“The Devils” Is Still Controversial

Director Guillermo del Toro has slammed Warner Bros over the censorship of Ken Russell classic “The Devils.” The filmmaker has criticized the continuing failure to release the 1971 movie. “There are powers that be at Warner Bros that refuse to allow the movie to be seen,” del Toro told a master class Monday night in Toronto. The film starred Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave (pictured). It was based on Aldous Huxley’s “The Devils of Loudun,” the story of a corrupt priest (Reed) who is brought low by the accusations of a maddened mother superior (Redgrave). “The Devils” is not available on DVD or Blu-ray in North America. Apparently, seeing Redgrave masturbate with a crucifix is still too hot to handle.

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