Exorcist III returns on Arrow Blu Ray release and includes the Legion Cut! ( @Arrowfilmsvideo )

Arrow Video’s  releases are always something to cause my wallet to open and this December is no different with the release of The Exorcist III, . The personal vision of Blatty, this is a hellish horror detective story that pairs thoughtful theological themes with scenes of sheer terror. Boasting some of modern horror’s most unforgettable scares, and exceptional performances from George C. Scott (Patton), 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 which I have heard about, read about, but not yet viewed and with a ton of special features. Count me in!

• 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


The restoration of the film looks great , and I watched it on a 130 inch wall projection so I could get as close to the cinematic experience as I could. 

• 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 which actually totals around the 1 hour 44 minute mark so most definitely earns its ‘in-depth’ status.

– 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
• Falling Down a Long Flight of Steps, an interview with special effects artist Randy Moore
• The Exorcist III: Vintage Featurette, making-of documentary with onset footage and interviews
• Deleted scenes, alternate takes and bloopers
• Image galleries
•Trailers TV spots and radio spots

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the ‘Legion’ director’s cut, assembled from the best available film and video elements
• Brand new ‘Legion’ audio commentary with esteemed film critics Mark Kermode and Kim Newman
• Deleted Prologue, an alternate opening to ‘Legion’ with option audio commentary from Mark Kermode and Kim Newman

The Exorcist III – On Blu-ray now

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