Blu-ray Review: "Carrie (Collector's Edition)"


Brian DePalma’s “Carrie” is one of the greatest horror movies in cinema history. Whether or not he stayed completely true to Stephen King’s novel, the film perfectly captures the harsh world of being an odd duck amongst the popular kids in high school society. I should know, since I was one of those poor souls. You truly agonize for the title character and almost revel in the vengeance she unleashes upon her tormentors. It’s a truly tragic tale that will leave viewers feeling a variety of emotions from fury to fear and sadness.


Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is a high school loner with no confidence and no friends. She also has no idea as to the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother (Piper Laurie) and sadistic classmates finally go too far, the once-shy teen becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her "special gift," causes a frenzy of blood, fire, and brimstone.


The 2-Disc Collector's Edition of “Carrie” contains loads of satisfying bonus material. Disc One contains a new 4K scan of the original negative, original theatrical trailer, and "Carrie" franchise trailer gallery.

Disc Two includes new "More Acting 'Carrie'" – featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Edie McClurg and P.J. Soles; new "Writing 'Carrie'" – an interview with screenwriter Lawrence Cohen; new "Cutting 'Carrie'" – an interview with editor Paul Hirsch; new "Shooting 'Carrie'" – an interview with director of photography Mario Tosi; new "Casting 'Carrie'" –an interview with casting director Harriet B. Helberg; new "Bucket of Blood" – a new interview with composer Pino Donaggio; new Horror's Hallowed Grounds – Revisiting the Film's Original Locations; "Acting 'Carrie'" –iInterviews with Actors Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Priscilla Pointer and P.J. Soles and Art Director Jack Fisk and Director Brian De Palma; "Visualizing 'Carrie'" – interviews with Brian De Palma, Jack Fisk, Lawrence D. Cohen, and Paul Hirsch; a look at "Carrie: The Musical"; TV spots; radio spots; still gallery – rare behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards; and Stephen King and the Evolution of "Carrie" text gallery.


“Carrie” is rated R for sexual references and nudity, violence and gore, profanity, alcohol and smoking, and frightening and intense scenes.

“Carrie (Collector’s Edition)” is available now on Blu-ray.