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Press Release: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Details Officially Announced

scene from The Exorcist, Regan and Pazuzu

In a press release today Warner Home Video announced the release date and special features for the upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release of The Exorcist. Save your pennies for October 8 (close to Halloween, as expected). Two new features have been announced. The first, Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The …

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Watch Linda Blair’s 1974 Visit to London, As Covered by the BBC

Linda Blair, aged 15, being interviewed in London, from the BBC Midweek segment

Linda Blair’s smile melts photographers as they snap their countless shots while reporters throw repetitive questions in her direction, all of them answered with a gracious patience. An innocent fifteen year old girl being swept up in the hype of the most controversial horror film of all time, braving the …

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Test footage ‘Mystery Man’ revealed!

1st AD Terrence Donnelly in test footage

The online horror community was buzzing last Halloween when BloodyDisgusting.com released footage from an old film reel which contained never-before-seen tests from The Exorcist. It showed crew testing Linda Blair‘s convulsions and levitation, her bed shaking and other on-set special effects within Regan’s bedroom. At the time it was speculated …

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Rejected poster designs for The Exorcist

An exhibition showcasing movie poster designs rejected by Hollywood studios over the years features two rare Exorcist posters. It’s hard to imagine The Exorcist being promoted without the iconic image of Father Merrin stepping out of that Georgetown cab and walking into the beam of light from Regan’s window, but …

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GIVEAWAY: Possessed Regan Deluxe Box Set direct from NECA

The Exorcist Possessed Regan Deluxe Box Set by NECA

Makers of the best movie memorabilia collectibles in the world, NECA, are wanting to let fans of The Exorcist know they are running an exclusive giveaway over at MovieGallery.com. One of their amazing Possessed Regan Deluxe Box Sets is up for grabs, complete with rotating head and Tubular Bells. Click …

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William Friedkin to receive Venice Lifetime Achievement Award

Director William Friedkin rose above the rest with ground-breaking feature films in the 1970s. The French Connection (1971), The Exorcist (1973), and Sorcerer (1977), were among films that brought a profound change in American cinema regarded as ‘the New Hollywood’. Recognizing his accomplishments, the Venice International Film Festival has announced …

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Casting The Exorcist: another excerpt from William Friedkin’s memoir

Linda Blair screen testing for The Exorcist (1972)

Following The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive excerpt a few days ago, website Awards Daily have posted a new excerpt from director William Friedkin’s fast-selling memoir, The Friedkin Connection. This one details casting the main players for the The Exorcist; Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow and, of course, Linda Blair. …

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Read an excerpt from director William Friedkin’s memoir

William Friedkin with Linda Blair on the set of The Exorcist

William Friedkin‘s memoir, The Friedkin Connection, hit book stores and e-readers last week and has been receiving positive reviews. Not surprising, considering the director’s flair with words and his illustrious career. Exorcist fans should most definitely scoop up a copy, but if you were hesitant to rush out and get …

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