Video/Film , DVD in English

The exorcist

Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a William Friedkin film ; directed by William Friedkin ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty ; a Hoya Production.
  • Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2000]
  • Widescreen version.
  • 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
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Also known as
  • Uniform Title: Exorcist (Motion picture)
  • Title on disc label: Exorist, the version you've never seen
  • Title on container: William Peter Blatty's The exorcist
Credits
  • Director of photography, Owen Roizman, Billy Williams ; makeup artist, Dick Smith ; special effects, Marcel Vercoutere ; production design, Bill Malley ; editors, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay, Bud Smith ; special sound effects, Ron Nagle, Doc Siegel, Gonzalo Gavira, Bob Fine ; costume designer, Joe Fretwell ; technical advisors, John Nicola, Thomas Bermingham, William O'Malley, Norman E. Chase, Herbert E. Walker, Arthur I. Snyder.
Performers
  • Cast: Ellen Burstyn (Chris MacNeil), Max von Sydow (Father Merrin), Lee J. Cobb (Lt. Kinderman), Kitty Winn (Sharon), Jack MacGowran (Burke Dennings), Jason Miller (Father Karras), Linda Blair (Regan).
Subjects
Genre
  • Horror films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films United States.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Summary
  • Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers.
Contents
  • Iraq: interesting finds
  • "Something I must do."
  • Face-to-face
  • Rats in the attic
  • On the set
  • Chris' walk home
  • Mother and daughter
  • Karras visits his mother
  • Ouija board
  • Birthday ideas
  • Lost and unconnected
  • Attic noises
  • Chapel desecration
  • Nervous disorder
  • Hospital
  • Chris' party
  • "You're gonna die"
  • "Make it stop!"
  • And I shall be healed
  • Temporal lobe diagnosis
  • "The sow is mine!"
  • Pathological state?
  • Death strikes; the stairs
  • Psychiatric exam
  • From Garfield to Mineo
  • Heard of exorcism?
  • Scene of the crime
  • Kinderman's theory
  • "Do you know what she did?"
  • Just help her
  • Unwelcome visitor
  • That thing upstairs
  • Holy water and tongues
  • Chris' realization
  • English in reverse
  • Body language
  • Choosing the exorcist
  • Merrin arrives
  • Ritual guidelines
  • "I cast you out."
  • "The power of Christ"
  • Karras' own demons
  • Merrin's final battle
  • "Take me!"
  • Absolution
  • Keepsake from Karras
  • "I've got passes."
  • End credits.
Other information
  • Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973.
  • "Includes 11 minutes of scenes and images deleted before the film's 1973 release"--Container.
  • Special features: Commentary by director William Friedkin [audio feature]; Cast & crew [text feature]; TV spots (1 min.); Radio spots [audio feature]; Theatrical trailers (4 min.); Text features: Behind the screams, Blatty and Friedkin: Vision and differences, The most famous scene not in the movie, Fast facts, Awards.
  • MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language and disturbing images; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
  • Language: In English with optional subtitles in English and French ; closed captioned in English.
  • Awards: National Film Preservation selection, 2010.
  • Awards: Academy Awards, 1974: Best Sound--Robert Knudson, Christopher Newman; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--William Peter Blatty.
  • Awards: Winner, 1974 Golden Globes: Best Director, Motion Picture--William Friedkin; Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Screenplay, Motion Picture--William Peter Blatty; Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture--Linda Blair.
  • FRIEDHEIM: OASIS DVD
Publisher's number
  • 18632 Warner Home Video
ISBN
  • 0790751674
  • 9780790751672
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 085391863229
  • UPC: 883929133499
  • OCLC: 45701471
  • OCLC: 45701471