Butterflies (film #5 on Early Sci-Fi Fantasy Films (Buyer’s Gallery Home Video). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A Japanese chorus line (well, it looks like one) and a magician create a human butterfly with ever-changing colored wings. All goes well until she courts a black moth, who must be destroyed. His death scene leaves no scenery unchewed. As you might expect, this is a Melies film. There’s some footage at the end of a bunch of serpentine dancers and a magician; I’m not sure if this is part of the movie or not. A Melies film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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