Earlier this year, IndieWire.com posted a news story about the recreation of the director’s cut of Ken Russell’s most provocative film, The Devils, noting that it was available for streaming online. So in case you hadn’t fully blocked out all your binge-watching for the coming weekend, you might add this.
IndieWire’s story starts out:
“Blasphemers, rejoice! For the first time ever, you can now stream ‘The Devils,’ the 1971 Ken Russell film that critic Judith Crist called a ‘grand fiesta for sadists and perverts.’
“When ‘The Devils’ was released in 1971, it faced harsh criticism and censorship due to its Holy Trinity of intense violence, sexuality, and religious themes. It received and X-rating in the U.K. and the U.S., until a heavily edited version was eventually released. Until recently, film historians thought the original cut was lost forever. Now, cinephiles can stream a re-assembled cut on the horror streaming platform, Shudder.”
Read the whole piece here: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/devils-ken-russell-banned-horror-streaming-shudder-x-rated-1201793838/.
Stream the film here: https://www.shudder.com/watch/the-devils/2938212/1.