all of you, The Exorcist III it is a masterpiece. He is completely independent and has no business being as good as he actually is. Especially considering it’s in the same franchise as the first Exorcist movie, which is a mountain of a movie all by itself. Director, William Peter Blatty moved from writer to director and managed to create a seriously disturbing piece that also contains one of the world’s greatest scares of all time. We can’t believe how fantastic the movie is as a whole. And over time it gets better and better. Scream Factory releases a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition The Exorcist III and it comes with both the theatrical and the director’s cut of the film.
I will never understand when someone says they don’t like it The Exorcist III. It’s an extremely great film that screws your nerves into a mess before hitting with its powerfully acted ending thanks to George C. Scott and Brad Dourif. Also, there’s a scene featuring an old lady crawling on the ceiling that still sends shivers down my spine. Oh, and who can forget Fabio as an angel in heaven??
Synopsis for The Exorcist III it goes like this:
For more than fifteen years, police lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott) has been haunted by the death of his friend, Father Damien Karras. Now, on the 15th anniversary of the exorcism that took the priest’s life, Kinderman’s world is shattered again when a boy is found decapitated and savagely crucified. It’s just the beginning of a nightmarish series of bizarre religious murders.
When a psychopath claiming to be the infamous Gemini Killer admits responsibility for all the murders, Kinderman is faced with a chilling truth he can’t begin to explain… the man knows intimate details that only the real killer could know. There’s just one problem… The Gemini Killer died in the electric chair fifteen years ago!
Special features for The Exorcist III the collector’s edition breaks down like this:
DISC 1: 4K UHD (Theatrical Cut)
DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, 5.1
DISC 2: Blu-Ray (Theatrical Cut)
- NEW 2022 4K scan of original camera negative
- NEW 2023 restoration of stereo and 5.1 track
- Deleted Scene/Alternate Takes/Bloopers
- Prologue deleted
- Vintage interviews (with behind-the-scenes footage) with writer/director William Peter Blatty, George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders and more…
- Vintage Featurette
- Theatrical trailers
- TV spots
- Radio spots
- Photo galleries
DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, 5.1
DISC 3: Blu-Ray (Director’s Cut)
- William Peter Blatty’s Director’s Cut – LEGION, assembled from interpositive and selected scenes from VHS films, approved by William Peter Blatty
- Audio interview with director/writer William Peter Blatty
- Death, Be Not Proud: The Making of THE EXORCIST III – Feature-length, five-chapter documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with actor Brad Dourif, production designer Lesley Dilley, composer Barry De Vorzon, producer Carter DeHaven and more…
DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
The Exorcist III arrives on 4K UHD from Scream Factory starting March 28. You can go here to pre-order your copy now.