Carrie (1976) 10/07

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  1. Grim

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    Yeah I always take their reviews with a grain of salt. I'm still going to wait for an Amazon sale or deal, though, as paying nearly $30 for a barebones disc of a film that is over 30 years old is just kinda absurd. Unless it's RoboCop. I had to have RoboCop.
     
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    Yeah I can understand that. And LOL, I'm the way with Carrie the way you are with RoboCop. :D I just had to have it.

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    I think Carrie is a mighty fine piece of film but there is no way I'm paying the current price for something so bare bones. I'll wait for a price drop or until a proper release. I care most about the transfer quality but not at an msrp of $39.99!
     
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    Wait a little while and I bet youll be able to find it new somewhere for probably around 15.00-17.00 and used for somewhere around 10.00-14.00 - i always watch for sales and coupon codes and stuff and usually get great deals on blu ray movies
     
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    It's kinda hard to take Peter Bracke's reviews too seriously. He pitched a fit over the Halloween Blu-Ray. Gave it a 1.5 for video, which is probably the worst video rating I've seen in all the High-Def Digest reviews. That's the worst Blu-Ray transfer? Whatever.
     
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    He was probably pissed about the "tweaked" transfer. When you think of it, it was "tweaked" to look so blue/orange, so Anchor Bay restored the movie to what it originally looked like. Obviously a different print was used on the 2007 BD and the 1999 DVD. (Although that still doesn't warrant a 1.5). I dunno, I didn't really like the bluish/orangey look the movie had. The blu-ray is kindof a cross between the blue/orangey transfer and the 25th Anniversary release. I think it's perfectly fitting. It looks a lot more natural. The blueness always looked a bit too fake and unrealistic. Moonlight isn't THAT blue. The BD of Halloween is fucking beautiful. The best the movie's ever looked in terms of sharpness, clarity AND color.

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    And I've been going over some of Bracke's reviews. He always seems to rate film grain as a negative aspect of a transfer. (Which it isn't!) He seems very pro-DNR. Meh, I'm not gonna take his reviews so seriously. Seems that him and I have quite different viewpoints on what does and doesn't make a good transfer.

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    I agree. I saw a copy at my local store for that exact price. Will wait for a sale eventually. Might do the same with Poltergeist, but I don't think it will be as high.
     
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    The Carrie blu-ray is down to $15.99 on Amazon. Almost at a price that I'd buy it at. I knew it would come down eventually.
     
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    LOL I shouldn't have caved and bought this. I paid like $27.99 for it when it first came out. But nice to see blu-ray prices dropping, though. MGM dropped the price on The Silence of the Lambs to $15.99 as well.

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    I finally found Carrie on blu-ray for a price I thought was acceptable. $1.99.

    Allow me to explain. I went to Best Buy today with $15 in rewardzone certificates with the intention of buying The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly on blu-ray, which was released today. Should've known, though, that the asshats weren't getting any in, but they had a crap ton of other catalog titles on sale for $16.99, so I decided to get Carrie. Almost bought Lethal Weapon as well, but seeing as that disc is always cheap, and it's not the director's cut, I decided to wait.

    Can't wait to pop her in tonight see if I got my $1.99's worth. :lol:
     
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    At first glance the movie doesn't look very good. But seriously, compare it with the Special Edition...there's a HUGE difference. It's properly framed, colors are better, the image is smoother, print damage is gone. Shit, Carrie looks fantastic on blu.

    I mean it'll always look rather soft. Carrie was one of those '70s movies shot with a diffusion lens, so you get these blown-out whites and faded colors. (But you probably already know this ;))

    I paid like $34.99 for it on the day of release, and hell I think it's worth it. LOL mainly because Carrie's my favorite horror film (and definitely one of my fav movies of all-time - it's a masterpiece) but $1.99? Haha you DEFINITELY got your money's worth with this one.

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