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PostSubject: The Exorcist Prequels?   Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:38 am

One by Paul Schrader:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449086/

the other by Renny Harlin:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204313/

Anyone seen both versions?

Are they worth seeing or are they both just Cinematic POS?

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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:45 am

They're both pretty shitty.
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:56 am

thanks, Mr. Brown

I will pass then

what a shame too, Paul Schrader and Renny Harlin used to make good movies
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:35 am

Yeah, they're both not very good.

Schrader's is the better of 'em, though, and at the very least is motivated by some compelling ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:49 am

Apparently my opinion means zilch on this because I love EXORCIST II.
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:58 pm

I actually kinda liked DOMINION.
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:52 pm

Sharky wrote:
Apparently my opinion means zilch on this because I love EXORCIST II.

Exorcist 2 is not any of the Exorcist Prequels we are discussing

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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:21 pm

No, he means that since he likes Exorcist II and everyone else hates it, that his opinion on Exorcist movies might not be valid.
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:49 pm

Not sure if I should admit it here, but I am fascinated with EXORCIST II as well. There is definitely the germ of a good movie in there. And HERETIC really DOES some prequel relevance, since it depicts young(er) Father Merrin exorcising Pazuzu from the boy Kokumo.

The book on the making of that film is a real blast; you can see exactly when many of the wrong decisions were made, and how the gods really were against them in many ways (Lee J. Cobb dying in preproduction being just the biggest of them.) If they'd gone with a young priest instead of Burton (the idea was to use Jon Voight or Christopher Walken, I think), it would have really changed the vibe of the whole thing.

The opinion I have that really gets me in trouble is that except for the tacked-on / reshot ending, I just LOVE Blatty's film, EXORCIST 3 (legion.) Got a seriously metaphysical creepy vibe to it. Made me feel like I could lose my soul while watching it, which is pretty significant since I don't think I ever considered I even had one before seeing it.

I have seen the Harlin, but don't remember a bit of it. I wanted to see the Schraeder version (didn't ever understand why the studio basically paid Harlin to reshoot a finished movie), but there was just never any inertia pushing me toward carrying it to the register at the dvd store. Maybe if it streams on 'flix ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Exorcist Prequels?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:50 pm

trevanian wrote:
Maybe if it streams on 'flix ...
It does.
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