EXORCIST II THE HERETIC : COLLECTORS EDITION [BLU-RAY] [download]

EXORCIST II THE HERETIC : COLLECTORS EDITION
[FULL BLU-RAY | BD-50] 

IMDB | Horror | 1977 | USA
Directed by John Boorman, starring Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher.


Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her exorcism. Has the demon returned ?

"I liked the first Exorcist, but The Heretic surpasses it.
Maybe Boorman failed to execute the material, but the movie deserved better than it got." 
- Martin Scorsese

ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This new HD Blu-ray release of The Heretic features two different, unreleased cuts of John Boorman's most disreputed film, reconstructed using true HD sources, and presented alongside almost 2 hours of bonus material.
Please note : both versions featured on this unofficial Blu-ray are different from the cut released by Warner Bros on DVD and BR in 2015.

INCLUDED ON THIS BLU-RAY 
* ORIGINAL DIRECTOR'S CUT [HD 1080p] 
- Runtime : 01:58:46
- Video : AVC1 | 1920x1080 | 1.78:1 original A.R. | 23.97fps | 28.000 kb/s.
- Audio 1 : English | remastered mono mix 2014 | LPCM 1.0 | 768 kb/s.
- Audio 2 : English | new DTS 5.1 mix 2014 | LPCM 5.1 | 1.536 mb/s
- Subtitles : English, French.
 
This full-length, original director's cut was only shown in theaters for a couple of days when the film premiered, before being recut due to negative audience reaction.
It was never released on VHS, LD or DVD or Blu-ray.

* THEATRICAL CUT [HD 1080p]
- Runtime : 01:43:05
- Video : AVC1 | 1920x1080 | 1.85:1 original A.R. | 23.97fps | 28.000 kb/s.
- Audio : English | original mono mix 1977 | LPCM 1.0 | 768 kb/s.

This version runs 15 minutes shorter than the original director's cut.
It was recut by John Boorman himself the day after the premiere of the film, and was released in theaters worldwide, then on VHS. This was the only version of The Heretic available for more than 15 years. It then completely vanished when the film was released in a different cut, first on the VHS re-edition in 1993, then on DVD in 2002. Although this rare theatrical cut misses many scenes, it also features some additional footage exclusive to this version. Some scenes are ordered differently. It includes an added flashback scene, stock footage of Regan as the demon, extra gore, and a different ending. Some of the music and sound effects are also noticably different.

* BONUS FEATURES [SD & HD 1080p] 
- Runtime : 01:48:56
- Video : AVC1 | 1920x1080 & 720x480 | 1.85:1 & 1.33:1 original A.R. | 23.97fps | 28.000 kb/s.
- Audio : English | LPCM 1.0  and 2.0 | 768 kb/s & 1.536 mb/s.
 
Never before seen interview with Linda Blair on the set of The Heretic [1976].
A revealing 25min. interview with John Boorman on Le Divan [1991].
The original video press kit [1977].
Eli Roth talks about 'The Heretic' on 'Trailers From Hell' [2014].
Linda Blair discusses 'The Heretic' on 'Intimate Portrait' [2001].
William Friedkin shares his views on 'The Heretic' [2013].
Linda Blair webcast : 'The Heretic' and the 'Exorcist' saga [2013].
Original Teaser 1976.
Original Trailer 1977.
Audio commentary by Movie-Bonfire.
Photo gallery inc. more than 250 rare promo shots.
Trailers of the other films of the Exorcist saga.
Notes and comparison about different cuts of 'The Heretic'.
Written essay about the film's production [2012].
Music video "Linda Blair" by Tanya Markova [SD].
Animated menus, Easter egg and BD-rom extras.

* BD-ROM EXTRAS [multimedia]
- Media folder size : 716mb
- Audio files : LPCM WAV [24bit 96kHz]
- PDF files and URL files also included.
 
The complete motion picture OST by Ennio Morricone [audio]
The City Of Prague Philharmonic performs "Regan's Theme" in 1996 [audio]
Cinema Misfits reviews "The Heretic" [audio]
New 2014 HQ poster [pdf]
New printable Bluray covers [pdf]
Weblinks.

BLU-RAY SPECS
Format : BD-50 | BDMV
Blu-ray size : 45.4 Gb
Blu-Ray [V2] release date : Feb. 24, 2016.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER
This is an unofficial non-profit release, created for criticism and research. It falls under the copyright act of 1976, 17 U.S.C., section 107. It is not to be sold or manufactured. We do not have any financial interests. We do not support piracy. Please respect the rights of the copyright holders. To have this version, you must own an original, unaltered retail version. By downloading this, the downloader assumes all responsibilities thereof as well as all the consequences that may incur and are hereby warned that downloading such a release might be illegal in their country. Enjoy this release and play it loud !

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