Dec 222023

Exorcist: Believer is the latest horror movie to try and re-invent itself and comes from the same minds behind the Halloween reboot-trilogy. The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray from Universal on December 19th.



The Exorcist: Believer

Genre(s): Horror, Suspense/Thriller, Drama
Universal Pictures | R – 111 min. – $29.96 | December 19, 2023

Date Published: 12/22/2023 | Author: The Movieman

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Directed by: David Gordon Green
Writer(s): Scott Teems & Danny McBride & David Gordon Green (screen story), Peter Sattler & David Gordon Green (screenplay)
Cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Jennifer Nettles, Nobert Leo Butz, Ann Dowd, Ellen Burstyn

Features: Audio Commentary, Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 2

Audio (4K): English (Dolby Atmos), French (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Audio (BD): English (Dolby Atmos), Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1), French (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Video (4K): 2160p/Widescreen 1.85
Video (BD): 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Dynamic Range: HDR10, Dolby Vision
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Codecs: HEVC / H.265 (4K), MPEG-4 AVC (BD)
Region(s): A, B, C

Universal Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

Note: The screen captures were taken from the included Blu-ray disc.


Since his wife’s death, Victor (LESLIE ODOM JR.) has raised his daughter Angela (LIDYA JEWETT) alone. After Angela and her friend return from a three-day disappearance with missing memories, they begin displaying frightening behavior. Victor’s best hope is to find the only person who has seen anything like this before: Chris MacNeil (ELLEN BURSTYN), whose haunting experience with her daughter Regan may be the key to combating ultimate evil.



This release comes with a title-embossed slip cover and inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Feature Commentary with Co-writer/Director David Gordon Green, Executive Producer Ryan Turek, Co-Writer Peter Sattler and Special Make-Up FX Designer Christopher Nelson

Making a Believer (8:45) takes us behind the scenes on making the film.

Ellen and Linda: Reunited (4:32) is on actors Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair coming back together.

Stages of Possession (6:03) breaks down the possessions and make-up done for each.

The Opening (6:18) is on the opening earthquake sequence and how it was filmed.

Editing an Exorcism (4:34) looks at the editing process.

And last is Masters of Faith (4:24) on how it plays on the story and characters.


4K VIDEO – 4½/5, BLU-RAY VIDEO – 4½/5

Warner Bros. releases The Exorcist: Believer onto 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray where it’s presented with a 2160p and 1080p high-definition respectively. This is a very darkly lit movie so you’re not going to get brilliant colors, however this still looked alright but I wasn’t wildly impressed as detail as it could’ve been a bit sharper in spots. That being said, black levels were stark and there were no signs of artifacting or aliasing. In brief comparison, the 4K does look a bit better but not significantly.


AUDIO – 4¾/5

Both formats come with a Dolby Atmos track which was very strong that really comes to life during and when the possession scenes get ramped up, along with dialogue levels being clean coming from the center channel.




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