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Old 10-20-08, 03:23 PM
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The Exorcist

Blu-ray .com is reporting....
The Exorcist Coming Next Fall
Posted October 20, 2008 02:11 PM by Josh Dreuth

In an interview with DVD Review, director William Friedkin mentioned that, not only does he love Blu-ray, but he is also scheduled to begin work on a 'The Exorcist' Blu-ray on December 2nd. No extras were discussed, but with so much great material available for the legendary horror film, we can only imagine the possibilities. The release is currently scheduled for a Fall 2009
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now which of the two commentaries will be included on this release?
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I'll have to keep my eye out on this.

Wouldn't mind replacing my Special Edition DVD
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I look forward to hearing the specs and features for this, presumably nine to eleven months from now.
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This better include both cuts of the film!
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WB, you better not screw this PQ up!!!

I think "The Exorcist" and "Leon" are tied with the title I've purchased
the most in various formats and versions. But bring on the BDs.
Both of them.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
This better include both cuts of the film!
God I hope not. The "writer's cut" or whatever it was called was terrible. I hope they have disowned it.

"Your mother eats kitty litter!!!"
Spoiler:
not a direct movie quote but a line from the old SNL parody that has always stuck with me.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
God I hope not. The "writer's cut" or whatever it was called was terrible. I hope they have disowned it.

"Your mother eats kitty litter!!!"
Spoiler:
not a direct movie quote but a line from the old SNL parody that has always stuck with me.
oh but the TV edit is even funnier:

"Your mother sews socks in hell'
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
God I hope not. The "writer's cut" or whatever it was called was terrible. I hope they have disowned it.
The version that you've never seen before I never want to see again.
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James
The version that you've never seen before I never want to see again.
Well, like the "Donnie Dark" director's cut, it's no where near as good as the original. But glad I have it to watch it from time to time. Come on, the spider walk? Even the new ending was pretty cool to watch.
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Originally Posted by Giles
now which of the two commentaries will be included on this release?
Hopefully it's the one from the first release, where halfway through it becomes the recording sessions for the possessed voice. The other commentary is simply Friedkin describing what's happening on screen. Boring.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Hopefully it's the one from the first release, where halfway through it becomes the recording sessions for the possessed voice. The other commentary is simply Friedkin describing what's happening on screen. Boring.
really? oh I have to give that a listen

as for the other commentary, I agree - *snore*
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Fear of God documentary or no sale.
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re: The Exorcist

Apparently William Friedkin is fucking up the transfer of this release by using a "pastel" process in order to present the originally intended feeling of New York grit. He already screwed the BD release of the French Connection using this crap.

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/...e_vs_popey.php
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re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by dx23
Apparently William Friedkin is fucking up the transfer of this release by using a "pastel" process in order to present the originally intended feeling of New York grit. He already screwed the BD release of the French Connection using this crap.

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/...e_vs_popey.php

Fuck.
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I think we should wait until we actually see the BD transfer before freaking out.
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Originally Posted by kefrank
I think we should wait until we actually see the BD transfer before freaking out.
Wasn't this planned for sometime in 06/07 anyway? Maybe we'll luck out and get that one instead of a newer, possibly messed up one?
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I like the new cut of The Exorcist. Of course, I did not grow up with the original cut. I first watched the film around the time that the new cut was released. The spider walk freaked me out, and the other scenes that were added don't detract from the film in my opinion.

I'd like to see both cuts of the film on the Blu-ray.
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Originally Posted by kefrank
I think we should wait until we actually see the BD transfer before freaking out.
I think the French Connection preview is giving us enough reason already to petition Warner to do a proper BD release, not a revised "pastel" transfer that makes the film look like shit.
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Exorcist & French Connection on blu were two virtually guaranteed purchases for me. How they've manage to jeopardize this is beyond me.
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re: The Exorcist

Originally Posted by kefrank
I think we should wait until we actually see the BD transfer before freaking out.
With Warner's reputation? I think it's safe to assume they will screw this up in some way.

Warner
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The power of GOD compels me to stay away from this.
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Uh, French Connection is Fox, not Warner...
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus
Uh, French Connection is Fox, not Warner...
look at this thread http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/542...qtr-1-a-3.html and my posts in this one and you'll see that the director of boths films, William Friedkin is using a "new"(shitty) technology to "pastel" the transfers for both films.
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re: The Exorcist

I didn't mind the new version... as long as the original version is included.

Maybe Friedkin will only mess with the new version and leave the original as is.

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