MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: The Exorcist II, Fireworks, The Dawn Wall, BlacKkKlansman Prince Song

MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: The Exorcist II, Fireworks, The Dawn Wall, BlacKkKlansman Prince Song 1

On 9/25, Evil and Extras Abound in the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC from Scream Factory

Following the enormous box-office success of its supernatural predecessor, EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC premiered in 1977 to deliver another dose of demonic possession to terrified audiences. And, on September 25, 2018, Scream Factory pays homage to this haunting sequel with the ultimate blu-ray collector’s edition. The 2-disc set, featuring new 2K scans of both theatrical editions from original film elements, is also loaded with specially-created features including an interview with Linda Blair, audio commentary from director John Boorman and much more.
In EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC, bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator (Richard Burton) and a research specialist (Louise Fletcher) free her from its grasp?
Employing production design and special effects that are dizzily exhilarating and a supporting cast (Max von Sydow, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones) of compelling distinction, director Boorman (Deliverance) draws us into the tangible experience of evil. We fly with the demon, feel the African landscape vibrate and get engulfed in the terror of swarming locusts as the Exorcist franchise continues to weave its fascinating, frightful spell.
Fans eager to receive the set prior to its release are invited to order the collector’s edition directly from shoutfactory.com; it will ship two weeks early and, while supplies last, the order will be accompanied by a free 18×24 rolled poster featuring Scream Factory’s chilling new artwork.
EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC Special Features
DISC ONE (118 minute Cut):
  • NEW 2K scan from original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director John Boorman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with project consultant Scott Bosco
  • NEW What Does She Remember?aninterview with actress Linda Blair
  • NEW interview with editor Tom Priestley
DISC TWO (102 minute Cut):
  • NEW 2K scan from original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Mike White of The Projection Booth blog
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries – Color and B&W Stills, Behind-the-Scenes, Deleted Scene photos, Posters and Lobby Cards

From the Producer of ‘Your Name’ Comes ‘FIREWORKS’ on Blu-ray & DVD November 20 from GKIDS & Shout! Factory

MID-WEEK ROUNDUP: The Exorcist II, Fireworks, The Dawn Wall, BlacKkKlansman Prince Song 3

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist in Fireworks. The breathtakingly beautiful animated tale will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 20, 2018 by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke are both enraptured by the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her.When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-colored ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But
each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.
Bonus features are currently in progress and will be announced at a later date.

THE DAWN WALL lands a new trailer.

Directed by Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer (Valley Uprising)
Starring Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson
Produced by Josh Lowell, Philipp Manderla, Peter Mortimer
Director of Photography Brett Lowell
Editor: Josh Lowell

RT: 100 minutes
In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

The Dawn Wall is a film by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films.

BlacKkKlansman | New Spike Lee Directed Extended Trailer for Unreleased Prince Song

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace
Producer: Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee, and Shaun Redick

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