Re: UPDATES and Niggles&odd reviews
"I too have both versions of the Exorcist, the added footage makes a lot of sense especially when she is having the brain scan done, although Im not much of a fan of the so-called Spider Walk but it is interesting to see."
The first edition comes with a documentary that shows the "spider walk" scene as originally shot, marker and all. They changed it a little bit with the aid of computers for the "Director's Cut" (actually a misnomer, since it was the director who decided to delete those scenes in the original version). The scene was not supposed to end with a close-up of Regan opening her mouth full of blood and screaming. That was computer-generated.