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Lisztomania

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Lisztomania

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman
genre:
musical

We gave it a C-

Lisztomania Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman (1975, Warner, wide-screen, R, $34.98) In fact, it’s Lisztless: a tiresome musical fantasia imagining the 19th-century composer as a rock-star-style idol. But director Ken Russell’s overstuffed images are at least viewable in this laser edition (unlike the cropped tape version) and the beyond-tasteless highlight-Liszt (Daltrey) astride an enormous phallus in the palace of a Russian princess-unfurls with full horizontal impact. C- -SD