Friday, 10 October 2014

"The Exorcist" - 40th anniversary version released.

The Exorcist celebrates its 40th anniversary this October 20th with an all new UK Blu-Ray release.
When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits - and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums (£24.99 RRP).

Available October 20th, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.
The Exorcist tells the now-famous story of a girl’s demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior. Her mother (Ellen Burstyn) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Jason Miller) to investigate. But Karras, who has a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan’s possession. Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins.

A true cinema landmark, the theological thriller is one of the top ten box-office performers of all time.* The Exorcist took 10 Academy Award® nominations1, including Best Picture and won 2 oscars.
Special Features:

- 'Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist' NEW - 40 years after his
novel was published, The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer returns to where it all
- Talk of the Devil NEW – At the time the film came out, Father Eugene Gallagher talked at length about the real life exorcism the film was based on and about Blatty; this footage is now available for the first time in many years.
- Two Commentaries by William Friedkin
- Commentary by William Peter Blatty
- Introduction by William Friedkin
- The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist - 1998 BBC Documentary
- Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist - Set footage, camera and makeup tests, and interviews.
- The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now - Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot.
- 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.
- Original Ending
- Interviews
- Sketches & Storyboards
- Radio Spots
- TV Spots
- Trailers
Excerpt of The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir
Buy the UK 40th anniversary BD at


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