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Exorcist, The

The Version You
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 47 (April 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller & Linda Blair

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Includes a new audio commentary track with director William Friedkin plus theatrical trailers, and TV and radio spots.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 18632
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 132
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1973/2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/26/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): William Friedkin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Here is the theatrically re-released (Autumn of 2000) version that offers eleven minutes of additional footage including the scary and much talked-about

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD, compared to the 25th anniversary special edition reviewed in Issue 31, exhibits some nice improvements. For example, the opening scenes of the dig in Iraq are quite gritty, with excessive film grain and artifacts. The dust flying into the sky creates a distracting horizon of grain and dirt that is minimized by a smoother, blue sky on the new DVD. Much of the picture is very similar to the previous version, with some grain reduction for a smoother image. The slightly dated colors are well balanced with full saturation, though occasionally a bit muddy. Blacks are a bit weak. Fine details are nicely rendered at times, and the overall picture is generally sharp. The darker scenes occasionally exhibit mediocre shadow delineation. Some minor edge enhancement is noticed, but is infrequent and not much of a distraction. Pixelization is occasional, and while dirt, artifacts and film grain are noticed, the picture is generally pleasing for its age. (Suzanne Hodges)

The audio comes from an all-new remastered Dolby

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