Special features include audio commentary with director Scott Derrickson, a deleted scene with optional commentary, three featurettes (the 20-minute Genesis Of The Story, the 12-minute Casting The Movie, and 19 minutes dedicated to Visual Design), and up-front ads.
DVD General Information
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
For thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images.
When a young woman dies and her priest is charged with negligent homicide, Attorney Erin Brunner (Linney) takes the case so Father Moore (Wilkinson) can tell his story...and, more importantly, the story of Emily Rose (Carpenter). But after medical examiners and college nurses describe that Emily suffered from epilepsy and psychosis, Brunner can only rely on faith if her client is to be released from his charges resulting from The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. This dramatic (at times spooky) tale is based on the true story of Annaliese Michel, who died in Germany in 1976 after priests tried to exorcise demons from her body. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture is appropriately dark to provide an eerie visual style for the storytelling. Colors are nicely saturated and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely rendered. Facial textures and definition are often quite satisfying, yet there are other scenes that appear somewhat smeared at times. Minor edge halos and signs of pixelization are only noticed on occasion. Tom Stern
Besides the pressence of an annoying high-pitched ringing that can be heard during much of the Dolby
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