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Old 05-02-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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New EXORCIST BD set coming! Inc. Heretic, Legion etc!

William Peter Blatty has revealed Warner Brothers are planning an Exorcist Blu-ray package that is set to include The Exorcist III: Legion.

It will be the first time the 1990 horror has appeared on the high definition format. The same can be said for Exorcist II: The Heretic and (I presume) the prequels Exorcist: The Beginning and/or Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist.

This exciting news came directly from Bill in an update to theninthconfiguration.com, the website devoted to all-things W.P. Blatty run by Everything Exorcist life-member Ryan.

Sadly, Blatty stated the Legion Blu-ray disc will not contain special features.

Ok. So I would have preferred a stand alone SE of III but at least it's something.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:08 AM   #2
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Exorcist III is an underrated movie that hopefully finds a new audience on blu ray. Great film IMO.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:27 AM   #3
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Exorcist III is an underrated movie that hopefully finds a new audience on blu ray. Great film IMO.
Has anyone ever heard if any of Blatty's original ending was shot/edited? Or does anyone even know how he intended the film to end before the studio stuck their hands in? While it's been a long time since I read the book, my recollection is that the ending was at least not very cinematic if not anti-climactic. Although i thought the "we are all Lucifer" epilogue was brilliant.

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Old 05-03-2014, 02:04 AM   #4
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Blatty's original cut was finished and rejected by the studio. Word is that Morgan Creek had all the elements necessary to re-assemble it. But the extra footage is now reported lost. It's a damn shame.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:58 AM   #5
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LOL! I swear, I thought I was done buying this damn movie...but here I go again!
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I actually liked part III better than part II
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:35 AM   #7
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I actually liked part III better than part II
I think everyone on this planet would agree with that. In fact, there would be something seriously wrong if someone thought part 2 was better !

Brad Dourif as the Gemini is superb in part 3, can't wait to see this in HD.
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I think everyone on this planet would agree with that. In fact, there would be something seriously wrong if someone thought part 2 was better !

Brad Dourif as the Gemini is superb in part 3, can't wait to see this in HD.
I think II is better than III, but they're completely different films.

Perspective perspective. I love horror and I love arthouse. And The Heretic is the best of both worlds.
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Has anyone ever heard if any of Blatty's original ending was shot/edited? Or does anyone even know how he intended the film to end before the studio stuck their hands in? While it's been a long time since I read the book, my recollection is that the ending was at least not very cinematic if not anti-climactic. Although i thought the "we are all Lucifer" epilogue was brilliant.
There is a fan edit by Spicediver of "Legion"? Which is the closest you'll ever get to Blatty's cut without the extra material. You'll find it at the usual places.

It's THAT good Brad Dourif introduced a screening of it a few years back!!
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I'd love to have a disc with both versions of part two as well
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I'd love to have a disc with both versions of part two as well
http://drsapirstein.blogspot.co.uk/2...on-20.html?m=1
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Has anyone ever heard if any of Blatty's original ending was shot/edited? Or does anyone even know how he intended the film to end before the studio stuck their hands in? While it's been a long time since I read the book, my recollection is that the ending was at least not very cinematic if not anti-climactic. Although i thought the "we are all Lucifer" epilogue was brilliant.
We'll orignially the Gemini's dad died of a heart attack (I think) and the Gemini just dropped dead in his cell since he had no purpose to exists any more (his motive being to carry on shaming his father) .

There was of more abit more too it than that, thats how it ended though.
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We'll orignially the Gemini's dad died of a heart attack (I think) and the Gemini just dropped dead in his cell since he had no purpose to exists any more (his motive being to carry on shaming his father) .

There was of more abit more too it than that, thats how it ended though.
In the book, yes! The ending Blatty originally shot had Kinderman shooting the Gemini dead.
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There is a fan edit by Spicediver of "Legion"? Which is the closest you'll ever get to Blatty's cut without the extra material. You'll find it at the usual places.

It's THAT good Brad Dourif introduced a screening of it a few years back!!
Thanks for the info. I didn't know that this existed. Still, such a shame if the original footage really is lost.
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Thanks for the info. I didn't know that this existed. Still, such a shame if the original footage really is lost.
True. But I hope that if Nightbreed can be salvaged with VHS tape, all is not lost with Legion.
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