November 28th, 2011, 10:22 AM #1
Ken Russell...we hardly knew ye.
Ken Russell 1927 - 2011
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Say what you want, guy made some great weird movies.
November 28th, 2011, 12:07 PM #2
^Great weird movies indeed. Respect, Ken. RIP!
November 28th, 2011, 07:31 PM #3
I always said that Ken Russell must've been crazy or on drugs or both.
His movies were weird and it didn't help that I saw some of them when I was young and impressionable. They certainly made an impact on me.
November 28th, 2011, 09:25 PM #4
Hopefully this will prompt an actual uncut release of 'The Devils' Like Touching the Dead: Ken Russell's 'The Devils' (1971) < PopMatters which I am dying to see. You know, wherever they are Oliver Reed had the drinks waiting at the bar. Gonna have to put on Tommy now.
November 28th, 2011, 09:26 PM #5
Yup....some crazy mad movies. Almost makes you wish he didnt get a chance to direct the Wall.
November 28th, 2011, 09:39 PM #6
I have been wanting to watch The Devils too dammitt!
November 29th, 2011, 10:14 AM #7
Ken Russell is one of those directors whose movies I've always wanted to see, but for whatever reason never got a chance to.
Hopefully, his passing will get some of his more weird, obscure **** a proper release so I might fix that.
November 30th, 2011, 03:26 PM #8
December 2nd, 2011, 08:27 PM #9
Got what appears to be a rather dodgy boot of the special uncut restored edition of THE DEVILS for about $8. I have to watch it but it is supposed to be all inclusive including the 'Rape of Christ' scene. It has a lot of special features on it, so hopefully it turns out to be a better copy than I think it might be, I'll let you know.
December 2nd, 2011, 08:37 PM #10
Too bad The Devils isn't readily available. It could've been our movie of the month.