Dominion is supposed to tell the same story as Beginning. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist is somewhat superior to Renny Harlin's Exorcist: The Beginning, with director Paul Schrader creating an admittedly eerie atmosphere here and there, but the affair overall is honestly quite boring, and the laughable effects don't help matters. It's been a few years since I saw Beginning, so I don't remember too much about it (except, obviously, that it was forgettable). ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. Let’s take a look at Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist and Exorcist: The Beginning. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. View Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) photos, movie images, film stills and cast and crew photos on Fandango. The original prequel to The Exorcist by Paul Shrader. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Cast and Crew "Go back before the beginning, to the place where evil was born." 52. Many years before the events in The Exorcist, the young Father Lankester Merrin (played by Skarsgård, who played the same part in Exorcist: The Beginning) travels to East Africa. Stellan Skarsgård (born June 13, 1951) in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden and is a known Actor, Producer, Soundtrack. Directed by Paul Schrader. The year is 1944. (Okay, now I'm splitting hairs.) TMDb Score. The alternate version of the prequel to "The Exorcist." Watch Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist Cast and Crew - Check out Hollywood Movie Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist cast and crew details, star cast information. Directed by Paul Schrader, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist was meant to be directed by John Frankenheimer before he dropped out due to health conditions (and later died). While Dominion may have been a decent drama as its own entity, it’s not very good as a prequel to The Exorcist, primarily since it’s not very scary. ... much of the same cast … Having lived through traumatizing events in WWII, Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgaard, "King Arthur," "Deep Blue Sea") takes a break from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa, where he digs out what appears to be a pagan church dedicated to a demon. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist near you. Cast Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar Much has been written about the unprecedented circumstances that led to the creation of The Exorcist 's two prequels. Paul Schrader finally gets his due with the release of his far superior Exorcist prequel, Dominion.A brooding tale of lost faith that skillfully inverts the horror of William Friedkin's masterpiece, Schrader's cut is a devilish drama that satisfies the need for a serious look into Father Merrin's past. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Stellan Skarsgard (Actor), Ralph Brown (Actor), Paul Schrader (Director) Our first focus will be on the two Exorcist prequels, Exorcist: The Beginning, directed by Renny Harlin, and Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist. Watch Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist starring Stellan Skarsgard in this Horror on DIRECTV. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist May 20, 2005 Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. In his first big-budget, studio-distributed film since Cat People, a prequel to William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973), filmmaker Paul Schrader puts his own stamp on the character of Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgård). Paul Schrader's "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist" does something risky and daring in this time of jaded horror movies: It takes evil seriously. Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. The film traces the story of Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) back to his first encounter with the Devil in post-WW II Africa. Exorcist is a classic, Exorcist II is boring, Exorcist III is fun and different, and Exorcist: Beginning is a flop. Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) is conducting an archeological dig in East-Africa when he discovers remnants of a pagan church. DOMINION: PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST USA, 111 min. I hate to side with bottom line-obsessed studio executives against ‘70s-era cinema giant Paul Schrader, but Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist—the film famously shelved by Morgan Creek and then re-shot, with a new cast and script, by Renny Harlin as Exorcist: The Beginning—turns out to be as dreadfully boring, ridiculous, and pompous as rumored. 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