The Exorcist III [Collector's Edition] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1990]

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  • Release Date: 10/25/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 15)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes/alternate takes and bloopers
  • Disc One:
  • Disc Two:
  • NEW a "Wonderfull" Time - interviews with producer Carter DeHaven and more...
  • NEW all this bleeding - a look at the additional shoot and special effects
  • NEW audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty
  • NEW director's cut
  • NEW music for a padded cell - an interview with composer Barry De Vorzon
  • NEW signs of the gemini - an interview with Brad Dourif
  • NEW the devil in the details - interview with production designer Leslie Dilley and more
  • Photo gallery
  • TV spots
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Vintage featurette
  • Vintage interviews with William Peter Blatty, actors George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders and more...

Synopsis


The Exorcist III
William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, directed this intriguing, deliberately-paced thriller based on his novel Legion. Ignoring the events of John Boorman's disappointing Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), the film moves ahead 15 years from the end of the original, when Georgetown is being plagued by occult murders bearing signs of the long-dead Gemini Killer, James Venamon (Brad Dourif). Although the killer was executed 15 years earlier, a young boy is horribly mutilated and the ailing Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is drained of blood in his hospital bed. George C. Scott takes over the role of dedicated police Lt. William Kinderman, who is convinced that the key to the killings lies in an amnesiac mental patient who looks exactly like the dead Father Karras (Jason Miller) at some times, and like Venamon at others. It appears that Venamon was executed at the exact moment that Father Karras became possessed by the killer/devil and hurtled from the window at the end of the first film. Kinderman slowly comes to accept that the patient is Venamon and enlists an exorcist, Father Morning (Nicol Williamson), to free Karras' soul and stop the murders. The Exorcist III is heavy on dialogue, but contains some fine performances and some chilling moments, particularly the haunting opening in a Georgetown church. George DiCenzo, Viveca Lindfors, and Zohra Lampert also appear in this underrated, low-key horror film. Award-winning makeup artist Greg Cannom contributed to the special-effects, Gerry Fisher's cinematography is excellent, and the cast includes some notable bit parts by Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Ewing, and Tyra Ferrell. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • George C. Scott
    George C. Scott - Kinderman
  • Jason Miller
    Jason Miller - Patient X
  • Ed Flanders
    Ed Flanders - Father Dyer
  • Brad Dourif
    Brad Dourif - Gemini Killer
  • Nicol Williamson
    Nicol Williamson - Father Morning



Customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sequel to the scariest movie of all time

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    geminidreamatl30
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    The Exorcist has always been one of my favorite movies of all time and to me is one of the scariest if not scariest movies ever made and is groundbreaking in film making. so when they followed it up with a sequel, it was....very disappointing. but then something unusual happened. the writer of the original novel and screen play of the original, William Peter Blatty (who passed away today) wrote and directed a third exorcist movie (originally called legion based on his novel). This one was a much better improvement on the second. more so a cop thriller but it still has some VERY scary and disturbing moments. the only downfall was the tacked on exorcism the studio force blatty to re shoot from his original screen play but luckily a directors cut is on this disc that follows blatty's original script as close as possible to the footage that was found (some was lost or destroyed over time so its not a true directors cut) but its better then nothing. both films are good and both are def worth a watch. plus having a big actor like George C Scott in the lead doesnt hurt either. not the best movie but not the worst. if your looking for the original exorcist you will be disappointed. if your looking for a supernatural thriller with characters from the first movie, youll be entertained.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Yawn

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    dwill
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    I haven't seen this movie in years. I finally decided to add it to my collection. I still find this movie to be a bit boring. It's definitely better than Heretic. It also picks up some of the story from the original movie and no, i'm not talking about Regan. This is still a disappointment for an Exorcist movie. Not sure if i can really recommend this to anyone who isn't a big fan of the original.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Um... hmm...

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    dudekid
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    So, I guess it's technically a direct sequel to The Exorcist, or at least the writer's book of film version, as he also directed this. It's pretty decent until the end, either cut of the film you choose, but certainly no great shakes. I was entertained as it has a couple of good scares, but overall, rent it unless it's cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exorcist III Blu Ray

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    fslug
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    Exorcist III- Although misunderstood and critically dismissed upon initial release this film deliver like its predecessor (Exorcist II) couldn't. Georce C. Scott does a great job of playing a determined, yet baffled investigator. The blu-ray is crisp and sharp and the sound can rattle the cage at times. Overall, a worthy entry in the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent version of an underrated classic!

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    azrael4854
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    This is an excellent blu, and if you're a fan it's a must own! Two versions of a classic film. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXORCIST III

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    SCAMPERTIM
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    THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR THE EXORCIST-FAN BASE. ONE GREAT RE/MASTER-DIRECTOR'S-CUT. A MUST HAVE FOR YOUR COLLECTION !!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally on blueray

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    burnt838
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    I've been waiting a long time for this one to be on blueray. Comes with a directors cut also. Love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie and great story.

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    Martin
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    Legendary author and story. Glad its finally out on blueray

    I would recommend this to a friend



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