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Movie Poster of the Week: "The Devils"

A gorgeous French poster for Ken Russell's 1971 masterpiece _The Devils_.
Adrian Curry

A gorgeous French poster for Ken Russell's 1971 masterpiece The Devils. Based on Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudon, Russell's film is set in 17th Century France and stars Oliver Reed at his stark raving best as a libidinous priest whose downfall is brought about by Vanessa Redgrave's hunchback nun (imagine a swinging Seventies version of Doubt). The amazingly stylized sets for the film were designed by non other than a young Derek Jarman, five years before Sebastiane. Sadly, The Devils is not available on DVD though there are rumors that Warner Brothers mastered a DVD recently that was subsequently pulled from release. As we can see from the remarkably wordy US poster, they have always been rather queasy about who sees this film.


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