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The time has come for the release of Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianna Moore, on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. If this is on the wish list of you or someone one you know, you’ll be able to get more ordering information at a link following the press release. Read on for all the info and special features.
You Will Know Her Name Carrie Chloë Grace Moretz and Academy Award®-nominee* Julianne Moore Star in the Terrifying Horror Thriller Arriving on Digital HD™ January 3 and Blu-ray and DVD January 14 Featuring the Director’s Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending Too Shocking for Theaters!
Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2013) – Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when Carrie debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An exhilarating reimagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, »
- Jess Orso
Digital Release Date: Jan. 3, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: MGM Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), the horror film tells the story of Carrie White, who’s bullied at school and controlled by her overly religious mother (Julianne Moore, (6 Souls). When she’s pushed too far at her senior prom, Carrie unleashes her telekinetic power on her small town.
Despite critical darling Moretz’s starring role, the 2013 Carrie didn’t wow critcs, earning a 49% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes, compared to a 92% for the original 1976 film that stared Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. Big audiences didn’t show up for the new version at the theaters, grossing Carrie $35 million.
Rated R, Carrie also stars Gabriella Wilde (The Three »
A strangely faithful remake of the 1976 De Palma horror classic has little new to say
From the dreamy slo-mo of its opening shower scene, drenched in Pino Donaggio's score, through the split-screen sensation of its fiery central party piece, to the final graveside "jumper", Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's slim first published novel hit all the high notes.
This presents something of a problem for Kimberly Peirce, leaving her update very little space in which to "reimagine" the tale of a bullied adolescent whose repressed rage manifests itself in telekinetic revenge. Yes, we get the inevitable addition of mobile-phone footage that allows Carrie's initial humiliation to spread around the school like modern digital wildfire. And yes, the fiercely talented Chloë Grace Moretz is the first actress to play Carrie close to her actual age (both Sissy Spacek and TV remake star Angela Bettis were in »
- Mark Kermode
★★★☆☆ Why would a director take it upon themselves to remake a film which has achieved near mythical status? Take Carrie (1976), Brian De Palma's iconic visualisation of Stephen King's seminal shocker, which set the standard for the high-school horrors which would saturate the market in the coming decade, as well as launch the careers of Sissy Spacek and John Travolta. Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce has done just that with Carrie (2013), which pulls off the unenviable task of being both respectful to the original whilst spicing the story with enough fresh twists that it doesn't appear like a scene-by-scene retread of its forebear.
- CineVue UK
Stephen King is one of the world’s most successful contemporary authors. Selling over 350 million books since his career began, King has seen the vast majority of his stories adapted for both the big and small screen. It all started in 1976 when King’s first novel Carrie was adapted by director Brian De Palma. Carrie starred Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and a then unknown John Travolta, and saw outcast Carrie turn the tables on her tormentors at her high school prom thanks to her newfound telekinetic powers. Since the film’s success, numerous other stories by the author have come to life and most have been lucky enough to follow in Carrie’s footsteps. This week we see things come full circle as Carrie receives the remake treatment courtesy of Boys Don’T Cry director Kimberly Peirce. Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) will be stepping into Spacek’s rather big shoes, »
- Kat Smith
Stephen King's bloody teen masterpiece has been updated – but with few 21st-century additions and fewer still original touches
It is strange to think that the high school prom is an American tradition that Brits are attempting to import, despite Hollywood doing its best to warn us about it over the years, in all sorts of films. Supposedly a romantic event for teenagers, an appropriate night to lose one's virginity and an opportunity for the prom queen to experience a status boost equal to her wedding day, it has been regularly exposed on screen as a theatre of cruelty, anxiety and most of all, humiliation. The two classic texts are surely the Farrelly brothers' There's Something About Mary (1998), in which Ben Stiller gets his penis caught in his zipper, and Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), in which Sissy Spacek gets a bucket of pig's blood tipped over her head. It is this second film, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Chloë Grace Moretz steps into the bloodied shoes of Sissy Spacek for this remake of Stephen King's classic horror tale, previously adapted to devastating effect by Brian De Palma in 1976. Moretz is Carrie, a shy teenager sneered at by her peers and smothered by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. »
Director: Kimberly Peirce.
Running Time: 100 minutes.
Synopsis: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
There hasn’t been a more ambitious retelling of a classic horror story since the absolute disaster that was the Nicolas Cage rejig of The Wicker Man back in 2006. Like that movie, which was brought to the screen by Neil Labute, Carrie is helmed by a respected filmmaker in the form of Boys Don’T Cry’s Kimberley Peirce, who returns to direct for the first time since 2008′s lukewarm war drama Stop Loss.
Carrie is a modern-day version of the classic Stephen King novel which has been »
- Paul Heath
With just two previous productions to her name across the past 14 years (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), director Kimberly Peirce’s latest endeavour is the somewhat contentious decision to adapt Stephen King’s renowned novel Carrie. Though it should be taken into account that this feature is a mere adaptation as opposed to a remake, given the iconic status of Brian De Palma’s cult favourite, 1976 offering, the validity of this entire reimagining comes with some justifiably raised eyebrows.
The title role is taken on by Chloë Grace Moretz, as a young girl ostracised by her peers at school and bullied for her unique and peculiar personality, certainly not helped along by her deranged upbringing, where she shares a damaged relationship with her spiritual mother Margaret (Julianne Moore). When an incident in the changing rooms after gym class – involving bullies Sue (Gabriella Wilde) and Chris (Portia Doubleday) – turns the school on Carrie’s side, »
- Stefan Pape
Sony and Screen Gems made a very smart move in nabbing the director of the unforgettable Oscar-winning biopic Boys Don’T Cry for their contemporary retelling of Stephen King’s iconic novel Carrie. Few filmmakers have captured the torment of wanting acceptance in this world, while at the same time being labelled an outcast better than Kimberly Peirce. The harrowing and heartbreaking performance she got out of Hilary Swank for the role of Brandon Teena made her an ideal choice for the modernised update of the tortured teenager Carrie White.
With the horror remake heading to the UK from Friday, Thn had a chance to put some questions to Peirce regarding the taking on of King’s acclaimed story, previously adapted by Brian De Palma.
Could you tell us how you became involved with the project and what made you decide to take it on?
The studio came to me »
- Craig Hunter
Director: Kimberly Peirce; Screenwriters: Lawrence D Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Judy Greer; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 15
Though billed as a "reimagining" of the 1976 horror classic, this version by director Kimberley Peirce is surprisingly low on invention. In fact it often feels like she is bowing down to director Brian De Palma - using the same low-angle framing - enough that you may forget the story was originally hatched by Stephen King. The good news is that you can't go too far wrong by copying a proven formula and for a new generation of moviegoers, it will be something different.
Chloë Grace Moretz follows in Sissy Spacek's bloody footsteps, toning down that Kick-Ass 'tude - at least until the finale when she wreaks telekinetic chaos. She is softer and easily more sympathetic than Spacek (who was just weird to look at »
Friday November 22nd, 1963. Dallas, Texas. 12.30 Cst.
Whether you’re a native of the United States or not, that date and location remains one of history’s blackest days. As three shots rang out as a jubilant crowd watched on as President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s motorcade slowly turned onto Dealey Plaza, not one person could have been prepared for what happened that very day…
As a devastated nation watched on in horror as the news unfolded that their beloved ”Jack” was being rushed to Parkland Hospital in a vain attempt to save him, 30 minutes later his death was confirmed. A first bullet in the throat, a second in the upper part of his back, with the fatal shot taking a portion of skull and brain. He died younger than any Us President to date and like Abraham Lincoln (16th President), James A. Garfield (the 20th President) and William McKinley (25th President) before him, »
- Craig Hunter
Steve Coogan: 'You have to reach a climax, a crescendo' Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze The first snowflakes fell in Manhattan this season as we were chatting with Steve Coogan about Jane Russell, Jesus and other sons in his film Philomena at the Crosby Street Hotel. "One of the touchstones was the film Missing [directed by Costa-Gavras in 1982] with Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon - they go on a journey looking for a missing son," he said and explained the complex tone of the movie he co-wrote, produced and stars in.
Directed by Stephen Frears and based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, the movie Philomena chronicles the journey Sixsmith (Coogan) and Philomena (played by Judi Dench and Sophie Kennedy Clark in the flashbacks) took together to find her son who had been adopted by an American couple as a toddler.
Sophie Kennedy Clark also joined »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Lots of stuff can you qualify to be a potential gay icon. Are you a funny lady? A kickass songwriter who has officiated at gay weddings? An astounding actor who never messes up? These are traditional conduits for gay iconography, if the posters in my living room are any indication.
Today — in honor of Halloween week — I’m nominating one of the great icons of All Hallow’s Eve, the onetime scream queen and all-the-time fantastic-looking Jamie Lee Curtis. Why? While I’ve loved many of her films and enjoy reading her on the Huffington Post, my main reason is pretty simple: I think she’s cool as hell. Her interviews are always frank and sincere, she’s extremely charitable, she writes children’s books that are actually great, and you can’t compare her to anyone else. In that way she’s like Cher or Kathy Griffin, but unassuming in her casual honesty. »
- Louis Virtel
Clowns, prom, pets, and family getaways have two things in common: we’re supposed to feel safe about them and, because of Stephen King, we don’t. Considered to be the master of modern horror, King takes our expectations of what it means to be safe and secure, and flips it on its head. So sit back and relax as Sound on Sight explores the five most frightening screen adaptations of Stephen King for the 31 Days of Horror.
5- It (1990)
Childhood for many of us consists of days spent outdoors under the sun, playing make-believe, and an innocence that can never be recaptured. It’s a time in our lives when we trust those around us, believe the white lies we’re told by our parents, and find comfort in friendship, not deal with child-eating clowns that live in the sewer beneath our feet.
Which is why the television miniseries »
- Caitlin Marceau
> Chloe Grace Moretz: 'Carrie delay was to make it scarier'
"The role of Carrie is an incredibly emotional role," Moretz said.
"It's probably the most vulnerable I've ever been as an actor, so in some ways it's kind of terrifying for people to see it, but at the same time it's very exciting and kind of an awakening for me because it's something I've never done before."
She continued: "We were able to put our own spin on [the character], just because we wanted it to be original. And I didn't want to watch the movie or anything.
"So what we really did was, »
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly discuss Kimberly Peirce's reimagining of Stephen King's Carrie -- and Nicholson convinces Stephanie to go see Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. "It didn't work for me," says Zacharek of this new Carrie, but she adds that Chloë Grace Moretz brings something to the role that Sissy Spacek couldn't in Brian De Palma's 1976 version of the film: "She's probably closer to the Carrie that Stephen King desc »
‘They’re all gonna laugh at you.’
Director: Brian De Palma
Synopsis: A young schoolgirl’s emotional abuse at the hands of her classmates comes to a head after a particularly cruel prank at the high school prom – leading to an event of horrific proportions.
You may notice a key similarity between this article and my other contribution to our HalloweenFest. No, not just that they’re both from the 70s. It’s that neither resorts particularly to having to make its audience jump at every other moment; rather, both exploit a slow, tense build-up to a horrifying (and classic) climax.
Indeed, both The Wicker Man and Carrie have offered us two of the finest, and most classic, finales in horror cinema. But where the former is an original screenplay by Robin Hardy, Carrie was adapted from a Stephen King novel by Brian De Palma. »
- Chris Wharfe
In contrast to Stephen King’s famous tomes The Stand, The Shining, and It, the author’s breakthrough novel – 1974’s “Carrie” – is relatively fit for adaptation as a feature-length film due to its various publications rarely running over two hundred pages. That said, beyond the usual acts of restructuring typical of Hollywood treatments, the movie versions of Carrie White’s story have stopped short of recreating the third section of King’s novel, “Aftermath.” Thus, they forego the subsequent history of a town that must physically and psychologically rebuild itself after an unfathomable tragedy. This section of King’s novel surveys the systemic long-term reactions to the Carrie incident: the development of scientific research and social programs for telekinetics, the slow rebuilding of a small town, and, naturally, a nation’s serious look in the mirror on the subject of high school bullying. While such a vast third act rarely takes shape in Carrie films, it »
- Landon Palmer
In theaters now, Carrie is director Kimberly Peirce’s reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
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