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    Trailers from Hell Bows Down to Ken Russell's 'Savage Messiah'

    Warner Archive Week! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Bernard Rose introducing "Savage Messiah."

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    15 Weird & Disturbing Sex Scenes That Have Scarred Your Memory

    Let’s get this out of the way, right off the bat: there will be mild spoilers here—but these spoilers have already been posted online and not by us. Got that? I mean, we all read the Internetz, so… Anyhow, Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” opens in theaters this weekend. Written by venerable American a...

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    Trailers from Hell: Bernard Rose on Ken Russell's 'Billion Dollar Brain,' Starring Michael Caine and Karl Malden

    Back to the Sixties! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Bernard Rose introducing 1967's "Billion Dollar Brain," helmed by arthouse fave Ken Russell ("The Devils," "Tommy").

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    Watch: Nicolas Roeg and the Brit Perv Directors in the 'Film Snob's Dictionary'

    "Every time you see A-list genitalia on screen, you have Nick Roeg and the Brit pervs to thank," according to this snappy video, which is entry #406 in Vanity Fair's "Film Snob's Dictionary."

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    5 Films Of Horror & Madness To Watch If You Love 'The Wicker Man'

    No, not the bees. The beloved, now unassailably classic original “The Wicker Man” turns 40 this year, and this week a version dubbed ‘The Final Cut’ makes its way to theaters, with director Robin Hardy’s blessing. If it were any other four-decade-old British horror film getting the same treatment, i...

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    The Disc-Less: 5 British Films Not Available On DVD Including Movies By Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Leigh, Terence Davies & More

    With "Hitchcock" now in theaters giving us a (not very accurate) portrait of the Master of Suspense, one of history's greatest directors is once again in the conversation. Additionally, the National Film Preservation is currently streaming a partial copy of "The White Shadow," a 1924 silent by Graha...

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    Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Ken Russell's Drastically Cut and Uncut "The Boyfriend"

    "Don't Knock the Music!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director-producer Dan Ireland introducing Ken Russell's fantastic Twiggy-starrer "The Boyfriend."

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    'Reality is a dirty word': A Eulogy for Ken Russell

    Shade Rupe first met Ken Russell at the Seattle International Film Festival premiere of Russell's 1988 film, "Salome's Last Dance." Per Rupe, "[My] hand went unwashed for a full year."

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    R.I.P. 'Women In Love' & 'Tommy' Director Ken Russell (1927-2011)

    Sad news to start off the post-Thanksgiving week, with reports emerging this morning that Ken Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of "Women In Love," "Tommy," and "Altered States," among many others, and one of the true mavericks of British cinema, has passed at the a...

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