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A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.

Starring:
Judy Greer, Julianne Moore
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Michelle Nolden, Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell, Chloe Grace Moretz
Director Kimberly Peirce
Genres Horror
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 30 May 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing German
Subtitles Swedish, Finnish, German, Danish, Norwegian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Michelle Nolden, Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell, Chloe Grace Moretz
Director Kimberly Peirce
Genres Horror
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 30 May 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles Swedish, Spanish, Finnish, Danish, Japanese, Portuguese, Norwegian
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

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Format: DVD
There are obvious comparisons between these two versions; after all they are both the same story, for those of you who have never read Stephen King's source material or seen any of the versions it is about a plain girl from a somewhat dysfunctional background whom upon reaching puberty finds out that it's a gift which keeps on giving as she develops extreme telekinetic abilities. It is essentially a horror tale of the consequences of bullying, that's how I see it anyway.

The original movie sees Carietta "Carrie" White (Sissy Spacek) being bullied at school for being somewhat plain and also a little 'odd'. Her hyper-religious upbringing by her psychotic mother has brainwashed her into a way of life in which she is totally unaware of what happens at the onset of puberty, which leads to significantly vicious bullying from classmates.

That's the essential precursor to an escalation of troubles. Without giving too much away the bullying leads to an official reprisal, revenge for that reprisal is meticulously plotted and when fulfilled leads to Carrie turning the tables with a little revenge of her own in a way which has firmly cemented Carrie into Horror history to the point where it has been copied and parodied so often as to become a cliché.

The original, although somewhat dated, still remains the best with Miss Spacek on top form delivering a beautifully poignant performance as the teenager with way too many problems. Sissy Spacek, at 5'3" and of somewhat slender build fitted well in the role despite being 27 at the time. Her performance is the stuff of horror-film legend, and we are never left in any doubt as to the credibility of her emotional outpourings.
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I must confess in recent years I have been critical of re-makes.
The Original 1976 'Sissy Spacec' version was indeed a classic
chiller.
So it's fair to say that I wasn't sure how this would turn out, though
I acknowledge the casting of 'Chloe Grace Mortez' as 'Carrie' and
'Julianne Moore' as the bible-pushing and domineering mother
'Margaret White' was indeed promising.
'Carrie' at school is an outcast, she just doesn't fit in, and is often
mocked by the other students.
Early on 'Carrie' begins to notice that unexplained things happen
often when upset or annoyed.
Learning to harness and control those powers is another thing however.
The school 'Prom' is coming up, things being as they are at school
'Carrie' would not expect to attend.
However one of her fellow pupils is feeling bad about how she and others
had wronged 'Carrie' a few days earlier, so she asks her boyfriend 'Tommy'
to ask the naÔve teen to accompany him to the 'Prom'
Of course 'Carrie's' mother won't approve, however having accepted the
invitation she is going, and uses her 'Telekinetic' powers to convince her
mother that 'no' wasn't an option.
'Nicki' the school 'bitch' with the help of her boyfriend devise an evil plot to
turn 'Carrie's' night at the 'Prom' into a nightmare.
The mocking quickly turns into screams and panic as 'Carrie' turns her
humiliation into vengeance.
The original of course did not have the benefit of the technology that this
version had.
This, a decent re-make though possibly lacking the sense of dramatic
intensity many remember.
I guess if this is the first version seen....it's pretty good.
Had I never seen the original I too would be content.
Features...
*Alternative ending.
*Commentary by director 'Kimberly Price'
*Deleted and extended scenes.
*Creating 'Carrie'
*The power of 'Telekinesis'
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Format: Blu-ray
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT REMAKE AND CHLOE MORETZ IS SHOWING WHAT A GREAT ACTRESS SHE REALLY IS . IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE CHILDREN COULD BE SO CRUEL OR A PARENT WOULD NOT TELL THEIR DAUGHTER ABOUT THE FACTS OF LIFE AND ALLOW THEM TO BE AFRAID IN FRONT OF SO MANY PEOPLE (SHOWER ROOM SCENE)
THIS ALSO HIGHLIGHT THE FEAR OF CYBERBULLYING .
ALL IN ALL IT'S A REALLY GOOD REMAKE AND THE END SCENE WITH THE PIGS BLOOD AT THE PROMNIGHT BLOWS THE ORIGINAL VERSION AWAY - AS DOES THIS FILM IN GENERAL .
USUALY MOST REMAKES CAN'T MATCH THE ORIGINAL AND SOMETIMES TEND TO STEER AWAY FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION BUT THIS IS REALLY REALLY GOOD !
CARRIE'S POWERS ARE OUTSTANDING .
IF YOU LIKE THE ORIGINAL THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS !
DECENT EXTRA FEATURES AS WELL !
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Format: DVD
If you have seen the original Carrie, this remake will bore you to tears. Sure, they added cyber bullying to the film, big deal. The acting was great, but so was the original. Did the "Plug it up" scene surprise anybody? Did anybody not know what was going to happen with the pig's blood? The fire? the automobile? the mom? And what about the ending? I recall watching the original Carrie in the theater. That surprise ending literally had people jumping out of their chairs. This one put me to sleep. It was like watching a film where someone told you everything that was going to happen.

Why did they even bother?
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Format: DVD
The 1976 version of ‘Carrie’ is undoubtedly a classic – the tale of a troubled teenage girl who gets bullied and exacts her revenge via her telekinetic superpowers. And here we have the remake. Or ‘re-envisioning’ as the film-makers would prefer we referred to it as. Remakes (for that’s what I call them) always have a difficult time. Either they’re nothing like the original and no one can understand why they’ve been called a ‘remake’ (besides the producers trying to cash in on the title), or they’re exactly the same (albeit updated) and therefore nothing new.

Carrie (2013) falls into the latter. If you’ve seen the 1976 version you really don’t need to watch this. It’s basically the same film (i.e. same story, same ‘scare scenes’ and same characters), but with modern hairstyles and references to Youtube etc.
As with the original, everyone in the remake plays their parts well. As with the original the scares are effective. And, as with the original, it’s a pretty decent film – the reason being it’s exactly the same.

I loved the original, so I suppose that means I love this one, too. However, although I enjoyed watching Carrie again (I don’t need to mention which one as both versions are the same!), I doubt I’ll watch the remake again as I already own the original on DVD so I’ll stick to that one.

Yes, the special effects have been beefed up in the 2013 remake and they work well, plus some scenes have been ‘fleshed-out’ to give them a more modern spin, but, apart from that, there’s nothing new brought to the table.

If you haven’t seen the original and don’t want to watch a horror film where people sport big seventies haircuts then go straight to the new version. Plus fans of Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz should get more out of it than most.

If nothing else... this film proves that you really shouldn't mess (or throw tampons) at 'Hit Girl!'
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