Exorcist 3 – Director’s Cut (1990)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 43

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AKA: Exorcist III: Legion
Directed by: William Peter Blatty
Starring: George C. Scott (Lt. Kinderman), Brad Dourif (The Gemini Killer), Ed Flanders (Father Dyer), Nancy Fish (Nurse Allerton), Scott Wilson (Dr. Temple)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:44:54
Genres: Horror, Religion, Demons, Cops, Killers, Mentally Sick

Plot – Spoilers:
The Theatrical Cut of Exorcist III left writer and director William Peter Blatty deeply dissatisfied. As explained during the intro here, a few years back, this Director’s Cut was released, pieced together from various sources. But the piecemeal nature leaves large sections of the film, of a poor VHS quality with odd aspect ratios.

This cut however is believed to reflect Blatty’s original vision for the film. Personally, I prefer this, without the physical presence of Father Karras, so Brad Dourif could hog all of that cell to himself.

Random Trivia:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest gave Exorcist II, Nurse Ratched, and this one, Bibbit.

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May 19, 2024 10:59 pm

the nurse getting her head chopped off scene is some scary shit even though its not shown

Marcia Tomka
Marcia Tomka
October 7, 2023 3:38 am

Nah, I love Scott here. Dyer isn’t anything like the original either. Although I agree with some that the theatrical release ending is a bit overdone, I still liked it better than this version. Dourif still gets his crazy rants and is still creepy as hell. This feels anticlimactic. Both versions are great, and it’s a great book. Thanks for posting this version!

Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil
May 19, 2023 8:17 am

George C Scott is ridiculous . . . It’s like he didn’t even watch the original movie. No characterization at all in his performance . . . Nothing of Kinderman is here.

April 25, 2022 5:42 am

I love this film

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
March 24, 2022 7:43 pm

super!ca intotdeauna

March 14, 2022 11:03 am

There’s a scene they’re still missing on this directors cut, its the original opening scene where kinderman is at the morgue where father karras body is lying dead after the fall down the steps, after he leaves the room the heart monitor starts showing signs of life in karras, if you wanna see it its on youtube

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
March 13, 2022 10:29 am


I preferred the original theater cut.
It seems more intense.. this is good don’t get me wrong.. but the original use of Father Karras for us old ones was a nice piece of theatre.

Still a worthy watch for any classic horror film affeciando

I poop in your mouth
I poop in your mouth
March 11, 2022 8:30 pm

This version was nothing special. The way it’s sounds the directors cut you would think there’s so much more but nah. They don’t even show the ending fight in the cell like the original does. Regardless it’s still a great movie.

March 11, 2022 11:37 am

Let me be the first, thanking you. Once more you were able to dig up a hidden gem. Just awesome.
THIS is rhe true form of this film, nothing less. Totally love it ????