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.