Arguably the scariest motion picture ever made, William Friedkin's THE EXORCIST was unleashed on an unsuspecting American public in 1973. The film quickly became a nationwide sensation, leading to religious boycotts, fainting, and a huge box office return. Oscar nominee Linda Blair beat out hundreds of other child actors to land the role of Regan MacNeil, a 12-year-old who is possessed by the devil. After exhausting all other practical options, Regan's mother, Chris (Ellen Burstyn), acknowledges the supernatural nature of her daughter's condition and recruits Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) to stage an exorcism. Aided by the mysterious Jesuit exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow), Father Damien must confront not only the supernatural phenomena in front of him, but also his own inadequate faith and displaced guilt over his mother's recent death. Friedkin brings William Peter Blatty's Oscar-winning script to shocking life by establishing a realistic, everyday tone before allowing the terror to creep in. The performances of Burstyn and Miller further help to ground the supernatural events. Like THE GODFATHER before it and JAWS shortly after, the breakout success of THE EXORCIST helped to transform Hollywood into the blockbuster behemoth of American culture.
Dominion The Prequel:
A supernatural evil comes to a post-World War II archaeological dig in British East Africa. Or is the escalating toll of death and dread the inevitable result of human nature? Father Merrin witnessed man at his worst during the war, and it led him to abandon the priesthood. Now, supervising the excavation of a mysterious church, he must rediscover his faith to combat a foe who's cunning, unrelenting and immortal.
Exorcist The Beginning:
Having abandoned his faith in God, Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) joins a British archaeological excavation in Kenya, where an inexplicably pristine Christian Byzantine church has been unearthed. Beneath it, something much older sleeps, waiting to be awoken.
The belief in evil - and that evil can be cast out. From these two strands of faith, author William Peter Blatty and director William Friedkin weave the frightening and realistic story of an innocent girl inhabited by a malevolent entity. Starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow and Lee J. Cobb.
Exorcist II The Heretic:
Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator (Richard Burton) and a hypnotic research specialist (Louise Fletcher) free her from its grasp?
The Exorcist III:
William Peter Blatty writes and directs this jolting foray into terror that begins where the first film ended. George C. Scott plays police Lt. Kinderman, investigating mysterious murders. He doesn't believe in demons and possession. Not yet.
Dominion The Prequel;
- Deleted Scenes.
- Stills Gallery.
- Director's Commentary.
Exorcist The Beginning;
- Director commentary with Renny Harlin.
- Behind the scenes featurette.
- Theatrical trailer.
- Feature length commentary by William Peter Blatty & Feature Length commentary
- "Fear of God" Documentary.
- Sketches & Storyboards.
- 6 TV spots.
- 8 Theatrical trailers.
Exorcist II the Heretic;
- Original theatrical trailer.
- Alternative opening sequence.
- Theatrical Trailer.