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The Exorcist Blu-ray/DVD (1973)

Warner Bros.

Cast: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb..

Rating: R.

Run time: 122-132 mins.

Genre: Horror.

Verdict: Brilliant (see rating system)

The classic 1973 horror flick The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition Blu-ray) is one of the scariest movies ever, and it sure delivers the visual and audio jolts in a new high-definition Blu-ray release.

Linda Blair was just 14 when gave a stunning performance as Regan, a normal, happy 12-year-old girl whose behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and frightening. Her actress mother (Ellen Burstyn) sees professional medical help, but physicians and psychologists can mae little sense of the demons that seem to haunt the child.

Slowly, Regan's bedroom becomes the centre of bizarre and frightening events as Regan seems to be a channel to Hell itself. Outside the home, a movie director working with Regan's mother, dies a horrible death

A dictor suggests Regan`s nightmares are all in her mìnd and says an exorcism by a priest might help the girl get rid her of her "imaginary" demons.

Jason Miller and Max von Sydow play the priests who risk their lives when they go to Regan`s bedroom to confront the Devil himself.

The story has its roots ina documented case of supposed demonic possession from the 1940s. Winner of two Oscars, The Exorcist is very well acted and and it looks flawless on Blu-ray.

Now it`s just a movie, but be warned - it is very disturbing for some people!

Two versions of the movie are included in the new 2-disc Blu-ray release: The original theatrical release (122 mins) and the extended director's cut (132 mins). There's also a 40-page illustrated book, plus numerous featurettes.

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