I really enjoyed this movie. It was shot on location in wonderful Shepperton, England, and the voice narration by Joss Ackland is excellent. There are many actors and actresses in this film who do a good job dramatizing some of the real life characters who played a major role in shaping Aleister Crowley's life. Some of these characters include; Allan Bennett, Samuel Mathers, Rose Kelly, Victor Neuberg, Oscar Eckenstein, Leah Hirsig, Lord Beaverbrook, Betty May, and Israel Regardie.
Aleister Crowley, himself, is well dramatized by Actor, Thomas Bewley. It should be noted this is not a movie about Crowley's Magickal Theory and Practice. Instead, this is a movie about what may have influenced Crowley to pursue Magick in the first place. The film attempts to give the viewer a summary of all the most important events which shaped Aleister Crowley,s life and work. What you get is a great overview of Crowley,s Occult accomplishments, warts and all. Crowley,s love of poetry and mountain climbing is mentioned right alongside his love of prostitutes, sodomy with men and women, adulterous affairs, failed marriages, drug addiction/experimentation, health problems, Yoga practice, the demise of the Golden Dawn, the revival of the OTO under Aleister Crowley,s leadership, the founding of the A.A., and the creation of Crowley,s Masterwork: The Book of the Law.
Buy this film today my fellow seekers and let us all revel in the Night of Pan!