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Friedkin’s supernatural classic “The Exorcist” gets a 50th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD – 9/19


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PART OF the year-long centennial celebration of Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary, the iconic supernatural film “The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary” from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (“The French Connection”) will premiere on physical 4K Ultra HD on September 19.

The 4K Ultra HD disc will include both the 1973 theatrical version and the 2000 Extended Director’s Cut of the film, which features 11 additional minutes of footage not seen in theaters.


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 (Burstyn) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (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.

Widely regarded as a supernatural masterpiece, the film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director as well as acting nominations for Burstyn, Miller, and Blair. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Blatty.

In 2010, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."




EXTRAS

The Exorcist 4K Ultra HD disc (theatrical version):

Introduction by William Friedkin

Commentary by William Friedkin

Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects


The Exorcist Digital release (theatrical version):

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"

Trailers

"Nobody Expected It"

"Beyond Comprehension"

"Flash Image"


The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut 4K Ultra HD disc:

Commentary by William Friedkin


The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Digital release:

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"

"Returns"

"Never Seen"

Trailers

"The Version You've Never Seen"

“Our Deepest Fears”



SPECS

Video – 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative (1.85:1 aspect ratio) and only featuring HDR10 grading on the physical 4K disc.


Audio – Eight-channel Dolby Atmos soundtrack and the Original Mono 2.0 DTS-HD MA soundtrack

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