Exorcist, The: Extended Director's Cut
Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist endures as a defining classic that influenced movies afterward and still shocks and haunts today. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her and two priests - one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith - joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. In the Extended Director's Cut, director William Friedkin and producer/screenwriter William Peter Blatty integrated over 10 minutes of footage deleted before the film's 1973 release. They include moments depending the impact of a first-rate ensemble's remarkable performance and rein the film's gripping its audience. A phenomenon of its time and for all time, The Exorcist astonishes and unsettles like no other movie.