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Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

USA, English, 38 mins

  • Director: Kenneth Anger
  • Writer: Kenneth Anger

CGiii Comment

More occult-ish drivel.

Simply dreadful.


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The(ir) Blurb...

A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and the Great Beast and the Scarlet Woman are part of a visual feast of images superimposed, hallucinations, and the spirit of decadence of the "Yellow '90s." Mythological images from Aleister Crowley, cabalistic symbols, artifice, and magic combine to render the pleasure dome both as prison and as celebration.

Cast & Characters

Samson De Brier as Lord Shiva, Osiris, Nero, The Great Beast;
Marjorie Cameron as The Scarlet Woman, Kali;
Joan Whitney as Aphrodite;
Katy Kadell as Isis;
Renate Druks as Lilith;
Anais Nin as Astarte;
Paul Mathison as Pan;
Curtis Harrington as Cesare / Slave / Sleep-walker;
Kenneth Anger as Hecate;
Peter Loome as Ganymede

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