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The devils

Author: Ken RussellVanessa RedgraveOliver ReedDudley SuttonJohn WhitingAll authors
Publisher: [France] : Euro Cult, [2007?], ©1971.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special uncut restored edView all editions and formats
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This film centers on the staggering true-life dementia of events in the 17th-century French city of Loudun. After Father Urbain Grandier, a priest who submitted to his own passions is accused of lewdness and sorcery by a sexually repressed nun, a mass exorcism is ordered for him and for an allegedly demon-possessed convent. This version restores all of the cut footage that was removed when the film was released  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
History
Horror films
Named Person: Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Urbain Grandier; Urbain Grandier; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Russell; Vanessa Redgrave; Oliver Reed; Dudley Sutton; John Whiting; Aldous Huxley; Warner Bros.; Euro Cult (Firm)
OCLC Number: 191884291
Notes: Based on the play: The devils / by John Whiting, and the book: The devils of London / by Aldous Huxley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Special features (70 min.): "Hell on earth" documentary, "Year of censorship", UK censors, James Ferman, trailers.
Credits: Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Michael Bradsell ; music, Peter Maxwell Davies.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton.
Awards: Ken Russell. Silver Ribbon, Best Director Foreign Film (Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists), 1972.
Ken Russell. NBR Award, Best Director)National Board of Review, USA), 1972.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; Dolby Doigital, mono.; 16:9, anamorphic widescreen.
Other Titles: Hell on earth.
Devils (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. ; screenplay by Ken Russell ; directed by Ken Russell ; produced by Robert H. Solo and Ken Russell.

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This film centers on the staggering true-life dementia of events in the 17th-century French city of Loudun. After Father Urbain Grandier, a priest who submitted to his own passions is accused of lewdness and sorcery by a sexually repressed nun, a mass exorcism is ordered for him and for an allegedly demon-possessed convent. This version restores all of the cut footage that was removed when the film was released including the never before seen "rape of Christ" sequence.

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