• David Gordon Green's The Exorcist: Believer Turns Heads on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on December 19

    Posted Mon Nov 27, 2023 at 10:18 AM PST by
    The Exorcist: Believer

    The Exorcist: Believer from Universal, Blumhouse, and Morgan Creek is a direct distant sequel to the original horror classic from William Friedkin and will be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray with two retailer SteelBook editions on December 19.

    Digital arrives December 1.

    Read our theatrical review here.

    Since his wife’s death, Victor (Leslie Odom Jr.) has raised his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) alone. After Angela and her friend (Olivia O’Neill) return from a three-day disappearance with missing memories, they begin displaying frightening behavior. Victor’s best hope is to find the only person who has seen anything like this before: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), whose haunting experience with her daughter Regan may be the key to combating ultimate evil.

    The Exorcist: Believer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    The Exorcist: Believer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    The Exorcist: Believer - Blu-ray

    The Exorcist: Believer 

    The Exorcist: Believer - Best Buy Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The Exorcist: Believer - Best Buy Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The Exorcist: Believer - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The Exorcist: Believer - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital combo pack and the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and supplements for include: 

    • MAKING A BELIEVER ­­– Filmmakers and cast reveal their collective approach to bringing differing perspectives into this drama about synchronized possessions.      
    • ELLEN AND LINDA: REUNITED – THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER expertly weaves the fates of Chris and Regan MacNeil into its story. Witness a moment of cinema history as these two Hollywood icons meet on-set for the first time in years.
    • STAGES OF POSESSION – Hear from Lidya Jewett, Olivia O'Neill, and special makeup FX designer Christopher Nelson as they discuss the physical and mental changes the girls go through as they advance through the possession.
    • THE OPENING – The first scene of the film takes place in Haiti, a location far from the rest of the story. Filmmakers and star Leslie Odom, Jr. discuss how this scene sets up the rest of the film.
    • EDITING AN EXORCISM – THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER culminates with a riveting exorcism scene featuring all the main characters. Director David Gordon Green and editor Tim Alverson explore the challenges of editing such a big scene.
    • MATTERS OF FAITH – Experts in theology weigh in on how they consulted filmmakers to ensure depictions of the religious ceremonies in the film were as accurate as possible.
    • FEATURE COMMENTARY – with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, executive producer Ryan Turek, co-writer Peter Sattler, and special makeup FX designer Christopher Nelson.            

    Pre-orders for The Exorcist: Believer are up and included below is the full press release:


    ADD THE NEWEST CHAPTER IN THE
    CLASSIC HORROR SAGA TO YOUR COLLECTION

    WITH EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT

     

    YOURS TO OWN ON DIGITAL DECEMBER 1, 2023,
    4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD DECEMBER 19, 2023

    FROM BLUMHOUSE, MORGAN CREEK AND
    UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT



    Universal City, California, November 27, 2023 – Discover what makes Blumhouse’s THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER horrifying with never-before-seen bonus content available on Digital December 1, 2023, and 4K UHD, Blu-rayTM and DVD on December 19, 2023, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The all-new bonus content with cast and filmmaker interviews gives a behind-the-scenes look at making the film, including editing an exorcism, the stages of possession, and featured commentary. 50 years after the most terrifying horror film shocked the world, THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER, from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek, directly follows the groundbreaking original 1973 film.
     
    Since his wife’s death, Victor (Leslie Odom Jr.) has raised his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) alone. After Angela and her friend (Olivia O’Neill) return from a three-day disappearance with missing memories, they begin displaying frightening behavior. Victor’s best hope is to find the only person who has seen anything like this before: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), whose haunting experience with her daughter Regan may be the key to combating ultimate evil.
     
    Directed by David Gordon Green (Halloween, Prince Avalanche), THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER stars Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, One Night in Miami), Ann Dowd (Hereditary, Compliance), Jennifer Nettles (Harriet), Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life, Give or Take), Lidya Jewett (Hidden Figures, Good Girls), Olivia O’Neill and reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist, Requiem for a Dream).

    BONUS FEATURES on 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

    • MAKING A BELIEVER ­­– Filmmakers and cast reveal their collective approach to bringing differing perspectives into this drama about synchronized possessions.      
    • ELLEN AND LINDA: REUNITED – THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER expertly weaves the fates of Chris and Regan MacNeil into its story. Witness a moment of cinema history as these two Hollywood icons meet on-set for the first time in years.
    • STAGES OF POSESSION – Hear from Lidya Jewett, Olivia O'Neill, and special makeup FX designer Christopher Nelson as they discuss the physical and mental changes the girls go through as they advance through the possession.
    • THE OPENING – The first scene of the film takes place in Haiti, a location far from the rest of the story. Filmmakers and star Leslie Odom, Jr. discuss how this scene sets up the rest of the film.
    • EDITING AN EXORCISM – THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER culminates with a riveting exorcism scene featuring all the main characters. Director David Gordon Green and editor Tim Alverson explore the challenges of editing such a big scene.
    • MATTERS OF FAITH – Experts in theology weigh in on how they consulted filmmakers to ensure depictions of the religious ceremonies in the film were as accurate as possible.
    • FEATURE COMMENTARY – with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, executive producer Ryan Turek, co-writer Peter Sattler, and special makeup FX designer Christopher Nelson.            

    For more information on THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER, please visit:
    UPHE Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-exorcist-believer
    UPHE Trailer: https://uni.pictures/TheExorcistBeliever_HomeEntTrailer
    Facebook: @TheExorcistBeliever
    X: @TheExorcistBlvr
    Instagram: @theexorcistbeliever
    #TheExorcistBeliever
     
    FILMMAKERS:
    Cast: Leslie Odom, Jr., Lidya Jewett, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, with Ann Dowd and Ellen Burstyn
    Casting By: Terri Taylor CSA, Sarah Domeier Lindo CSA, Ally Conover CSA
    Music By: David Wingo, Amman Abbasi
    Costume Designer: Lizz Wolf
    Editor: Tim Alverson ACE
    Production Designer: Brandon Tonner-Connolly
    Director Of Photography: Michael Simmonds
    Executive Producers: Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Stephanie Allain, Ryan Turek, Brian Robinson, Christopher Merrill
    Produced By: David Robinson p.g.a. James G. Robinson, Jason Blum p.g.a.
    Screen Story By: Scott Teems & Danny McBride & David Gordon Green
    Screenplay By: Peter Sattler & David Gordon Green
    Directed By: David Gordon Green

     
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
    Street Date: December 19, 2023
    UPC Number: 191329242988
    Layers: DVD 9
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Rating: R for some violent content, disturbing images, language and sexual references
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Complex Mandarin, French Canadian, Korean, and Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 01:51:07

     
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
    Street Date: December 19, 2023
    UPC Number: 191329242971
    Layers: BD 50
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
    Rating: R for some violent content, disturbing images, language and sexual references
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 01:50:59

     
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
    Street Date: December 19, 2023
    sUPC Number: 191329242995
    Layers: BD 100
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
    Rating: R for some violent content, disturbing images, language and sexual references
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 7.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 01:50:59

     

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  • Possess Your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collection with The Exorcist 50th Anniversary September 19th

    Posted Tue Aug 1, 2023 at 12:35 PM PDT by
    The Exorcist

    "I'd know it was for pre-order on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. I'd feel it, in my bones, and I'm telling you that thing up there is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray up for pre-order!"

    Tired of us prattling on about various releases of The Exorcist on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray yet? Well, we are too! After a whirlwind week of U.K. and European-only Deluxe Collector's editions and the listings going live on Best Buy and Amazon for standard releases, we can finally confirm what we already knew that William Friedkin's iconic horror masterpiece, The Exorcist, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with both the original Theatrical Cut and the 2000 Director's Cut on disc in 4K. However, as we'll detail momentarily - aside from the audio commentaries all of the legacy bonus features will be available streaming only. So unless you have the past Blu-ray releases already, be sure to redeem that digital code instead of selling it! Here's what's coming to fans Stateside - 

    The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Best Buy SteelBook 

    As we've already pointed out in previous articles and Facebook posts, foreign markets got some snazzy deluxe packaging options with booklets and extra swag - but those are pretty well all sold out unless you're willing to plug gray-market prices or if DiabolikDVD still has some ready for pre-order. For those looking to score the Best Buy SteelBook, it's currently listed as "Coming Soon" since it looks like the early pre-order allotment sold through, but it's a safe bet there will be plenty to pick up on street day.

    Here's everything that's going to be on disc or left to streaming:

    The Exorcist Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (theatrical version) contains the following previously released 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) the following previously released 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"
    • Trailers
      • "Nobody Expected It"
      • "Beyond Comprehension"
      • "Flash Image"

     

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Digital release contains the following previously released special features:

    • 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”

    Now the press release we received didn't list Dolby Vision so expect HDR10 at minimum - audio is a bit of a mystery so we'll be checking in on that if they opted for Atmos, 5.1, or if they stuck with mono. 

    Once again these are up for pre-order an we suspect most of you already placed your orders as soon as they went live - in which case if you ordered through our links, thank you very much. Your pre-orders really do go a long way towards keeping our show going. 

    Here's that full press release for your perusal:


    THE EXORCIST

    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL

     

    TO CELEBRATE THE ICONIC SUPERNATURAL FILM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY,

    THE EXORCIST WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

     

    Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on September 19

     

    Burbank, Calif., August 1, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the iconic supernatural film The Exorcist from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time this September.

     

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1973 release, on September 19 The Exorcist will be available to purchase on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.

     

    The Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs include both the 1973 theatrical version of the film and the 2000 Extended Director’s Cut of the film which features eleven additional minutes of footage not seen in theaters.

     

    Directed by Friedkin from a screenplay by Academy Award winner William Peter Blatty, the film is based on Blatty’s 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. 

     

    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."

     

    The Exorcist will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc with the Extended Director’s Cut of the film in 4K with HDR, and a Digital download of both versions of the film. Fans can also own The Exorcist in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on September 19.  

     

    About the Film

    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. 

     

    The Exorcist Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (theatrical version) contains the following previously released 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) the following previously released 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"
    • Trailers
      • "Nobody Expected It"
      • "Beyond Comprehension"
      • "Flash Image"

     

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Digital release contains the following previously released special features:

    • 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”

     

     

    BASICS

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    The Exorcist Ultra HD                                                                        $33.99           

     

    The Exorcist

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French

    Theatrical Version Run Time: 122 minutes

    Extended Director’s Cut Run Time: 132 minutes

    Rating: R for strong language and disturbing images

    Physical Street Date: September 19, 2023

    Digital Street Date: September 19, 2023

     

     

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    About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

    Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels.  WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.

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  • The Power of UK Imports Compels You! William Friedkin's The Exorcist 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 4K UHD Coming October 9th

    Posted Mon Jul 24, 2023 at 06:43 AM PDT by
    The Exorcist - Regan

    "Why this film, why only release it in the UK?"

    "I think the point is to make collectors despair. To see ourselves as animal and ugly. To make us reject the possibility that Warner Bros. could love us."

    Warner Bros. is unleashing William Friedkin's iconic The Exorcist on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in October (Just in time for Exorcist: Believer). However, in what's becoming an all-too-familiar happening of late in the realm of physical media collecting, the bigger and better deluxe edition release of this high-demand horror classic will be released only overseas. While there's a good chance of Best Buy or some retailer getting a slick SteelBook and maybe a deluxe package option, Warner Bros. has been especially kind to U.K. residents. Zavvi's exclusive "Ultimate Collector's Edition" is already sold out - but right now on Amazon UK, you can pre-order the bigger, better, and fully-packed "Deluxe Edition" ... if you're willing to shell out about $100 USD including shipping. 

    The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Deluxe Edition UK Import

    Pre-Order Here

    While we don't have full disc specifics, HDR, Audio, or what-if-any legacy bonus features, we do know that both the original Theatrical Cut and Friedkin's Director's Cut will be included. But to make this set even more epic on a biblical scale, this set features a "unique leather grain outer slipcase and clamshell box" - honestly this looks just like my Catholic grandmother's bible! Inside is a SteelBook case replicating the classic poster art along with a double-sided reproduction poster, Mark Kermode's The Exorcist BFI FIlm Classics book, reproduction lobby cards, art cards, another 40-page booklet, and a sticker of authenticity. 

    Now the pre-order price on this set is pretty high for a single title, about $89.99 before shipping - but it's certainly a showstopping art piece for any collector's shelf. Comparatively, this is what Zavvi had in their already sold out set:

     

    So it may be a little bit more upfront, but you're getting the same stuff - albeit different slipcase art - but also picking up a couple of additional extra swag items along the way. And best of all - it's still available to order! 

    So dig in some couch cushions and see what you can find and get that order in. The set is apparently limited to 2000 units globally so maybe we'll see a similar edition come up for sale here in the States, but if past is truly prologue, I can see this being yet another exciting Warner Bros. deluxe set that we'll have to import. 

    As soon as we get official word from Warner Bros about this release, we'll update with disc specs and hopefully, we'll also see some awesome US-Based retailer exclusives too.

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