Blu-ray, DVD Release: Carrie (2013)

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

Carrie 2013The 2013 Carrie, another reimagining of Stephen King‘s novel, stars Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo) as the titular bullied teen.

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 Muskateers), Portia Doubleday (TV’s Mr. Sunshine) and Judy Greer (The Descendants), and was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (TV’s Glee) and Lawrence D. Cohen, who wrote the original film as well as numerous mini-series based on Stephen King’s novels, including It and The Tommyknockers.

The DVD and Blu-ray carry these extras:

  • featurette “Bringing Back Carrie
  • and “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise.”

The Blu-ray adds:

  • an alternate ending
  • deleted and extended scenes with commentary by director Kimberly Peirce
  • commentary by director Kimberly Peirce
  • and “The Power of Telekinesis.”

Check out the film’s trailer:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.