The Exorcist III

The Exorcist III ★★★½

After watching both the original and legion cuts, and all the extra on the Arrow blu ray, including multiple commentaries and docs, my appreciation and love for this film has climbed higher and i've boosted my rating from a 6 to a 7 or 3 to 3.5 stars.

I see much more of the comedy in it now and both versions give a slightly different slant and spin on the movie and I like elements of both though think I prefer the legion one slightly more, if for nothing else other than it helps me to understand the ending slightly easier as it gets very dialogue heavy and the gemini killer / Father Karras storyline I do find difficult to understand in places. That normally would put me off a movie though this has showed me what rewatching and learning about a film can actually do, rather than dismissing things after one attempt.

This and the ninth configuration are definitely worth seeking out if you enjoy films that explore the bigger questions about life.

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