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The shaggy-maned idol rips into his song-and the audience screams with excitement. Some ecstatic fans storm the stage, wanting simply to touch him. Some want to bear his child. One adoring woman announces she already has. And outside the hall, a horse-drawn carriage waits to whisk the performer away.

Meet Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey), rock star, circa 1840. And get ready for all the glitter, groupies and gaudy good times of Lisztomania.

The incredible list of frenzied delights goes on and on in this splendiferous extravaganza from writer/director Ken Russell, whose works include Women in Love, Altered States and Crimes of Passion. He takes you where no one else does. Or dares.

Brace yourself for Lisztomania. Viewers expecting a polite gathering of people neatly posed on Louis XVI furniture are going to be blown out of their chairs!

Roger Daltrey Franz Liszt
Sara Kestelman Princess Carolyn
Paul Nicholas Richard Wagner
Ringo Starr Pope
Rick Wakeman Thor