Censuring The Censors
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Chopping List, a comprehensive guide to movies which have been censored in
Devil Rides Out, The (Blu-ray)
Our release from Shock Entertainment is the same as the 2012 UK Blu-ray released by Studio Canal which features digitally enhanced special effects. In the restoration extra above it is argued that they completed shots which had never been finished due to budget limitations. The following is a list of changes listed in the IMDb:
- Matte shot of Simon's mansion with the Observatory dome has been replaced with a CGI background.
- During the ritual at the climax of the movie a lightning has been replaced with a new CGI lightning.
- Spider sequence: Shadow for the spider has been added, some matte shots enhanced, and digital smoke added when the spider is sprayed with holy water.
- The Angel of Death sequence: A light effect is illuminating the door to cover the poor original optical effect when the angel rides through the door. The close up of the Angel of Death has a new background with flames as the original intended shot was never finished.
- The matte shots of Charley Grey's death in the fire have been digitally corrected as there were optical errors in the layers of the matte shots.
- Several other matte shots have been improved by removing matte lines.