The Exorcist gets a 4K release for its 50th anniversary

The theatrical and director’s cut versions of The Exorcist are getting 4K releases for the film’s 50th anniversary

The 1973 classic The Exorcist (watch it HERE) isn’t just getting a new sequel (called The Exorcist: Believer and scheduled to reach theatres on October 13th) for its 50th anniversary. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that they will be celebrating the film’s anniversary by giving it a new 4K release on September 19th – and this 4K edition will be available on physical media as well as digital. Copies can be pre-ordered at THIS LINK.

Based on a novel by William Peter Blatty (pick up a copy HERE), who also wrote the screenplay, The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and tells the following story: One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

The film stars Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb.

The original theatrical cut and the 2000 director’s cut, which added 11 minutes back into the movie, have both gotten 4K upgrades for this release.

The Exorcist Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (theatrical version) has the following special features:

Introduction by William Friedkin
Commentary by William Friedkin
Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects

The Exorcist digital release (theatrical version) has these special features:

Commentary by William Friedkin
Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
Introduction by William Friedkin
“The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist”
Original Ending
William Peter Blatty Interviews
“The Original Cut”
“Stairway to Heaven”
“The Final Reckoning”
“Sketches & Storyboards”
TV Spots
“Beyond Comprehension”
“You Too Can See the Exorcist”
“Between Science & Superstition”
“The Movie You’ve Been Waiting For”
“Nobody Expected It”
“Life Had Been Good”
“Nobody Expected It”
“Beyond Comprehension”
“Flash Image”

The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains:

Commentary by William Friedkin

The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Digital release comes with:

Commentary by William Friedkin
“Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist”
“Talk of the Devil”
“Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist”
“The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now”
“Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist”
Radio Spots
“The Devil Himself”
“Our Deepest Fears”
TV Spots
“Most Electrifying”
“Scariest Ever”
“Never Seen”
“The Version You’ve Never Seen”

So fans who check out the digital version will have access to more special features than will be found on the physical media discs.

Will you be buying the 4K edition of The Exorcist? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

The Exorcist 4K

Source: Coming Soon

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