As the second sequel to the horror milestone The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty’s occult crime story The Exorcist III was under immense pressure – both behind the scenes and because of audience anticipation. Pressure that the film could not withstand at first: Although it did bring in respectable box office income, both the press reviews and the reactions of horror fans were initially rather negative. However: For some years now, «The Exorcist III» has been rediscovered and valued as a gem that has previously been sold undervalued — also thanks to a jump scare, which quite a few horror fans count among the best ever .
The consequences of the pressure of expectations behind the scenes are also gradually being eliminated: In 1990, a film version dictated by the studio celebrated its premiere in which various scenes were changed, replaced or removed against the will of the director. The Director’s Cut was first released in US home theaters in 2016, and now we’re finally following suit: «The Exorcist III» will be released on August 26, 2022 in the limited media book that contains both cut versions .
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The Mediabook appears with several cover variants. All editions include the theatrical version on DVD and Blu-ray, the Director’s Cut on Blu-ray and a 24-page booklet detailing the film’s complicated production history.
This is «The Exorcist III»
In the small town of Georgetown, a gruesome series of murders follows a clear pattern: All victims have had their right index finger removed and a Zodiac symbol carved into their left palm. The Gemini killer did the same thing, although he was executed years ago. Lieutenant William F. Kinderman ( George C. Scott ) takes on the strange case and follows the leads into a mental institution, where a patient is apparently possessed by the Gemini Killer — in every sense of the word…
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