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The Exorcist 1973 Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback is the collector’s edition of this guide, in a strictly limited edition hardcover format – only 50 in the world – and signed and numbered by the authors with a FREE exclusive Exorcist art print.
Join the battle against unholy evil with our signed hardcover Ultimate Guide to The Exorcist – a beautiful limited edition celebration of a milestone in cinema that draws you into a netherworld of possession, insanity and some difficult casting choices.
William Peter Blatty’s novel ‘The Exorcist’ was already a hit when it arrived in cinemas in 1973, but its journey from page to screen was by no means straightforward. The signed hardback Ultimate Guide to The Exorcist explores the twisting path taken by the project as Blatty and director William Friedkin sought to bring the tale of Regan MacNeil, Fathers Merrin and Karras, and demonic attacker Pazuzu to the screen.
REMEMBER – THERE ARE ONLY 50 COPIES OF THIS TITLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
Every page of this signed Exorcist hardback guide is inspired by the movie’s unique atmosphere. An unfussy design reflects the production’s no-nonsense attitude to its subject matter, with stills beautifully restored and reproduced so as to capture every detail of Owen Roizman’s stunningly inventive cinematography. A range of informative articles explores the movie’s production, content and impact: every page reveals something new as you enter an eerie and claustrophobic world.
This signed hardcover guide to The Exorcist shows the many reasons why the movie has pride of place among horror fans, and yet many people – including some right at the heart of the production – say it’s not a horror film at all. Its layered complexity and ability to make us question ourselves is one of the movie’s most powerful characteristics: our signed hardback Exorcist guide explores the many genres it crosses, from harrowing body horror through to nightmarish religious conflict and a dramatic exploration of mental illness.
You’ll also learn about the movie’s complex relationship with the censorship authorities. The question of whether it should have been R or X rated, and what the resulting decision meant, offers a fascinating glimpse into a defining moment in Hollywood history. Our signed hardcover Exorcist Ultimate Guide is filled with detail on the controversies and conversations that follow the movie to this day.
Of course, the story of Regan’s possession is more than a tale of one girl and her ghoul: her anguished mother Chris, tormented Father Karras and stoical Father Merrin make for compelling on-screen counterparts. With this in mind the signed hardback Ultimate Guide to The Exorcist has a host of biographies on the cast and crew who created this monumental motion picture: you’ll discover facts about the lives and careers of the likes of stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair and Jason Miller, as well as the support cast such as Kitty Winn and Jack MacGowran. We also head behind the scenes, looking at the work of author Blatty and director Friedkin alongside the production staff who all had a hand in a most unique piece of cinematic art.
The house is getting colder and there’s a strange scratching coming from the attic. Has the friendly Captain Howdy come to pay us a visit, or is it… something else? Probably best not to worry. Just sit down with our signed hardback guide to The Exorcist and let those two priests get on with whatever they’re doing. It’s getting a little noisy up there, so you’ve plenty of time to get stuck into this tribute to one of cinema’s all-time greats.
Collectors please note: the art print included with this product is different from the one accompanying the signed softback.
- 40 pages
- A4 portrait format
- Full colour throughout
- Image wrap hardback cover
- Individually signed and numbered by the authors
- Includes FREE Exorcist 1973 art print