Scream Factory announces Exorcist III features - including Director's Cut!

The Exorcist III William Peter Blatty Legion

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. I only just watched THE EXORCIST III for the first time this month. The cult favorite sequel is a terrific chiller, but it was creatively compromised by the studio to shoehorn in connections to the original film. Directed by original author William Peter Blatty from his novel "Legion," the film didn't turn out exactly as he intended, even though it was still completely effective.

I have good news for fans of the film. Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-Ray release of THE EXORCIST III, coming October 25th has now announced its jam-packed list of special features. Included among them? LEGION, the original director's cut that follows Blatty's vision. Check out the full list below:

DISC ONE: The Exorcist III (Theatrical Cut)

NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
Vintage Featurette
Deleted Scene/Alternate Takes/Bloopers
Deleted Prologue
Vintage Interviews (Featuring Behind-The-Scenes Footage) With Writer/Director William Peter Blatty, George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Grand L. Bush, Executive Producer James G. Robinson, Production Designer Leslie Dilley, Larry King And C. Everett Koop
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Photo Galleries

DISC TWO: Legion (Original Director's Cut) 105 minutes

NEW Audio Interview With Writer/Director William Peter Blatty
NEW A "Wonderfull" Time – Interviews With Producer Carter DeHaven, Actors Clifford David And Tracy Thorne And Production Assistant Kara Reidy
NEW Signs Of The Gemini – An Interview With Brad Dourif
NEW The Devil In The Details – Interview With Production Designer Leslie Dilley, Assistant Designer Daren Dochterman And Illustrator Simon Murton
NEW Music For A Padded Cell – An Interview With Composer Barry DeVorzon
NEW All This Bleeding – A Look At The Re-shoot And Makeup Effects With Production Manager Ronald Colby, Editor Todd Ramsay, Effects Artists William Forsche, Mike Smithson, Brian Wade And Actor/Body Double Charles Powell

You can pre-order your copy RIGHT HERE!

For more than fifteen years Police Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott) has been haunted by the death of his friend Father Damien Karras. Now, on the 15th anniversary of the exorcism that claimed the priest’s life, Kinderman’s world is once again shattered when a boy is found decapitated and savagely crucified. It’s just the beginning of a nightmare series of bizarre religious murders.

The brutal murders bear the hallmarks of the infamous Gemini Killer…who died in the electric chair fifteen years earlier. But when a psychopath claiming to be the Gemini Killer reveals intimate, gruesome details that only the true killer could possibly know, Kinderman is confronted with a horrifying truth that he cannot explain…and that will shake him to the core.

The Exorcist III is author/filmmaker William Peter Blatty’s personal vision of what followed after The Exorcist. Like the original, The Exorcist III combines elements of a detective story, a theological puzzle, and an unforgettable study in terror.

THE EXORCIST III stars George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, and Jason Miller. It also features Samuel L. Jackson and Fabio in small roles!

Extra Tidbit: Will you be picking up a copy of THE EXORCIST III?
Source: Scream Factory



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