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!
18 thoughts on “Cover art for The Exorcist 40th Anniversary is a stairway to hell”
i never thought anything would take the place of the iconic image of Father Merrin standing outside the house; but this image may indeed do just that.
No doubt man! That shot holds so much meaning. It’s no easy task changing the art for such a classic film such as this but they did a fantastic job. The release date is October 8th. I updated the article just in case anyone else was curious!
Awesome! That’s why they hire you for all the wet work, Rhino Ryan!!
Hahah thanks man! Appreciate that my friend!
Anytime. my friend!
Any idea of a release date?
Damn, another one I need to buy.
No doubt. I already own the extended director’s cut & original theatrical version on Blu-ray but this one is almost too gorgeous to pass up. Plus the bonus features on it are pretty mouth watering.
Yeah, I’m with JMount, I didn’t think they could find another shot that’s better than the street shot and beam of light that’s become so iconic.
But for those of us who have seen the film, that shot of those stairs is pretty powerful stuff. I like it.
Exactly Fogs. The stairs carry so much meaning. It’s actually surprising we haven’t seen a cover for the film with this image on it sooner.
Awesome cover art!
Yea man, it’s great!
No, not for me, this is a missed opportunity on updating a great movie. If i spend any money on a blu-ray, then it has to be a blu-ray 3D. Wouldn’t that green puke been something to see? And what about that defiled church imagery?
lol, that would be pretty ridiculous!
Love it! I almost want to buy it, even though I already have the movie on DVD…
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An excellent choice — and we cannot wait to pick up the new “new” Blu-ray for The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Edition. We may re-think this urge after dark, however…
I never thought a shot of a staircase could be so terrifying.
Yea no kidding. It’s definitely an iconic one tho!