This Week In Home Entertainment: Riddick, Pride And Prejudice, Carrie And More

By Jessica Rawden 2014-01-14 18:05:53discussion comments
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Last year was an excellent year for horror films, with Mama, The Conjuring, and even the The Purge finding box office success and staunch fan bases. Among the latest entries in the horror genre was Carrie, a remake of the classic 1976 film that is set in the modern day and features Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore as one of the worldís most unlikeable mother daughter teams.

A story about bullying is particularly timely, and audiences wonít be able to help feeling bad for the titular character early on. Raised and somewhat homeschooled by a crazy religious mother, Carrie is very behind socially and isnít aware of many of the changes happening to her teenaged body. This makes her an extremely insecure individual, a facet we havenít really seen Moretz attempt before. Sheís pretty good at playing the shy character, but sheís not as exciting as Moore, who takes religious fervor to another level, puncturing her legs with a seam ripper whenever she gets stressed. Itís one of the many reasons Carrie earns its violent reputation this time around.

Carrieís a lot like its predecessor, but with a few twinges to modernize the settings, wardrobes, vocabulary and music. Itís certainly not the classic weíve known for quite some time, but with its fiery performances and a nice Blu-ray combo pack complete with an excellent 3D cover, itís still a set worth perusing.

You can order Carrie over at Amazon.

Best Special Feature: The alternate ending is worth a watch, but it canít be activated straight from the menu page after you watch the theatrical edition. There are also a ton of deleted scenes available with the set. Some of them are truly out there or are even played for weirdly comedic effect, and itís easy to see why they were cut. However, there are a few truly interesting scenes showing Carrie and various events from her childhood that are worth checking out.

Other Special Features:
Carrie with alternate ending
"Creating Carrie"
"The Power of Telekinesis"
Commentary by director Kimberly Peirce
Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
discussion
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