Dr. Sapirstein just released his new fanedit: Exorcist 2: The Heretic (Special Edition)
This new release of The Heretic features two different cuts of John Boorman's most disreputed film, reconstructed using true HD sources, and presented alongside almost 2 hours of bonus material.
The ORIGINAL DIRECTOR'S CUT [HD 1080p] and the THEATRICAL CUT [HD 1080p]
From Dr. Sapirstein:
"ORIGINAL DIRECTOR'S CUT [HD 1080p]
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 BD.
Runtime : 01:58:46
THEATRICAL CUT [HD 1080p]
This version runs 15 minutes shorter than the original director's cut. It was recut by John Boorman 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.
Runtime : 01:43:05"
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