Shudder: Please Take My Money. Ken Russell's 'The Devils' Now Available!


I hate the be some sort of corporate shill, but AMC's horror streaming service, Shudder has become a necessity for fans of the horror genre. Recently expanding into original programming, Shudder has become the go to spot for anything odd or underground from the last 50 years of horror cinema. The latest film added to their coffers is nothing short of amazing. One of the most controversial films of all time, Ken Russell's The Devils is now available to stream on the service. BUT WAIT! This isn't the watered down version that hit VHS back int he 80's. Shudder is streaming the uncut 109 minute version of the film. this is the first time in decades that the film has been made available in wide release in its uncut form. Also available from Russell on Shudder are the directors other classics: The Lair of the Worm and Gothic.


"Directed by Ken Russell, The Devils, follows the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier (played by Oliver Reed), a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest executed for witchcraft following alleged possessions in Loudun, France. Alongside Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, plays a sexually repressed, hunchbacked nun that finds herself at the center of the accusations against Grandier. Russell’s controversial film was partly based on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley and also draws inspiration from the play 1960 The Devils-which was based on Huxley’s book."



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