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Magick Lantern Cycle (BFI) (R2/UK BD) in May

The BFI have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Magick Lantern Cycle on 25th May 2009. This collection of ten experimental short films by Kenneth Anger is priced at £22.99 RRP on DVD and £24.99 RRP on Blu-ray Disc.

The Magick Lantern Cycle, released in a 2-disc set, contains the following films: Fireworks (1947); Puce Moment (1949); Rabbit's Moon (1950/1971, the rarely seen 16 mins 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); Lucifer Rising (1981).

Features include:

  • Newly recorded commentaries by Kenneth Anger
  • The Man We Want to Hang (2002) – Anger’s film on the art of Aleister Crowley
  • Restoration work demo
  • Anger Me (2006) – Elio Gelmini’s portrait of Kenneth Anger
  • Illustrated booklet containing Modesty and the Art of Film (1951), an original article by Kenneth Anger; The Crowned and Conquering Child (2008), a newly commissioned essay by author Gary Lachman; and film credits

The content is spread across a DVD9 + DVD5 on DVD and a BD50 + DVD5 on Blu-ray.

There is also a theatrical event tied into this release…

Kenneth Anger Shoots the Moon – BFI Southbank Special Event
Kenneth Anger will introduce a special screening of Rabbit’s Moon (1950 version). After the screening, we welcome Gary Lachman, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard to discuss with Anger his influences and legacy. Tue 12 May 18:20 NFT1 Tickets £9, concs £6.65

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