Friday, October 15, 2010

Scenes You Should See: The Devils

In reading The Horror Digest I came across their entry about the 1971 movie The Devils. I had completely forgotten about this bizarre, beautiful and brutal film. Due to it's mix of sexuality, violence and religion it is one of the most controversial films of all time and was banned in 17 countries while director Ken Russell still won awards for his tremendous work.

Some of the original material that was cut due to censorship has been lost, and most of the versions to ever see release have been the heavily edited form. There is, however, a poor quality full-ish version of the film that can be tracked down by those willing to look hard enough.

Regardless, most of you will probably never watch the movie so here are two of the classic scenes from the film. If you don't want spoilers, don't watch them. Also, out of context these probably don't make a whole lot of sense. So if you want the entire plot and whatnot go check Wikipedia. And no, these do not include the famous nun orgy/rape of Jesus statue.

1 comment:

  1. Hola. I cannot wait to see Ken Russell's The Devils. Not an easy one to track down though, at least for a poor schmuck like myself. Merci.