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The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by saltysam » 07 Jul 2009, 19:45

Looks unlikely we'll be getting the theatrical cut

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/ ... u-ray/3001

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Unread post by Shingster » 07 Jul 2009, 20:12

Guess that news is no shocker, Friedkin clearly prefers that cut now and doesn't give two hoots about what film fans want. IIRC didn't he say he was going to use the same colour bleeding process used with French Connection on The Exorcist as well?

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Unread post by bradavon » 07 Jul 2009, 21:01

I remember reading that, let's hope not. I really hope he fixes the really dodgy CGI at least. I like the spider walk scene but otherwise Theatrical Cut all the way.

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Unread post by Markgway » 07 Jul 2009, 22:37

Friedkin is an arse. Hasn't made a good movie in 30 years and so keeps pissing about with his classics.

Looks like I'll be keeping my 25th Anniversary DVD. Still. :roll:
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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by bradavon » 24 Aug 2009, 20:35

Let's hope, if he has to fuck with the picture, he only does it on his preferred Extended Cut. I really hope they fix the really dodgy CGI in that one.

I wouldn't be in any rush to upgrade this one. Very good film but my DVD is fine.

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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by Markgway » 25 Aug 2009, 21:26

Great to hear the superior Theatrical Cut (which worked for 25 years!!) will be included, but...
The transfers, just completed in July, were supervised by both director William Friedkin and director of photography Owen Roizman.
After what he did to The French Connection, I'm a little concerned... and Warners have a very nasty habit of 'forgetting' to include mono tracks.

Also Halloween 2010(!) Shit, we could all be dead by then!
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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by bradavon » 25 Aug 2009, 21:42

There's going to be a new Halloween film next year?

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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by saltysam » 25 Aug 2009, 21:44

:help: :lol:
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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by bradavon » 25 Aug 2009, 21:52

To clarify I didn't expect there was but I don't understand Mark's comment, hence the post.

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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by saltysam » 25 Aug 2009, 21:57

bradavon wrote:To clarify I didn't expect there was
There's a new Halloween film out in the States on Friday this week
bradavon wrote:but I don't understand Mark's comment, hence the post.
He's talking about the proposed release date for this Exorcist theatrical cut.it's in Hung's link!
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Re: The Exorcist announced for blu-ray

Unread post by bradavon » 25 Aug 2009, 23:27

Thanks. I had no idea. I've no interest in Halloween, past Part 1. I had a passing interest in Halloween (2007) but enough to pay for it.

Did they really have to call it Halloween 2? I fucking hate how film studios over the past few years are re-writing history, just because a modern audience doesn't know any better.

p.s - I missed the Halloween 2010 bit.

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The Exorcist

Unread post by Markgway » 20 May 2010, 01:26

Pre-order at Play:

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/1245 ... oduct.html

"Extended Director's Cut"

Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!

"Academy Award-winner Friedkin, who introduces the film and supervised this new video transfer from restored picture and audio elements"

Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!

"2 hours and 12 minutes (approx)"

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!

No mention of the theatrical cut.
I will NOT be buying this.
Looks like I'm stuck with my 1998 25th Anniversary (R1) DVD.
And even that only had a 5.1 remix... :(
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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by bradavon » 21 May 2010, 00:53

Markgway wrote:"Academy Award-winner Friedkin, who introduces the film and supervised this new video transfer from restored picture and audio elements"
Hopefully that means Remastered, not re-coloured.

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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by Shingster » 21 Jun 2010, 12:05

Looks like Mark gets his wish :cool:

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Unread post by HungFist » 21 Jun 2010, 12:14

If the original cut comes with the original colors, I'll pick this immediately. If not, I'll try to hunt down the original dvd although it's very difficult to find.

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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by Markgway » 21 Jun 2010, 14:41

Good news. Wonder if the same edition will be out in the UK?
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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by bradavon » 21 Jun 2010, 20:11

HungFist wrote:If the original cut comes with the original colors
Why wouldn't it? It's clearly "Theatrical Cut" and "Extended Cut". Which interestingly is now called the Extended Director's Cut. It seems Friedkin has had a change of mind.
Markgway wrote:Wonder if the same edition will be out in the UK?
I'd be surprised if it's not coming to Europe too.

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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by Markgway » 21 Jun 2010, 20:37

I think even the theatrical cut has been slightly tampered with on past DVD releases.

Only the old VHS and LD releases had the original theatrical presention without tweaks or remixes.
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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by bradavon » 21 Jun 2010, 20:59

Markgway wrote:I think even the theatrical cut has been slightly tampered with on past DVD releases.
Really? How so?

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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by Markgway » 22 Jun 2010, 14:26

Some minor special effect(s) were added and the sound "upgraded" from mono to 5.1.

I wouldn't be surprised if ther BD offers the same edition.
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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by bradavon » 22 Jun 2010, 14:35

How annoying. Oh yeah:

Original R1 DVD:

Soundtrack(s): English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround or French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Notes: This disc is now OOP / This is the original 1973 theatrical cut.


Replacement R1 SE DVD:

# Soundtrack(s): English Dolby Digital 5.1 or French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Notes: This contains digitial enhancements and tweaks from the original theatrical version.


Further Notes:

The now-OOP original R1 pressing is the original theatrical cut with none of the enhancements or tweaks as seen in the 25th Anniversary Edition or Director's Cut. Purists may wish to seek out this version. Two tweaks are reported (these should be the only ones):
-Classic 1970s Warner Brothers logo at the beginning is replaced by the "modern" Warner Brothers logo.
-The "jump cut" when Karras expels the demon from his body at the end has been replaced by a subtle morph.
(This info from Vincent Pereira)


From DVD Compare.

For what it's worth (not much probably) at least the changes are't as galling as the Director's Cut. How weird to alter it though. Adding 5.1 is par for the course but include the Mono too!

What's a "subtle morph"?

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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by grim_tales » 22 Jun 2010, 14:54

Morphing effect?

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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by Markgway » 22 Jun 2010, 18:49

Replacement R1 SE DVD:

# Soundtrack(s): English Dolby Digital 5.1 or French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Notes: This contains digitial enhancements and tweaks from the original theatrical version.
That's the one I have. Hopefully Warners will include the original cut as per the original disc. The best thing about the 25 anniversary SE is that it contains (at least on the R1) the uncut feature-length version of Kermode's excellent Fear of God doc.
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Re: The Exorcist

Unread post by bradavon » 22 Jun 2010, 19:10

Kermode is Exorcist obsessed :D.

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