Friday, October 31, 2008

Carrie Blu-ray Review

Carrie Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonVideo
Carrie comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p MPEG-2 video presentation. I was very underwhelmed by the transfer to be honest. The transfer was very soft, lacked detail, and colors never popped too much either. That's not to say the film isn't an improvement over the DVD, as it did show improvement. Close-up shots managed to show off more of the Blu-ray benefit, but wide shots were no where near as impressive. I can't imagine the film looking much better considering the genre and age of the film. 6/10.

Audio
MGM has included a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track, which sounded quite good. Dialogue was nice and clear, and the fim's creepy music and effects made a decent use of the surround speakers. I was mostly surprised how clear everything sounded considering it's age and genre. After The Amityville Horror, I wasn't sure what to expect from Carrie, but I was pleasantly surprised with the audio track. 8/10.

Extras
Carrie Theatrical Trailer (2:06) (HD)

Blu-news Summary
Carrie is one of those films I completely forgot about since the last time I viewed the film, watching the film on Blu-ray reminded me how entertaining the film is. The film is not amazing by any means, but it's just fun and pretty disturbing as well. It's just one of those films that will be remembered forever, it's just a fun classic horror flick. The Blu-ray is weak on the video, but quite good int he audio department. The extras are definitely lacking though, which hopefully will not be an issue with future MGM Blu-ray releases. Overall Carrie is 'Worth A Rental.'

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