The Devil Rides Out!

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Hello all. Been too long, since I last posted on here .... far too long. 

I felt compelled to right a few words about The Devil Rides Out. 

I've always enjoyed this film and it has always been my favourite of all Sir Christopher's Hammer films. After watching it, for the umpteenth time, I really do believe it is one of Sir Christopher's finest, if not best ever perforemances. From the very first opening few minutes, the tension is hightened and your immediately whisked into an absorbing battle of good over evil. 

I wanted to highlite Sir Christopher's role. For me ... the whole film is held together by Sir Christophers perfectly balanced lead role. I enjoy the fact, that he is, for the majority of the film, central to every scene and as the good guy, has some wonderful dialogue. He has a fine supporting cast, of course, Charles Gray, Leon Greene, Paul Eddington, Patrick Mower and many others, but Sir Christopher shows such asuredness in the portrayal of the Duc de Richleau, and all perforemances revolve around his character. The score is suitably menacing and the skillfull direction of Terence Fisher, keeps everything moving along at a fair old pace. The production values, are of course, what you would expect from Hammer. It all adds up to what, I consider a true Hammer Classic. 

I'm sure I will be watching this again, very soon .... as I never tire of it. If I could only rescue one Hammer film, from my collection, it would have to be this one.

My best to all, especially at this time of year. 

Steve.  

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Devil Rides Out

Absolutley brilliant performance as the Duke DeRichelieu,the scene in the circle where he hesitates .fearfull of saying the last 2 lines of the  susama ritual .. superb ,the fear and tenson is tangible.

I agree with Steve ...one of Mr Lees best performances.



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I agree The Devil Rides Out

I agree The Devil Rides Out is very great hammer movie. I might be tempted to say it might be my favorite hammer movies. Whene I think about it Duc de Richleau is a favorite of mine.

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HI Laurel. Not said hello on

HI Laurel. Not said hello on here for an age, lol Hope you are well. 

The more I watch Sir Christopher as the Duc De Richleau, the more I love his perforemance and the film. Portions of his portrayal are so subtle and nuanced. I really wish the film industry and, to some extent, the paying public would have allowed him to play the good guy, more often. He ceratinly mastered this particular role.

My best,

Steve. 

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Good guy

Steve Thompson wrote:

HI Laurel. Not said hello on here for an age, lol Hope you are well. 

The more I watch Sir Christopher as the Duc De Richleau, the more I love his perforemance and the film. Portions of his portrayal are so subtle and nuanced. I really wish the film industry and, to some extent, the paying public would have allowed him to play the good guy, more often. He ceratinly mastered this particular role.

My best,

Steve. 

Sorry Steve for my late getting back to you. Iam doing well thanks how are you? I have to agree wished he would be the good guy more often. He as a great good guy role in Hugo.

Laurel

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I'm ok. thanks

I'm ok. thanks Laurel.

Keeping myself busy with my sculpting again. Speaking of Sir Christopher's, Duc de Richleau ... I want to attempt his likeness in that part again, soon. 

My best

Steve. 

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Sculpt

Steve Thompson wrote:

I'm ok. thanks Laurel.

Keeping myself busy with my sculpting again. Speaking of Sir Christopher's, Duc de Richleau ... I want to attempt his likeness in that part again, soon. 

My best

Steve. 

Glad to hear it Steve

That would be so great if you could try another likeness of Duc de Richleau. I would love to see it. I know you're first one of him is pretty dead on.

Have a good weekend!

Laurel

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The Devil Rides Out

Hey everyone
The devil rides out is my favourite film and im glad to see that its being shown on the horror channel, Christopher Lee plays a brilliant part in it and I would love to see a remake of it with him starring in it as well as I see to the devil a daughter being played on it too , would love to see more of the hammer films on tv

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