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William Peter Blatty's the exorcist / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; screenplay by William Peter Blatty ; produced by William Peter Blatty ; directed by William Friedkin.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Extended director's cut.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Special features: "The fear of God : the making of the Exorcist" (75 min.) ; 3 original trailers, commentary and a new introduction by William Friedkin; TV and radio spots.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Executive producer, Noel Marshall.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair.
Summary, etc.:
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. The extended director's cut includes over ten minutes of footage deleted before the film's 1973 release.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for strong language and disturbing images.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital.
Language Note:
Dialogue in English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 1973, for Best Sound (Robert Knudson, Christopher Newman;and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, William Peter Blatt. Golden Globes, 1973: Best Director, William Friedkin; Best Motion Picture (Drama); Best Screenplay (Motion Picture), William Peter Blatty; and Best Supporting Actress, Linda Blair.
Subject: Demoniac possession > Drama.
Exorcism > Drama.
Posesión demoníaca > Teatro.
Exorcismo > Teatro.
Genre: Horror films.
Feature films.
Horror films.
Feature films.

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