The Exorcist (1973) USA
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Director:William Friedkin
Studio:Warner Home Video
Producer:David Salven, Noel Marshall, William Peter Blatty
Writer:William Peter Blatty, William Peter Blatty
Rating:4.5
Rated:R
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
ASIN:079073804X
UPC:0085391617624
Price:$12.98
Awards:Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations
Genre:Occult
Release:1998-01-12
IMDb:0070047
Duration:175
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1, English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary by director William Friedkin, Unknown
Subtitles:French, Portuguese
Features:Anamorphic
William Friedkin  ...  (Director)
William Peter Blatty, William Peter Blatty  ...  (Writer)
 
Jason Miller  ...  Father Damien Karras
Ellen Burstyn  ...  Chris MacNeil
Max von Sydow  ...  Father Lankester Merrin
Lee J. Cobb  ...  Det. Lt. William F. Kinderman
Kitty Winn  ...  Sharon Spencer
Jack MacGowran  ...  Burke Dennings
Linda Blair  ...  Regan Teresa MacNeil
Reverend William O'Malley  ...  Father Dyer
Barton Heyman  ...  Dr. Klein
Peter Masterson  ...  Dr. Barringer, Clinic Director (as Pete Masterson)
Rudolf Sch√ľndler  ...  Karl
Gina Petrushka  ...  Willi
Robert Symonds  ...  Dr. Taney
Arthur Storch  ...  Psychiatrist
Reverend Thomas Bermingham  ...  Tom, President of University
Vasiliki Maliaros  ...  
Titos Vandis  ...  
Wallace Rooney  ...  
Ron Faber  ...  
Donna Mitchell  ...  
Mercedes McCambridge  ...  Demon (voice)
William O'Malley  ...  Father Dyer (as Reverend William O'Malley S.J.)
Owen Roizman  ...  Cinematographer
Evan A. Lottman  ...  Editor
Norman Gay  ...  Editor
Thomas Bermingham  ...  Tom - President of University (as Reverend Thomas Bermingham S.J.)
Comments: Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist.

Summary: Director William Friedkin was a hot ticket in Hollywood after the success of The French Connection, and he turned heads (in more ways than one) when he decided to make The Exorcist as his follow-up film. Adapted by William Peter Blatty from his controversial bestseller, this shocking 1973 thriller set an intense and often-copied milestone for screen terror with its unflinching depiction of a young girl (Linda Blair) who is possessed by an evil spirit. Jason Miller and Max von Sydow are perfectly cast as the priests who risk their sanity and their lives to administer the rites of demonic exorcism, and Ellen Burstyn plays Blair's mother, who can only stand by in horror as her daughter's body is wracked by satanic disfiguration. One of the most frightening films ever made, The Exorcist was mysteriously plagued by troubles during production, and the years have not diminished its capacity to disturb even the most stoical viewers. The film is presented in letterbox format on digital video disc, with a soundtrack that's guaranteed to curdle your blood. Don't say you weren't warned! --Jeff Shannon