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The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray Book]

Ellen Burstyn , Max von Sydow , William Friedkin    R (Restricted)   Blu-ray
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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 best-seller, 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. --Jeff Shannon

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Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist marks its historic Blu-ray premiere in a 2-Disc Edition featuring Stunning Hi-Def Presentations of the Original 1973 Theatrical Version and the 2000 Extended Director's Cut. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her and two priests--one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith--joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. This greatest supernatural thriller of all time astonishes and unsettles like no other movie.

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By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
The Exorcist BD
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb
Director: William Friedkin
Warner Brothers | 1973 | 132m and 122m | Rated R |

Video
VC-1 | 1080p | 1.78:1

Audio
English DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English SDH, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German SDH, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian SDH, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

Discs
Two 50GB Blu-ray Discs
Digibook

The Exorcist's iconic cover claims that it's the scariest film of all time, but the makers of the movie prefer to label it as a theological thriller. I tend to agree and have always considered The Silence of the Lambs, The Shining and Psycho as psychological thrillers rather than horror. I mention those three because they represent the best that 'horror' has to offer, whether you label them as such or not.

If you have read my other reviews, you'll know by now that I'm a movie snob. When I think of horror films, the first thing that comes to mind is excessive gore and cheesy lines. I'm simply not a fan of seeing bodies hacked to pieces and I don't find any value in cheesy horror stories. So bear that in mind if you are a fan of such movies as the Evil Dead (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Instead, I look at how films are made, what they make me feel, the quality of the acting and the methods used by the director. In those terms, The Exorcist deserves to be rated among the best 'horror' films ever made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Horror Feb. 9 2014
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It was December 26, 1973 and I was 10 years old and an avid reader of Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. I had heard that a very horrific movie was coming to my neighbourhood theatre and knowing that I would not be allowed into a restricted film I decided to sneak in. In the darkness of the theatre, I heard scraping sounds from an attic, watched as wide open windows rushed in cold air, saw the lights in a corridor flicker off and on and heard the convulsing and growling of a demon as it took over the body of a little girl about the same age as myself. This film was The Exorcist. It is now 40 years later and the scariest film ever made still gives me the same shivers it gave me years ago. Branded as satanic by the evangelist Billy Graham and banned for years in the United Kingdom, it was and is to this day the most shocking and obscene film ever made. So shocking that audiences walked out before the film ended, vomited in the aisles and fainted on the spot from fear and terror. The Exorcist is not only the scariest film ever made because it scares you but it will also make you question your own faith and spiritual beliefs and make you think more about the battle between good and evil. Somehow, I would like to think that the real premise of the film is that good does triumph over evil in the end but the film is so visceral, so powerful in its scope that the real premise should be left to the individual film viewer to interpret for themselves. Whatever your interpretation, there is no doubt that The Exorcist will make you confront your fears: its the kind of film that not only sends shivers down your spine but the kind of film that really gets under your skin. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME MOVIE April 15 2014
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DELEVERY WAS QUICK AND THE MOVIE ITSELF IS A MASTER PIECE OF GREAT PERFORMANCE FROM THE LINDA BLAIR AND THE REST OF THE CREW
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE EXORCIST Steelbook Director's Extended Cut Dec 12 2013
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This Limited Edition Collector's Steelbook of The Exorcist is a must have.
The artwork is very nice and well presented...The film it's self is a cult classic!
For the very best service, always buy from AMAZON first.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Scary Movie Ever Made Nov. 23 2013
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This new extended cut was great, the sound was crisp and the old effects were great for every one at home screeeeam!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Film Oct. 24 2013
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Ganz tolles Steelbook, spitzen Film. Und das Beste: mit deutscher Tonspur. Bin sehr zufrieden. Also von mir eine klare Kaufempfehlung.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SCARIEST MOVIE EVER MADE! Sept. 3 2013
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I have never forgotten how this movie affected me when I first watched it soooooo long ago! They've tried to make a scarier movie but....no cigar!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SCARY SCARY Aug. 24 2013
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PACKAGE ARRIVED IN GOOD CONDITION I ORDERED AS HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS ITEM FOR SALE IN GREAT BRITAIN HAVING SEEN THE FILM MANY YEARS AGO IN THE CINEMA I AM SURE THIS EDITION WILL HAVE THE SAME IMPACT
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