The true heir to William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin s 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist III is a hellish horror detective story that pairs thoughtful theological themes with scenes of sheer terror.
The personal vision of Blatty (the acclaimed author of The Exorcist), The Exorcist III is set 15 years after the events of the first film and sees Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott, The Changeling) investigate a series of horrific murders that follow the modus operandi of the notorious Gemini Killer... who died several years earlier in the electric chair. After his friend Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is murdered in his hospital bed, Kinderman s investigations lead him to Patient X , a psychopath housed at the same hospital who claims to be the Gemini Killer, and who knows intimate crime scene details. Their encounter leads to a fiery climactic confrontation between the eternal forces of good and evil...
The Exorcist III boasts some of modern horror s most unforgettable scares and exceptional supporting performances from Jason Miller (The Ninth Configuration) and Brad Dourif (Dune). Blatty s film is presented here in both its original theatrical cut and the recently assembled Legion director s cut.
Two presentations of The Exorcist III: the theatrical cut and the Legion director s cut
Original 2.0 stereo audio and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Richard Wells
Limited edition booklet with new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, archival articles and reviews
DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT
2K restoration of the theatrical cut of The Exorcist III, presented in High Definition
New audio commentary by critics Alexandra Heller Nicholas and Josh Nelson
Audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty
Death, Be Not Proud: The Making of The Exorcist III, an in-depth 2016 documentary divided into five chapters:
Chapter One: A Wonderful Time, an interview with producer Carter DeHaven and members of the supporting cast and production crew
Chapter Two: Signs of the Gemini, an interview with actor Brad Dourif
Chapter Three: The Devil in the Details, an interview with production designer Leslie Dilley and more
Chapter Four: Music for a Padded Cell, an interview with composer Barry De Vorzon
Chapter Five: All this Bleeding, interviews about the additional shoot and special effects
The Exorcist III: Vintage Interviews, archival interviews with cast and crew members including William Peter Blatty, producer James Robinson, actors George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Grand L. Bush and Ed Flanders
The Exorcist III: Vintage Featurette, making-of documentary with onset footage and interviews
Deleted scenes, alternate takes and bloopers
Trailers and TV spots
DISC TWO THE LEGION DIRECTOR S CUT
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Legion director s cut, assembled from the best available film and video elements