The Exorcist is, hands down, still one of the most frightening films I’ve ever seen. It’s rare that a movie made as long ago as the early 70s is able to continue its grip of terror on new and repeating viewers, but somehow the image of the thrashing, cursing, and demonic possessed Regan has burned itself in the fear section of our minds for forty years. And to celebrate this? Warner Brothers has released The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut (and the original theatrical version) onto Blu-Ray – everywhere on October 8th.
We were lucky enough to get our hands on this set early. The quality of the film is unmatched. You would think that the sharpness and clarity on a new screen would only emphasis the age of the film. In actuality, it just adds to the well placed shadows and camera angles which assisted in making this film so spectacular when it was originally released. And the bonus footage is worth the purchase price alone – especially the director’s cut. Even with only a few more minutes added seriously raises the spiritual creep factor.
Be sure to pick your copy up in stores TODAY or follow the links below to grab yours online directly from the Warner Brother’s store.
This set not only includes the two films (the Director’s cut including an additional 12 minutes of footage , but additionally includes special features like Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist – where The Exorcist author returns to where he wrote the novel and where the movie was shot to share about the process involved and experiences filming on set. Additionally it also includes the 1998’s BBC Documentary The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist, extras such as behind the scenes photos, outtakes, interviews and an except from the Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.