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Kenneth Anger's Magick Lantern Cycle Short Films (1947-1972) - Full BD25
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A collection of experimental films directed by gay avant garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger: 'Fireworks' (1947), 'Puce Moment' (1949), 'Rabbit's Moon' (1950), 'Eaux d' Artifice' (1953), 'The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome' (1954), 'Scorpio Rising' (1963), 'Kustom Kar Kommandos' (1965), 'Invocation of My Demon Brother' (1969), 'Lucifer Rising' (1972).

None of the films are really specifically and directly gay (except possibly for Fireworks), but all of them (some moreso than others) just reek of homoeroticism and gay subtext.

Ripped from the BFI Blu-ray disc (BD50) and apparently compressed to BD25 (but the quality is still outstanding). Not my rip...have had this for a few years, so kudos to the original ripper (whomever you may be).

Extras include the alternate version of Rabbit's Moon, another Anger short titled The Man We Want To Hang (2002), and a Restoration Demo (a split screen video showing the before and after look of the restorations done on these classics).

The original disc's PCM (uncompressed) audio. All of the shorts include a music-only track and an optional audio commentary track by director Kenneth Anger (except The Man We Want To Hang, which oddly has a blank audio track, and the Restoration Demo which has two blank audio tracks). There are also no subtitles because these are basically all silent films (no subtitles for Anger's commentary either).

BDInfo for Inauguration of The Pleasure Dome (longest short on the disc)


Disc Size: 24,481,749,380 bytes
Playlist: 00004.MPLS
Size: 3,414,214,656 bytes
Length: 0:38:28.264
Total Bitrate: 11.83 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 6552 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Main Profile 4.1
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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