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I was one of those who just thought this was a dumb teen horror movie, and was thus surprised when it was the first film we studied in one of my college film courses. Learning how deftly layered and brilliantly directed this movie is was in large part my first awakening to how interesting and well-done horror and other dismissed genres can be.
Although this film was considered horror when it came out, now, more than 20 years later, I think you have to look at it as more of a macabre tragic drama, because certainly no one will be scared by it. Many on the IMDb complain that "nothing happens" in the first hour, which I blame on its continuing place in the "horror" genre. Unfortunately, those people are missing all of the character development and thematic content that makes the ending so moving to those who have followed it.
The film is unflinching in its portrayal of female jealousy and sublimated sexual rage. The appearance of Carrie's powers coincides with her first period, i.e. the onset of sexual maturity. The following events are all about sexual attraction and jealousy, following Carrie's emergence as a woman, the dynamics of the other girls at school and their sexual/romantic intrigues, and the White family's bizarre sexual mores. The drama with the girls at school is all about dates and sex and going to the prom. Carrie's sympathetic gym teacher tries to get her to wear makeup and pay more attention to her hair.Read more ›
**Video and Audio Quality**
To keep it plain and simple: Carrie on DVD looks more like VHS quality, and Carrie on Blu-Ray looks more like DVD quality. So it never reaches the crisp, crystal clear look of today's Blu-Ray releases, but it is definitely cleaner and finer quality than the DVD. So if you want the best Carrie experience then watch it on Blu-Ray!
The Blu-Ray disc contains only the theatrical trailer. The DVD, however, is loaded with interviews by all the main cast members, director Brian DePalma, and others who worked on the film. There's a lot to learn from watching the interviews, including the conflicts and challenges they all underwent to make the film, a behind-the-scenes look on the special effects, and a deleted scene that was to be the prologue of the movie. There's also a photogallery and comparison between Stephen King's version of Carrie and Brian DePalma's version of Carrie, plus more.
**The Combo Pack**
It would have been better for everyone had they included the DVD special features on the Blu-Ray disc, but having it all on a combo pack is the next best thing, so if you're a Carrie fan or just love a beautifully crafted classical tale, this is a must have! Own this unforgettable drama/horror movie on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack today!
At school, the misfit Carrie White is friendless. Her feminine beauty is invisible to her classmates, who view only her inability to meet the standards of adolescent society. At home, the harassment tears her soul apart. Her mother is a deluded, man-hating and sexually repressed sociopath who unleashes her repressed sexuality by sadistically inflicting punishment on her blossoming daughter in the name of "Jesus."
When Carrie, ignorant of the facts of life, experiences the onset of her period at school, the scene is set for the perfect storm in horror movie history. Carrie believes that she is dying. Her classmates, like the pack of animals that they are, sense blood and go on the attack. At home, it becomes yet another means for the sadist to humiliate her prey. The school is ultimately clueless as to how to address the issue, thereby providing the perfect battlefield for the Armageddon to come.
Carrie is emotionally powerful horror film, an outstanding metaphor for the trauma of adolescent change, and no other film matches it's perfection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie is a classic, this is the only Carrie movie I like... the package was good, and it came on time.Published 1 day ago by Nique
Such a creepy movie. I enjoyed it, but forgot how creepy it was. Holds up well.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Ahhhh... There's nothing like a sweet revenge-trip! Good acting and production value. Cruel and mean people getting their brutal comeuppance. Wonderful!Published 28 days ago by Justin
Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of this effective filming of the Stephen King novel looks fine in HD, though the extras are to be found only on the DVD.Published 1 month ago by Quiet Knight
Haven't read the book since 1975 and had not viewed the movie since it came out. Certainly a Stephen King classic.Published 1 month ago by brendarezvan
Really Unique story but it has always felt unfinished. The book brings far more clarity than any of the remakes.Published 2 months ago by Allie
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I'm also psyched that this is coming out on Blu-Ray but as with you, I hope that it's worth the upgrade. Check out the following site as the release date approaches:
They always post very good reviews of newly released hi-def movies and give all... Read More
Aug 26, 2008 by eric_f | See all 7 posts
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Biggus Dickus shall hear of this!
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Nope, sorry. Ask on other popular forums.
Oct 12, 2008 by horror1896 | See all 2 posts
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The special edition DVD has the most extras. You can get this on its own, in a combo pack with the Blu-ray, or in a triple pack with Carrie 2 and the remake.
Nov 6, 2011 by Seamus Flynn | See all 3 posts
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