William Peter Blatty's The exorcist
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 10 copies|
Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film's original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman's Oscar-winning sound work. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Exorcism -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2010
|Edition||Extended director's cut (2000 version), Widescreen version.|
|Other Titles|| Exorcist.
Blatty, William Peter,
film producer, film director.
Friedkin, William, screenwriter.
Burstyn, Ellen, 1932- actor.
Sydow, Max von, 1929-2020 actor.
Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976, actor.
Winn, Kitty, 1944- actor.
MacGowran, Jack, 1918-1973, actor.
Miller, Jason, 1939-2001, actor.
Blair, Linda, 1959- actor.
Roizman, Owen, 1936- director of photography.
Penderecki, Krzysztof, 1933-2020, composer.
Nitzsche, Jack, composer.
Blatty, William Peter. Exorcist.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair.
Director of photography, Owen Roizman ; editors, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay ; music, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jack Nitzsche.
MPAA rating: R; for strong language and disturbing images.
English, dubbed French, and Spanish soundtracks; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH) and optional French and Spanish subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973; extended director's cut originally released in 2000.
Special features: Commentary by director William Friedkin; theatrical trailers; TV & radio spots.
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; dual-layer format; Dolby Digital surround 5.1 EX (English), surround 5.1 (French), and stereo. (Spanish).
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.