Recently restored by the UCLA Film Archive, Kenneth Anger\'s difficult-to-see early films are finally collected here onto DVD, alongside optional fascinating commentary by Anger himself.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 spell or incantation.
Covering the first
half of Anger's career, from his landmark debut FIREWORKS in 1947 to
his epic bacchanalia INAGURATION OF THE PLEASURE DOME, Fantoma is very
proud to present the long-awaited first volume of films by this
revolutionary and groundbreaking maverick, painstakingly restored and
presented on DVD for the first time.
Contains the films:
Puce Moment (1949)
Rabbit's Moon (1950, the rarely seen original 16 minute version)
Eaux d'Artifice (1953)
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)