Last month we told you about a new line of cult cinema books that Creation Books has put together. The publisher's 'Persistence of Vision' series boasts a set of limited edition, illustrated monographs on essential cult classic titles. You can check out a review for the first two books, 'Killing Machines: Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' and 'Inferno De Sade: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò' before digging into their latest -- based on Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's '60s trip film, 'Performance.'

Keith Perry and Jack Hunter have delivered 'Bullet in the Brain' -- about the film that merged "ultra-violence, nudity and softcore sex, cross-gender blurring, psychotropic drug abuse, personality disintegration, and the seedy underbelly of gangland London." The film references esoteric lit favorites like Artaud, Borges, Burroughs, Crowley, Genet and Gysin, as well as filmmaker Kenneth Anger -- and features Mick Jagger in his acting debut as the rockstar has-been who has "lost his demon." The mysterious eccentric provides cover for Chas (James Fox), an uber violent East London gangster who's been looking for a place to lay low after a botched hit. 'Bullet' provides a detailed overview of the sex and drug-fueled film along with over 40 rarely-seen publicity photographs (over 70 images in total), full production details and an illustrated 1968 Rolling Stones chronology (including recording sessions, film projects and drug busts).
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In Theaters on 1970

After killing a rival in self-defense, hoodlum Chas (James Fox) must flee both from the law and from... Read More