40års jubilæumsudgave af “The Exorcist” udgives på Blu-ray med nyt ekstramateriale

Det er ikke første gang, at William Friedkins monumentale horrormesterværk fra 1973 bliver udgivet på Blu-ray. Alligevel mener Warner Brothers, at filmen – i anledning af dens 40års fødselsdag – skal genudgives med nyt cover og nyt ekstramateriale. Så der er faktisk noget at komme efter, hvis man overvejer at investere i filmen igen. Jeg har selv tre udgaver stående i samlingen, og nedenstående ekstramateriale gør, at jeg også stærkt overvejer at slå kløerne i denne nye jubilæumsudgave, der naturligvis både indeholder den originale biografudgave og den udvidede Directors Cut-udgave. The Exorcist udkommer i USA & Canada den 8. oktober.

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Jubilæumsudgaven kan byde på følgende to nye featurettes:

Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist

40 years after his novel was published, The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer returns to where it all began. First stop is a guest house in the hills of Encino, California, where he wrote the novel. The author visits the place for the first time in 40 years and shares not only memories of writing the book, but also discusses how it inspired him. We then meet Blatty in two key and iconic locations; Georgetown University where the film was shot, and at the now-famous Exorcist steps. Throughout, Blatty reads from his novel, including an excerpt from a chilling newly published passage.

Talk of the Devil

While at Georgetown University, William Peter Blatty heard about a true case of possession from Father Eugene Gallagher. At the time the film came out, the priest talked at length about exorcism, the true story and about Blatty; this footage is now available for the first time in many years. It is as revealing as it is shocking.

Ydermere byder udgaven på følgende ekstramateriale, som man også kan finde på tidligere udgaver:

· Two Commentaries and an introduction by William Friedkin
· A Commentary by William Peter Blatty
· 1998 BBC Documentary “The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist”
· 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.
· The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now — Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot.
· 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.
· Original Ending
· Interviews
. The Original Cut
. Stairway to Heaven
. The Final Reckoning
· Sketches & Storyboards
· Radio Spots
· TV Spots
· Trailers

Og så følger der et uddrag med fra The Friedkin Connection, a memoir.

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