Warner sets 'Director's Cut' screening ahead of DVD

Warner Bros. has set a one-night showing for “The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut” at 457 theaters on Sept. 30, a week before the Blu-ray version goes on sale.

New version of the 1973 release includes never-before-seen on-set footage and interviews with director William Friedkin, writer William Peter Blatty and actress Linda Blair as well as material from other members of the original cast and crew.

Showings have been booked by AMC, Celebration, Cinemark, Clearview, Cobb, Kerasotes, National Amusements, Rave and Regal as well as the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Carolina in Asheville, N.C., the Majestic 10 in Williston, Vt., and Penn Cinema in Lititz, Pa.

“The Exorcist” grossed $440 million worldwide, putting it in the top 10 films of all time, adjusted for inflation.

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