It’s one of the most terrifying movies ever made. A classic that even the snootiest critics of horror movies have to give the benefit of the doubt to. The Exorcist is coming to 4K UHD for the very first time this September 19th, 2023, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The new release contains a 4K version of both the theatrical version of the film from 1973 and the 2000 Extended Director’s Cut. That extended version contains eleven minutes of footage that was not previously seen in theaters.

William Friedkin masterfully directed a screenplay from William Peter Blatty, who also wrote the 1971 novel of the same name. The Exorcist stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Academy Award nominee Max von Sydow (Pelle the ConquerorExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Academy Award nominee Lee J. Cobb (On the WaterfrontThe Brothers Karamazov), Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowan, Academy Award nominee Jason Miller, and Academy Award nominee Linda Blair.  

If you’ve never seen The Exorcist, here’s a synopsis.

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 (Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins. 

Special Features On The Exorcist 4K UHD

4K UHD Special Features

  • Introduction by William Friedkin
  • Commentary by William Friedkin
  • Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects
  • *Commentary by William Friedkin *Director’s Cut*

Digital Special Features For Theatrical Cut

  • 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”

Digital Special Features For Director’s Cut

  • 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”

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