VIDEO: ‘The Exorcist’ — with ‘lost’ footage — might possess Blu-ray buyers

Aug. 05, 2010 | 12:15 a.m.

The devil is in the details and, by the sound of it, Warner Home Video and the team behind the new collector’s edition of “The Exorcist” have been making a hellacious effort to get all those devilish details just right.

On Oct. 5, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut hits Blu-ray with a two-disc package with the newly remastered director’s cut as well as the theatrical cut of the shocking 1973 film that was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture, and won for sound and adapted screenplay. Of special interest to horror fans, this package will have three new documentaries, including previously unreleased footage from the set, including makeup tests and behind-the-scenes and special-effects sequences. I’ve just watched some of the extras and they are pretty impressive in their archival value and insight into a movie that just might be the scariest studio film in Hollywood history.

Here’s an exclusive look at a new trailer for the upcoming package. Check out the scenes toward the end that show young Linda Blair giggling and sipping a milkshake in between takes …

We’ll be doing more on this home-video release down the line; there’s an interesting tale behind the extended version and how this new package became a reality. It should be fun — “The Exorcist” always brings out the best in us.

— Geoff Boucher


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5 Responses to VIDEO: ‘The Exorcist’ — with ‘lost’ footage — might possess Blu-ray buyers

  1. Robert says:

    I still cannot watch the original Exorcist without still getting the chills (after all these years). I cant wait to see the digitally remastered original, as well as the new Exorcist movie that is coming out in theaters soon. I hope it does the original movies justice!

  2. MARK A. says:

    Absolutely agree with you, Robert. I just watched the new trailer on my laptop, in a public library, in broad daylight, and it still makes my body shift in places—kinda like a stress headache that always hurts in the same place.
    I can't wait for the blu-ray too! In fact, just so that I'm now in the process of upgrading my home theater just so I can view this edition and the new behind the scenes footabe, for which apparently will not be available on the standard DVD.

    • William King says:

      I know. When the special edition DVD came out in '98, I had to buy a DVD player. So, here we go again with the technical upgrade!

  3. Jolie says:

    Scared to watch the trailer:( lol, any help?

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