Blumhouse and Morgan Creek present a spine-tingling sequel to the iconic 1973 horror classic, as Universal Pictures Home Entertainment releases THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER on Digital on December 1, 2023, and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on December 19, 2023. The release promises never-before-seen bonus content that delves into the depths of terror, providing an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
The film follows Victor (Leslie Odom Jr.), who, after the death of his wife, raises his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) alone. When Angela and her friend (Olivia O’Neill) return from a mysterious three-day disappearance with no recollection of events, they exhibit disturbing behavior. Desperate for answers, Victor seeks the help of Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the only person who has faced such inexplicable horrors before, drawing a direct link to the chilling events of the original 1973 film.
Directed by David Gordon Green, known for his work on Halloween and Prince Avalanche, THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER boasts a star-studded cast including Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia O’Neill, and the return of Ellen Burstyn reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil.
The bonus features included in the 4K UHD, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital releases provide an in-depth exploration of the film’s production:
MAKING A BELIEVER: Dive into the collective approach of filmmakers and cast as they bring synchronized possessions to life, exploring the differing perspectives in this gripping drama.
ELLEN AND LINDA: REUNITED: Witness a historic moment as Chris MacNeil and Regan MacNeil, portrayed by Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair respectively, reunite on-screen after years apart, intricately woven into the fabric of THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER.
STAGES OF POSSESSION: Join Lidya Jewett, Olivia O’Neill, and special makeup FX designer Christopher Nelson as they discuss the physical and mental transformations the characters undergo during the gripping stages of possession.
THE OPENING: Delve into the significance of the film’s first scene set in Haiti, a location distinct from the rest of the narrative, as filmmakers and star Leslie Odom Jr. unravel how this sets the stage for the unfolding horror.
EDITING AN EXORCISM: Director David Gordon Green and editor Tim Alverson provide insights into the challenges of editing the climactic exorcism scene, featuring all the main characters in a riveting culmination.
MATTERS OF FAITH: Explore how experts in theology collaborated with filmmakers to ensure accurate depictions of religious ceremonies, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the film’s terrifying narrative.
FEATURE COMMENTARY: Gain exclusive insights from co-writer/director David Gordon Green, executive producer Ryan Turek, co-writer Peter Sattler, and special makeup FX designer Christopher Nelson as they provide commentary on the intricacies of bringing THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER to life.
As the 50th anniversary of the original horror masterpiece approaches, THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER promises to deliver a fresh and chilling perspective on the battle against ultimate evil. Brace yourself for a journey into the heart of darkness, where the past and present collide in a symphony of terror that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.