New Release: The Last Exorcism DVD and Blu-ray

The Last Exorcism movie sceneFilm festival favorite horror movie The Last Exorcism was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 4, 2011, from Lionsgate.

Produced by horror guru Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) and the producers of Dawn of the Dead, The Last Exorcism is about an experienced preacher (Patrick Fabian of TV’s Big Love) who travels to rural Lousiana with a film crew to document what is supposed to be his last exorcism. The purpose of the documentary is to dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. But instead of a routine exorcism, he encounters an evil beyond anything he has seen before at the blood-soaked farm of the Sweetzer family. Ashley Bell (TV’s United States of Tara) also stars.

The independent film, made for an estimated $2 million, grossed $41 million in theaters.

The DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray ($39.99) include these special features:

  • two commentaries from the actors, director and producers
  • making-of featurette
  • teaser trailer for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
  • and afeaturette about real-life exorcisms.

The Blu-ray also contains these extras:

  • commentary with stories from a spiritual warfare counselor, a haunting victim and a clinical psychologist
  • and audition footage from Bell and Fabian.

The Last Exorcism also arrived for digital download and video-on-demand the same day.

The horror film played at the L.A. Film Festival, Toronto After Dark, Fright Fest and others in 2010.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.