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Old 11th November 2011, 08:07 AM
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Let's hope that Arrow can work a similar spell with Paramount and get The Keep released too....
Fat chance but I'd love to see the extended cut with loads of extras.
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The shittist British film ever made. Discuss.
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Old 11th November 2011, 09:52 AM
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can we discuss your grammar as well then??
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Looks as though we have some specs now:

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The Devils (Special Edition)

In seventeenth-century France, a promiscuous and divisive local priest, Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed), uses his powers to protect the city of Loudon from destruction at the hands of the establishment. Soon, he stands accused of the demonic possession of Sister Jeanne (Vanessa Redgrave), whose erotic obsession with him fuels the hysterical fervour that sweeps through the convent.

With its bold and brilliant direction by Ken Russll, magnificent performances by Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, exquisite Derek Jarman sets and sublimely dissonant score by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, The Devils stands as a profound and sincere commentary on religious hysteria, political persecution and the corrupt marriage of church and state.

Finally available on DVD for the first time, The Devils is presented in the original UK X certificate version with a host of new and exciting extra features.

Special features*
DVD premiere presentation of the original UK X certificate version
Newly filmed introduction with director Ken Russell
Audio commentary with Ken Russell, Mark Kermode, Mike Bradsell and Paul Joyce
Hell on Earth (Paul Joyce, 2002, 48 mins): documentary exploring the film's production and the controversy surrounding its original release
Director of the Devils (1971, 21 min): documentary featuring candid Ken Russell interviews and unique footage of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies recording his celebrated film score
Original on-set footage with commentary by editor Mike Bradsell
Amelia and the Angel (Ken Russell, 1958, 30 mins): Ken Russell's short film, a delightful mix of religious allegory and magical fantasy
Original UK trailer
Original US trailer
Fully illustrated booklet featuring new essays and notes from Mark Kermode, Craig Lapper (BBFC), Sam Ashby and others

* Special features are subject to change
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can we discuss your grammar as well then??
Wots wrong wiv ma grammur?
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Shame all those features will be wrapped up in BFI's usual abysmal packaging (which they will be. They haven't released a single thing in anything even approaching a decent cover)
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Old 11th November 2011, 11:01 AM
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Those specs mean nothing if they're wrapped up in BFI's usual abysmal packaging (which they will be. They haven't released a single thing in anything even approaching a decent cover)
True. The BFI's covers are up there with Redemption's at the top of the shit pile.
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Tremendous news ! In fairness "The Rape of Christ" sequence is one of the weaker aspects of the film and I won't miss it very much. I remember seeing the Kermode restoration on C4 and the sequence is way too much - not in terms of content, I like naked nuns as much as the next person, but Russell seriously overdoes the zoom lens....even Franco would be embarrassed. It doesn't make the film any less of a masterpiece but the film is stronger without it...
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Shame all those features will be wrapped up in BFI's usual abysmal packaging (which they will be. They haven't released a single thing in anything even approaching a decent cover)
The BFI need to make a call to Rick Melton
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The BFI need to make a call to Rick Melton
Screw it! I'd rather keep a BFI cover.
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