UPDATED: Crowley DVD Art and Details!
Aleister Crowley was a really interesting cat to say the least. But what if he had lived to see our modern times? What if he had access to the Internet? We're talking mayhem, that's what!
Anchor Bay's latest acquisition, Crowley aka Chemical Wedding, stars Simon Callow with the director's helm belonging to Julian Doyle, who also co-wrote the movie with Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of heavy metal icons Iron Maiden. The flick will be seeing its home video debut on March 10, 2009, and I have to say that this one looks really interesting!
The special features are as follows:
From the press release:
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was the most notorious occultist who ever lived. A man whose appetites for corruption, sadism, sexual excess, and moral degradation knew no bounds. His sphere of influence extended far beyond England to the world at large and, some believed, to the very depths of hell itself. When Crowley died, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. But for those versed in the black arts, death is only the beginning…
As the year 2000 closes, Cambridge University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world, and ground zero for a scientific experiment in which a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality suit is connected to the Z93, the most efficient super-computer on the planet.
The computer, however, has been programmed with the teachings and philosophies of Aleister Crowley, and when meek classics lecturer Oliver Haddo (Simon Callow) dons the suit, he undergoes an incredible and shocking transformation as the computer floods his brain with unspeakable occult images. When Haddo emerges from the suit, he is in fact the living, breathing -- and fornicating -- reincarnation of Crowley. And now, he is hell-bent on performing the ultimate in unholy ceremonies – the “Chemical Wedding.”
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