I watched Carrie over the weekend. It’s another remake of Brian De Palma’s horror classic film. I didn’t see the original film, so I can’t tell you if it’s better or worse. However, I can tell you the story is interesting and it kept me on the edge of my seat during parts of the film. None of the characters are very likeable, but I did find myself empathizing with Carrie. You get the sense Carrie would have turned out differently if she wasn’t bullied at school. Carrie (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD (Ultraviolet). Continue reading to learn eight things about the Carrie Blu-ray.
8 Things About the Carrie Blu-ray
- You know her story
The tagline is “you will know her name.” I think a better tagline is “you know her story” because I know Carrie’s story even though I didn’t see the original Carrie movie. Over the years, I and a lot of other people have seen enough clips of the classic to know that a troubled girl is humiliated at the prom when her classmates dump blood on her. And then Carrie gets revenge by unleashing her telekinesis power. That pretty much sums up the story in this latest version of Carrie.
- Carrie is a mutant
In the film, Carrie develops telekinesis power. Thanks to the horror music, you get the sense that her power is sinister and demonic. But if you put her in a different setting, Carrie could easily be a superhero in an X-Men movie. In fact, her power reminds me of Jean Grey’s telekinesis power. Then again, Jean did turn evil when she became the Phoenix and almost killed all the mutants in the third X-Men film.
- It’s the second remake of Carrie
This movie is actually the third version of Stephen King’s Carrie novel. I have not read the book or seen the other two films, so I can’t tell you how they compare to each other. According to some reports, the latest version of Carrie is more faithful to King’s original novel.
- You can skip the alternate ending
The Blu-ray includes two versions of the film: theatrical and alternate ending. In the theatrical version, the story ends at a cemetery with a classmate giving a voice-over. The alternate ending is about a minute longer and ends with a classmate having a nightmare. In my opinion, the theatrical version ends better.
- Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz shine in Carrie
Chloë Grace Moretz was outstanding as the lead character, Carrie White. She played the part perfectly and was very believable as the girl who doesn’t fit in at school. Even better is Julianne Moore. She played the part of Carrie’s deeply religious mother, Margaret White. Julianne did a great job playing the part even though her character is cold, mean and overly religious. Carrie also featured Gabriella Wilde (Sue Snell), Portia Doubleday (Chris Hargensen), Alex Russell (Billy Nolan), Zoë Belkin (Tina), Ansel Elgort (Tommy Ross), Samantha Weinstein (Heather), Karissa Strain (Nicki), Judy Greer (Ms. Desjardin), Katie Strain (Lizzy), Barry Shabaka Henley (Principal Morton), Demetrius Joyette (George), Arlene Mazerolle (Miss Helen Finch), and Evan Gilchrist (Greg Delois). The film was directed by Kimberly Peirce.
- Carrie is rated R
The 99-minute movie is rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. The film isn’t actually scary. In fact, it doesn’t even get gory until the prom scene near the end of the movie.
- It features a collectible cover
The Carrie Blu-ray features an awesome box cover. From one angle, it’s a close-up of Carrie’s face. View it at a different angle and you can see Carrie’s face covered with blood.
- Carrie is loaded with special features
The Carrie Blu-ray combo pack includes the movie on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD (Ultraviolet). In addition, it includes the following bonus features:
- Feature Film With Alternate Ending
- “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
- Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
- The Power of Telekinesis
- Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
- Theatrical Trailer
More info: Carrie Blu-ray Combo Pack