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Exorcism of Emily Rose, The

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Unrated Version
Release: Jul 06, 2009 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Victor - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the Theatrical Version and the Unrated Version



- Theatrical Version (PG-13): 115:17 min without ending credits (119:21 min with ending credits) in NTSC
- Unrated: 112:53 min without ending credits (116:46 min with ending credits) in PAL

- 37 altered scenes including
* 16x alternative footage
* 12x censoring of color
* 1x miscellaneous (Zoom in the PG)
- Difference: 131 sec





The movie


Unlike William Friedkins cult classic from 1973, director Scott Derrickson stages most of the story of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" inside the courtroom where the dedicated lawyer Erin Bruner tries to defend Father Moore who is charged with murder. He tried to exorcise the possessed Emily Rose but now has to answer for her death. The events are brought to the viewer mostly in flashbacks.

So what we have here is a mix between courtroom drama and horror movie - whether or not this is a good mixture is up to the viewer. The actors all know their job and the film was somewhat successful despite the film "Exorcist: The Beginning" that was was flop not too long before.


The Extended Version


Is the new footage really worth a higher rating? Best known was an extended storyline sequence at court so the Unrated seemed to be a sham package at first.
However, a closer look reveals that the Theatrical Version is indeed considerably censored. Above all does this concern the photograph of Emily that is a piece of evidence in the courtroom. The Theatrical Version wasn't just cut but every single shot of the photo has been altered and the photo dyed black and white. Also, a lot of shots have been shortened and the difference neutralized by alternative shots of the same length. It seems that the studio planned to get the more profitable PG-13 rating for the movie and had to censor it according to the guidelines of the MPAA.
Due to the numerous changes made the Unrated Version does live up to its title more than people had thought at first.



The time indexes have been taken from the Theatrical Version and are presented in PAL as well as in NTSC.
["PAL (NTSC)"]

"TV = Theatrical Version"
Censoring of color
17:42-17:55 (18:23-18:36)

Interesting: The photographs of Emily before and after her treatment have been dyed black and white in the Theatrical Version - they are in color in the Unrated.

no time difference

TVUnrated




17:55 (18:36)

Not only dyed but cut as well:
Lawyer Thomas is seen a bit longer and the photo can be seen a bit better as well.

0,8 sec




Alternative footage
17:59-18:01 (18:40-18:42)

The TV shows the walking past the jury in one long shot.

The Unrated intercuts to a frontal shot - again the photo is visible.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
18:06 (18:47)

The TV shows Erin a bit longer, the Unrated cuts to Thomas with the photo.

The TV starts the next shots as the photo is not as clearly visible.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
18:06-18:08 (18:47-18:49)

Again the photo has been dyed black and white.

no time difference

TVUnrated





Alternative footage
18:08 (18:49)

Here the shot of Thomas is a bit longer in the TV while the Unrated stars the next shot accordingly earlier.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
18:10-18:13 (18:51-18:54)

Long shot from the back in the TV. Longer close up of Thomas in the Unrated.

Unrated 0,5 sec longer

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
18:13-18:15 (18:54-18:56)

Once again the picture has been dyed.

no time difference

TVUnrated




18:15 (18:56)

Erin is seen earlier in the Unrated.

0,6 sec




Censoring of color
18:16-18:18 (18:58-19:00)

And one more time.
(Screenshots as listed in the previous entry)

no time difference




Alternative footage
18:18-18:19 (19:00-19:01)

Longer shot of Thomas in the Unrated while in the TV the following long shot starts earlier.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
23:08 (24:03)

Very short shot from the side as Emily pulls her hands from her throat in the TV.


The Unrated first shows the shot of Emily with her hands on her throat a bit longer.
Then the demon tries to rip off Emily's shirt. She quickly pulls it back down.
Once again the demon leads her hands to her throat while she fights against it. He then pulls her shirt back up.
Emily manages to pull her shirt down again.


Unrated 7,2 sec longer




Censoring of color
39:03-39:05 (40:38-40:40)

During the long shot of the courtroom we see the photo once again only colored in the Unrated.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
39:17-39:19 (40:52-40:54)

As Erin walks to the front the photo is shown in black and white again.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
39:46-39:47 (41:22-41:23)

Once again Thomas is seen longer in the TV while the following shot starts earlier in the Unrated.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
39:47-39:56 (41:23-41:32)

Here to the photo has been dyed.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
40:02-40:06 (41:39-41:43)

Dito.

no time difference

TVUnrated




51:01 (53:06)

Emily jumps against the wall one more time.

1,2 sec




51:22 (53:27)

The shot is longer and the following shot starts a bit earlier.

0,8 sec




Zoom in the Theatrical Version
51:22-51:24 (53:27-53:29)

This short shot has been zoomed in for the TV while the Unrated shows a bit more from farther away.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
58:16-58:19 (60:40-60:43)

After Dr. Adani was heard Erin sees her off differently before she is further questioned by Thomas in the Unrated.

In the TV Erin says "No further questions" and walks off screen.


In the Unrated she thanks Dr. Adani who is seen one more time.
Then follows a different shot of her saying "No further questions" and walking off.


Now Thomas tries to question the credibility of the witness.

First we see the judge, then he steps forward with some documents in his hands. During intercuts to Erin, Adani the people in the courtroom he goes on:
"I have here a list of your published articles, doctor. You've been quite busy and prolific. So: Based on your time spent with holy rollers, snake handlers, voodoo priestesses and Indians tripping on Paoti buds and based on observing these bizarre individuals you've concluded that possession is a basic, typical human experience?"
Dr. Adani counters: "I must say, counselor, that's quite a laundry list of disdain. One that thoroughly mischaracterizes my research. No, I don't think possession is a typical experience. But I am convinced that it is a scientifically verified and culturally universal one."
Thomas: "Have you ever used Gambutrol in your studies, to test your theory about its effect on possession experience?"
Dr. Adani: "Absolutely not. That would be dangerous to the patient."


Thomas: "So this notion of Gambutrol locking someone in a possessed state and that somehow her medical treatment harmed Emily - this would be your own pet theory, correct? You're just making this one up."
Erin: "Objection, your Honor - argumentative!"
Judge: "Sustained, but I think you're just taking a page from your own book, counselor."
Thomas: "No further questions."
He steps back and Erin and Dr. Adani smile at each other.


Unrated 83,9 sec longer




Alternative footage
66:42-67:01 (69:26-69:46)

Unnecessary alternative footage as Erin questions Pater Moore. The dialogues are absolutely identical.


Short shot of the courtroom from above in the TV, then a close up of Erin.
Close up of Moore as he answers the question. Cut to Erin before Moore finishes. Then we see Erin again.

The Unrated shows the courthouse a bit longer.
Then we see the entire interrogation from above and the camera closes in.

Unrated 0,8 sec longer

TVUnrated




76:59-77:00 (80:09-80:10)

The Unrated shows Moore a bit longer before we are treated to an alternative longer shot of Emily screaming.

Unrated 1,4 sec longer

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
77:01-77:03 (80:11-80:13)

Moore is seen longer and also calls the doctor for help.
Cut to Emily and the approaching doctor.

The TV shows an alternative shot of Emily and then Moore saying "Monitor her vital functions" while in the Unrated this is heard in the next shot.
The following shot of the approaching doctor starts later in the Unrated.

Unrated 3,5 sec longer

TVUnrated




78:18 (81:31)

The long shot of Emily fighting against Moore and the doctor starts earlier in the Unrated.

0,7 sec




Alternative footage
78:20 (81:33)

This shot is longer as well. In exchange, the next shot is longer in the TV.

Unrated 1,2 sec longer

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
78:21-78:22 (81:34-81:35)

The TV shows a short shot of Emily.


In the Unrated the shot of Moore is a bit longer before we see the jumping Emily.
Another shot of the injured doctor on the floor; as Moore asks for the demons name both versions are identical again.


Unrated 5,6 sec longer




78:36 (81:49)

Moore asks for the demons name again and Emily starts to speak and count from one to six in German.

Moore: "Listen and fear, Satan, enemy of faith!"

Note from the translator: Since the original line is currently unavailable I translated the sentence from the German version to the best of my knowledge. Thanks for understanding.

7,8 sec




92:15 (96:02)

Thomas is seen earlier in the Unrated but his dialogue remains the same.

0,5 sec




Alternative footage
93:27-93:27 (97:18-97:20)

In the Unrated Emily walks all the way. In the TV we see a changeover and she stands in the back immediately.

Unrated 13,5 sec longer

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
99:06-99:08 (103:10-103:12)

As Thomas suspends the photo we see that it has been dyed black and white again

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
99:08-99:14 (103:12-103:18)

The shot of the photo has been shortened, in exchange a shot of Erin and one of the courtroom from above have been put in.

In the Unrated the photo is seen longer and the camera moves over to Thomas.

The TV switches to him later during his speech.

Unrated 1 sec longer

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
99:22-99:27 (103:27-103:32)

Once again the photo has been dyed.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
99:30-99:32 (103:35-103:37)

As Thomas points to the photo the TV shows a long shot.
The Unrated shows a close up of Thomas.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
100:39-100:41 (104:47-104:49)

You know the drill.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Alternative footage
100:41-100:43 (104:49-104:51)

In the Unrated the shot is about 2 sec and Erin turns her head while in the TV the following shot of Erin starts accordingly earlier.

no time difference

TVUnrated




Censoring of color
101:14-101:28 (105:24-105:38)

Here too the photo has been dyed black and white.

no time difference

TVUnrated

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