The specs for the upcoming DVD of the troubled Exorcist: The Beginning have been announced. What is notable about this disc is not what is included, but what isn't being included. Paul Schrader, the director of the great Cat People and Hardcore, had originally created The Beginning as a cerebral and subtle meditation on faith and horror. Morgan Creek disliked the footage, deeming it not commercial enough, and reshot the film with hack-for-hire Renny Harlin. So essentially, two versions of the film exist, and it was much rumored that both would see release once it came time for DVD. Unfortunately, DVD Answers is reporting that the March 1 release of Exorcist: The Beginning will not feature the Schrader cut. Instead, it will be a relatively bare release, with the following features: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen Dolby Digital 5.1 Commentary by Renny Harlin Making-of featurette Theatrical trailer Retail on the disc will be a moderately high $27.95. Those lamenting the exclusion of the Schrader cut may find solace in knowing that there are plans to release the Schrader cut theatrically sometime in 2005, according to Fangoria.