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haliedoeshebron 02-27-08 12:30 PM

Ken Russell's The Devils ------> May 20
 
Originally rated X, this film combines historical, comedic, and surrealistic elements to tell a tale of politics and witchcraft. In order to take over pre-rennaisance France, Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry followers will have to eliminate Father Grandier. Grandier controls the one town that keeps Richelieu from having total control of the region. The plan is to convince the townspeople that Grandier is a warlock and that all of his nuns are possessed by devils. The accusations are heard at a public trial - whose results may surprise you.

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2...3300gh7.th.jpg

from Warner Home Video

Edit* Running time is listed as 111 minutes.

FILMCZY 02-27-08 12:37 PM

...let's just hope there is some decent special features including the "rape of christ" scene...

Any note on the running time?

Giles 02-27-08 12:38 PM

Oh My GOD!!!!!
:fart: :fart: :fart: :fart: :fart: :fart:


where's the press release story - I'll wont believe it til I see an actual WB announcement (news link)

FILMCZY 02-27-08 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by Giles
Oh My GOD!!!!!
:fart: :fart: :fart: :fart: :fart: :fart:


I think that's a direct quote from the movie...!!!

chris_sc77 02-27-08 12:47 PM

hmmm..it says in the bottom right corner it is Unrated so it could be the unedited version.
By the way is this any good, Ive never seen it before?

Giles 02-27-08 12:57 PM

this film has existed in so many censored versions, I would assume that Warner Bros. wouldn't skimp on what the fans have been requesting for - the complete UK theatrical version. The BBC documentary 'Hell on Earth' better be included for this release.

dx23 02-27-08 02:04 PM

Care to share where the info came from? Great news indeed, but i don't see listed or announced on any dvd news site.

Giles 02-27-08 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by dx23
Care to share where the info came from? Great news indeed, but i don't see listed or announced on any dvd news site.

:mad: yeah!

Jaymole 02-27-08 02:18 PM

I will wait and see an official press release before I get too excited.

Giles 02-27-08 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Jaymole
I will wait and see an official press release before I get too excited.

and one can see that any sort of annoucement regarding this film gives me an instant braingasm

Quatermass 02-27-08 04:43 PM

It has to be true because I just gave up on this ever being released on dvd and paid $5 for a used fullscreen VHS copy a week ago.

You're welcome.

Julie Walker 02-27-08 04:46 PM

I won't believe it until a press release is made public. Since so far,I can't find any information on this release that is current.

Where did the poster get his information and the case artwork?

Geist 02-27-08 08:01 PM

Wow.

PopcornTreeCt 02-27-08 09:04 PM

Blu-ray please.

Seriously, good news.

Mao 02-27-08 09:52 PM

Giles is officially gonna flip (just sent you an e-mail, buddy!).

I can confirm this release! This info is directly from the Warner site (including the lowres art).

Looks like a very barebones release, listed with a running time of 111 minutes.

Just thought you'd like to officially celebrate~

LorenzoL 02-27-08 09:54 PM

Thanks for the confirmation Mao! :up:

Too bad about being it barebones.

Julie Walker 02-27-08 11:07 PM

So I looked at Warners online upcoming releases and still didn't see it. Please link to it!

harryfielder 02-28-08 02:00 AM

Hiya guys,,
I have great memories of the Devils 1971. I worked on it for four months at Pinewood studios...(I've never seen the film but will try and get the DVD.)

Aitch, (H)

Rypro 525 02-28-08 02:13 AM

http://www.hkflix.com/xq/asp/filmID....qx/details.htm
Is this a bootleg or a poor copy. it has the documentary and claims to be uncut.

Luther Heggs 02-28-08 02:31 AM


Originally Posted by Rypro 525
http://www.hkflix.com/xq/asp/filmID....qx/details.htm
Is this a bootleg or a poor copy. it has the documentary and claims to be uncut.

It is both a bootleg and a poor copy. Taken from a TV broadcast, cropped to 16:9, with the cut scenes sloppily re-inserted from the excerpts used in the documentary.
C'mon, WB - put this out on Blu-Ray. This is your chance at redemption.

Neeb 02-28-08 02:48 AM

Between this, The Big Trail SE, and Man of the West- I'll have no money left over.

Anyone need to buy some organs?

gorgo99 02-28-08 05:55 AM

Wow, been waiting a LOOOOOONG time for this, great news! I've only ever seen the old vhs US cut. Ken Russell was an amazing director in his prime.

Neeb 02-28-08 06:27 AM

Now I wonder if we'll get DVDs of The Music Lovers and Isadora...

Both long overdue.

Mao 02-28-08 07:42 AM

Julie Walker,

It's on the retail/presss site...sorry, can't link to that! :D

Giles 02-28-08 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by Neeb
Now I wonder if we'll get DVDs of The Music Lovers and Isadora...

Both long overdue.

and The Boyfriend (which I heard on the Tommy DVD commentary it was Russell's most difficult movie to film)

regarding The Devils I wonder if (a UK edition is in the works) the import might have more than just the movie like say the docu, which as I understand it, was the only way to see the legendary/infamous 'Rape of Chirst' deleted scene.


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