Big Week for Horror Films on DVD and Blu-Ray!

October is the month for horror.  So it’s no surprise that this Tuesday (10/5/10) sees a healthy set horror films coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Leading the pack is the release of the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, and a new to blu-ray releases of The Exorcist, Grindhouse (featuring the theatrical cut) and The Blair Witch Project.  The latter films feature brand new transfers and a wealth of extras.

More info on all these releases after the jump.

The Exorcist release is jam-packed with extras, and features both the Theatrical Cut and the “Version You’ve Never Seen Before”.  Here’s a complete rundown:


Disc 1: – Extended Director’s Cut (2000) plus Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director William Friedkin
  • Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist – set footage produced and photographed by Owen Roizman, camera and makeup tests, and interviews with director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty and Owen Roizman (new; Blu-ray exclusive)
  • The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now – Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot (new; Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist – with director William Friedkin and author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty discussing the different versions of the film and featuring outtakes from the film (new; Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Trailers, TV spots & radio spots from the film’s 2000 release

Disc 2 – Theatrical Cut (1973) plus Special Features

  • Introduction by director William Friedkin
  • Commentaries:
    • William Friedkin
    • William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
  • The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist [1998 BBC documentary]
  • Additional interviews with William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty:
    • The Original Cut
    • Stairway to Heaven
    • The Final Reckoning
  • Original ending
  • Sketches & storyboards
  • Trailers & TV spots from the 1973 version

And here’s a rundown of the extras for Grindhouse:

Disc 2
Planet Terror

  • Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Film School
  • The Badass Babes of Planet Terror
  • The Guys of Planet Terror
  • Casting Rebel
  • Sickos, Bullets, And Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
  • The Friend, The Doctor, and the Real Estate Agent
  • Planet Terror Poster Gallery

Death Proof

  • Stunts On Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
  • Quentin’s Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
  • The Guys of Death Proof
  • Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
  • Finding Quentin’s Gals
  • The Uncut Version of “Baby, It’s You” performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Introducing Zoe Bell
  • Double Dare Trailer
  • Death Proof Extended Music
  • Death Proof Poster Gallery

Plus these all-new bonus features:

  • Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Cooking School
  • The Makeup Effects of Planet Terror
  • The Hot Rods of Death Proof
  • From Texas to Tennessee: The Production Design of Death Proof
  • Trailers
  • Extended Werewolf Women of The SS Trailer
  • View Extended Cut Of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer with Commentary by Director Rob Zombie
  • The Making Of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer
  • Extended Don’t Trailer
  • View Extended Cut Of Don’t Trailer with Commentary by Director Edgar Wright
  • The Making of Don’t Trailer
  • Don’t Storyboard/Trailer Comparison
  • View Don’t Storyboard/Trailer Comparison with Commentary by Director Edgar Wright
  • Don’t Storyboards Still Gallery
  • Don’t Poster
  • The Making of Thanksgiving Trailer
  • New York Times Talk with Quention Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg at Comic Con 2006 Featuring the Directors and Cast of Grindhouse
  • Grindhouse Trailer Contest Winner Hobo With A Shotgun

Other horror films released this week include Splice, Open Water/Open Water 2 double feature,  The Evil/Twice Dead Double Feature, The Troll 2, Sisters, Don’t Look in the Cellar, Destined to be Ingested, The Farm, Fingerprints, Haute Tension, Human Centipede and more!


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