A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured.
Videodisc release of the 1973 motion picture
Includes 11 minutes of deleted material
"Extended director's cut" or "the version you've never seen" may appear on container
Special features include feature-length commentary by William Friedkin, 2 theatrical trailers, 4 television spots, 2 radio spots
DVD, Dolby surround, widescreen format
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
Subtitled for the hearing impaired
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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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Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's plenty of graphic gore and gruesome make-up effects.
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Demon: "Give us time... Let the girl die... I am no one... I am no one... Fear the priest... Fear the priest... Merrin... Merrin..."
Father Damien Karras: (praying over Merrin's body) "Ego te absolvo in nomine Patris, et Filiii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen."
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."
"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
Demon: Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.
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.
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.