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Arrow Video Bringing 4K Restoration of Original ‘Carrie’ to Blu-ray

In the world of Stephen King, Carrie is an incredibly important tale. Not only was it the first novel King had published, but it was also the first one to be adapted into a feature film. Brian De Palma directed the first adaptation of Carrie in 1976, and it’s just been given a stunning new 4K restoration by Arrow Video.

Announced today for the UK, Carrie has been restored in 4K from the original negative for a collector’s edition that provides the definitive release of a horror classic.

“In 1974, Stephen King published his first novel, the story of Carrie White, a troubled young girl, bullied by her peers and daughter to a fanatical fundamentalist mother, who discovers she has telekinetic powers. In 1976, it became the first of his works to be adapted for the big screen and, to this day, remains one of the very best.”

Special features include…

  • Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo, and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45 and Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand-new visual essay comparing the various versions and adaptations of Carrie across the years
  • Acting Carrie, archive featurette containing interviews with director Brian De Palma, actors Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt and others
  • More Acting Carrie, additional interviews with the cast of the film • Visualising Carrie: From Words to Images, archive featurette containing interviews with De Palma, writer Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch and art director Jack Fisk • Singing Carrie: Carrie the Musical, archive featurette on the stage musical adaptation of King’s novel
  • Writing Carrie, an interview with writer Lawrence D. Cohen • Shooting Carrie, an interview with cinematographer Mario Tosi
  • Cutting Carrie, an interview with editor Paul Hirsch • Casting Carrie, an interview with casting director Harriet B. Helberg
  • Bucket of Blood, an interview with composer Pino Donaggio
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds, a look back at the locations of Carrie
  • Gallery
  • Trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Carrie trailer reel
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, author of Devil’s Advocates: Carrie, and numerous reprints and interviews

Only 5,000 will be made, releasing on December 11, 2017.

Pre-order your copy today.



  • The chicken man

    Am I the only one who hates this movie?

    • lupe

      no you are not, chicken man

    • Mr. Red Right Hand

      no i hate it, too

    • Hack Snyder


  • lupe

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a book about Carrie called “Among The Stars” or something?

  • kaneki

    Am I the only one who hates this movie?:)

  • It’s certainly one of the better Stephen King adaptations.

  • J Jett

    this is one of my all time favorite movies. it’s incredibly heartbreaking and perfect.

    • lupe

      Me too!

    • Khy

      Hey J. I only have two episode of Under The Dome S3 left and my God what a sucky season.

      Invasion of the body snatchers is what it has all been leading up too? This season is such a bore and I loathe all the new characters they’ve decided to randomly toss in at the eleventh hour. I would’ve preferred if the season focused mostly on manufactured realities- I thought that was cool actually rather than this body snatching stuff.

      I still want to see how it ends. Hopefully it was concluded and not just left on an cliffhanger though to be honest I don’t think I’ll care too much about the story never being finished.

      The novel was awesome to me because it was more about a town at war with one another, not trusting this person, killing that person, power hungry seeking tyrants, drugs ect all set against a cool sci fi backdrop. The show bypassed alot of that and I was fine with it being kinda cheesey because it was entertaining. But damn this season just took it too far.

      • J Jett

        Khy, i know, right? LOL. i barely remember the show/season 3 but i remember feeling frustrated at how idiotic the storyline had gotten. LOL.

  • Khy

    Fucking Brits. Lol

    I’m re-reading the novel again. Elegantly written. My favorite Stephen King novel perhaps even above IT. The prose is so beautiful yet simple.

    As for the movie, I was just watching a clip of the suspenseful slow motion bucket pull scene where the wonderful score goes into overtime and it just got me thinking- what the fuck ever happened to artistry in mainstream cinema? That certain scene that is a work of art on its own.

    • J Jett

      i agree 100%. and Pino’s score for the film is and has been one of my top favorite movie scores ever.

  • The Scream Factory disc is really good but it doesn’t have this:

    “Brand-new visual essay comparing the various versions and adaptations of Carrie across the years” That sound really cool.

  • J Jett

    oh and i LOVE that artwork posted above! very awesome!

  • El_Fez

    Oh sure – I’m in. I’ve not seen much of De Palma’s work, but I really love Blow Out and Dressed to Kill, so I’ll throw some kopkins towards Arrow for this.

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