The Exorcist

The Exorcist

DVD - 2000
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2000
ISBN: 9780790751672
0790751674
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Exorc 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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SPL_Liz Dec 02, 2017

The plot is a little simple and I didn't find it that scary but it's a well made film and the acting is great. It was a lot more vulgar than I was expecting, especially considering it's age.


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ausnos
May 22, 2018

Linda Blair and pea soup...nice.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Classic horror movie!

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choloharvey
Jan 19, 2018

great horror movie that has stood the test of time!
usually have to have a brain to appreciate it :)

SPL_Liz Dec 02, 2017

The plot is a little simple and I didn't find it that scary but it's a well made film and the acting is great. It was a lot more vulgar than I was expecting, especially considering it's age.

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Mark_E_Schitts
Oct 24, 2017

Over-rated.

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2017

"The Exorcist" is truly a cinematic masterpiece. Very few thrillers thrill, very few comedies are funny, very few war films are viscerally realistic. And even fewer horror movies actually scare. "The Exorcist" is one of those films that successfully does what the genre is meant to do--to scare the living shit out of people. Ever since it's release in 1973, "The Exorcist" has been highly regarded as the scariest movie ever made, and rightfully so. This film builds the terror and suspense up extremely well. Several sequences chill you to the core and the images will stick in your mind forever. The way evil and the Catholic Church is presented in this movie is incredibly realistic which makes the movie all the more terrifying. Everything from child mutilation and crucifix masturbation to the famously intense 25 minute long exorcism in the end, "The Exorcist" truly sends chills up and down the spine and to this day is really the only film made that is sincerely and genuinely horrifying. It is a cinematic phenomenon and one that I am not interested in watching ever again.

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XGirl
Jan 22, 2017

Well, darlings - Messy. Over-rated horror. Is this really supposed to be the best mainstream film around about demon possession? Ugh!

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issa_2015
Dec 07, 2016

This is in response to Derringer's comment.
First, Islam does recognize Christianity, the Quran says that Christians are the closest to Muslims and that they are with the Jews from the people of the book. The main difference is that Islam does not believe in the trinity and original sin doctrines and that Muslims believe that there was another prophet after Jesus.
You said that this demon from Iraq is from Islam. Demons are not from any religion since they rebel against God. Concerning moving from a country to another, they can travel on their own, flying in the air as I have read.
The priest conducting the exorcism was Father Merrill and he was assisted by Father Damian Karras who had doubts in his christian faith. He was chosen because he was also a psychiatrist. Apparently, they wanted to rule out that this possession was not a case of schizophrenia where people hear voices and/or see things that are not there.
Concerning the 360 degrees neck rotation, I agree with you that this anatomically impossible except for an owl which has more vertebrae (back bones) in its neck. The only explanation I could think of would be that the image of the demon was hiding the real person behind himself and it was only that image that was doing this apparent neck movement.
There was another movie (TV) in 2000 with Timothy Dalton called Possessed that is supposed to be more reliable as to what really did occur that inspired these 2 movies.

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Mark_E_Schitts
Oct 24, 2016

It's OK horror - But I thought that the possessed girl was pretty stupid that she didn't try to escape and get out onto the streets.

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blkops33
Dec 04, 2015

The whole mood of the film, from begining to end is superb! This was WAAAAAY beter than that overated bore Citezen Kane!!! yes i know i misspelled it, I was being ironic!
The Devil made me do it so there!

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Karras: You would like that?

Demon: Intensely.

Father Karras: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?

Demon: It would bring us together.

Father Karras: You and Regan?

Demon: You and us.

Laura_X Oct 26, 2016

What an excellent day for an exorcism.

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jimg2000
May 10, 2014

Chris: How do you go about getting an exorcism?
Karras: I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing - I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century...Well, it just doesn't happen any more, Mrs. MacNeil...since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia...Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.

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Monolith
Aug 05, 2012

Father Damien Karras: "Why her? Why this girl?" Father Merrin: "I think the point is to make us despair. To see ourselves as... animal and ugly. To make us reject the possibility that God could love us."

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Monolith
Aug 05, 2012

Demon: "Give us time... Let the girl die... I am no one... I am no one... Fear the priest... Fear the priest... Merrin... Merrin..."

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Monolith
Aug 05, 2012

Father Damien Karras: (praying over Merrin's body) "Ego te absolvo in nomine Patris, et Filiii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen."

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میکائیل
Oct 11, 2011

"If movies are, among other things, opportunities for escapism, then "The Exorcist" is one of the most powerful ever made. Our objections, our questions, occur in an intellectual context after the movie has ended. During the movie there are no reservations, but only experiences. We feel shock, horror, nausea, fear, and some small measure of dogged hope. Rarely do movies affect us so deeply." -Roger Ebert, Dec. 26, 1973

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Demon: Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Demon: I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras: Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
Demon: And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.
Father Damien Karras: If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?
Demon: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras: You would like that?
Demon: Intensely.
Father Damien Karras: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
Demon: It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras: You and Regan?
Demon: You and us.

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Lexikal
Jan 22, 2013

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Misha Jan
Aug 07, 2012

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Apr 03, 2011

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

The 11-year-old daughter of a movie actress is possessed by an ancient demon.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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