Unseen FX Test Footage From ‘THE EXORCIST’!!

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Unseen FX Test Footage From ‘THE EXORCIST’!!

Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:55 am

Bloody Disgusting is beyond excited to present you with an exclusive look at never-before-seen special effects test footage that’s been unearthed from William Friedkin’s 1973 horror masterpiece The Exorcist! The footage was provided by someone very special to us, who unfortuantely cannot be named.

Let me attempt to explain what you’re about to see (it will be broken into 3 parts with more “treats” coming in a few days!)…

This footage came from a 16mm print which was labeled as such: “Warner Bros color timed anamorphic test – The Exorcist.” The case had William Friedkin’s name hand written on the address label.

The following footage was shot on 35mm. This print was a 16mm reduction of the 35mm footage, probably intended to view tests at home or in the office.
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/31973 ... -exorcist/

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Post by Howard64 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:47 am

pretty cool find Sherb! I have the extended directors cut finally
on DVD. Sent for it through amazon. This movie still creeps me
out some in parts. Now the book was intense!!! Much more dialogue
between Karras and the entity that was NOT in the movie.

Thanks for posting!
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Post by radiomixer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:09 pm

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Post by AmityPhotos » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:15 pm

Awesome Find!! Huge Exorcist fan here. I just met William Friedkin on Saturday. Sadly he didn't walk the red carpet I was shooting, but caught him leaving the premiere and got a picture with him and spoke to him for a minute.

Then just last night I got an offer to be the photographer for a charity event featuring Linda Blair this Sunday. I'll be heading out there tomorrow/Saturday and I'm hoping that since this place is in the middle of nowhere, Linda will also be staying in the 'Mansion' with us.
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Post by AKA JH70 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:22 am

Hey Radio.....is THAT how you style your hair every morning???

LOL...that's almost as hypnotic as squirrel nuts!

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Post by radiomixer » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:46 pm

AKA JH70 wrote:Hey Radio.....is THAT how you style your hair every morning???

LOL...that's almost as hypnotic as squirrel nuts!
Oh yeah? I got sumfin for YOU.

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Post by Howard64 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:19 am

LMAO!!!! Or how about this one...

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Post by AKA JH70 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:20 am

First Radio and now you Howard??

It's a non-stop squirrel fest! LMAO

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Post by Shawn » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Very cool find sherb!!!


Radio~POKE!!! LMAO!
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Post by Howard64 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:47 pm

we should take this to the squirrel thread and get back on topic with
Sherb...sorry bout that:)
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Post by Brendan72 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:18 pm

A lot can be said for both the original and directors cut of this film.

It is interesting to see what logistics they had to go through in order to obtain the realism. The levitation looked to be quite a bit to perfect.
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Post by Howard64 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:15 am

I learned that the part where Karras was vomited on was a total surprise to
the actor. He was totally revulsed by it which lended the effect it did:)
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Post by Brendan72 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:01 am

William Friedkin was apparently known to pull stunts like that on the actors, in order to get the desired effect.

There was the claim made by cast members that he would fire a pistol in the air while on set, to scare the freckle out of everyone.
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Post by Matt9290 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:10 am

Brendan72 wrote:William Friedkin was apparently known to pull stunts like that on the actors, in order to get the desired effect.

There was the claim made by cast members that he would fire a pistol in the air while on set, to scare the freckle out of everyone.
In the UK release of the movie (in the extra feature) they say he shot a gun a couple of times… Most noticeable in the movie, is where the priest is sitting in the living room thinking, and suddenly there is a sound coming from upstairs – to get the startled look, the gun was shot a few feet away (unbeknown to the actor who almost dies of fright).
The fall down the stairs was another traumatic experience for the actor… Who ended up more frightened of the director than the fall itself!
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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:36 am

That vomiting scene you speak of......

Do you know how that was done?? I always thought it was pea soup that she spewed out.

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Post by AmityPhotos » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:08 am

Was around Linda Blair yesterday for about 5-6 hours. She mentioned the reason she lives on the west coast is because of a back injury she suffered on the Exorcist. She would love to be on the East Coast, but her back doesn't do well at all during the cold weather.

Ellen Burstyn also has talked about injuring her back due to William Friedkin pulling her during the 'first' head turning scene
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:12 pm

AmityPhotos wrote:Ellen Burstyn also has talked about injuring her back due to William Friedkin pulling her during the 'first' head turning scene
Yeah, that shot is still in the movie.

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Post by Howard64 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:21 pm

AKA JH70 wrote:That vomiting scene you speak of......

Do you know how that was done?? I always thought it was pea soup that she spewed out.

I think it was done with a hose and a bag full of the green yuck. And
since the room was cold to begin with, since the stuff was warm, it steamed
as it lay splattered all over Karras. Apparently the effects guy hit the switch
just about the time Karras got close and without warning ...WHAMMO...
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:42 pm

bloody-disgusting wrote:Below you’ll find 2 more of the 4 videos (shared over 3 days) in which we see the bed and room shake!
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/31982 ... -exorcist/

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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:45 pm

Howard64 wrote:
AKA JH70 wrote:That vomiting scene you speak of......

Do you know how that was done?? I always thought it was pea soup that she spewed out.

I think it was done with a hose and a bag full of the green yuck. And
since the room was cold to begin with, since the stuff was warm, it steamed
as it lay splattered all over Karras. Apparently the effects guy hit the switch
just about the time Karras got close and without warning ...WHAMMO...
I hope they made that green yuck somewhat palatable. Maybe a minty flavor? LOL

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Something a bit different while we wait for the third part...


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