Exorcist 3 – Theatrical Cut (1990)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 15

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Directed by: William Peter Blatty
Starring: George C. Scott (Lt. Kinderman), Jason Miller (Father Damien Karras), Brad Dourif (The Gemini Killer), Ed Flanders (Father Dyer), Nancy Fish (Nurse Allerton), Scott Wilson (Dr. Temple), Nicol Williamson (Father Morning)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:49:50
Genres: Horror, Religion, Demons, Cops, Killers, Mentally Sick

Plot – Spoilers:
The Gemini Killer (modeled on the Zodiac Killer) has been dead for fifteen years, but his work has started reappearing in fresh brutal murders that include priests. Lt. Kinderman who’s in charge of the case thinks it’s impossible that the Gemini could be back, but then, what’s Father Karras who died at the end of The Exorcist doing locked up inside a psych ward…

This is the theatrical cut that left writer and director William Peter Blatty deeply dissatisfied. The constant to-and-fros with the studio pressured Blatty to reshoot a chunk of the film to include Jason Miller as Fr. Karras – Miller had initially been unavailable for the film. This cut also includes the character of Father Morning, who was needed I suppose for the final exorcism scene.

A few years back, a Director’s Cut of Exorcist III was released, pieced together from various sources.

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Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil
January 27, 2024 11:56 am

Kinderman and Dyer are terribly miscast in this . . . And they should have waited until Miller was free to accept the role rather than casting Dourif who appears weak and insubstantial. Don’t get me wrong, I like his daughter and would enjoy penetrating her sexually, and doing things sexual with her tits especially. But for this role he was unsuited, incapable of menace.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
March 11, 2023 10:30 pm

6 votes before mine and it had a 4.3 star rating. I gave it 1 star and it now has a 3.9 star rating now. Really? You guys thought this one was good? The first review I saw about this before I saw it in a movie theatre said it was a horror movie with no horror. Right on the money. “The Exoricist,” the original version directed by William Friedkin, is a masterpiece. Exorcist 2, 3, 4 and 5 are just junk. There you go. Five movie reviews in one.

January 24, 2023 4:22 am

Good movie overall but really sucks to see the priests winning every damn time… dude with a funny cross and an old book vs entity capable of telekinesis, mind control, spewing fire… and dude in a dress always wins. Sorry… went a bit off the subject here >w>

Zed Man
Zed Man
March 11, 2022 12:55 am

Admin, correct me if I am wrong, but I think you have the two versions the wrong way around. I believe this one is the directors cut. Or maybe Im mistaken.