Warner Bros. to release cult classic uncut
Hoo-boy. Warner Home Video announced it has set a May 20th street date for Ken Russell’s infamous The Devils. Purists will take no pleasure in learning there are no extras. They should, however, note Warner is presenting an uncut version (at 111 minutes in length). Released in 1971, the film stars Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Jones and Dudley Sutton.
The plot: In order to take over pre-Renaissance France, Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry followers will have to eliminate Father Grandier. Grandier controls the one town that keeps Richelieu from having total control of the region. The plan is to convince the townspeople that Grandier is a warlock and that all of his nuns are possessed by devils. The accusations are heard at a public trial – whose results may surprise you.
Source: Warner Home Video