featurette (2009, 1080p/24 HD).
  • Anger Me (Elio Gelmini, 2006, PAL 16x9 anamorphic).
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays and sketches.
  • PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit).

Product information

    • Certificate

      18

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      186mins

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1112

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