The Exorcist (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)

  • Web Code: M2207873
  • Release Date: 09-24-2013
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Overview

Arguably the scariest motion picture ever made, William Friedkin's THE EXORCIST was unleashed on an unsuspecting American public in 1973. The film quickly became a nationwide sensation, leading to religious boycotts, fainting, and a huge box office return. Oscar nominee Linda Blair beat out hundreds of other child actors to land the role of Regan MacNeil, a 12-year-old who is possessed by the devil. After exhausting all other practical options, Regan's mother, Chris (Ellen Burstyn), acknowledges the supernatural nature of her daughter's condition and recruits Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) to stage an exorcism. Aided by the mysterious Jesuit exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow), Father Damien must confront not only the supernatural phenomena in front of him, but also his own inadequate faith and displaced guilt over his mother's recent death.

Friedkin brings William Peter Blatty's Oscar-winning script to shocking life by establishing a realistic, everyday tone before allowing the terror to creep in. The performances of Burstyn and Miller further help to ground the supernatural events. Like THE GODFATHER before it and JAWS shortly after, the breakout success of THE EXORCIST helped to transform Hollywood into the blockbuster behemoth of American culture.
This is the movie that you can't stand to watch and yet can't turn away from. THE EXORCIST is a horrifying, riveting film based on William Peter Blatty's best-seller (he also wrote the screenplay). In the ultimate transformation plot, a 12-year-old girl (Linda Blair) becomes possessed by the devil. Soon the once-sweet child beomes a murderous, vomit-spewing, bed-twirling hellhound. A dedicated but naive priest attempts to exorcise Satan from Regan's body--and in the process is forced to confront personal demons of his own. The theatrical release led to outrage, fainting, nausea--and huge box-office receipts. The result was two cash-in sequels, the second directed by Blatty.
Theatrical Release Date 1973
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Adapted Screenplay, Winner, 1973

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    Y
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Horror/Suspense
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    220
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Audio
    AC3 Audio Encoding
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English, French
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Theatrical Release: December 26, 1973

    Ellen Burstyn suffered permanent injury to her spine during shooting of the scene in which she is knocked across the room.

    Director William Friedkin punched Father William O'Malley during the shooting of Father Karras's death scene to elicit a better performance.
    "What an excellent day for an exorcism."--Regan (Linda Blair) to Father Karras (Jason Miller)

    "Why you do this to me, Damie?"--Regan (as Father Karras's mother) to Father Karras
  • Release Date
    09/24/13
  • Theatrical Release
    1973
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Sight and Sound 01-01-2002 "...At once a religious parable, a study of tortured adolescence and a warped satire about a single-parent family, it hasn't dated in the slightest..."
USA Today 10-27-2000 "...The EXORCIST is still one of the scariest and most adult horror movies ever..."
Entertainment Weekly 08-21-1998 "...The first modern, F/X-heavy shriek-o-rama....[Miller and Burstyn] give harrowing, nuanced performances....Strikingly new amid [its era]..."
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