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The Exorcist

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her, and two priests, one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith, joined in battling ultimate evil. The extended director's cut includes over ten minutes of footage deleted before the film's 1973 release.
Title: The exorcist
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2010
Edition: Extended director's cut, widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; a William Friedkin film ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty ; directed by William Friedkin
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features include original trailers, commentary by William Friedkin; TV and radio spots
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973
Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty
Summary: The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her, and two priests, one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith, joined in battling ultimate evil. The extended director's cut includes over ten minutes of footage deleted before the film's 1973 release.
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>Golden Globes, 1973: Best Director, William Friedkin; Best Motion Picture (Drama); Best Screenplay (Motion Picture), William Peter Blatty; and Best Supporting Actress, Linda Blair", "<br>Academy Awards, 1973: Best Sound (Robert Knudson, Christopher Newman;and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, William Peter Blatt"]
Additional Contributors: Blatty, William Peter - Exorcist
Cobb, Lee J. - 1911-1976 - Actor
Blair, Linda - 1959- - Actor
Sydow, Max von - 1929- - Actor
Burstyn, Ellen - 1932- - Actor
Friedkin, William - Director
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Alternate Title: Exorcist (Motion picture)
ISBN: 9781419888168
1419888161
Branch Call Number: DVD Horror EXORCIST
Credits: Executive producer, Noel Marshall ; director of photography, Owen Roizman ; editor, Norman Gay.
Performers: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital
Other Language: Dialogue in English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French or Spanish; subtitles in English for the deaf and hearing impaired,
Subject Headings: Exorcismo Teatro. bidex Posesión demoníaca Teatro. bidex Exorcism Drama Demoniac possession Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Horror films
Feature films
Topical Term: Exorcismo
Posesión demoníaca
Exorcism
Demoniac possession
Publisher No: 3000032565 Warner Home Video
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Fairly faithful to the book with a truly terrifying performance by Linda Blair.


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Apr 25, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Yes, it's dated. If you are in the younger generation and expecting grand special effects or copious amount of blood and gore you will not like this. However if you watch it in the spirit (no pun intended) in which it was made, it may just scare the hell out of you. (ok, this time, pun intended)
Oh, and for anyone who feels the movie is "anti-god" it's actually quite the opposite. One of the most "pro-god" movies ever made. At times you are CHEERING for god to win!

why don't they have the regular version? not the extended one, but the original, theatrical one.

May 13, 2013
  • achung0129 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this movie is scary!!but good!

Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First time I saw this movie, as a young kid, I started laughing when Regan first becomes possessed and cracked up laughing every time I heard it speak or saw its silly little face.. although my mother, who was born in 1947 spoke of this movie at my private Christian elementary school as if viewing it were as horrific as being a Vietnam vet or something... so I think how "scary" you find this has a lot to do with how scary you find pretty much everything. Like the mailman and fuzzy bunnies. Most modern-day kids (those born in the 90s and after that period) are almost certainly not going to be freaked by this. Unless they are raised by helicopter parents, in which case they're going to need therapy anyway, so you might as well show this to 'em.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This innovative film, along with "Rosemary's Baby" in '68, spawned a rash of 'demon child' horror flicks in its aftermath (e.g. '76's "The Omen"). The special effects were startlingly realistic and graphic to the unaccustomed mainstream audiences of '73 -- virtually nothing of its caliber had been seen before. It holds the distinction of being the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture. A well done, cinematic milestone.

Dec 17, 2012
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It scared the shit outta me when she crawled down the stairs...but otherwise it was really boring

Nov 05, 2012
  • Derringer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Aside from the intentionally disturbing nature of this film, I found this story about a "possessed" girl to be somewhat confused and only half-baked..... Well, what could I expect?..... The makers of The Exorcist surely weren't aiming for plausibility here. No. Their goal was to gross the audience out like it had never been grossed out before and make a huge pile of money in the process. As I'm sure that we can all agree, they certainly succeeded very well on both counts.... What I learned while watching this movie was that when it comes to performing an exorcism using words (even "holy" words from the bible) are an utter waste of time. It seems that in order to perform a truly successful exorcism you must use brute force to drive the demon out. In other words, you must pulverize the "possessed one" relentlessly in the face with your fists like Father Damian did to Reagan, and that, I guarantee you, will convince the "unclean one" to clear the hell out..... Hmmm. I wonder if this sort of approach comes straight out of the official manual on exorcisms, or what?

Sep 08, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very scary movie.

Aug 25, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A++ movie

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Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lexikal thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Dec 17, 2012
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Misha Jan thinks this title is suitable for 98 years and over

Apr 03, 2011
  • Blue_Monkey_215 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

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Nov 05, 2012
  • Derringer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's plenty of graphic gore and gruesome make-up effects.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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May 10, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Chris: How do you go about getting an exorcism?
Karras: I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing - I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century...Well, it just doesn't happen any more, Mrs. MacNeil...since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia...Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Demon: "Give us time... Let the girl die... I am no one... I am no one... Fear the priest... Fear the priest... Merrin... Merrin..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Father Damien Karras: (praying over Merrin's body) "Ego te absolvo in nomine Patris, et Filiii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Father Damien Karras: "Why her? Why this girl?" Father Merrin: "I think the point is to make us despair. To see ourselves as... animal and ugly. To make us reject the possibility that God could love us."

Oct 11, 2011
  • میکائیل rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"If movies are, among other things, opportunities for escapism, then "The Exorcist" is one of the most powerful ever made. Our objections, our questions, occur in an intellectual context after the movie has ended. During the movie there are no reservations, but only experiences. We feel shock, horror, nausea, fear, and some small measure of dogged hope. Rarely do movies affect us so deeply." -Roger Ebert, Dec. 26, 1973

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Demon: Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Demon: I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras: Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
Demon: And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.
Father Damien Karras: If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?
Demon: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras: You would like that?
Demon: Intensely.
Father Damien Karras: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
Demon: It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras: You and Regan?
Demon: You and us.

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Oct 11, 2011
  • میکائیل rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Exorcist - Blu-Ray Trailer

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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