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THE EXORCIST: DIRECTOR'S CUT
aka THE EXORCIST: THE VERSION YOU
HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
USA: Warner Bros
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Reverend William O'Malley, Barton Heyman, Peter Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Gina Petrushka, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Reverend Thomas Bermingham
Director: William Friedkin
USA: 122 mins
USA Rated: R for strong language and disturbing images
USA Release Date: 22 September 2000 (Limited Re-release)
USA Release Date: 17 March 2000 (Limited Re-release - Ann Arbor MI, Austin TX, Athens TX)
In a quiet neighborhood, in a house with all the modern conveniences, an innocent young girl becomes afflicted. Her mother can't help her. Doctors uselessly test and attempt to treat her. In desperation - fearing her illness reaches beyond the physical and into the spiritual -- her mother calls a priest. But even he doubts that evil has come into their home, into her body. And the more he doubts, the more powerful it becomes. There is only one cause, and only one hope for a cure. "It's an excellent day for an exorcism."
In 1973, when the film was first released it broke box office records, garnered Academy Awards, and the book was a #1 best seller, with 13 million copies bought in the U.S. alone. The new cut of THE EXORCIST which has been called the scariest film ever made, includes eleven minutes of additional footage not used in the original release and completely redesigned sound with six-track digital surround sound.