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Exorcist II: The Heretic - Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by t1g3r5fan, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. TravisR

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    After 40 years of Michael being the face of that series, you're probably right but I think if Halloween had been made in the last few years, they might have been able to transition to a series of different scary movies each year.


    Unfortunately, I can't argue with that.
     
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    I think The Conjuring idea of covering different cases from the Warrens is interesting and a good one. Funny that they are stuck calling all of the films in the main series The Conjuring as a better name for the series would be something like The Warren Files...but maybe that's more a TV name. I have not watched any of the Annabelle or The Nun spinoffs but they seem to want to keep rolling with those as well.

    I think it is always kind of interesting how they approach a sequel or in today's terms it seems "building a universe" which seems to mean they will make as many films as possible that relate to just about anything in a previous film.

    I thought the shift to Irish mask maker after two Micheal Myers films was perfect timing to shift away from the whole Haddonfield side of Mike's stalk and kill yarn. But hey, who am I to say?
     
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    The Warren Files was listed a working title for the film prior to release.
     
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    Ha, they probably felt like The Warren Files would make people think it was a film about an accountant or tax collector!
     
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    At least Boorman redeemed himself with Excalibur.
     
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    Reggie W

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    I believe that Burstyn was asked and either was not available or turned it down. I do think Burstyn would have been better to have in a sequel to The Exorcist than Linda Blair...who honestly could have been left out of a sequel entirely or had a minor part.

    In truth the actual sequel to The Exorcist is Blatty's film wrongly titled Exorcist III...it should be called Legion. It may be the third in the series of films but it is actually the follow-up to The Exorcist.
     
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    Oh really? I thought Exorcist II was actually called "The Ninth Configuration". ;)
     
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    Well, yes the astronaut in The Ninth Configuration is meant to be the one Regan says “You’re gonna die up there.” to...so I think the proper way to put it in today’s terms is “It’s in the same universe.” :laugh:
     
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    So, the reaction to The Exorcist was this:



    Not quite the reaction The Heretic got...

    This is a fun watch...

     
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    And here is Friedkin letting loose on The Heretic...

     

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