My Bloody Valentine 3D

My Bloody Valentine 3D

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Director: Patrick Lussier

Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith

     
 

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A psychopathic miner terrorizes the town of Harmony in this retelling of one of the most underrated slasher films of the early '80s with My Bloody Valentine 3-D. 10-years ago, the lone survivor of an accident deep in the mines awoke from a coma and slashed his way through the town in a bloody, vengeance-fueled rampage. Though shot and apparently killed, theSee more details below

Overview

A psychopathic miner terrorizes the town of Harmony in this retelling of one of the most underrated slasher films of the early '80s with My Bloody Valentine 3-D. 10-years ago, the lone survivor of an accident deep in the mines awoke from a coma and slashed his way through the town in a bloody, vengeance-fueled rampage. Though shot and apparently killed, the memories of Harry Warden still haunt both the town and Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles), the heir to the mine and one of the last people to see Harry before his disappearance. Just as Tom heads back to his hometown after a long time away, so do the killings ramp up again. While he mends his torn relationship with his ex-girlfriend Sarah (Jaime King) and her husband Axl (Kerr Smith), citizens are knocked off one by one in spectacularly gruesome fashion (all presented in 3-D). Has Harry come from beyond the grave or is there a new killer donning the suit and mask? Scream franchise editor Patrick Lussier helms from a script by Zane Smith and Jason X scribe Todd Farmer. Genre veteran Tom Atkins lends his B-movie chops to a supporting character in the Lionsgate production.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
It's about time that solid technology caught up to the time-honored 3-D horror craze -- and with My Bloody Valentine 3-D, the experience of being jolted in three dimensions is solidly revisited thanks to a heaping dose of nostalgic slasher-film sensibilities. Gloriously gory and presented with an eye for in-your-face audience enjoyment, Patrick Lussier's revamping of 1981's underrated classic is a return to form for the genre and a fun kick in the pants for those who like to laugh before, while, and after they are scared. With brutal kills left and right, plus a fairly decent mystery to keep things somewhat interesting, this is one remake that justifies its existence thanks to the all-new arena for which it gives new and old audiences alike the chance to have a wild interactive experience that's hard to ignore. The plot is set in the small mining town of Harmony, whose past is haunted by the memories of a murderous killing spree by Harry Warden, the lone survivor of an accident caused by the inexperienced heir to the mine, Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles). Trapped and forced to kill his other fellow workers in order to survive, Warden was rescued, but lay comatose for over a year before awaking with a bloodlust for revenge. After slicing his way through a 22-person body count with a pickaxe, Harry was thought to have died from multiple gunshot wounds as he descended into the bowels of the mine. Ten years later, Tom returns home only to find that his sweetheart, Sarah (Jaime King), has settled down with his old womanizing pal, Axel (Kerr Smith), who is now the sheriff of the quaint community. As the town reels from the news that Tom might sell the mine, a string of murders forces many to think that the once-presumed-dead Harry Warden could have his own bloody Valentine to give to the citizens of Harmony. While the original's own history with violence is fraught with years of censorship (rectified by the uncut DVD release upon the remake's release), its descendant revels in the gleeful gratuitousness of its onscreen bedlam. In addition, fans of the slasher mold will appreciate the skin on display just as much as the inventive methods that this murderous miner utilizes for all of his juicy kills (never mind the inclusion of genre vet Tom Atkins in its cast). Its bloody bravado notwithstanding, the film does have its drawbacks -- packed with an insane opening and a steady stream of solid slayings, the picture does lose steam in its third act. While screenwriters Todd Farmer and Zane Smith deserve kudos for trying to expand the love triangle/mystery aspect, it just doesn't hold a candle to the more engaging moments of the film. By the time the killer's identity is revealed, the production is basically out of tricks to keep anyone's interest anymore. Instead of saving the coup de grâce for the finale, Lussier and company throw all of their chips in early and don't know enough to cash out in a manner that will have them walking away with the pot and two models on each arm. Still there's a lot to enjoy in this shameless slasher. Not only is it commendable for bucking the horror trend of grimy torture-filled sludge, but the theatrical presentation really does add a delectable dimension to the proceedings that could be lost in future living-room viewings. In the end, My Bloody Valentine 3-D is unabashedly fun stuff for die-hard thrill-seekers looking for a little more action for their moviegoing buck. Sure, its tension could be tighter -- and most definitely, a flick like this should never leave its costumed killer behind after the killer's identity is revealed -- but it does its job nonetheless. 3-D schlock? Gory garbage? Most definitely, but it sure is a fun ride while it lasts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
UPC:
0031398109594
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
14,752

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Audio Commentary with Director Patrick Lussier and Co-Writer Todd Farmer; "Deep Inside My Bloody Valentine"; "Sex, Blood, And Screams" ; Deleted and Extended Scenes; Gag Reel; Alternate Ending

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jensen Ackles Tom Hanniger
Jaime King Sarah Palmer
Kerr Smith Axel Palmer
Edi Gathegi Deputy Martin
Tom Atkins Burke
Kevin Tighe Mayor Ben Foley
Betsey Rue Irene
Megan Boone Megan

Technical Credits
Patrick Lussier Director,Editor
Nancy Nayor Battino Casting
John Dunning Executive Producer
Todd Farmer Screenwriter
Zak Grobler Production Designer
Andre Link Executive Producer
Cynthia Ludwig Editor
Stephen A. Miller Original Story
Jack Murray Executive Producer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Brian Pearson Cinematographer
LeAnn Radeka Costumes/Costume Designer
John Sacchi Executive Producer
Zane Smith Screenwriter
Gary J. Tunnicliffe Makeup Special Effects
Michael Wandmacher Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Bloody Valentine
1. Happy Valentine's Day [:00]
2. Going Under [:00]
3. Is That You? [:00]
4. Left Alone [:00]
5. Moving On [:00]
6. Back In Town [:00]
7. Relationship Issues [5:05]
8. Clearing Things Up [4:20]
9. Special Delivery [3:17]
10. Lost My Way [2:04]
11. Facing the Fear [3:46]
12. Under Attack [5:53]
13. Bumps in the Dark [4:34]
14. Night Shift [2:45]
15. Home Invasion [5:50]
16. Get Out [2:54]
17. Love Note [5:24]
18. How Did You Know? [6:13]
19. Fresh Start [5:57]
20. Picking Up the Pieces [8:18]

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