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I just received my order last night ( the 1997 edition of The Exorcist brand new on DVD) and I have to say after watching it that I really wish Warner's would have kept the original red and black logo at the beginning of the film. It just makes the opening feel that much creepier!!! Also, I love having the original color timing again during the exorcism!!!! The blu-ray edition did tone down the blue substantially compared to the 1998 25th anniversary and the 2000 version you've never seen, but the original color timing is still the best and what it looked like the first time I saw it. Of course, the 480i transfer in no way competes with the 4K transfer of the blu-ray and the print has alot of pops, scratches, dirt, etc., but it is exactly the unaltered 1973 theatrical edition and that's exactly what I wanted again. I still have an original VHS copy but it's been retired a few years ago permanently. I had gotten this edition back in early 1998 but I have moved a few times since then and quite a few of my DVD'S were lost in one particular move, I can't remember which. Anyway, I'm pleased with my purchase!!!! I got the last brand new sealed copy they were selling at this time and I got a great deal on it considering this version is long out of print, $15.99
Besides the exorcism, does the color of the '97 DVD vary much otherwise compared to the Blu? Also, is the DVD at least anamorphic? That would help a lot image-wise.
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Digibook is one of my favorite blu-rays I own:

-Phenomenal film with mutiple cuts available
-Amazing high def transfer
-Wealth of supplements, some of which are actually worth rewatching
-Attractive packaging that also mimics original poster art.
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This movie was originally shot in the aspect ratio of 1.37:1. The aspect ratio should actually be 1.66:1 and no wider than that!
It was never projected theatrically at 1.33. It was composed and framed for 1.85, regardless of what size the negative was.
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Besides the exorcism, does the color of the '97 DVD vary much otherwise compared to the Blu? Also, is the DVD at least anamorphic? That would help a lot image-wise.
Colors don't vary too much. They actually look better and stronger on the blu-ray. It's just the exorcism that's altered the most. It's a flipper disc, anamorphic on one side and full screen on the other. Of course, I watched it in wide screen anamorphic.
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Of course, the 480i transfer in no way competes with the 4K transfer of the blu-ray and the print has alot of pops, scratches, dirt, etc., but it is exactly the unaltered 1973 theatrical edition and that's exactly what I wanted again.
Aside from the soundtrack, which I believe is the '79 stereo mix (and it's in 5.1 on the full-frame side).

I'm also not convinced that a 90s NTSC transfer is the best way to judge a movie's original color timing, but I've never seen an original 1973 print, so I can't say what is correct.
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