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ouble sided (theatre ratio and TV ratio)
No extras other than uninteresting trailers and trivial notes.
 
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Amelia and the Angel: see The Devils.

 

   
Aria
Ten directors were each assigned to create a short film based around opera music.  The directors were Robert Altman, Derek Jarman, Jean-Luc Godard, Julien Temple, Charles Sturridge, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Franc Roddam with Nicolas Roeg and of course Ken Russell.  Ken's pays hommage to Metropolis.

The UK version is a special edition and includes a documentary featuring interviews with producers and directors and a commentary by Producer Don Boyd.  Recommended

The US DVD has no extras other than
trivial notes.
 

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Ken Russell at the BBC

An good collection of films that Ken did for the BBC.  The films are The Debussy Film, Dante's Inferno, Always on Sunday, Isadora: The Biggest Dancer in the World, A Song of Summer and Elgar.  Region 1.  Recommended
 

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Crimes of Passion
The NEW DVD version includes a commentary and deleted scenes
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Delius: see Song of Summer    
The Devils plus Amelia and the Angel, and lots of extras.  Region 2.  Recommended
 
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Dogboys
 
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Elgar
Ken's first full length masterpiece.
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The Fall of the Louse of Usher
The British version includes some extras such as a trailer.
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Gothic in 3D  
In Search of the English Folk Song
Ken journeys through England and comes upon many folk singers including Fairport Convention, Donovan and Osibisa.
 
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Lady Chatterley
DVD special features include an interview with Ken Russell.
 
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The Lair of the White Worm
My version of the DVD is region free
The DVD includes a good commentary by Russell
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Lisztomania
The DVD includes a commentary.
Region 2.
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Mahler
The DVD has no extras
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The Best of Elton John
Includes Russell's pop video Nikita
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Prisoner of Honor
The DVD includes a short "making of..." documentary with Russell, Dreyfuss and others.
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The Rainbow
The DVD has no extras other than uninteresting notes
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Salome's Last Dance
My version of the DVD is region free
The DVD includes a good commentary by Russell
Recommended
 
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Song of Summer (Delius)
The DVD is region free.  The DVD includes a good commentary by Russell.  The film is included in the American release Ken Russell at the BBC (see above)
Recommended
 
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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction
Various directors, Ken plus Frederic Raphael, Kristi Zea, Mike Figgis and Tony Richardson, each tackle a short film with an erotic tinge.
 
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Tommy Special Edition
A double DVD, region 2, with commentary and lots of good extras such as very good in-depth interviews with Ken and Pete Townsend
Recommended
 
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Tommy
The Region 1 DVD is d
ouble sided (theatre ratio on one, TV on other) plus trivial trailers
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Women in Love
The DVD includes a good commentary by Russell.
Recommended
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The Russia House
Russell appears in a small acting role. It is NOT directed by him
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Alien Blood by Jon Sorensen. Russell influenced sci-fi
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Basquiat by Julian Schnabel
Influenced by Savage Messiah
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Beauty and the Beast (La belle et la bęte)
by Jean Cocteau
A major influence on Ken Russell
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Metropolis by Fritz Lang
A major influence on Ken Russell
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The Wicker Man by Robin Hardy
Influenced by The Devils and in turn referenced in Louse of Usher
Recommended
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The Red Balloon
Russell's early Amelia and the Angel is based on this film
 
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Jean Vigo is one of the great masters of French cinema, despite having died at the age of 29 and only making four films. This two disc set presents restored versions of his films, including his masterpieces L'Atalante and Zero de Conduite.
LÁtlante was a major influence on Ken Russell
Recommended
 
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