Official Details for The Exorcist Blu-Ray


Theatrical and director’s cut together

Warner Home Video has finally unveiled its plans for the Blu-Ray edition of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. The two-disc set arrives on October 5 and will be packaged as a “Digibook” containing both the theatrical cut and the 2000 director’s cut. Expect a new transfer of the ’73 film struck from the original camera negative as well as three new documentaries. Here’s a breakdown of the special features.

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:

o William Friedkin

o 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:

o The Original Cut

o Stairway to Heaven

o The Final Reckoning

• Original ending

• Sketches & storyboards

• Trailers & TV spots from the 1973 version

Source: Blu-Ray