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Carrie

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Carrie
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Publisher: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001], c1976
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 0792850440
9780792850441
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Dec 20, 2014
  • Bix_Brannigan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's all mind over matter.

Carrie White doesn't wield an axe, turn her head around backwards, drink blood, or eat human flesh, but she sure can do some real neat tricks with telekinesis.

This evocative story (from 1976) of a high school misfit sadly degenerates into cheap, gory, melodrama when Carrie unleashes her powers in revenge against those who mocked her.

All wrapped up with an ending that clearly contained all the tell-tale signs of "Carrie 2 - Coming Soon" written all over it.

Dec 17, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

About a year before seeing the movie "Carrie" I had read the Stephen King novel of the same name. What a relief it was that the Carrie character in the movie wasn't the same as the one in the novel. King had created a despicable character in his over-long novel.

Casting Sissy Spacek as Carrie was, without a doubt, one of the key elements (there were definitely others) that saved this flick from becoming just another mediocre, predictable, run-of-the-mill "teen" horror movie. Spacek's performance as Carrie was nominated for an Oscar in 1976. (Faye Dunaway won the thing) This would be the 2nd time in movie history that an actress in a horror film would receive such a nomination.

The other actress in Carrie that deserves mentioning is Piper Laurie, who plays Mrs. White, Carrie's mother. Laurie's portrayal of the self-righteous, Christian, kookoo-puff is first-rate.

Of course, Brian DePalma's directing abilities deserve a lot of credit here. His command behind the camera was strong and sure. It had to be. 'Cause when it came to the likes of a horror movie, having some real sense of professional restraint is vitally important.

I know that this movie had to be the way it was because it was a horror movie and that everyone was expecting lots of terror, and everything, but I would think that a lonely, out-cast girl like Carrie who discovered she possessed the power of telekinesis would learn to really control and master it and then use it as a sure-fire way to win friends and admiration, instead of causing so much destruction and pain. Hell, I would sure like to have a friend with the powers that Carrie had. Wouldn't you!?

Jun 07, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The original, and to me the only real Carrie film. (Granted i did appreciate how well the current remake updated a lot of the story... adding in Youtube was ingenious.) If you like this movie i strongly STRONGLY encourage you to read the book. It was King's first and delicious! There are elements to it that would not have come across well on the scree and neither film version attempted them, but they are soooo worth it in the book. For any teenage girl out there who likes horror, i HIGHLY recommend this. And hey, for adult fans too... read it...as i've said, it's wonderful.

Dec 12, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done old school sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!! "its not fun when Carrie is angry"----at you!!!!

May 08, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I watched this very good movie and enjoyed it very much. It's the type of film that sounds best on your HOMETHEATER! No, it won't blow you away with audio effects but the story is sweet and horrible for a young lady with powers trying to deal with her school mates and a crazy mother. I have this classic movie in my collection and would reccomend it to anyone that enjoys a good story. To me the real stars are Carrie and her lunatic mother. I'm giving this classc movie 4 and half stars. A very sad, sweet, and crazy story, A well known cast, Good visual effects, and a mother to die for. Lots of popcorn with butter mixed with candy coated peanuts, barbeque potato chips, and coke.

Dec 15, 2010
  • BookReviewer101 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Ok... kinda weird and a bit scary

Jun 06, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie is both chilling and disturbing, and certain aspects of it are a bit exagerrated. The high school drama over prom, as well as the bullying portrayed in this movie are more-or-less realistic. I don't recommend watching it before prom.

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Mar 28, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The story is intense and overall sad.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Slightly, innuendos and one slight scene.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Definitly with a story like this.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Not to bad, but slight words or innuendos.

Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Mar 28, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 27, 2011
  • Blue_Monkey_215 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

BlackPhoenix thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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