Monday, October 11, 2010

The Exorcist Director’s Cut

Nearly 40 years after it was first released the story of young Regan and her battle with the devil is still pretty scary. The scenes you remember – the pea soup, the crucifix, the spinning head – are still there, but they won’t scare you the way they once did because the effects just look so dated. That’s the bad news. The good news is that while the effects haven’t aged well, the performances from the film’s topnotch cast have, particularly the work of Jason Miller as the troubled Father Karras and Lee J. Cobb as Detective Kinderman.

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