Tag: Exorcist

Film: Abby (1974)

Film: Abby (1974)

July 9, 2017 | By

During a 6 year period, William Girdler managed to beat the odds and carve out a respectable position as an indie writer-producer-director within the exploitation area until his sudden death at the age of 30 while scouting locations for what would’ve been his 10th film…

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CD: Exorcist, The (1973)

CD: Exorcist, The (1973)

November 30, 2010 | By

It’s actually funny how the original Exorcist LP sold so well, considering Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” was merely excerpted, the first 2 tracks had sound effects from the film, and none of Jack Nitzsche’s bridge cues were featured…

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DVD: AntiChrist, The / L’Anticristo (1974)

DVD: AntiChrist, The / L’Anticristo (1974)

November 30, 2010 | By

After “The Exorcist,” it was open season on possession films, a sub-genre that ran a fairly fruitful and icky course for several years before zombies and cannibals became the new vogue. Many of these variations were quickly produced for fast cash, starring former silver screen greats (in this case, Mel Ferrer as the weak-willed father of Carla Gravina, Arthur Kennedy as the Friendly Priest, and wrinkly Alida Valli reduced to housekeeper status), and helmed by workman directors whose own careers moved from one craze – spies, car chase, westerns, Mafia epics – to the next, though “The AntiChrist” remains one of the better-produced possession epics, successfully holding its own for nearly two hours.

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DVD: Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977)

DVD: Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977)

November 30, 2010 | By

After the success of “Deliverance,” director John Boorman was approached by Warner Bros in the early 70s to direct “The Exorcist,” the film rights for which they had just purchased. Finding the challenge of a film depending heavily on the performance of a child and regarding William Peter Blatty’s book as “tasteless, cruel and sadistic towards children”…

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BR: Exorcist, The (1973) – 2-disc set

BR: Exorcist, The (1973) – 2-disc set

November 30, 2010 | By

At this stage, Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray edition is the final say in special editions for The Exorcist, eclipsing the various DVD releases since the film was cleaned up and bolstered with salacious extras from the Warner Bros.’ vaults back in 1998, and expanded with…

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