With news that Chloë Moretz will be taking the title role in a remake of Stephen King’s Carrie, this week we’re looking at the best of her work so far on Blu-ray. So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend, why not try out one of the following?
Catapulting Moretz into the mainstream, her stand out role as Hit Girl in hilarious superhero movie Kick-Ass took audiences and critics by storm. Dave (played by Aaron Johnson) is an ordinary teenager and avid comic fan who decides to become a real-life superhero – despite no special powers or combat training. However, he soon becomes embroiled in a bigger fight when he meets former cop Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his ruthless vigilante daughter Hit Girl (Moretz), who are intent on bringing down the city’s drug lord. Special features on the BD include BonusView video commentary, a feature length making-of documentary, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew.
If you needed any reassurance that Hugo is not just a film for younger members of the family, you may be interested to hear the movie scooped no less than five Oscars at this year’s ceremony – including awards for visual effects, sound, art direction and cinematography. Twelve-year-old Hugo (Asa Butterfield) lives inside the walls of a Parisian train station in the 1930s. His very survival depends on anonymity, but when the enchanting Isabelle (Moretz) comes into his life, it quickly takes a dramatic twist and soon his most closely guarded secret is put at risk. Bonus features on the 3D Blu-ray include interviews with director Martin Scorsese and featurettes Shoot the Moon, The Cinemagician: Georges Méliès, The Mechanical Man at the Heart of Hugo, Big Effects – Small Scale and Sacha Baron Cohen: Role of a Lifetime.
Let Me In
Perhaps her most mature role to date, Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves, follows the touching friendship between Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a social misfit from a broken home and his mysterious neighbour Abby, played by Moretz. Adapted beautifully from John Lindqvist’s celebrated novel, extras on the BD include an extensive interview with Reeves (who touches on the advice given to him by Steven Spielberg), interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, a picture gallery and insights into the set design, make up and costumes.
So what do you think of our choices? Hit the comments to tell us your favourite movies starring Chloë Moretz, or tell us what else you’ll be looking forward to watching on Blu-ray this weekend.