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Exorcist: The Beginning - Donation Bonus

Originally Released October 7, 2011

Now Playing's Bonus The Exorcist Retrospective Series-- Episode 5: Exorcist - The Beginning Image When Warner Bros saw Paul Schrader's Exorcist prequel Dominion (which we reviewed last week) they promptly shelved it and started over. They kept the setting, the actors, and many of the story beats, but brought in a new director--Renny Harlin. This was the prequel Warner Bros wanted and that they released into theaters, but was it the stronger of the two movies? If you donate to Now Playing, you can listen and find out!

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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist - Donation Bonus

Originally Released September 30, 2011

After audiences were possessed by The Exorcist rerelease in 2000 Warner Bros was compelled to return to the well and try to revive the Exorcist franchise. In a bit of cinema history, they hired director Paul Schrader to direct Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, but once completed they shelved the film and hired Renny Harlin to make a new film based on the same script! Due to lawsuits, Schrader's version was eventually completed and also released, giving audiences two views of the same basic film. On this episode of Now Playing, Arnie, Stuart, and Brock look at Schrader's original take on Father Merrin's early battle with the demons. Was this film deserving of its fate, or should it never have been released? If you donate to Now Playing, you can listen and find out!

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The Exorcist III - Donation Bonus

Originally Released September 23, 2011

After a surreal sequel he had no part in, original Exorcist novelist William Peter Blatty returned to not only write but also direct the third film in the Exorcist series. Linda Blair's Regan is gone, but back from the original is Lt. Kinderman and his film-going friend Father Dyer. Kinderman is investigating a series of murders--copycat crimes aping the motif of the executed Gemini Killer. Surprise co-stars tie this film to the original in many ways, but do these ties create a film as strong as the original? Listen to this preview from Stuart, Arnie, and Brock, then donate to Now Playing to find out!

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You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic - Donation Bonus

Originally Released September 16, 2011

In 1973 audiences watched as the devil was put down...or was he? Now Regan's soul is once again in peril as the demon has come back, brought on through high-tech hypnosis, ready to face off against a new priest who will travel the world to find how to best the beast. With a new director and new cast, can Exorcist II: The Heretic possibly come close to the heights of the classic original? Listen to this preview from Stuart, Arnie, and Brock, then donate to Now Playing to find out!

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The Exorcist - Donation Bonus

Originally Released September 9, 2011

What a wonderful day for an exorcism! As a special "Thank You" to those who donate to Now Playing, Arnie, Brock, and Stuart are looking back at all the Exorcist films, starting with this 1973 head-spinning classic! It has been aped so much in horror films, can it hold up 35 years later, or should it be banished back to the bowels of hell? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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