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Exorcist - Fear of God documentary - full length version?

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I was wondering if any Exorcist fans here have a copy of original BBC Fear of God documentary including interviews with Mercedes McCambridge (voice of possessed Regan).

I've been screwed over since I have the R2 version of Exorcist which contains the 52min cut.  The R1 release had the 74min cut but still misses the above interview, and also is out of print and I have been unable to track down a copy.  Also I understand there was a mix up because the UK version was supposed to get the longer cut not the other way round!

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I just found my DVD of my original BBC2 recording (actually a DVD transfer from VHS, so nothing fancy). Runtime is 59 minutes, quality looks about as good as you'd expect.

If you're very quick and PM me your address today, I can get a copy in the post to you.

 

(p.s. it's on a disc together with Mark Kermode's Halloween documentary from the same period).

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It's on the Original release of the DVD , 25th anniversary edition?  I have it.


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Hi Mr C!

It seems (at least, based on the OP's comments) there there are three versions of the doc - the original broadcast version, the extended DVD version (on the R1 25th anniversary disc) and the shortened one that ended up on the R2.

Sounds like there are some bits in the original that weren't in the later versions (I've never compared them to check).

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Did not realise the R1 DVD was extended from the original broadcast!

I thought the original BBC version was the 74 min version plus the Mercedes McCambridge interview.  From what you guys say, this seems not the case.

This means there is no definitive version.  Fanedit anyone? ding ding!

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I can't seem to find a DVD listing for Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror (please someone jump up and tell me if I'm wrong) the book shows up all over the place but not the show.

So possibly that could be added in as a preservation extra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Cassius76 said:

I checked with dvd compare (rewind) and the 25th r1 dvd is the uncut version. If there is a version with differnt bits in.. what are they???  I am with DR Kermode on this movie..    brilliant and life changing.

I believe even the version on your R1 DVD is missing the interview which bingowings had linked to.  I think it should be on Jonno's BBC recording.

And bingowings, I agree.  Exorcist III is a fantastic movie but would be so much better in the DC form.

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Not something I'll have time to do personally, but I can send a copy of my BBC version to anyone who fancies a go. PM me!

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That Mercedes McCambridge interview is quite interesting.  I have the R1 disc and it's missing that footage.

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You need the first release of The Exorcist on R2 (Card sleeve case) as a single issue and Special Edition Box-Set complete with the abridged OST. The first issue was quickly withdrawn and then TFOG recut not long after. I recently bought the very first release for £1.

But it's trial and error as to finding the right version as they both have the same Catalogue Number.

"Oh, spank the maker"

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Card sleeve being a snapper case and the DVD is a flipper? Thats the same release in the Trilogy boxset which I have.  It still has the shortened documentary.

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