Aroview: Ken Russell's subversive foray into Catholic guilt is as bold and disturbing as it is brilliant. Amidst the witch trials of medieval France, Oliver Reed incarnates a sensually liberated clergyman whose ethics bring him dangerously close to the bonfire. Derek Jarman designed the sets.
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5 stars (Exceptional) This is the maddest and baddest Ken Russell pic, which seems designed, in a way, to outrage movie critics everywhere, and is now truly in need of a proper, uncut release. A very powerful piece of work, but not without its own bizarre sense of humour.~Hammerscope
4 stars (Very Good) Its a Ken Russell film. Something "happens" in every scene. The set designs are wonderful and vary from rich to stark. The supporting cast include some interesting casting choices - from the distinctive Murray Melvin to the out of character Brian Murphy~tubbs