The Exorcist on Blu-Ray™

The Exorcist

Ever wondered what it’d be like to see devil vomit in hi-definition? Yeah, me, too. Now we all can on October 5, 2010 when Warner Bros. Home Video releases the definitive The Exorcist on Blu-Ry™, complete with a 40-page booklet, tons of extras/bonus material and a “heat ’n eat” bag of vomit. OK, not that last one.

Here’s what you’ll get in exchange for cash or credit:

Disc 1: – Extended Director’s Cut (2000) plus Special Features
Commentary by William Friedkin
Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist – set footage produced and photographed by Owen Roizman, camera and makeup tests, and interviews with director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty and Owen Roizman (new; Blu-ray exclusive)
The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now – Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot (new; Blu-ray exclusive)
Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist – with director William Friedkin and author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty discussing the different versions of the film and featuring outtakes from the film (new; Blu-ray exclusive)
Trailers, TV spots & radio spots from the film’s 2000 release

Disc 2 – Theatrical Cut (1973) plus Special Features
Introduction by William Friedkin
Commentaries:
William Friedkin
William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist [1998 BBC documentary]
Additional interviews with William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty:
The Original Cut
Stairway to Heaven
The Final Reckoning
Original ending
Sketches & storyboards
Trailers & TV spots from the 1973 version

There’s lots more, including the infamous 12 minutes director William Friedkin took out of the 1973 version. Says Sir Friedkin,“With technical advances, scenes that didn’t work then could now be fixed with CGI and there were others that I thought strengthened the spiritual aspect of the film. Warner agreed and released a whole new theatrical print in 2000 which we called The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen. And I now agree with that this is the best and most complete version.”

You don’t have a choice but to buy this DVD – the power of Christ compels you.

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