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Old 21-06-2010, 09:09   #1
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[News] The Exorcist Extended DC (R1/US BD) in October

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Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut on 5th October 2010. Newly remastered in 1080p from the original camera negative, the Blu-ray includes both the remastered Extended Director’s Cut as well as the remastered the...

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Old 21-06-2010, 09:09   #2
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Old 21-06-2010, 09:58   #3
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Never saw this movie, so with the Extended Director's Cut, will buy it ! :)
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Old 21-06-2010, 10:20   #4
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yay for both cuts in remastered form
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Old 21-06-2010, 11:11   #5
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It will be interesting to see if the hi-def remastering includes any changes to the visual style of the film, a la Friedkin's The French Connection. That transfer got a drubbing from many fans.
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Old 21-06-2010, 12:35   #6
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It will be interesting to see if they finally remove the wires that can clearly be seen during the exorcism.

The ideal cut of The Exorcist is somewhere inbetween the theatrical one and Friedkin's "Director's Cut" - some of the overuse of CGI on the DC is pretty embarrassing, but there are some nice additional scenes, however because the dialogue in the final shot was never looped, Friedkin chose not to use it, and it suffers as a result. Surely it wouldn't have been THAT difficult to bring in actor William O'Malley and a voiceover artist to double for Lee J Cobb and finish the scene?

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Old 21-06-2010, 14:42   #7
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From DVD Verdict's review of the extended cut:
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Despite some reviews saying as much, this cut of The Exorcist is not a director's cut. William Friedkin's cut was and will remain the 121-minute version that was released theatrically in 1973. If anything, it's really more of a "Producer's Cut." The changes all reflect the original vision of William Peter Blatty, who wrote and produced the film. Friedkin later said that he prepared this new version out of overdue respect to Blatty.
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Old 21-06-2010, 15:04   #8
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Apparently Friedkin now considers the extended cut superior and the DC, hence the title change from The Version You've Never Seen.
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Old 21-06-2010, 17:44   #9
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It looks like the DVD is just a re-release of the already out Extended Cut.

It's great to see the BD get both cuts (shame on you Fox with your French Connection BD). I generally prefer the Extended cut (the spider walk scene is fantastic) but the awful CGI really needs updating. It didn't work a decade ago and I'm sure it doesn't work now.
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Will have to cut my shopping list this week. Because this is the MUST AND WILL BUY of the year for me.....
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Will have to cut my shopping list this week. Because this is the MUST AND WILL BUY of the year for me.....
and I get the Blu-Ray Digibook as well..
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I wonder if the theatrical cut will include the morph that has been added to all but the very very first R1 release in 97.

Great news, anyway!
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Old 21-06-2010, 21:56   #13
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i ll keep it to the original theatrical... like the star wars prequels, apocalypse now, gladiator, alien...etc

seriously enough of that dear directors... you made a masterpiece and you think want to improve it??
gimme a break
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Old 27-06-2010, 19:33   #14
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One of those awesome movies I don't have. Deffinitelly buy :)
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Updated with HQ art.
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Is there only one version (Director's Cut) on the UK release??
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