The Exorcist (Director's Cut)
  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2000

  • Release date

    27/09/2000

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    132m

  • Cast

    Vincent Russell, Eileen Dietz, Yvonne Jones, John Mahon, Reverend John Nicola, William Peter Blatty, Mary Boylan, Richard Callinan, Mason Curry (voice), Donna Mitchell, Roy Cooper, Robert Gerringer, Mercedes McCambridge (voice), Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, Wallace Rooney, Ron Faber, Gina Petrushka, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Reverend Thomas Bermingham, Reverend William O'Malley S. J., Barton Heyman, Pete Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb

Film

The Exorcist (Director's Cut)

Contains strong horror, coarse language and sex references
  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2000

  • Release date

    27/09/2000

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    132m

  • Cast

    Vincent Russell, Eileen Dietz, Yvonne Jones, John Mahon, Reverend John Nicola, William Peter Blatty, Mary Boylan, Richard Callinan, Mason Curry (voice), Donna Mitchell, Roy Cooper, Robert Gerringer, Mercedes McCambridge (voice), Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, Wallace Rooney, Ron Faber, Gina Petrushka, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Reverend Thomas Bermingham, Reverend William O'Malley S. J., Barton Heyman, Pete Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb

THE EXORCIST is a US horror film in which a young girl is possessed by a demon.

Threat

There are frequent scenes of strong threat and horror in which a young girl's physical appearance and behaviour alters as she falls deeper under the control of a demonic spirit. Her face appears to decay, and she is seen levitating, thrashing wildly on a bed and vomiting. In one sequence she also thrusts a bloodied crucifix between her legs.

In other scenes characters glimpse the face of the demonic spirit and experience supernatural occurrences. There is also a protracted sequence in which the young girl undergoes a series of medical tests which appear to cause her discomfort.

Language

Occasional use of strong language ('f**k', 'c**ksucker', 'motherf**ker') occurs, as well as infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t') spoken by the possessed girl.

Sex

There are occasional strong sex references, including to oral and anal sex, and sexualised uses of strong language ('f**k'). These are primarily spoken by the possessed girl.

  • Classified date

    28/09/2000

  • BBFC reference

    CFF029742

  • Language

    English