The latest Exorcist film is going to try and win more people over when it arrives on physical media in January 2024: more here.
Plaudits were hardly being thrown in the direction of The Exorcist: Believer when it landed on cinema screens in the autumn. The hope for those behind it was that the union of horror house Blumhouse and a classic horror franchise would yield Halloween levels of box office.
That, though, did not happen. Instead, the reviews at best for The Exorcist: Believer could generously be described as on the testing side (including this one). Directed by David Gordon Green (who was coming off the back of the last Halloween trilogy), the films are said to have been a $400m investment for Universal Pictures, with a trilogy planned.
The Exorcist: Believer didn’t exactly bomb though, but its gross of $134m worldwide is below where Universal and Blumhouse would have wanted the number to be. Likewise, there’s now discussion as to whether the planned follow-up – The Exorcist: Deceiver – will remain on course for an April 2025 release.
All that said, there’s a chance for those who missed The Exorcist: Believer on the big screen to give it a go on physical media. The film is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in the UK, and it’s been given a release date over here of January 8th 2024.
It doesn’t look like the release is going to be awash with extra features though. Barely any from what we can judge so far. But for now, we’ll leave you with the synopsis…
Director David Gordon Green (“Halloween” trilogy) revisits this terrifying story that broke box office records, won 2 Academy Awards® and influenced the trajectory of horror films. Leslie Odom Jr. stars in this direct sequel to the first film, alongside the original Exorcist star Ellen Burstyn reprising the role of Chris MacNeil. When a 12-year-old girl becomes possessed by a mysterious demonic entity, her father desperately searches for help, finding aid with someone whose daughter survived a similar possession in the 1970’s.