"They call me the Italian Ken Russell"
The career of writer, actor, producer and above all film director extraordinaire Ken Russell spans television and cinema. Born in 1927, he made his name in the 1950s as a pioneer of the British television arts documentary, created a distinctive cinematic oeuvre in the UK and Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s. With his outrageous, exuberant and frequently vulgar signature style, he is almost the dictionary definition of the word maverick. Russell's exuberant and sometimes shocking imagination made him a household name.
In particular, he become a favourite demon of the UK tabloids in the 70s thanks to projects such as The Devils, which portayed a mixture of violence, sex and religion deemed so profane that it was heavily censored on release.
We're delighted to present The Devils in its original UK X certificate cut in a 2 disc DVD package, along with a selection of other Ken Russell titles.
And here's our interview with Ken from back in 2007.