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Carrie (1976 film)

Knowledge Identifier: $Carrie_(1976_film)


Carrie (1976 film)

1976 American supernatural horror film based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Stephen King add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1972.

Countries: United States (60%), Illinois (20%), Florida (10%)

Main connections: Stephen King, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists

Linked to: Palisades Charter High School, National Society of Film Critics, The Village Voice, Vaseline




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De Palma's first choice for the role of Carrie was Betsy Slade, who received good notices for her role in the 1974 film "Our Time" add something


The soundtrack album was originally released on vinyl in 1976 under the United Artists label add something


"Carrie" received immensely positive reviews and is widely regarded as one of the best films of 1976 add something


"'Carrie"' is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Stephen King add something


A deluxe CD edition containing a few tracks of dialogue from the film was released by MGM/Rykodisc in 1997, and a 2005 CD re-release of the original soundtrack was available from Varèse Sarabande add something


A 1998 edition of "The Movie Guide" stated "Carrie" was a "landmark horror film", while Stephen Farber prophetically stated in a 1978 issue of "New West Magazine", "it's a horror classic, and years from now it will still be written and argued about, and it will still be scaring the daylights out of new generations of moviegoers add something


Similarly, many other "un"official spoofs have been staged over the years, usually with a gym teacher named "Miss Collins" , most notably the "parodage" "Scarrie the Musical", which hit the Illinois stage in 1998 and was revived in 2005; Dad's Garage Theatre's 2002 production of "Carrie White the Musical"; and the 2007 New Orleans production of "Carrie's Facts of Life", which was a hybrid of "Carrie" and the classic American sitcom "The Facts of Life" add something


In 2002, a television film based on King's novel and starring Angela Bettis in the titular role was released add something


Jackson eventually earned the consent of Stephen King to mount a new, officially-sanctioned, non-musical production of "Carrie", which debuted Off-Broadway in 2006 with female impersonator Sherry Vine in the lead role add something


Aguirre-Sacasa had previously adapted King's epic novel "The Stand" into comic-book form in 2008 add something


In 2008, "Carrie" was ranked number 86 on "Empire Magazine"'s list of "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" add something


In 2010, Kritzerland Records released all 35 cues of Donaggio's score for the film on a 2-disc CD set which was boasted as the complete score add something


In a March 20, 2010 interview, King replied that he thought, although dated now, "Carrie" was a "good movie add something


Newspaper column review of a live interview by Christy Arnold of King onstage at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Florida, March 20, 2010: "Although the film "Carrie" is dated now, he said he thought it was a good movie add something


In May 2011, MGM and Screen Gems announced that "Carrie" would be adapted to film once more add something


It was released October 18, 2013 to mixed reviews but was a box office success add something


Two further editions were made available from MGM in 2014; a "Carrie 2-Pack" set containing the original film and the 2013 adaptation, released September 9, 2014, and finally, a re-issue Blu-ray with a collectible Halloween faceplate, on October 21, 2014 add something


A second Blu-ray edition became available in the form of a steelbook, released on September 29, 2014; a set which reverted to the previous-style artwork add something


Home distribution rights are currently held by Shout Factory, and the film was released via their subsidiary label, Scream Factory on October 11, 2016, in a 2-disc 'Collector's Edition', now available with MPEG-4 coding, and a new 4K scan add something


On October 11, 2016, Shout Factory additionally released a "Deluxe Limited Edition" of 2000 copies, which includes the slipcover contained in the "Collector's Edition", with an additional poster matching the slipcover, and an alternative slipcover and poster consisting of different artwork add something


The set will be released on December 11, 2017 add something