On VOD, Digital HD & Blu-ray April 13, 2021
“Friedkin is as deft a storyteller on camera as he is behind it.” – Variety
“engaging, fascinating, and entertaining” – RogerEbert.com
“insightful, thought-provoking, and candid…a must-see for anyone who loves The Exorcist” – Daily Dead
RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to the documentary LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST from Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST will be released on VOD, Digital HD and Blu-ray on April 13, 2021.
Written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene, The People vs. George Lucas), LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST stars William Friedkin (To Live and Die in L.A., The Exorcist). RLJE Films will release the film on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96.
LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST is a complete dissection and sweeping examination of the award-winning genre classic The Exorcist. Explore the uncharted depths of William Friedkin’s mind’s eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that helped shape his life and filmography, as told by the man himself.
LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST iTunes Extras include the following bonus features:
- 2020 BIFAN Masterclass with William Friedkin and Alexandre O. Philippe
- 2020 Denver Film – In Conversation with William Friedkin and Alexandre O. Philippe
LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST BLU-RAY
Rating: Not Rated
Subtitles: English SDH
Length: 104 minutes
ABOUT RLJE FILMS
RLJE Films’ recent features include Color Out of Space starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from director Bryan Bertino; Steve Byrne’s The Opening Act from producers Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley; David Ayer’s The Tax Collector and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy. Upcoming films include Sion Sono’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival premiere Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella and Shoplifters of the World from director Stephen Kijak. us.rljentertainment.com.
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ABOUT AMC NETWORKS
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK (formerly branded “UMC”). AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business.