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The Exorcist: Recut Version DVD only £3.99 + Free Delivery + Quidco @ HMV

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Director William Friedkin returned to his horror masterpiece to add extra footage and give the soundtrack a modern day remix in this updated directors cut of the possession classic. Plenty of new foot…
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[mod] 8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
Director William Friedkin returned to his horror masterpiece to add extra footage and give the soundtrack a modern day remix in this updated directors cut of the possession classic. Plenty of new footage has been added into this version, so even if youve seen the original plenty of times there s lots of new scenes to discover here. The most famous peace of re-instated footage is the legendary spider walk sequence where a possessed Regan walks down the stairs upside-down on her hands and feet, resembling a spider. This sequence can been seen on the previous DVD release in the deleted scenes but is now reinstated into the film itself. Other scenes added include more tests on Regan in the hospital, lots of new subtle effects have been added as well as more sound effects and an alternative ending has been added that leaves things on a much more optimistic note.

"...THE EXORCIST remains the ultimate exploitation-nightmare vision of the onslaught of adolescence....^It speaks] to a larger, if unconscious, collective fear..." -- Rating: A- - Entertainment Weekly - p.105
"...THE EXORCIST retains the power to turn heads--and stomachs....A new shocker has been included: the infamous "spider walk," in which Blair's Regan descends the stairs like a crazed crab, bent over backward, mouth gushing blood..." - USA Today - p.6E
With a digitally remastered soundtrack including new sound effects and new music along with never-before-seen restored footage, THE EXORCIST: THE VERSION YOU'VE NEVER SEEN pays tribute to this terrifying film, originally released on Christmas Day in 1973. It tells the story of Regan (Linda Blair), a little girl who becomes possessed by the devil and undergoes a violent exorcism conducted by two priests: an aging man at the end of his career (Max Von Sydow) and a young man having a crisis of conscience (Jason Miller). A blood-chilling film directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty, this enhanced restoration of the original will thrill audiences anew.

Special Features
Audio Commentary By William Friedkin
TV Spots x 4
Radio Spots x 2
Trailer
Widescreen 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1EX
Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages- English, Italian
Subtitles- English, Italian, Icelandic, Finnish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Arabic
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time 127 Minutes

Directed by:
William Friedkin

Starring:
Ellen Burstyn
Linda Blair
Max Von Sydow
Lee J. Cobb
Jack MacGowran
Jason Miller
Kitty Winn

Contributers:
Production Designer - Bill Malley
Director of Photography - Billy Williams
Editor - Bud Smith
Special Effects - Dick Smith
Composer - Jack Nitzsche
Set Designer - Jerry Wunderlich
Editor - Jordan Leondopoulos
Editor - Norman Gay
Director of Photography - Owen Roizman
Screenwriter - William Peter Blatty
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#1
Great film, great cut..but it's actually tagged on the cover as 'the version you've NEVER seen'...so what does one call it when you have seen it?8-)

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#2
Apparently an inferior version of the film for many fans, so be warned.
#3
you can get excorcist / the shining for £6.64 with RAC code from Play, good for those without both films
[mod]#4
AugQX
you can get excorcist / the shining for £6.64 with RAC code from Play, good for those without both films

Is it this Recut special edition?
#5
andywedge
Is it this Recut special edition?


it's the 'special edition', with the cut scenes on the second side of the two sided dvd (so you do get them, but it may be a pain for some if they are not in situ!) http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000HXDTWG/silversurferu-21 (the second review states this)
#6
The Exorcist version featured in the two-pack with The Shining is the original version.

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