Exorcist, The

Rated 4.0 This notorious battle between good and evil, nominated for eight Oscars when it was originally released in 1973, is both a hysteric scream and an intentional as well as unintentional hoot. Eleven minutes, subliminal images and sound effects have been added to this graphic, digitally remastered opus about faith and the existence of God and Satan. All hell breaks loose when sweet 12-year-old Regan (Linda Blair) appears to be demonically possessed. Regan’s 360-degree head spin, green puke, shocking profanity and bloody sex by crucifix were the talk of yesteryear. Today’s water-cooler topics will also include the film’s Ritalin and drug references, Regan’s stairwell “spider walk,” and a new ending. Directed by William Friedkin and adapted by William Peter Blatty from his novel.