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The Exorcist

(DVD - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Exorcist


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A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured.
Title: The exorcist
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. :, Warner Home Video,, 2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features include feature-length commentary by William Friedkin, 2 theatrical trailers, 4 television spots, 2 radio spots
"Extended director's cut" or "the version you've never seen" may appear on container
Includes 11 minutes of deleted material
Videodisc release of the 1973 motion picture
Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty
Summary: A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured.
Additional Contributors: Blatty, William Peter - Exorcist
Friedkin, William.
MacGowran, Jack - 1918-1973�,
Winn, Kitty - 1944-�, -
Cobb, Lee J. - 1911-1976�.,
Sydow, Max von - 1929-�, -
Burstyn, Ellen - 1932-�, -
Blair, Linda
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Warner Bros
ISBN: 1419888161
0790751674
Branch Call Number: 813.54 B644exo
PS3552.L392 E96 2000
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why don't they have the regular version? not the extended one, but the original, theatrical one.

Report This Sep 18, 2013
  • WalterHughes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I saw this in 1974 when asked by a girlfriend to see it with her. She had been so scared the first time that she saw it, she had left and then needed to return to see it through. She wanted me to go with her for support. Scary movies were not my thing, but I went with her and thought it quite a good movie. In 1995, I bought it on DVD and saw it again, and again, and again. I found it deeply moving, not so much for Reagan and the satanic spirit, but for the relationship between the older priest and the younger priest. The older priest had lived a full life and knew of things that could not be taught. The younger priest possessed no faith, and thought the whole exercise unbelieveable. During the course of the movie, the younger priest experiences a transformation. This spiritual transformation is the real subject of the movie. If a myth is a fictional story which reveals a deeper truth, then this is a very powerful myth about spiritual transformation, regardless whether you believe in satan, exorcisms, religion or whatever. The accompanying commentary must be heard to fully appreciate the depth of this film. Personally, this is an all-time top ten movie.

Report This Sep 18, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

i saw this and the devil made me gouge my eyes out. do not watch this evil thing!

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  • achung0129 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this movie is scary!!but good!

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  • 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.

Report This Jan 02, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As one who does not believe in demons and heaven and hell, I still find this film well executed for sheer escapism. Despite its date, the film still delivers what it was supposed to deliver decades ago. A good way to spend a couple of hours. Definitely not for kids and the faint-of-heart.

Report This 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.

Report This 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

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  • 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?

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  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • 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.

The 11-year-old daughter of a movie actress is possessed by an ancient demon.

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  • Derringer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • 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..."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

Report This 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • میکائیل rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Exorcist - Blu-Ray Trailer

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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