Dir: Ken Russell
Star: Oliver Reed
, Vanessa Redgrave, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian
 Faintly reminiscent in parts of Name of the Rose; Reed is the priest, framed on witchcraft charges for getting involved with Cardinal Richelieu's political machinations. Some heavy religious imagery means it occasionally looks like a Christian Death video though it's salvaged by excellent performances by Reed (to my surprise) and Michael Gothard as the obsessive witch-hunter; watch out for Brian Murphy (George
& Mildred) as a torturer! The sets, designed by Derek Jarman, are also breathtaking and, overall, it's a pity that it was suppressed for so long, due to it's 'blasphemous' imagery.