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Old 10-09-10, 04:17 AM
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Re: The Exorcist: TVYNS - 2010

Originally Posted by The Monkees
Doesn't look any different (color wise) than the other DVD releases. Looks pretty damn good to me.
Originally Posted by TomOpus
According to the personal note included in the release, William Friedkin says "My gratitude to Warner Home Video for presenting this high-definition Blu-ray, which was color-timed by the cinematographer Owen Roizman and myself and represents the very best print ever made of The Exorcist."
Thanks for the heads up!

Might pick this up over the weekend.
Old 10-09-10, 09:36 AM
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Re: The Exorcist: TVYNS - 2010

Originally Posted by The Monkees
Doesn't look any different (color wise) than the other DVD releases. Looks pretty damn good to me.
I think it wasn't so much changing the color timing wildly but just making sure it was done correctly.

Yes, it does look pretty good. Can you believe this movie is 36 years old? Damn time goes by fast. The color and sharpness in some of the scenes are amazing.
Old 10-10-10, 05:59 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

dvdbeaver: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare5/exorcist.htm
Old 10-10-10, 07:45 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

Went digibook all the way on this - the Wal-Mart version wasn't even an option for me.

However, this movie is really one of the only movies that has EVER scared me... and not just to a minor degree. I'm truly afraid to watch this movie at home, at night, and by myself, lol. So, hopefully I get around to watching it sooner rather than later, but I'm quite pleased with the digibook packaging. It's done very nicely.
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Re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
Thanks for posting. I was looking for this the other day but I guess it wasn't put up yet. Looks like some minor changes were made in the bedroom scenes.
Old 10-10-10, 01:58 PM
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Re: The Exorcist

Wow, watched this last night & it looks & sounds amazing. I wish there was some hybrid between the two versions though. The extended version without the ridiculous CGI additions and that added Dr. office scene would be about perfect.

The Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist doc is fascinating too. After seeing this movie so many times for so many years it's cool to see this stuff. Especially Linda Blair in that makeup smiling & acting like a kid on the set.
Old 10-11-10, 10:57 PM
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Re: The Exorcist

Red Warner logo in original version?
Old 10-11-10, 11:45 PM
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Re: The Exorcist

Here's the BIG question: is the "Theatrical Cut" on the new Blu-ray the ACTUAL theatrical cut, or the one released on the 25th anniversary edition? There were a few minor "fixes" done to the 25th anniversary edition, the most jarring of which (to me) was the morph between Father Karras's eyes during the climactic wrestling match with Regan.

Here's the morphed version, from the 25th anniversary dvd:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qBSZIPQdvc

I'd rather have the true theatrical cut, as I kind of liked the jump cut. Unfortunately, I can't find a clip of that version.

And, of course, the theatrical version has the Warner logo that I'll always associate with the film (as mentioned in the previous post):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vtq3mCAd8M
Old 10-12-10, 01:23 PM
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Re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by JerryKILL
Red Warner logo in original version?
That is my burning question as well... anyone?

It was just red & black, like the opening of exorcist II, not like the you tube clip posted above...
Old 10-13-10, 04:03 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

No red Warner Logo. It's gorgeous, otherwise.
Old 10-13-10, 08:01 PM
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Re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by rbrown498
Here's the BIG question: is the "Theatrical Cut" on the new Blu-ray the ACTUAL theatrical cut, or the one released on the 25th anniversary edition? There were a few minor "fixes" done to the 25th anniversary edition, the most jarring of which (to me) was the morph between Father Karras's eyes during the climactic wrestling match with Regan.
Yep, the theatrical cut does have the fixed morph instead of the original cut.
Besides the other items pointed out, this 'theatrical version' has 5.1 sound where the original release in 1973 was in mono.
Old 10-14-10, 12:36 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

Thanks, Eddie, for clarifying. I'll take a pass on this release.
Old 10-25-10, 02:20 AM
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Pass for me as well, this is not the "original theatrical version".
Old 10-25-10, 07:16 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

Yeah, might as well wait for that "fixed" release.
Watched it over the weekend and it is the absolute best it has ever looked. Sometimes 70s films only look slightly better than the DVD, well this isn't one of them. I'll miss the red logo, but that's a small price to pay to own this movie looking and sounding as good as it does.
Old 10-25-10, 10:08 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

To be fair, I think the peeps above were just saying they were going to skip this, not that they expected it to be fixed.
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Re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by JerryKILL
Pass for me as well, this is not the "original theatrical version".
You should pass on the Alien box set as well, then. Aliens has a few digital fixes of old SFX errors.
Old 09-01-12, 06:00 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

Apparantly this is oop. It's selling for $45 minimum on Amazon. Luckily I found a used copy on Ebay for $15 shipped.
Old 09-01-12, 12:58 PM
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Re: The Exorcist

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Apparantly this is oop. It's selling for $45 minimum on Amazon. Luckily I found a used copy on Ebay for $15 shipped.
Warner is prepping a re-release for the film's 40th anniversary next year. Given the studio's history, it will most likely just be a repackaging of the existing discs in an oversized box set.
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Re: The Exorcist

I wouldn't be so sure about that.
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Re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I trust William Friedkin as far as I can throw him. Odds are that he was talking about the original Blu-ray master.
Old 09-02-12, 10:56 AM
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Re: The Exorcist

I'm pretty sure Reagan will be doing the macarena in the new version.

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