Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director Kimberly Peirce's Carrie (2013), starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, and Portia Doubleday. The release will be available for purchase on January 14th.
Carrie is 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 (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher, with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the film is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gems and was released in theatres on October 18, 2013.
Feature Film With Alternate Ending
"Bringing Back Carrie" Featurette
Deleted/Extended Scenes with Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
Curious about that alternate ending. The one they tacked-on was so lame, with bad CGI thrown in. The whole film felt like an uncomfortable compromise between a good director trying to make an intelligent film about teen alienation, and suits in a studio going out of their way in order to make it as simple and bening as possible. Moviegoers smelled the turkey.
As a big fan of Carrie, Moretz and Moore I followed this quite closely. With all the interviews and the stuff they said they were filming, that was in the book but not in DePalma's version, it seemed that it was going to be a lot better than it ended up. I've also read the script (search and you'll find it) which is loads better than the finished film. I still liked the film but it was not what they said they were making.
I wonder if some studio hack edited it to fit some misguided studio vision and Pierce had little input after filming had finished. She's not a big enough name to get full editing power like some directors.
Just my thoughts.
I was hoping this release would include a Director's Cut, but obviously not. Oh well.
I greatly enjoyed the book the movies were based on, and didn't love the original film like many people. Thought this version was slightly more faithful to the book, but not all that much more. I enjoyed it a lot more than most people, and I'll definitely pick this up to see the alternate ending. I didn't care too much for the theatrical ending, even if it incorporated more from the book.
How can it be more true to the novel when it's not even set in the 70's like it's supposed to be??? Social networking,cell phones and text messages??? Really? Not to mention current pop culture references that will make this movie look stupid in ten years. Why can't they ever follow the book? Is it truly that difficult to transfer a novel into a screenplay? Apparently it is.
Actually a pretty good adaptation. For fans of the original, this isn't for you. This is for the new generation who hasn't seen the first adaptation and that film is wildly dated. The only problem I had was that guy who played Billy Nolan. He didn't have that despicable nature that Travolta brought to the role.
Gotta disagree on Billy Nolan. I thought he was greatly improved in this version, and was also more faithful to his book counterpart. He's abusive and controlling, whereas Travolta just played it like a whipped dog. But that's just me. I know I'm in the minority opinion about the Carrie movies.