William Peter Blatty's The exorcist

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2010
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual DVD EXO 1973
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CLP - Beechview Audiovisual Collection DVD Exorcist
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CLP - East Liberty AV DVD Exorcist
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD EXO
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual DVD EXO
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD EXORCIST
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD EXORCIST
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual DVD HOR EXORCIST
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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
Additional Information
Subjects Demoniac possession -- Drama.
Exorcism -- Drama.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2010
Edition Extended director's cut (2000 version), Widescreen version.
Other Titles Exorcist.
Contributors 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.
Participants/Performers Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Owen Roizman ; editors, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay ; music, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jack Nitzsche.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong language and disturbing images.
Language English
English, dubbed French, and Spanish soundtracks; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH) and optional French and Spanish subtitles.
Notes 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.
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; dual-layer format; Dolby Digital surround 5.1 EX (English), surround 5.1 (French), and stereo. (Spanish).
Description 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419888161
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