Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Carrie: Collector’s Edition’ Gets The 4K Treatment

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One of this year’s most notable Blu-ray releases was Carrie: Collector’s Edition. Any new iteration of Carrie is highly anticipated in the home video market, but this Scream Factory version celebrates the film’s 40th anniversary. Plus, this version is a 4K scan of the original negative, giving more pop and depth to the feature.

The film, which was the first Stephen King book to ever be adapted to the screen, also increased the star power of lead actress Sissy Spacek (who previously received notice for her work in Badlands). Brian De Palma, who was just coming off directing Obsession, took on Carrie with aplomb, visualizing every frame of the story months before production even started. What started out as the tale of an introverted teenager (Spacek) with destructive powers morphed into a box office hit.

The two-disc collection, while containing some of the previous special features from past releases, also includes new interviews with screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch, director of photography Mario Tosi, casting director Harriet B. Helberg, and several actors (Piper Laurie, P.J. Soles, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Edie McClurg). Previously released Carrie interviews with Spacek, De Palma, art director Jack Fisk (Spacek’s husband), and Amy Irving are also featured in the disc.

The most notable anecdotes, along with De Palma’s insight on how he visualized Carrie, comes from Cohen. The writer details his initial attraction to Stephen King’s story and breaks down the long and winding process it took to get Carrie to production. He also explains how the films Throne of Blood and Deliverance were heavy influences in some of Carrie’s most memorable moments.

Carrie: Collector’s Edition is now out on Blu-ray via Scream Factory.

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GREG BEHERENDT: ON BRINGING HIS BOOK TO THE SCREEN

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NANCY JUVONEN & ABBY HUNT: IT’S SO REAL

Number one at the box office over the week-end was the abysmal HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU featuring a cast of thousands telling stories of love and romance. We attended a press conference with producer NANCY JUVONEN and writer ABBY HUNT where the womwn explained where the appeal of the film lies. Listen in below:

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KEN KWAPIS: IT’S ALL ON THE PAGE

At the recent press conference for HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, Director KEN KWAPIS talked about what caught the interest of this incredibly large cast. Listen in below:

 

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HE’S JUST NOT INTO BEING FUNNY

HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (New Line Cinema  PG-13  129 Min.)

How can a romantic comedy with this many funny people be this unfunny? And how do I get my two hours back?

 

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