The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Possesses Theaters For One Night Only

The ExorcistMuch like the Star Wars trilogy “special editions”, does anybody actually prefer The Exorcist “The Version You’ve Never Seen” to the theatrical cut? William Friedkin thinks so as it’s become the definitive edition of the film in his mind. And if you’ve never seen it, you can catch it on the big screen for one night only!

Fathom Events will offer fans across the country the chance to see this extended director’s cut of The Exorcist on Thursday, September 30th. Presented by NCM Fathom, “The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut” features never-before-seen on-set footage, interviews with Academy Award®-winning director William Friedkin, writer William Peter Blatty, actress Linda Blair, and several other members of the original movie cast and crew, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this legendary film.

If you want to attend, just swing by Fathom’s site, enter your zip code, and pick up tickets. Otherwise hold out for the Blu-ray due to drop on October 5th. Thankfully, Warner Bros. will include BOTH versions in that anticipated release.


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  • Terminal

    I prefer the extended cut, but I was happy with the final scene at the steps.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Sirand

    The extended Exorcist really didn’t do the damage that most of these alternate cuts did. A few of the tweaks I even liked a little better. I can easily watch one or the other.

    • The Woman In Black

      I’ve only ever seen the new cut. After reading the book as a fairly young girl, I never could bring myself to watch the film until I was an adult, and that’s the one I picked as it was having its theatrical run a couple of years ago.

    • Masked Slasher

      The problem with the extended cut is all of the little ‘tweaks’ inserted into the film’s first two acts in order to punch up the pacing. Seeing Captain Howdy’s face in the kitchen was just a bit too silly for me and I really don’t like the spider walk bit at all.

      That said the one addition that I absolutely LOVED and so dearly wish it had never been removed is the scene on the stairs at the end with the two priests. It’s a phenomenal bit of acting and it’s so very integral to the character of Damien Karras.

      But I’m old school and so very thankful that Warner is putting both cuts on the disc.

      • Sirand

        Not to mention, that final scene in the Extended Version segues perfectly into Exorcist III.

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    No even funnier!