Carrie [Special Edition] [DVD] [1976]

This special edition transfer to DVD comes with an array of impressive special or bonus features. They include a photo gallery, two 45-minute documentary/featurettes ("Acting Carrie" and "Visualizing Carrie"), a Stephen King piece on the writing of Carrie, "Carrie: The Musical," and the usual theatrical trailers. The picture is presented in widescreen anamorphic format (1.85:1 aspect ratio), and the soundtrack options include English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with subtitles available in Spanish and French. Closed-captioning is also included. Sound and picture quality are fairly sharp considering that this DVD version comes from a '70s movie.
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  • Carrie [Special Edition] (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English/French/Spanish) 1976
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Special Features

  • "Acting Carrie" documentary wth Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, and Betty Buckley
  • "Visualizing Carrie" documentary with Brian DePalma
  • "Carrie the Musical" featurette
  • Animated photo gallery
  • "Stephen King and the Evolution of Carrie" biography
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English: 5.1 Stereo Surround and original mono
  • French: mono
  • Spanish: mono
  • French, Spanish subtitles

Synopsis

Carrie
This classic horror movie based on Stephen King's first novel stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a shy, diffident teenager who is the butt of practical jokes at her small-town high school. Her blind panic at her first menstruation, a result of ignorance and religious guilt drummed into her by her fanatical mother, Margaret (Piper Laurie), only causes her classmates' vicious cruelty to escalate, despite the attentions of her overly solicitous gym teacher (Betty Buckley). Finally, when the venomous Chris Hargenson (Nancy Allen) engineers a reprehensible prank at the school prom, Carrie lashes out in a horrifying display of her heretofore minor telekinetic powers. Many films had featured school bullies, but Carrie was one of the first to focus on the special brand of cruelty unique to teenage girls. Carrie's world is presented as a snake pit, where the well-to-do female students all have fangs -- even the reticent Sue Snell (Amy Irving) -- and all the males are blind pawns, sexually twisted around the fingers of Chris and her evil cronies. The talented supporting cast includes John Travolta, P.J. Soles, and William Katt. One of the genre's true classics, the film was followed by a sequel in 1999, as well as by a famously unsuccessful Broadway musical adaptation that starred Betty Buckley, the movie's gym teacher, as Margaret White. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sissy Spacek
    Sissy Spacek - Carrie White
  • Piper Laurie
    Piper Laurie - Margaret White
  • Amy Irving
    Amy Irving - Sue Snell
  • William Katt
    William Katt - Tommy Ross
  • Nancy Allen
    Nancy Allen - Chris Hargenson

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