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The Exorcist 3 - Director's Cut Comes in October

Final Info on Blu-ray Release of New Version

In December 2015, it became known that William Peter Blatty worked on his cut of The Exorcist III (1990) in order to release it on Blu-ray. Back then, the film couldn't be released the way the director intended. For the final cut, several scenes were changed and cut out and the ending was severely altered, as well. Blatty wasn't happy with that but wasn't enabled to release his director's cut.

In July 2016, the US label Scream Facory announced that they would release a 2-disc set on October 25th, 2016. It contains the theatrical version and - for the first time ever - the Director's Cut. This new version is said to be oriented at the original script and put together from different film and video sources. The theatrical cut was newly mastered from a 2K interpositive.

The bonus specs are:

Disc 1 (Theatrical Cut):

  • Vintage featurette
  • Deleted Scene/Alternate Takes/Bloopers
  • Deleted Prologue
  • Vintage interviews (featuring behind-the-scenes footage) with writer/director William Peter Blatty, George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Grand L. Bush, executive producer James G. Robinson, production designer Leslie Dilley, Larry King and C. Everett Koop
  • Photo Galleries
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers

Disc 2 (Original Director’s Cut):

  • Audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty
  • A “Wonderfull” Time – interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, actors Clifford David and Tracy Thorne and production assistant Kara Reidy
  • Signs of the Gemini – an interview with Brad Dourif
  • The Devil in the Details – interview with production designer Leslie Dilley, assistant designer Daren Dochterman and illustrator Simon Murton
  • Music for a Padded Cell – an interview with composer Barry DeVorzon
  • All This Bleeding – a look at the re-shoot and makeup effects with production manager Ronald Colby, editor Todd Ramsay, effects artists William Forsche, Mike Smithson, Brian Wade and actor/body double Charles Powel

You can order the Blu-ray at Amazon.com.

Release: Oct 08, 2016 - Author: The Undertaker - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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