Re-cut edition of the horror classic featuring 11 minutes of footage removed before its initial 1973 release, including the famous Spider Walk sequence. Actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) is disturbed by the changes taking place in her 12-year-old daughter, Regan (Linda Blair). At first sullen and withdrawn, Regan becomes aggressive and blasphemous, and ugly welts appear on her face and body. When no medical cure is forthcoming, Chris turns to local Jesuit priest Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) for help. Karras is shocked by what he sees in the MacNeil home and calls in exorcist Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow), who confirms that Regan is indeed possessed by the devil.