The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. 2
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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.
Covering the second half of Anger's career, from his legendary SCORPIO RISING to his breathtaking phantasmagoria LUCIFER RISING, Fantoma is very proud to complete the cycle with this long-awaited final volume of films by this revolutionary and groundbreaking maverick, painstakingly restored and presented on DVD for the first time anywhere in the world.
Contains the films:
Scorpio Rising (1964)
Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965)
Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)
Rabbit's Moon (1979 version)
Lucifer Rising (1981)
Top Customer Reviews
The films never looked better
The commentary of Kenneth Anger is a stand out for setting the record straight on what films where about, Scorpio Rising is a good case point and what may you think of the bikers ,as most of their girlfriends where standing there ,A good show case for the high profile he has and the people who worked with him
I don't mind saying he's very polite on some people considering what happened in the past
A must for any film student
The remaining films are more of interest for people particularly interested in Anger as a filmmaker and thinker than for people simply interested in the history of experimental films; there are several predecessor works here to the film Anger considers his chef d'oeuvre, the 1981 "Lucifer Rising," which lays out the basic icons of his belief in Aleister Crowley's cosmology. As important as it undeniably is to Anger's ideas, its somewhat cheesy special effects seem to be behind the curve rather than ahead of it: the whole thing looks less like a tribute to the worship of Dionysiac gods than it does a prototype for Olivia Newton-John videos. (You almost expect her to come rollerskating out of heaven behind the flying saucer over the Colossi of Memnon.) But if only for its beautiful restoration of "Scorpio Rising" (available her for the first time commercially on DVD!), this DVD is worth the price for any serious student of experimental film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have the Media Fire VHS release, had to get the DVD, nice booklet included, audio commentary very interesting, His movies are magickal ;) Alternate sountrack for Invocation from... Read morePublished 19 months ago by nameeman
For those of you who like short, avant garde underground, alternative, art house films, this box set is for you, it will appeal to Kenneth Anger fans....of course. Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by Scrapbook1979
i LOVE Kenneth Anger. I did not expect to be able to find this, and I did not expect it to be so reasonable in price.Published on December 9, 2012 by Hermine Stover
Dr. Anger's spells continue in this second volume by Fantoma.
This, and Volume One, are worth every nickel - because, they just don't make films like these any... Read more
In particular, four of the five pieces here really aren't for me. "Scorpio Rising" and "Kustom Kar Kommandos" tap into a motor-centric experience that somehow passed me by. Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by wiredweird
Experimental cinema at its best. A real images-delirium, a sensorial experience where classical interpretation keys lead towards a sense of loss, indicating the road through a most... Read morePublished on March 12, 2009 by Alessandro Giovannelli
I took an Avant-Garde Film class at UCSB in the early 1980's and it was there that I first saw many of these films. Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by Doug Anderson
To the general public Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Anglemyer in 1927 California) is probably best known for the book HOLLYWOOD BABLYON, which chronicles the less savory side of... Read morePublished on October 22, 2008 by Gary F. Taylor
Kenneth Anger is truly a cinematic magus and I was very grateful to finally complete my collection of his most renowned films, looking more lovely now than they probably ever have. Read morePublished on March 29, 2008 by Besz