The Devils (Original UK 'X' certificate version) Deluxe 2 Disc Set! Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave

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The Devils 1971 Color English (main feature close captioned) 2.35:1 (16x9 enhanced) DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) premiere presentation of the original UK 'X' certificate version 2-Disc Set Digitally remastered. Best you'll find! 

Starring: Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, Dudley Sutton, Michael Gothard, Murray Melvin Director: Ken Russell

In seventeenth century France, Father Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed), uses his powers to protect the city of Loudun 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, magnificent performances, 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.

The Devils is presented here in the original UK 'X' certificate version “the longest version ever officially released” with a host of new and exciting extra features, magnificently re-mastered.

Disc One

  • DVD premiere presentation of the original UK 'X' certificate version, re-mastered
  • Mark Kermode introduction (2012, 2 mins)

Disc Two

  • Mark Kermode introduction (2012, 2 mins)
  • Original UK trailer
  • Original US trailer
  • “Amelia and the Angel” (Ken Russell, 1958, 26 mins): a delightful mix of religious allegory and magical fantasy
  • Hell on Earth (Paul Joyce, 2002, 48 mins)
  • On-stage Q&A with Ken Russell (2012, 13 mins)
  • Director of Devils (1971, 22 min), footage of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies recording his score.
  • On-set footage with Michael Bradsell commentary (2012, 8 mins)

We also offer the uncut, complete (with archive footage) version: "The Devils (Uncut, Unrated)"