Warner Home Video is finally releasing the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist on Blu-ray on October 5 in a brand new DigiBook package. The new two-disc BD Digibook, which features both the extended director's cut and the original theatrical cut, will be priced at $34.99 SRP and will also come with a 40-page book, which includes cast biographies, photos, production notes and a personal letter written by director William Friedkin. The film will also be released in a single-disc DVD (with no special features) at $19.96 SRP. You can take a look at both cover art images for the BD and DVD below as well as the special features on the Blu-ray. This classic horror film stars Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and Max von Sydow.

The film tells the now-famous story of a girl's demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior. Her mother (Ellen Burstyn, Oscar winner for Best Actress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Jason Miller) to investigate. But Karras, who has self-doubts about faith, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan's possession. When Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow), a priest with a mysterious past, is called to help, a horrific battle for her soul begins.

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Special Features: (Blu-ray only for all features)

Disc 1 - Extended Director's Cut (2000) plus Special Features

  • Commentary by William Friedkin
  • - NEW Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist -- set footage produced and photographed by Owen Roizman, camera and makeup tests, and interviews with director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty and Owen Roizman. Blu-ray Exclusive
  • - NEW The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now -- Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot. Blu-ray Exclusive
  • - NEW Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist -- with director William Friedkin and author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty discussing the different versions of the film and featuring outtakes from the film. Blu-ray Exclusive
  • - Trailers, TV Spots & Radio Spots from the film's 2000 release

Disc 2 - Theatrical Cut (1973) plus Special Features:

  • Introduction by William Friedkin
  • - Commentary by William Friedkin
  • - Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
  • - The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist [1998 BBC documentary]
  • - Additional Interviews with William Friedkin and
  • - The Original Cut
  • - Stairway to Heaven
  • - The Final Reckoning
  • - Original Ending
  • - Sketches & Storyboards
  • - Trailers & TV Spots from the 1973 version