In honor of its 50th anniversary, The Exorcist is being brought to life once again in 4K Ultra HD and digital format this Fall. The revamped edition consists of both the original and director’s cut of the film, supplemented with extras such as director’s commentary and behind-the-scenes content. Moreover, the first part of an all-new trilogy, The Exorcist: Believer, is set to hit theaters on October 13.
The timeless horror masterpiece, The Exorcist, is ready to frighten a fresh wave of viewers as it debuts in 4K Ultra HD and digital format this Fall, marking its 50th anniversary. Slated for release on September 19 for $33.99, the upgraded edition of The Exorcist includes both the theatrical and the 2000 extended director’s cut, featuring an additional 11 minutes of footage.
In addition to the film’s debut in 4K Ultra HD, the upcoming release comes packed with a plethora of bonus features. This includes an introduction by director William Friedkin, coupled with two commentaries, interviews, trailers, and TV spots. Behind-the-scenes content includes “The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist,” “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist,” and “Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist,” among others.
Originally based on the best-selling book of the same title, The Exorcist is deemed one of the most critically acclaimed horror films ever, widely recognized as among the most chilling. The film’s influence on the horror genre is profound, as evidenced by its sequels and the rising number of possession-themed movies, like Insidious and The Conjuring. Now, with its debut on 4K, audiences can revisit the terror that started it all when The Exorcist hits shelves this Fall.
A New Chapter of ‘The Exorcist’ Looms on the Big Screen
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Arriving just before the much-anticipated sequel, The Exorcist: Believer, the 4K Ultra HD edition is due for release. The sequel, directed by Blumhouse’s Halloween trilogy’s David Gordon Green, features Ellen Burstyn reprising her role as Chris MacNeil, assisting a couple whose daughters are possessed by demons. Joining Burstyn are Leslie Odom Jr, Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, and Olivia Marcum. While additional details about the project are kept under wraps, the film is reported to be the first in a brand-new trilogy. The subsequent installment, The Exorcist: Deceiver, is scheduled to premiere on April 18, 2025. Until then, fans can look forward to another chilling journey in theaters during the Halloween season.
The Exorcist makes its spooky arrival in 4K Ultra HD on September 19. Be sure to catch the official trailer for the film below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about The Exorcist 50th Anniversary
When is the 50th anniversary 4K Ultra HD release of ‘The Exorcist’?
The 4K Ultra HD version of ‘The Exorcist’ will be released on September 19, 2023, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
What will the new release of ‘The Exorcist’ include?
The new release of ‘The Exorcist’ will include both the theatrical cut and the director’s cut of the film, along with various bonus features like commentaries, interviews, and behind-the-scenes content.
What is ‘The Exorcist: Believer’?
‘The Exorcist: Believer’ is the upcoming sequel to the original film. Set to hit theaters on October 13, 2023, it is the first part of a new trilogy.
Who are the cast members of the new sequel, ‘The Exorcist: Believer’?
The sequel stars Ellen Burstyn reprising her role as Chris MacNeil, alongside Leslie Odom Jr, Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, and Olivia Marcum.
When will the next installment of the new trilogy be released?
The next installment of the new trilogy, titled ‘The Exorcist: Deceiver’, is scheduled for release in theaters on April 18, 2025.