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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Several scenes were filmed that director William Friedkin would have loved to include in the movie, such as a scene showing Chris and Regan actually visiting some historic landmarks (as Chris suggests they should do in the movie). However, the soundtrack for the ... ...
They've found something... small pieces.
At one point in the exorcism, Karras stands right at the end of the bed as it begins to thump on the floor. There's a cut to a wider shot showing this end lifting off the floor but Karras has vanished. A subsequent shot shows him still standing in that spot.
There are no opening credits after the title. Although it is commonplace now, it was unheard of in 1973.
Both versions of the film were remixed in 5.1 surround sound for their DVD and Blu-ray releases. However, while the 5.1 mix for the theatrical version simply just remixes the soundtrack and expands some of the mono elements to stereo. The director's cut not only remixes the soundtrack, but the majority of the original sound effects were replaced with more modern ones.
(Tutti) Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects
Written by George Crumb
Courtesy of Composers Recordings, Inc.
English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic, Kurdish
£151,714 (UK) (21 June 1998)
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