Exploding out of San Francisco’s vibrant late-60s counter-culture, Luminous Procuress is a psychedelic odyssey of unabashed hedonism. The only feature film by artist, mystic and polymath Steven Arnold, the film celebrates gender-fluidity and pan-sexuality in a voyeuristic phantasmagorical journey towards spiritual ecstasy.
Often compared to the works of Fellini, Jack Smith and Kenneth Anger, and featuring the outrageous talents of the avant garde drag troupe The Cockettes, as well as artist ruth weiss, Luminous Procuress was an underground sensation upon release but disappeared from circulation for many years. Now fully restored in all its sensuous glory, Luminous Procuress’s subversive delights are ready to be discovered anew.
Luminous Procuress is presented from a glorious new 2K restoration and makes its world premiere on Blu-ray.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Luminous Procuress presented from an HD transfer of the complete and uncut version of the film from the new 2K restoration by the Pacific Film Archive and the Cinema Preservation Alliance.
• Producer Harry Tsvi Strauch on Steven Arnold and Luminous Procuress.
• Curator Steve Seid on the history and preservation of Luminous Procuress.
• Booklet featuring new writing by film scholar and critic Elena Gorfinkel, and an essay by Steve Seid.
• World premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region-free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
• Language: English
• Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
• Video: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps
• Audio: 1.0 Dual Mono LPCM (48k/24-bit)
• Discs: 1
• Region A/B/C (Region Free)
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