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Release the full director's cut of Ken Russell's The Devils

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In 1971, the late, great Ken Russell's masterpiece "The Devils" was released in a highly censored form. The film was shredded to pieces by censors, who removed several scenes, including one that Russell himself referred to as 'the heart' of the film.

Although versions of the film have been released since then, Russell's full director's cut has never been issued on DVD.

It is ridiculous that after 44 years, Warner Bros still refuse to release the director's cut. Ken Russell was a hugely significant filmmaker, and "The Devils" was his magnum opus.

Warner Bros, you have no right to deny us of the director's cut of the film. High profile figures like film critic Mark Kermode and filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro have demanded the director's cut, and so do we.

Everybody deserves the right to access this film in its full form. To have it denied its audience is unwarranted censorship of the most extreme and groundless form.



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