The Exorcist: Special Edition (1973)

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The belief in evil. And the belief that evil can be cast out. From these two strands of faith, author William Peter Blatty and director William Friedkin wove a frightening and realistic story of an innocent girl inhabited by a malevolent entity. As a university student in 1949, Blatty heard of the exorcism of a 14-year-old Maryland boy. Two decades later that incident inspired Blatty's electrifying novel. Friedkin, whose 1971 The French Connection won him the Best Director Academy Award, garners moving and haunting performances by Linda Blair as the helpless Regan, Ellen Burstyn as her desperate mother, Jason Miller as doubt-ridden Father Karras and Max von Sydow as the dedicated Jesuit exorcist, Father Merrin. Winner of Academy Awards (1973) for Best Adapted Screenplay (by Blatty) and Sound, The Exorcist remains one of the most shocking and gripping movies ever made.
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Ellen Burstyn
Lee J. Cobb
Jack MacGowran
Jason Miller
Linda Blair
Directed by
William Friedkin
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Horror 1973 118:56 (Case: 117) 576i (PAL) 2 4
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s)
English, Arabic, Romanian, Bulgarian, English for the Hearing Impaired
Introduction-William Friedkin (Director), Audio Commentary-William Friedkin (Director), Audio Commentary-William Peter Blatty (Screenwriter), Featurette-The Fear Of God-25 Years Of The Exorcist, Interviews-Cast & Crew, Alternate Ending, Storyboards, Gallery-Sketches, TV Spots-6, Theatrical Trailer-8
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