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Full details plus art for Scream Factory “EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC” double Blu-ray set

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of horror’s most notorious and controversial sequels gets the full Scream Factory Collector’s Edition treatment (with plenty of new extras) next month as EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC comes to Blu-ray. Read on for the just-revealed complete specs, plus the cover art.

Shout! Factory releases the two-disc set September 25, featuring new 2K scans from original film elements of both the 118-minute North American cut and the 102-minute European cut of EXORCIST II. The film, directed by John Boorman and starring Linda Blair as the repossessed Regan MacNeil, Richard Burton and Louise Fletcher as a Vatican investigator and a psychiatric researcher trying to help her, original EXORICST stars Max von Sydow and Kitty Winn, and James Earl Jones, is presented in 1.85:1 and accompanied by the following bonus features:

DISC ONE (118-minute cut):

  • NEW Audio commentary by director John Boorman
  • NEW Audio commentary by project consultant Scott Bosco
  • NEW “What Does She Remember?”: Interview with actress Linda Blair
  • NEW interview with editor Tom Priestley

DISC TWO (102-minute cut):

  • NEW Audio commentary by Mike White of The Projection Booth blog
  • Teaser trailer
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still galleries: color and B&W stills, behind-the-scenes, deleted scene photos, posters and lobby cards

Retail price is $34.93, but you can pre-order it for $28.43 at the Shout! Factory website and receive it two weeks early, along with a free 18×24” rolled poster of the new cover art while supplies last.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.