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The Devils

Special Guest: Richard Crouse

It’s fun for the whole family as we talk about Ken Russell’s controversial 1971 film “The Devils”. Censored for over 40 years because of content, “The Devils” tells the tale of Urbain Grandier – the priest of Loudun, France who in 1634 was persecuted through an unholy mix of Church, State and Sex.

Joining us is special guest co-host filmmaker Vincenzo Natali.

Our special guest this week is film critic/author Richard Crouse discussing his book “Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils.”


Buy Raising Hell by Richard Crouse

Listen to the director’s commentary

Buy on DVD (UK version)

Buy “The Devils” on DVD (unofficial release)
Buy “The Devils” official (cut) U.S. VHS Release
Buy “The Devils of Loudun” by Aldous Huxley
An original writing on “The Devils of Loudun” by Edmund Goldsmid (1887)
Buy “Mother Joan of the Angels” on DVD
Buy “The Devils of Loudun” – the opera by Krzysztof Penderecki
“The Devils” UNCUT discussion
Mark Kermode’s BBC Blog about “The Devils”
Mark Kermode’s podcast “Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review”
Check out Vincenzo Natali’s work on “Darknet”
Vincenzo Natali’s pilot for “Darknet”
Listen to our previous episodes with Vincenzo Natali “Cube” and “Blue Velvet”
Listen to our previous episode about another controversial religious film “The Last Temptation of Christ”


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“Heretic” by Soundgarden

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.

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