The "25th Anniversary" edition of The Exorcist went OOP a few years ago - why? Simply to make way for the "Version You've Never Seen", but it's pretty rare for a Warner DVD to go OOP, even when a new edition comes along and it is doubly confounding, seeing as the "25th" edition is the true "special" edition, with the two amazing commentaries, the 74-minute documentary, the deleted scenes, etc. Of course, the transfer could be improved upon and the original mono mix would be welcome, but it's pretty much definitive. Did Friedkin perhaps insist on the previous DVD being pulled? Surely he doesn't consider the recut version the definitive version? There are many DVDs that I wish weren't OOP, but this has to be top of the list. I say this, even though I own the region 2 edition, which has a truncated version of the documentary - it is 52 minutes, omitting all of the Mercedes McCambidges interview footage, most of the segment on the initial reaction to the film and the footage of Mark Mermode 'hosting' the documentary on the streets of Washington. Why, is anyone's guess; it was an early Warner release and it a flipper, but, really, it is worse hatched job than the Jaws documentary on the first DVD release. I recently had a friend copy his region 1 DVD for me, so I could see the full documentary again. So, what's the deal, Warner - or Friedkin? Will we ever see the original version on home video again? Or are future viewers to pay $50-70 on Ebay or Amazon's Used and New? I am really surprised that there is very little bitching about the unavailability of the original version, while the generally considered inferior version is taking pride of place in stores. Any info or thoughts on this?