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Ken Russell's The Devils ------> May 20

Old 02-27-08, 12:30 PM
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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.



from Warner Home Video

Edit* Running time is listed as 111 minutes.

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Old 02-27-08, 12:37 PM
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...let's just hope there is some decent special features including the "rape of christ" scene...

Any note on the running time?
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Oh My GOD!!!!!



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

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

I think that's a direct quote from the movie...!!!
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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?
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Old 02-27-08, 12:57 PM
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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.
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Care to share where the info came from? Great news indeed, but i don't see listed or announced on any dvd news site.
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Old 02-27-08, 02:11 PM
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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.
yeah!
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I will wait and see an official press release before I get too excited.
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Old 02-27-08, 02:23 PM
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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
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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.
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Old 02-27-08, 04:46 PM
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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?
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Wow.
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Old 02-27-08, 09:04 PM
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Blu-ray please.

Seriously, good news.
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Old 02-27-08, 09:52 PM
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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~
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Thanks for the confirmation Mao!

Too bad about being it barebones.
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So I looked at Warners online upcoming releases and still didn't see it. Please link to it!
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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)
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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.
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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.
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Between this, The Big Trail SE, and Man of the West- I'll have no money left over.

Anyone need to buy some organs?
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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.
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Now I wonder if we'll get DVDs of The Music Lovers and Isadora...

Both long overdue.
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Julie Walker,

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