The only known 35mm print of the X-Rated version of Ken Russell’s
daring, controversial and mind-bending masterpiece! This film has long
only been available on bootleg, poor-quality video. Not to be missed in
this incredibly rare big screen appearance!
THE DEVILS (1971) In
17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed) seeks to
protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal
Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of
witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun (Vanessa Redgrave). Along the
way, director Ken Russell attempts to push every button and consistently
succeeds! After watching the film upon it’s release, Roger Ebert
famously said “We live in a time of violence, and it is only by looking
in the mouth of the Devil that we can examine his teeth. It took courage
for me to go see this film, just like it took courage for Ken Russell
to make it”.