October 11, 2016

31 Days of Horror Blu-rays: Carrie (1976)

"At the center of the terror is Carrie (Spacek), a high school loner with no confidence, no friends... and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother 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 all hell to break loose in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone!'

Another Must Own movie hitting Blu-ray today is Brian De Palma's classic coming of age story (lol), Carrie, which is being given the 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition treatment by Scream Factory.

Carrie is a classic Horror movie in every sense of the word, and this new Blu-ray edition looks like it's going to do it great justice, and then some. The idea of a new 4k scan alone makes us drool in anticipation.

Bonus Features:

  • NEW 4K Scan of the original negative and restoration.
  • 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 – interview with composer Pino Donaggio.
  • NEW Horror's Hallowed Grounds – a tour of the film's locations.
  • Acting Carrie- interviews with Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, Jack Fisk, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Priscilla Pointer, P.J. Soles and Brian DePalma.
  • Visualizing Carrie- interviews with Brian De Palma, Jack Fisk, Lawrence D. Cohen, Paul Hirsch.
  • Carrie, the Musical.
  • Vinatge TV Spots.
  • Vintage Radio Spots.
  • Still Gallery – rare behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards.
  • Stephen King and the Evolution of Carrie text gallery.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer.
  • CARRIE Franchise Trailer Gallery.

This is a great movie, filled with all sorts of deaths by explosion, electrocution, and flying knives, with a finale filled with a gym full of burning students. Brian Depalma masterfully directs this Stephen King story, and gives us one of the best movies of the 70's. It's also pretty cool to see John Travolta as one of the jerks who gets what he deserves. The rest of the cast is great too, all around. The last scene in this movie gave me nightmares for weeks. when I was a kid.

What an excellent October movie.


1 comment :

  1. LOL, I used to love that movie as a kid, The one that you used for your 31 days of Horror BluRay. That Dolph Lundgren movie, "I Come In Peace".
    It's got all the tropes. Buddy Cops, Cool Partner-Geek Partner, Bad Alien chases Good Alien, Alien has a hi-tech weapon, Cool Cop has catchphrases. I know there are more, but I can't think of them.

    Reminds me of another movie called "The Hidden" with Kyle Maclachlan.

    You know what movies I thought were cool, those Full Moon Movies.
    They would have the making of and also the video newsletter on their upcoming titles. In fact I think they had came up with the DVD extras LONG before DVDs had even came out. How many VHS movies had extras on them on a regular basis. There can't be many besides the Full Moon series. A Lot of those titles are hard to come buy, and if they are they are poor quality. IDK if it is still up, but about a year or so ago Full Moon had a website where you paid like $5 a month and they had their entire library for HD streaming, including all those extras.