Just yesterday, Warner Bros. officially announced a new new Blu-ray which will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece The Exorcist, featuring new special features along with the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version. And just as quickly as the devil taking over the soul of young Regan, we now have a look at the cover art and it’s hauntingly gorgeous — you can take a peak at the stairway to hell below!
The Exorcist 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 a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan’s possession. Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins.
The Blu-ray will hit shelves on October 8th!