The Exorcist coming to Blu-ray on October 5th

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Warner Home Video has announced that the classic horror film, THE EXORCIST, will be released on October 5, 2010.  The release will have a two-disc Digibook edition along with a 40-page booklet about the film.  Both the theatrical release and the extended director’s cut of the film will be included in the edition, both of which have been remastered from the original camera negative.  I’ve never seen THE EXORCIST, nor have any intention to, but if I did want to be scared to death on a regular basis, I’d be very happy adding this edition to my collection.  Special features for this release include:

Disc 1: – Extended Director’s Cut (2000) plus Special Features

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Commentary by William Friedkin
  • The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now – Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot (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
  • Additional interviews with William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty:
    • The Original Cut
    • Stairway to Heaven
    • The Final Reckoning
  • The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist [1998 BBC documentary]
  • Commentaries:
    • William Friedkin
    • William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
  • Sketches & storyboards
  • Original ending
  • Trailers & TV spots from the 1973 version

The Exorcist Blu-ray

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