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Ken Russell's THE DEVILS due from Warner this year..


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Anthony Thorne

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Posted January 07 2006 - 10:36 AM

Mark Kermode notes in his latest Film 4 column that Ken Russell's THE DEVILS will finally be getting a release from Warners on DVD sometime this year. Warners mentioned it in a chat a while back, but this is the first semi-confirmation I've read that the release is still in the pipeline:

"I leave you with notice that 2006 will also be the year in which Ken Russell's fiery masterpiece The Devils is finally released in its uncut form, a full 35 years after censors and distributors conspired to slash it to ribbons. The forthcoming 'Directors Cut' DVD comes complete with a newly extended version of the Channel 4 documentary 'Hell On Earth' - which is obviously a reason for celebration and delight! Happy New Year."

Kermode's column (see page 3)

If Warners can also fit PERFORMANCE, O LUCKY MAN and a new DELIVERANCE SE in there somewhere, I'll be very grateful.

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted January 07 2006 - 02:29 PM

I hope its soon!!!!!
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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark_TS

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Posted January 07 2006 - 09:12 PM

a legit release is already out in Honk Kong...
but I hope it really is for real here
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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted January 08 2006 - 02:08 AM

YES! YES! YES!

Best DVD news this year.


#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted January 08 2006 - 02:47 AM

Would that be a Region 1 or Region 2 release??
       

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted January 08 2006 - 04:33 AM

Great news if it really happens.
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#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted January 08 2006 - 06:00 AM

Certainly not in Region 1, given Warner's attitude toward such things in the past. But I'm more than happy to import and thumb my nose at the fundies. Is the Hong Kong version uncut?

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted January 08 2006 - 11:18 AM

the wonders of multi region

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#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted January 08 2006 - 11:54 AM

The Hong Kong disc is a bootleg mastered from a VHS tape from the BBCPosted Image
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark B

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Posted January 08 2006 - 02:19 PM

I hope this is true. It's one of a handful left on my gotta gotta gotta have it and let it be uncensored list.

#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted January 09 2006 - 12:03 AM

My most wanted film on DVD...I hope this comes true!!!!

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Anthony*B

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Posted January 09 2006 - 02:06 AM

oh my this is staggeringly good news if it comes to pass...finally! the boot was one of my fave discs of the year depite horrendous quality...

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted January 09 2006 - 06:28 AM

I thought Warner started to release unrated directors cuts? I could be wrong. I hope we get this Reg 1 though!Posted Image

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Stas T

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Posted January 11 2006 - 08:06 PM

Here I am thinking about posting a new thread about "The Devils," wondering when, if ever, Warner will get around to releasing it (especially since in of the HTF chats over a year or two ago, they said they were working on it), and then I stumble upon this potentially great news (potentially only because no official announcement of a region 1 release). This movie's been on my top ten favorites list since the moment I saw it.

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   paul_goz

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Posted February 21 2006 - 06:50 AM

It is available from TCM right now!!!

The transfer is awfull but it is UNCUT!!!

What a great film, I watched it this past weekend.

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted February 21 2006 - 07:21 AM

What do you mean, it's available from TCM?

To buy or as a broadcast?

I looked over TCM's schedule without seeing THE DEVILS listed.

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 21 2006 - 10:00 AM

It's not a legitimate DVD, which is why the transfer is awful.

Hopefully this film will be brought up during tonight's chat.

#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted February 21 2006 - 10:29 AM

Why would TCM - who have connection to Warner - provide illegal DVDs of Warner films?

Indeed, it would be nice if someone had the presence of mind to ask about this amazing film in tonight's chat. Posted Image


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Posted February 21 2006 - 08:21 PM

They did, and unfortunately, the answer is that no details can be confirmed as to what footage will or won't be included.

#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 22 2006 - 12:42 AM

somewhat disappointing...but I'll keep crossing my fingers...although they are starting to cramp up from being crossed so longPosted Image