My Bloody Valentine 3D (2-disc special edition)

 
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Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 05/19/2009 Run time: 103 minutes Rating: R

Though never a landmark in the slasher subgenre, the Canadian-made My Bloody Valentine (1981) was a favorite among gorehounds for its plentiful scenes of bloodshed; the 2009 remake sticks closely to the original in this respect, and ups the gross factor by rendering many of them in impressive 3-D. The core plot, penned by Todd Farmer and Zane Smith, remains essentially the same--a series of gruesome murders appears to be linked to a terrible mine accident from two decades ago--but just as with the original, it's largely just a framework on which to string the carnage set pieces, which are splattery enough to please even the most jaded Saw or Hostel fanatic. The Real-D effects deliver the required degree of heart-stopping jumps without the usual eye strain, and if one can snicker away old standbys like a tree branch crashing through a windshield, one has to admire the chutzpah of presenting actress Betsey Rue's pursuit of a wayward bed partner while fully naked and toting a shotgun in full and vibrant 3-D, moments before the pickaxe-wielding killer descends upon her. Rue's scenery-chewing performance is the best of the twenty-something cast, which is led by Supernatural's Jensen Ackles and Jaime King; character actors Kevin Tighe and Tom Atkins deliver their moments like the old pros they are. Though by no means a new horror classic, My Bloody Valentine 3-D sets the gross-out bar for all future slasher remakes to surpass. -- Paul Gaita

Customer Reviews:

  • Competent classic slasher homage
    ...and you really might want to dispose of the glasses and watch the 2D flipside, so you don't have to watch everything in pinkish green. Without the gimmick, this redux is still a lot of fun. How many ways can you wreck a head with a pickaxe? Find out here. Highlights: a shovel bisecting a head horizontally as the rest of the body and head slides to the ground, a dwarf takes a pickaxe through the chin, heck, everyone gets a pickaxe through the head in a different way each time. Creative stuff. And no classic slasher is complete without a little T&A-this flick surprisingly pushes the envelope in that department with a sustained full frontal scene that lasts about five minutes, no kidding-the most exposure I've seen in any cineplex product. I'm not sure how the producers got this rated without having to cut this near-softcore porn.

    In sum, it passes the geek test for a good tongue-in-cheek gorefest. Joe Bob would approve heartily.
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  • Just OK Movie
    This was just an ok movie. it wasnt as scary as I expected( never saw original). Some of the 3-D was cool though. One thing I really hate anymore is seems like every movie thats rated R or unrated always has to have a naked woman in it. Give it a rest already....more info
  • Enjoyed it in and out of theaters
    I bought the Blu-ray version and enjoyed it. Yes it is not the same as in theaters but they are making progress and hopefully soon we will be watching it at home like that. I wish that people would review the correct version. The blu-ray had the 3d glasses nicely wrapped and stuck in the side of the box so it was secure. The box also had two dvds and was not double sided which made me worried after reading a few reviews here before I opened it but I could not be happier.... go for BLU-RAY its better. ...more info
  • Solid Nostalgic Remake
    To clarify my experience, I watched the 2D version on DVD and was not as let down as I thought I might be, missing the all-important 3rd "D". In fact, the first act is absolutely brilliant: fast paced, fun, and bloody. I was feeling all kinds of 80's nostalgic as I watched with an ever growing grin across my face. Unfortunately, 2nd act character development was rife with unimaginative dialogue which slowed the pacing significantly. Things picked up again as the third act approached, and I was feeling 4 star love coming on. Then it happened: one of those moments where after going along, forgiving the little bumps and potholes of lazy writing and enjoying the thrill ride, one of the main players says something so moronic, that any mystery or suspense built up to that point gets sucked right out of the room. Instead of focusing on the action, I couldn't get past the fact that the writers allowed something so lazy and lame to play a major role in the storytelling. I can't elucidate without spoiling the film. It's just unfortunate that my suspension bridge of disbelief was demolished at that point.

    Even in 2D format, My Bloody Valentine is mildly recommended, especially for fans of 80's horror. Although diminishing returns set in after a stellar first act, there are some bloody good kills, skilled direction throughout, and enough thrills to keep the viewer interested. If not for some unimaginative dialogue and character issues, I would have awarded MBV 4 stars, but have to take away one star for my issues with the lazy writing. ...more info
  • Quickie for all the Amazoners out there with limited time
    Restoring my faith in the 'remake' is this little pleasant surprise - My Bloody Valentine (2009)

    As a fan of the cult favorite from 1981, I was not the least bit disappointed

    *The plot had enough substance to keep your attention from the opening explosion to the final blow
    *The characters were dynamic enough to build care for their fate
    *The faceless killer was so detached from humanity and was an effective, believable, and down right scary adversary
    *The kills were as unique and memorable as they were gory
    *There was a healthy portion of full nudity


    All in all, this was a carefully crafted, entertaining, and true to tradition modern take on the slasher film that's sure to please even the most critical genre fans out there

    8.3/10

    Enjoy

    E. Romero


    P.S. I have the Blu-ray and I preferred the 2D version. It looked just as 3D as the 3D version with the green/pink glasses, only without the headache. ...more info
  • One of the worst horror remakes ever made
    William Castle perfected the horror movie gimmick in the fifties, half a century later Lionsgate tries to take the horror movie gimmick to the phase with the horrible My Bloody Valentine 3-D. 3-D in horror films is nothing new as most horror buffs know Friday The 13th Part 3 & Piranha II: The Spawning were both released in the eighties in 3-D. While there are a few cool shots in the movie, nothing really jumped out at me and made me saw WOW! My Bloody Valentine was filmed in REALD and while it's not the first film to be filmed in this format, it doesn't have anywhere near the success that Journey To The Center Of The Earth had last summer. Watching the film it became apparent that the format has yet to be perfected and I'm hoping that when Avatar & Final Destination 4 are realeased later this year in REALD, that movie studios have worked out all the bugs. As for the film itself, it's just your run of the mill slasher film with dumb characters, pointless nudity and horrible acting. I've never been one to down a so bad it's good slasher film as I rank both the Sleepaway Camp & Slumber Party Massacre series high in my guilty pleasures book, but watching My Bloody Valentine was more painful than a New Kids On The Block Concert. Jensen Ackles from the hit WB series Supernatural gives a horrible acting debut performance as Tom. I didn't go into this movie expecting Ackles to have the same dramatic prowse of say Brando or Penn but, Ackles lines are amateurish in delivery and he doesn't have the experience or the talent to carry this movie. In the female lead role, Jamie King doesn't display the type of courage needed for a female horror heroine and I was just waiting for her untimely demise, which sadly doesn't happen. Finally Kerr Smith shows why he hasn't had a decent acting job, since his days on Dawson's Creek. Lionsgate should be ashamed of themselves for remaking My Bloody Valentine, as the remake gives the original a bad name. Horror films are supposed to be so bad there good, sadly My Bloody Valentine ranks as the worst horror remake since Dark Water; with the added 3-D effect it gains 1 ? star but other than that it's a waste of time of money.


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  • Don't Wait for DVD, see it in 3-D!!
    I saw My Bloody Valentine on-line before I saw it in 3-D and it was a mistake. I really saw what I was missing out on when I saw it in 3-D. It was amazing and a lot of fun. Every horror movie should be in 3-D because it really works. Kid movies in 3-D have often proven to be corny.

    I liked the film before I saw it in 3-D but I was a lot more entertained by it in 3-D. I saw the original when I was younger and a lot people didn't want it remade. I hate remakes too but if it's a movie that could be improved, then I don't mind. I mean, Nightmare on Elmstreet "coming 2010" and Halloween shouldn't have remakes. Bloody Valentine however works, the killer is scarier and more of an animal. The gore is a hell of a lot better as well.

    The acting isn't that bad as well. Well, the performances by the leads anyway. Jensen Ackles is a little better in Supernatural where he can be cool and funny. I'm not saying he's bad though, since he's better than a few of the supporting actors. Jaime King (Sin City) as his ex-girlfriend and Kerr Smith (Final Destination, Dawson's Creek) as her jealous and paranoid husband are a bit better though. Smith, especially I think should get more work. It did work a little better in the original though that Axel was a coal miner. Smith playing a Sheriff named...Axel didn't entirely work for me. But he still gets some of the funnier lines. While the ending didn't entirely work for me the first time around but I accepted it a little better the 2nd time. In closing, I'll like to add that a hot chick running around naked in 3-D should be done more often as well lol.

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  • 3D Thrill Ride
    My little sister and I went to see a matinee showing of this, and I'm so glad because it's definitely not worth the full ticket price in the evening...especially since you have to pay an extra $2.50 for the 3D glasses. It was an entertaining thrill ride, though. I don't think MBV was horrifying or scary, but it was definitely suspenseful and riddled with awesome 3D blood-spattering effects. The jaw scene was really good effects-wise. Yes, the movie and gore is fake, but seeing someone get an axe in the face, even if it isn't real, definitely churns the contents of the stomach a bit.

    The film does feature a few minutes of full frontal female nudity, but it wasn't over the top nasty or anything. It was actually kind of funny. And you know once someone gets naked in a slasher film, they're going to die. It was totally predictable, as was a lot of the movie, but the ending was definitely not foreseeable. There was a super twist when the killer's identity was finally revealed. It was a great surprise ending, and there was a cliffhanger to get us ready for the next MBV installment which will hopefully be released in 3D as well.

    I would recommend this for the entertainment value, but don't expect to have nightmares or be terrified by what you see. And see this in the theater because watching 3D on a DVD is not that great....more info
  • Terror reigns supreme... in three glorious dimentions
    Valentine's day. The day where we all share our love for each other by spending time with each other and spread the love. We give each other chocolates, and... well, I'm afraid that isn't the case on this valentines' Day.

    In fact, this one is all about terror. Terror, that is, in 3D! This is a remake of a Canadian horror film, and taken to American audience. And on top of that, this film is the first live action horror movie to be released in Digital 3D-yes, the Real D technology. This was my second time in the digital theater, the first being the second time seeing U2 3D (the first time I saw U2 3D was in IMAX). And Real D is a revolutionary technology and change to the 3D world. The lenses are polarized, instead of the godawful Red and Blue blur. This has to be the best 3D I've seen! Anyways, besides that, this movie is incredibly scary, and even scarier in 3D! On valentine's night, 1998, At a mine, there was a fatal accident, resulting in everyone down there dying except one- Harry Warden. He is knocked into a Coma, and awakens, taking a rampage on the city. He creates a brutal massacre and is later shot, thought to be dead.

    10 years later, Tom, a survivor of the massacre, owns the mine and is selling it. Axel, another survivor, is married with a kid, but is cheating on his wife and has gotten the adulteress pregnant. However, Harry isn't dead, he has clearly come back to finish what he has done 10 years ago! However, the horrific killings are all related to Tom somehow. They all have Tom's name on him, and Tom goes to discover why he is attached to it.

    Anyways, this is a fantastic 3D ride, and is even better than the craptacular original. It is everything the original should have been, and has LOADS of gore!!!!! There's gore everywhere. I love it. Me being a gore hound, I was satisfied with all the bloody stabbings, disembowelment and lovely stuff. It's what us horror fans expect. Plus the eye popping out of the screen was insane. The 3D was the most insane thing I've seen. I was dodging several times, and I jumped lots of times too. Great horror ride!!! So overall, this is a fantastic movie, one that's a must see for sure in the theater, and the ultimate 3D ride. As the trailer says, "Nothing says 'Date movie' like a 3D ride to hell"! OK I did not see it with a date, but overall, it was one of the most fun times I had at the movies. ...more info
  • Shameless but Extremely Entertaining
    I'm rating this four stars as a theatrical experience alone. 3-D technology looks great here and although at times used shamelessly, it is also used to control atmosphere and build suspense. My Bloody Valentine is a remake of a mediocre 1981 slasher film. This one probably deserves a two or three star rating without the 3-D, so the impact of the visuals alone was pretty substantial in my view. I get the impression we will see much more from 3-D in the near future.

    For those who don't know, this is a slasher film so we get all kinds of body parts flying at us throughout the film. I literally felt like I may have got some blood sprayed on me while watching, so take that for it is. I laughed and was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. There was even plenty of nudity in an attempt to harken back to slasher movies of yesteryear. The nudity was so gratuitous I had to believe they were joking. The actress was literally full body naked for five or so minutes onscreen. I'm oddly pleased to see the film not earn an NC-17 rating for that but I'm not sure what else there is to say. It is what it is I suppose. Two years ago the film would not have made it through with an R. Three cheers for Kirby Dick!

    My Bloody Valentine follows a group of friends living in a small mining town that experiences several violent tragedies; including a cave-in followed by the loan survivor being accused of killing everyone else, a massive killing spree after that, and then another killing spree ten years later. The latter of those events making up most of the film we see here. There is very little attempt to make the story or events believable but this is exploitation horror we are talking about here. Not to say that makes it somehow forgiveable, just that those are typically the expectations. To actually credit some of the actors and perhaps even the writers, I actually cared about the scooby-doo-esque kind of ending by the time we got there.

    Anyway, amazing effects here, and a whole new level of 3-D visuals. If that sounds good to you see it in the theater before it's gone. If you miss it, let's all keep our fingers crossed that we get some good 3-D technology for our home cinemas....more info
  • The great 3-D effects had me flinching and ducking for cover!!
    I really didn't expect much acting or plotwise but along with the very best and effective 3-D effects I have ever seen, the acting is competent and the plot keeps you engrossed and on the edge of your seat. Unlike Friday the 13th 3-D, of which I still feel the 3-D effects were the only worthwhile thing going for it, I will buy the remake of My Bloody Valentine on DVD when available, even without the 3-D effects. Aside from a few very minor quibbles, My Bloody Valentine 3-D is well-cast, well-acted, well-written, well photographed and well-directed. On top of that, it is also enormously entertaining and doesn't take itself too seriously. Even so, there are some very effective moments of menace and suspense. The make-up effects are also stunningly real and are extremely well-done. The film also benefits greatly from the excellent use of on-location filming in Pennsylvania, including partly in an old coal mine. The new Real D 3-D effects offer some moments that had me flinching and ducking for cover!! It is also great to see Tom Atkins back in a horror film as the first town sheriff. Betsy Rue was also very memorable as "Irene". Her scenes are all too short, but you won't forget them anytime soon!! Don't miss this in 3-D. I had to go out of my way to find a theater that was showing it in 3-D, but it is well-worth any effort, time and trouble. I highly recommend it....more info
  • 3D fun even in 2D, but it is the trick and not the gimmick that hobbles this horror film
    I certainly have fond memories of the original "My Bloody Valentine," because among that first generation of splatter flicks that Canadian import was a decent effort, which made it stand head and shoulders above most of the dreck released in the wake of the original "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th." That alone made me inclined to go check out this remake in the theater, but then I found out that the movie was in 3-D and I also have fond memories of getting hit in the arm repeatedly by my date because I was laughing so much when Jason popped that eye out of the kid's head in "Friday the 13th, Part 3 3-D" way back when. So that was two good reasons to go see this movie, even though I knew there was a good chance that we would be getting the 2-D version and not the 3-D version here in the Zenith City.

    That indeed was the case, but even in 2-D I think you can certainly pick up most of the 3-D effects, and director Patrick Lussier has the requistie sick fun when it comes to using the gimmick. Yes, there is a lot having to do with the pick axe and various gun barrels, but the opening credits with the newspaper headlines looked like it would work well in 3-D and I have to admit the bit with the shovel was a certainly sick and twisted (but in a good way). So I have to say that a strength of this movie in that even one dimension short of a full three they milk the gimmick for what it is worthy (certainly more than "Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D").

    The basic plot is that once upon a time there was a mine accident and Harry Warden (Richard John Walters), well, he went a bit crazy and started killing people (the body count by the end of the title credits of this movie might be a record for one guy with using something other than a gun as a weapon). Then we jump ahead ten years where we meet up with the kids who got away. We have Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles), the son of the owner of the mine, who was responsible for the original cave in of the mine. His old flame Sarah (Jaime King) has married Axel Palmer (Kerr Smith), who is now the sheriff of the town. While Irene (Betsy Rue), Axel's date on the fateful night way back when, has become the local party girl. Also in the mix is the former Sheriff Burke (Tom Atkins), his deputy (Edi Gathegi), and Ben Foley (Kevin Tighe), who manages the mine. Then there is Megan (Megan Boone), one of those sweet young things who is just begging to be one of the victims in this movie.

    There is, of course, the requisite stupidity on the part of the characters, so if there are two people with guns, they should separate as soon as possible, and if you are protecting yourself with a shotgun make sure you keep it unloaded. Furthermore, if you go looking for a homicidal maniac with a pick axe, make sure you go check out the mine at night and in addition to a flashlight bring a crowbar, because that will help you get into the locked up mine. It will not do anything against a homicidal maniac with a pick axe, but, hey, you have that flashlight, right? However, it is one thing for the characters to have their stupid moments, and another to hope the audience sinks to their level.

    This is one of those movies where early on in the "ten years later" part there is an obvious suspect who has a motive totally unrelated to what happened at the mine. They are so obvious that you think, hey, it cannot be that obvious. You then start thinking about how likely it is the most unlikely character could be the suspect, but then there is evidence to say that cannot be the case. You also remember that unless you see the corpse a dead person is not dead. Clearly there are only a limited number of people who can be actual suspects, so I was open to other possibilities. More importantly, I did not remember who the killer in the original was; I just remembered the killer's last words (and was disappointed that the line was not used in the endgame of the remake). However, when we get to the big reveal it turns out that it is based on what I consider to be a cheat, because it requires you to extrapolate on a telling detail that is focused on a couple of times and to ignore a key piece of evidence. Actually, I am surprised I was not more ticked off at the turn of events, because it is one thing to be fooled by a well crafted script and another to be tricked in a manner like this.

    Consequently, while "My Bloody Valentine 3D" was heading for at least a solid four star rating, there has to be a deduction for the way the movie plays with us in its end game. I was almost tempted to put the movie in a position to round up, but there was a bit of adding insult to injury when one of the suspects says something surprising; it would have made for a nice moment if it were not totally inconsistent with his character. Toss in the aforementioned fact that we do not get the original film's signature last line, and we end up not rounding up on this one. Final note: Horror film buffs probably know that 9 minutes of the original version of "My Bloody Valentine" were cut because they were deemed too gory. When Lionsgate got the rights to the original to make the remake, they got the rights to that missing footage and the un-cut version of "My Bloody Valentine" was released last week on DVD as the remake opened in theaters. ...more info
  • Don't Go Breakin' My Heart..
    Opening weekend (intentional), and second row (due to cutting it too close, time-wise), my buddies and I (yes, I had to do some leaning) found ourselves part of the throng attending a screening of MY BLOODY VALENTINE in 3D. Happily surrendering to the goofiness inherent when movies are watched while sporting plastic and cardboard glasses, the four of us 40-somethings (somehow a minority at this show!) surrendered to this flashback of early-80s splatter cinema souped up with state-of-the-art 3D cinematography. As a lifelong horror fan I was psyched to see this, just as a Streep fan I was excited to see DOUBT. They wont be competing this awards season, it's true, but both come strongly recommended. As long as you know what you are getting into. I mean, it IS "My Bloody Valentine in 3-D". So no surprises?
    I will start off by just saying WOW! The 3D effects are pretty jaw-dropping (LITERALLY, but that comes later in one particularly gruesome character bump-off). The opening credits come as a classy montage that show off not only some of the artistry of the filmmakers, but just how good this cinematic gimmick has become. The story is set up quickly and efficiently, with the horror standard of "Tragedy Plus Time Plus Revenge Equals Terror" not breaking any new ground. The iconic gas-masked miner-as murderer, often lit ominously from behind, gives both Jason and Freddy serious runs for their money, as the residents of this small mining town are systematically and gruesomely dispatched.
    Make no mistake, this is not great cinema. However, it is a great entry in the horror genre that has lately only been notable for lackluster remakes of old B-Horror flicks that have somehow achieved "classic" status. An unconvincing love triangle fails, although DOES manage to succeed in throwing a wrench in the often easily-predicted actual identity of the killer. There is gore and gratuitous nudity to spare, so die-hard 1980s horror fans will have plenty to love. Ultimately, a film that seemed destined to impress no one succeeds spectacularly. Expect nothing, and you will have a much better time than you could possibly expect... ...more info
  • From a 2-D view
    I was hoping too see this in 3-D, however the theater sucks and didnt have the version. Anyway, it's still a helluva good movie without the glasses but 3-D would be pretty cool. The kills were fantastic, probably the best in years. It was also nice to Tom Atkins back in films, he was in so many 80 horror films. There was a few flaws, namely the story was beyond stupid like

    The killer was attacking two women in a supermarket, she calls the cops and then presses an alarm not even a few minutes later.

    Axel's father had a cabin in the woods. Its near the mines, in the middle of the woods, and there are no other cabins around. Does not make alot of sense.

    The ending was seen from the very start of the film. While Axel is the killer in the original, he was not the killer in the remake. Sorry if you havent seen the film.

    All in all, the kills were awesome. The story and the ending were just plain crap but most people just want to go for the kills and sex, so it shouldnt bother many people....more info
  • Cross your heart and hope to live!
    My Bloody Valentine (2009) One of the better and more unappreciated 80's slasher movies gets a remake, and I am thrilled to report the filmmakers went all out on this one. Not only does it carry a solid R rating, and for good reason, it's also in 3-D!!! This is the first 3-D theatrical movie I've seen in more than 25 years! The story is close to the original, which is another plus. A small coal mining town faces a disaster that leaves several miners dead. This time, though, the trouble was caused by inexperienced mine owner's son Jensen Ackles (TV's Supernatural), who didn't "bleed the lines" when he was supposed to. Eventually, one survivor is pulled from the depths, one Harry Warden, whose seeming triumph over death takes a sour turn when it becomes known that all the bodies in the mine died from pickaxe wounds. Hmm, sounds like ol' Harry was getting a little stingy with the air down there. Soon after Harry pops up from the hospital and does some "bleeding the lines" of his own. But we're talking veins and arteries here as Harry wipes out several hospital workers and some high schoolers partying at the mine before disappearing into its depths one last time, shot and bleeding badly. And we're only fifteen minutes into the movie! From there we move "ten years later" as Ackles returns to town just as someone decked out in miner's gear starts swinging that pickaxe again. Is it Harry? Or one of the other suspects the movie wastes no time in setting up. Like Ackles? Or maybe new sheriff and Ackles rival Kerr Smith (Final Destination)? Former Sheriff Tom Atkins (Halloween III)? Shady mine guy Kevin Tighe (TV's Lost)? Or deputy Edi Gathegi (Twilight)? In any case, if you like horror movies, this is simply a lot of fun. In the acting department it's always great to see old pros Atkins and Tighe; and Ackles and Smith handle their contentious roles well as they fight over Jaime King (White Chicks) and try to figure out who's doon it. Director Patrick Lussier (Dracula 2000) makes sure there's no shortage of zesty gore, and Betsy Rue has a wonderfully lengthy nude scene, a rarity in these days of too much PG-13 horror. The 3-D is fantastic, both in the depth it brings to the picture as well as stuff poked out at you. They actually don't do as much of that as you might expect, but they do throw a lot of stuff, which used to be a problem in the older 3-D movies because the thrown item usually split into two due to the problem of holding the focus on a fast moving object. This new process is great, however. I give this one my highest recommendation to those so inclined. Others who want to see 3-D but with a less blood might be better off seeing Bolt....more info
  • Highly entertaining
    MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D

    **** Out of 5

    Release Date-, January 16th, 2009

    Running Time- 100-Minutes

    Rating- R

    Screenplay- Todd Farmer & Zane Smith

    Director- Patrick Lussier

    Starring- Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Kevin Tighe, Megan Boone Betsy Rue, Edi Gathegi and Tom Atkins

    So here we are with the latest in what seems the never ending run of remakes; My Bloody Valentine 3-D is of course a remake of the cult classic slasher flick My Bloody Valentine originally released in 1981. As a child I loved slasher films, but as I got older most just don't work for me as well anymore. The original MBV is one that sort of holds up for me, but it doesn't work as well with me as it once did. But I still enjoy it and I was actually looking forward to the remake. Even thought I did like the original I did see some room for improvement.

    For the most MBV 3-D is its own movie, while there are some scenes that are like the original like the body in the dryer gag and the basic idea MBV 3-D doesn't rehash the original it just takes the basic premise and does its own thing. My Bloody Valentine is very much a throwback to 80s slasher flicks and while My Bloody Valentine won't go down as one of the all time greats it does serve it's purpose as a entertaining slasher flick that never really tries to be more than that even though there was potential for more.

    The screenplay by Todd Farmer & Zane Smith is what it is; look this is a slasher flick and the script isn't that important. While you do need something decent the great thing about slasher movies is even with a weak script they can still work and this one serves its purpose, but could have been a lot more. Like the original MBV you have the love triangle aspect, but here it only seems more of a filler and only there to really make suspects out of Tom played by Jensen Ackles and Axel Palmer played by Kerr Smith. Like I said there was some potential with the script, but never reached it, but I suppose when all is said and done serves its purpose.

    The characters were fairly interesting and are better than your average characters that normally appear. Some add to the plot and others are simply there to pad the body count. But as a whole Farmer and Zane Smith do a fairly good job with the screenplay. Like I said there was some potential with the love triangle aspect, which like I said sort of feels like a filler, but works better than the original with I personally found a little too soap opera like. The fact Axel cheats on his wife never really adds much other than to set him up as a suspect; like I said there was potential for the script to be more than what it was, but when all was said and done Farmer and Smith get the job done.

    Director Patrick Lussier who also directed the surprisingly decent White Noise 2 and is best known as an editor and has worked with Wes Craven on several of his movies is a little hit or miss at times here with MBV, but overall Lussier does a solid job. While My Bloody Valentine has some decent moments of suspense, Lussier seems more interested in getting with the bloodshed, which isn't a bad thing at all. The only problem I had with some of the death scenes is some just sort of happen like the eyeball scene. The killer appears and kills the guy with no real set up, but despite that the scene does work well and even if some of the kills lack a bit of set up Lussier still makes them work. Patrick Lussier aimed to make a fun flick and he very much did that. My Bloody Valentine is simply a blast and the movie always moves forward is always a lot of fun.

    The acting wasn't bad, but obviously we aren't gonna get Oscar worthy performances. Kerr Smith as Axel Palmer was an interesting character, but not enough was done with him, but he was still solid. Jensen Ackles as Tom Hanniger also delivers a solid performance and Jaime King as Sarah I felt was the best of the lot. Writer Todd Farmer makes a cameo as a trucker and steals the show. The highlight though was Tom Atkins; Atkins is one of my favorite actors and it was great seeing and even better in 3-D. Atkins the coolest man on the planet plays another memorable role.

    The mine setting works well, but isn't as creepy as it was in the original and while Lussier manages to build some decent suspense at times like I said he just seemed more interested in the bloodshed, which again like I said isn't a bad thing at all. The original MBV was a splatter flick and that's pretty much what Lussier delivers on. While there are a lot of splatter flicks still being made at times it also almost seems rare so it's great to see a no hold barred splatter flick.

    The death scenes are rather gruesome, but brought down some what by the use of CGI, which looks about average and that, takes a way from some really cool deaths, but in general the death scenes are pretty cool and have a nice amount of gore. This is what a slasher film should be like; violent and gory and the makers of MBV very much deliver in that regard. Even with some CGI it's still a blast!

    I'd say this one is on par with the original; the original was an aright flick and the remake turns out alright as well. The only thing lacking here is the creepy feel of the original, but what it might lack there it does make up for in being a fun ride with some cool deaths and gore. I almost always favor the originals over remakes, but this is the one time where I might favor a remake. My Bloody Valentine is very much is the style of an 80s splatter flick. The casting is what you see in the typical horror flick these days, but they all did well and it's easy to overlook. But overall I'd probably has to favor the remake over the original, again it might lack the creepy feel the original had, but MBV 3-D makes up for that in pure fun.

    I also gotta give credit to the filmmakers for having full frontal nudity. In America these days' sex and nudity is wrong for some reason, but it's good to see Patrick Lussier not giving into the PC world. So many movies released with nudity are for what ever reason called porn and movies like Zack and Miri Make a Porno the previews simply started calling it Zack and Miri and one theater in Utah refused to show it, but yet had no problems showing the violent Saw V. So with the backlash on sex and nudity in films it's good to see a movie not shy away from it. And the full frontal nude scene isn't brief either I should add.

    For the most part it seems 3-D never works when released in home video, but My Bloody Valentine actually was fairy decent with the 3-D. The biggest 3-D gags mostly work well. Don't expect it to be as good as it was in cinemas, but it wasn't bad and does work for the most part. When the characters are just standing around it doesn't work all that well except a couple of scenes. But when something is thrown or aimed at the camera it looks pretty good, not great, but good. I was actually surprised at how well the 3-D worked at times. Again it's not as good as it was in cinemas and there is some double images, but for the most part I was surprised at how well the 3-D was.

    As for the Blu-ray itself; the picture quality on the 2-D version looks good, but I only checked out a few scenes since I watched it in 3-D, but the quality is strong, but not the best transfer. The audio is 7.1, but I wasn't too impressed with it. It wasn't bad or anything, but like the transfer the sound isn't the best Blu-ray and I watched it on a TV with extra set ups that makes all Blu-ray movies sound amazing, but I just wasn't too impressed. The features are a bit weak. We have some deleted scenes and an alternate ending an audio commentary track with director Patrick Lussier and co-writer Todd Farmer. Deep Inside My Bloody Valentine is a brief making off and was decent, but nothing special and Sex, Blood and Screams a look at the death scenes, which was also decent. The DVD and Blu-ray have the same features with the exception of BD-Live....more info
  • Won't You Be Mine?
    "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" goes for all the cheap thrills, none cheaper than the 3-D effects. This could very well start a campaign to re-animate the gimmick movies pioneered by filmmakers like William Castle, where 3-D glasses are teamed with seat buzzers and costumed ushers running up and down the aisles. On the basis of this film, however, that may not be a good thing to bring back; if you can look past the 3-D effects, "My Bloody Valentine" is really no better than your average teen slasher film, paying more attention to gruesome death scenes and dark comedy than it does to story. Want proof? As I was leaving the theater, a group of about six or seven teenage girls were feverishly giggling as one of them shouted, "Oh my God, he's behind you! Look out!" Had their thoughts run any deeper, they would have left discussing the film's one graphic sex scene and the possibility that it could usher in an era of 3-D pornography.

    My own thoughts tend go in such directions when I really don't care about what I'm watching. The experience of sitting in a theater wearing 3-D glasses should have been enough; after all, I'm seeing all sorts of horrible things fly at me from off the screen, from pickaxes to guns to spatters of blood. But somehow, I didn't find it very frightening. Could it be that the whole 3-D thing was over-hyped? I certainly didn't think the visuals were all that impressive, and this is despite a scene that involves a naked woman angry with a sleazy trucker, a dwarf motel manager that dresses like a Southern prostitute, and a couple of really bloody murders. There are also quite a few shots of the tip of a pickaxe coming directly at us.

    The story: Ten years ago, the town of Harmony lost its reputation as a thriving mining community when an inexperienced coal miner named Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) caused an accident that killed five people and put one into a coma. On Valentine's Day one year later, that survivor, Harry Warden, awakens and goes on a rampage, brutally killing pretty much everyone in the hospital before returning to Harmony to murder twenty-two people with a pickaxe. Dressed in a sadistic-looking miner's suit and a creepy mask, Harry Warden met his end in Harmony's coal mine, where Tom and a group of friends had planned on having a party.

    Flash forward exactly ten years. On Valentine's Day, Tom returns to Harmony to sell the mine, which was owned by his father. He's motivated by guilt over the five original deaths, which unfortunately isn't winning him any sympathy from the locals. This goes double for Sheriff Axel Palmer (Kerr Smith), who's now married to Tom's old flame, Sarah (Jaime King). As Tom struggles to come to terms with his past and his broken relationship with Sarah, the residents of Harmony live in fear of a new masked killer, whose trademark is slicing open his victims, cutting out their hearts, and placing them in a heart-shaped chocolate box. It is possible that Harry Warden survived ten years ago, that he's come back for another night of terror? Or does Tom have something to do with it, as Axel believes he does? Determined to prove his innocence, Tom turns to Sarah, who may still have feelings for him.

    I neglected to mention at the start that this movie is a remake of the 1981 film directed by George Mihalka and written by John Beaird, which, as far as I know, was not released in 3-D. Having not seen this version, I'm afraid I can't say how faithful this remake is. I can say that, regardless of faithfulness, I have no plans to rent the original film. It could be that I'm getting tired of teen slasher films, with their unoriginal plots and cardboard characters and death scenes that get less and less elaborate with every rehash. Let it be known that my problems with "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" have nothing to do with the violence or the over-the-top gore effects. Believe me, I expected nothing less. My problems stem from how bored I was; I left feeling as if I had seen the exact same film before, and nothing, not even the 3-D effects, were able to thrill me.

    The annoying thing is that I can't think of anything that could have been done differently. Like romantic comedies, slasher films rely heavily on a formula; if you deviate, you no longer have a slasher film. Everything that happens in "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" is supposed to happen, right down to the self-indulgent plot twist that only makes sense in the absence of logic. So, since I can't think of a way that this movie could have been made better, the only conclusion I have is that slasher films are past their prime. Not many will agree with me, I know. On the basis of the audience's reaction the day I saw it, some might think I'm a horror fan who has lost his way. Considering how thoroughly they were into it, laughing and screaming pretty much all throughout, they could be right. All I know is that this movie gave me a lot of the same when all I wanted was something new. Maybe filmmakers have to try a little harder than having pickaxes fly at us from off the screen....more info
  • 3-D is definitely not just a gimmick.
    I don't think anyone would go to MBV3D expecting to see an award-winning sweeping horror film, and it isn't, but it is still pretty enjoyable. The action is well-paced, and the downtime isn't boring because it is used to explain the plot more. The 3-D aspect is completely necessary for this movie to be enjoyed, however, because it is used in all of the right places. I would not want to be stuck seeing this without having the sharp end of a pick ax pointed at me. There were only a few cheap jump scares that didn't scare me in the least - they were more of an annoyance. The ending welcomes a sequel, and I expect one, but I've also seen this ending in more than one recent horror film - it's textbook stuff. I would recommend you see this in 3-D only, to get the full experience, and appreciate the movie for what it is... pure entertainment....more info
  • not bad
    Saw this over the weekend. My bloody valentine is an above average slasher flick. Jason Vorhees is an ametuer compared to Harry Warden. This guy is violent. 3D graphics were well done and the cast did a better then fair job of acting. The only reason that I didn't give this a 5 star review is there are some glaring plot holes, but, hey we don't go to these kinds of movies for absolute realism. Do we? One very lengthy scene of femal full frontal nudity. Can you say beaver anyone? Yea that was nice. It was a blast...more info
  • A Bloody Awesome Remake!!!
    I watched the original a few days before I saw this to get ready for the remake! I had the pleasure of seeing this with my ex-girlfriend, whom I haven't seen in eight months. (We're still friends.) We both thought this remake was pretty good. I loved all the gory deaths and thought all the deaths with the pickaxe were very creative! The remake is pretty different than the original. Ten years after a Valentine's Day Massacre, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony to sell the coal mine. Soon after, the murders start again. Another part I loved was when the smokin' hot naked girl was running around and trying to get away from the coal miner. I didn't get to see it in 3D, but that was okay. If you love horror, gore, sex, and chocolate, I highly recommend that you be MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!!...more info
  • Solid Nostalgic Remake
    To clarify my experience, I watched the 2D version on DVD and was not as let down as I thought I might be, missing the all-important 3rd "D". In fact, the first act is absolutely brilliant: fast paced, fun, and bloody. I was feeling all kinds of 80's nostalgic as I watched with an ever growing grin across my face. Unfortunately, 2nd act character development was rife with unimaginative dialogue which slowed the pacing significantly. Things picked up again as the third act approached, and I was feeling 4 star love coming on. Then it happened: one of those moments where after going along, forgiving the little bumps and potholes of lazy writing and enjoying the thrill ride, one of the main players says something so moronic, that any mystery or suspense built up to that point gets sucked right out of the room. Instead of focusing on the action, I couldn't get past the fact that the writers allowed something so lazy and lame to play a major role in the storytelling. I can't elucidate without spoiling the film. It's just unfortunate that my suspension bridge of disbelief was demolished at that point.

    Even in 2D format, My Bloody Valentine is mildly recommended, especially for fans of 80's horror. Although diminishing returns set in after a stellar first act, there are some bloody good kills, skilled direction throughout, and enough thrills to keep the viewer interested. If not for some unimaginative dialogue and character issues, I would have awarded MBV 4 stars, but have to take away one star for my issues with the lazy writing. ...more info
  • Quickie for all the Amazoners out there with limited time
    Restoring my faith in the 'remake' is this little pleasant surprise - My Bloody Valentine (2009)

    As a fan of the cult favorite from 1981, I was not the least bit disappointed

    *The plot had enough substance to keep your attention from the opening explosion to the final blow
    *The characters were dynamic enough to build care for their fate
    *The faceless killer was so detached from humanity and was an effective, believable, and down right scary adversary
    *The kills were as unique and memorable as they were gory
    *There was a healthy portion of full nudity


    All in all, this was a carefully crafted, entertaining, and true to tradition modern take on the slasher film that's sure to please even the most critical genre fans out there

    8.3/10

    Enjoy

    E. Romero


    P.S. I have the Blu-ray and I preferred the 2D version. It looked just as 3D as the 3D version with the green/pink glasses, only without the headache. ...more info
  • Not Meant for 2-D
    Full disclosure: Since I did not see the 1981 original, the only reason why I was even remotely interested in the remake was Jensen Ackles. I am firmly biased in favor of him, and thought that he did the best he could with what he was given; for my money he was indeed the best thing about this movie. That said...

    Watching this in 2-D is just a bad idea; it was blatantly obvious that the stunts were shot for the full-on 3-D effect, and the standard version suffered for it. Jumping if a pickax comes flying out of the screen at you is one thing, but without that extra element the gore was just gore. There were, perhaps, one or two moments that made me startle, but for a horror movie? I expected more than that. My only other nitpick was that some of the effects were abysmally fake; I don't want to notice that kind of thing and snicker, not when that wasn't the intent, as I'm betting it wasn't meant to be.

    As for the story, the underpinnings were interesting enough that it could have been compelling. I don't want to spoil any of the twists, but suffice to say, if the final revelations had been more fully realized the story would have had greater depth. And since I don't believe that horror and depth are mutually exclusive, I'll leave it at that. Ackles aside, the acting was...sufficient.

    For what it's worth, I did kind of enjoy My Bloody Valentine. If I had watched it in 3-D as it was meant to be seen, I might have even enjoyed it more. Honestly, I'm not a hardcore horror fan, more like a casual watcher, and like I said the sole draw for me was Ackles, so please do to take everything I've said with a grain of salt. And watch it in 3-D if you can.
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  • extra-ordinary experience
    watching 3-D movie on bluray and on projector is totally different experience. Some of the scenes are worth watching and can't be missed . I saw this movie in Leeds in cinema and liked the special effects. On BLU-RAY there is no compromise with qulaity of effects as well as 7.1 DTS sound. ...more info
  • Not worth the 3-D without an LCD tv
    The movie was great, but don't bother watching the 3-D version unless you have an LCD tv. I tried it on 2 different tv's and the 3-D technology sucked. It was blurry and all red and green. I watched it on my computer with my LCD monitor and it was almost perfect. I don't know what the deal with that is, but they might want to fix that in the future if they want to release movies in 3-D....more info
  • loved it
    I really enjoyed this movie. They don't make movies like this these days. I had to go out and buy the original after watching this..loved both of them!...more info
  • 3D Gimmick
    We bought the 3D version because we were enticed by the prospect of watching this in 3D at home. We thought it would be a great movie night with friends (it comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses).

    The glasses are the red/blue kind. They are not like the glases you find in theatres and amusement parks today. The problem with this is that the colors are washed away in 3D and you are left with a strange orange and purple mix. For example, skintones become orange. Everything else is purple or grey.

    Its a good thing that the 2D version is included on the same disc as a menu selection. After five minutes of watching it in 3D, we chose to restart the movie in 2D. The few scenes that take advantage of 3D are clearly recognizable during thr 2D version and after you are done the movie, you realize that you really aren't missing 3D anyway.

    Jensen Ackles does a great job. This movie felt like a two hour WB/CW show, which was fine. The movie is good and kept us guessing who the murderer was until it was finally revealed. ...more info
  • Slick Slasher Sex Sliced & Served 3D BD
    New lenses and modern tech give best 3D on BD so far. Fun to watch if you can enjoy a whack to the face! Settings and characters are OK. Story interesting and shallow; but it works for this showy film. DTS Masterless is more powerful than most discs! Picture great in 2-D, 3-D is alluring but faces are green. Still best home illusion so far....more info
  • DO NOT BUY!!! Edward Scissorhands and Freddy Krueger packaged this movie!!!!!
    I went to the movies and saw this film and loved it. So I was excited for the DVD release. I bought it, got it out to my car and opened it, and couldn't believe how poorly this movie was packaged. It looked like Edward Scissorhands and Freddy Krueger played frisbee with it. I don't know maybe they had a five year old child in charge of packaging. The disc is double sided and the 3-D glasses are sitting on top of the 3-D side of the movie. Wal-Mart opened up ten copies and couldn't find me one that wasn't scratched to hell!! ...more info
  • No Bloody Way
    A long time ago, a mine caved in and in order to survive, one of the trapped miners killed all of his coworkers, hoping to salvage the remaining oxygen. The surviving miner is arrested and jailed, but escapes on Valentine's Day and returns to the mines where a group of youngsters are having a bizarre mine-themed Valentine's Day party. Many of them are murdered, some in gory 3-D.

    The movie picks up several years later, and the surviving youngsters are no longer so young(ster). They have families and jobs and flannel shirts, now. Also, really bad dialogue.

    A mysterious and murderous miner reappears, though, causing havoc and ripping off jaws. Who could it be? Is it the retired sherrif? The new young buck? The jilted ex-lover? The redhead who runs the grocery store? Who cares?

    The movie is stupid and senseless, although there are a few shocks and the 3D is milked in an entertaining fashion. In between the suspenseful deaths and bullets flying at your face, though, are long segments where the townspeople dutifully mistrust each other and yell about who could possibly be the killer.

    Dumb, predictable, and a let down. Just like Valentine's Day usually is....more info
  • 3D Horror Film
    i really like this movie espically the 3d all the strong violence
    its a good horror movie to watch

    people who like the 3d movies would like this one...more info
  • Horrible acting, horrible taste, horrible, horrible
    This movie was such a let down being all the high praise it received(from fans only though). I'm not a fan of hack and slash horror, more of a psychological horror buff myself. Occasionally though my interested gears towards a movie like this just because it may have some scare factor to it. This was beyond cheesy we're talking even more so than the original Friday the 13th, or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There is nothing original here except that there was an incident in a coal mines where people were killed by a crazed x miner with a pick axe, and now the boy that comes back after so many years is accused of killing all these people. Thats it, thats all, yay how unique. The 3d part however may be interesting though i'm not that interested in things jumping out at me from my television, i like to keep it simple. I also think they tried to see how long they could show a naked woman in an unrated film before it became offensive to many people, which it may have. I found it humorous that the woman just stays naked, gets under a bed, waits for the guy to come in and look for her, then tries to use the old bed frame to protect herself from a PICK AXE LOL. COME ON!! Anyway this movie is just cheese nothing more nothing less. No frills here, just run of the mill chase you down and chop you up like a wall of coal. Blah....more info
  • Done better in '81'
    1 star for the special effects gore and opening first 15, 20 minutes, everything else a big fat 0 as the movie gets dull.Other problems I had with this movie is the killer who did a poor job in making me think that he could pull it off,and other then the gore it was a bore and void of any'good'humour.I like a remake when they can add something new to the movie,but this remake adds nothing new besides the special effects.The orginal had a certain charm and mood to it that this remake hardly musters up.If you feel the need to see this,I would suggest that you FF between the death scenes.I would also suggest that you see the orginal that was from the golden age of slasher horror movies....more info
  • good movie 3D sucks on dvd
    loved the movie in theaters hate it on DVD. you have to wear the stupid pink and green tented glasses ...more info
  • Horror Fans Rejoice!
    As a horror fan, I can say that I have not been thrilled with a lot of people re-making some of the classic slashers. Some I have liked, but some should of never been touched. To many, the original 1981 My Bloody Valentine is a cult classic that shouldn't of been tampered with. I'm glad it was. I love the original film, and I think it is definitley the best of the slashers to come out of the Halloween/Friday The 13th/early 80's slasher boom. It wasn't a hit here in the states, and became an underground cult film, one lovingly embraced by the fans, but probably not well known by a good margin of mainstream audiences. I didn't see the original having needed much improving, but the re-make was great to freshen up a great idea, re-introduce the story and premise to more people, as well as a new generation, and maybe bring the original film more acknowledgement and recognition. And in 3-D!. So, let's get on with it....

    The movie takes place in the little mining town of Harmony, Pennsylvania. There was a horrible accident in the mines many years ago that left one man, Harry Warden, bonkers. He did the unthinkable to stay alive and he went crazy. A year later, Harry goes insane and commits horrible murders, 22 in all. And now, years later, the quiet, peaceful community finds themselves being stalked by a madman in a miner's mask and carrying a mighty pickax. Is this Harry Warden, back to continue his brutal massacre?. Is it someone else?. Throw in a love triangle between the returning Tom Hanniger(Supernatural's Jensen Ackles), Sheriff Axel Palmer(Dawson Creek's Kerr Smith), and Sarah(Jamie King), and you have one bloody valentine filled with red herrings, suspense, and a mystery of who is really behind that mask.

    My Bloody Valentine 3D is a film that definitley pleased this horror film fan. Director Patrick Lussier and screenwriter Todd Farmer have created a classic horror/slasher film that any horror fan who grew up on and loves old school 80's horror should appreciate. The duo have re-created a film that seems so much like it belonged in a time gone by, and that's part of the beauty and overall nostalgic fun the movie delivers. The 3-D element will bring to mind 1983's "Friday The 13th 3-3D" and other films of the time, and that part of it will add to the overall fun, retro feel of the movie. The story and premise may not be treading new ground, but the movie is so fun and unabashedly celebrates what it is. The look, tone and feel of the film is great too. Filming at real locations, and a real mine, certainly adds to the wonderful look of the film and brings a reality to it all. No sets or soundstages here. There is also a real dread feeling here that I remember from my favorite 80's slashers. It may not be over the top scary, but the film does manage some great set pieces that are truly effective and creepy. The movie also basks in what lovers come to expect of these types of things. Blood and nudity. There is lots of blood here, lots of violence and, if you haven't heard by now, one soon to be classic nude/horror scene that is almost unbelieveable. Actress Betsy Rue is one brave actress, and screenwriter Todd Farmer is one smart man to write a cameo for himself in that scene!.

    The cast has some familiar faces, and some you may not know. Our three main leads, Ackles, Smith, and King, all handle their roles well. There is no real breakout performance here, nothing that many other actors couldn't of done, but they handle themselves accordingly. Elsewhere, another big cause for celebration(and another reason this feels like a classic 80's film)is the appearance of Tom Atkins. Atkins is an icon to many, and appeared in many 80's films like "The Fog", "Halloween III", "Night Of The Creeps", "Escape From New York", "Creepshow", and the first "Lethal Weapon". Atkins is cool, and his presence is most welcomed, delighting horror fans from all over. Kevin Tighe, who people may remember from TV's "Emergency", and films like "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", also appears. It's a fun and competent cast.

    The big gimmick of the movie was the 3-D. Unfortunatley, I was not one of the lucky ones to have seen the movie in the theater, which is where you really should of seen the 3-D version. On DVD, it does not quite work as well, although there are moments where you really see the 3-D work, but those moments are few and far between. This is the case with all DVD's I have seen that have 3-D. It must be seen in the theater to get the fullest use out of it. Luckily, this disc comes with a regular 2-D version. The 3-D may be the big, cool gimmick of the film, but the great thing about the movie is that it works just as well without it, and stands on it's own just fine.

    MBV-3D is a fun and entertaining romp, especially for those that grew up on movies like this, particulary in the 80's. The script, while not entirely breaking the mold, is well written, and has a more adult feel than the typical teenage shenanigans you'd find in a movie such as this. The miner himself is an iconic image to me, and he never got the attention many thought he deserved. Maybe now he will....with his pickax. Speaking of which, some have complained about the pickax and the murders in the movie, but I have no complaint. Just like Freddy's glove or Jason's machete or Michael's butcher knife, the pickax is the iconic weapon of choice, and it's used in some incredible, and messy ways. No problem in that department. I also liked the mystery of it all. Is it really Harry Warden?. Is it one of the guys?. We always know it's Michael or Jason, but the 'who is it?' aspect of this film, and others like it, are a lot of fun. I think it brings the viewer more into the picture as they try to pick up on clues and find out who is doing it and exactly why. The DVD special features are quite underwhelming. That's the only negative I have to say about the whole package. It gets a 2 disc treatment for extra material, but the material itself is so short, it could of been all on one disc. The features are all under 10 minutes as well. The deleted/extended scenes are interesting, as is the alternate ending, but the behind the scenes stuff left a lot to be desired.

    In the end, there is a lot of fun to be had with this movie. I grew up on the 80's slasher craze, and this movie really satisifed me in that regard. It may not be everyone's taste, but director Patrick Lussier has directed one of the best slasher films I have seen in years.

    ...more info
  • This is NOT the movie you saw in theaters!!
    To all potential buyers, beware! This is NOT the 3-D version you saw in the theater. The disc has a re-done old style green and red 3-D treatment. It comes with Green/Red 3-d glasses. Compared to the True 3-d version seen in theaters, this looks like absolute crap. I could not watch it for more than 3 minutes without getting a headache, and the 3-d effects do not work nearly as well. The ONLY good thing about this release is that they give you the 2-d version on the flipside of the disc. No where on the product does it say you are getting a stripped down 3-d version. FAIL. ...more info
  • Discs come badly pre-scratched!
    This is a warning to potential buyers. Lionsgate really dropped the ball with this release. It looks good at first as they included both the 2D and the 3D versions and included 4 pairs of 3D glasses. The problem however is that they used a double sided disc and just thew the glasses into the DVD case. The glasses package bounces around scratching the hell out of the top of the disc (which contains the 2D version).

    The first one I bought was scratched so badly that it affected playback. I returned it. The second one was better but still very badly scratched. Since the clerk said all the discs were this way I just decided to keep the disc and have it buffed/repaired at a video store. What's funny is the clerk at the video store took one look at the title and said "all ours are also the same way." My brother who is a manager of a Movie/Music retail store says they've been taking a lot of returns on this DVD for the same problem.

    Whoever at Lionsgate designed this case by throwing in the glasses to scratch up the disc should be fired. They didn't even take the time to put the glasses in an envelope and put it under the insert tabs. They just thew the glasses in without care! The next time you go to a store, shake the case and you can here the glasses shaking around. Awful

    Don't even think about getting the 1 Disc version to get around the problem as that edition also uses a double sided disc. Same exact problem.

    Buyer beware....if you decide to purchase than get ready to get a very badly scratched disc....more info
  • Excellent 3D Horror Movie.
    I really enjoyed this 3D Horror movie it was good from start to finish you actually have to use the 3D glasses or the movie will be blurry and won't look good without the glasses this is actually the first time that I've ever seen a 3D horror movie and I've got to say it was a good movie and I'd recommend it to anybody that's a fan of horror movies I enjoyed this horror flick from start to finish and you won't believe who it is that is doing all of this until the end I'm not going to tell anybody who it is because I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen the movie yet. ...more info
  • Decent, not as good as the original.
    Horror remakes are usually frowned upon and rightfully so, they are usually pretty bad. There are a few gems out their that actually improve upon the original but that is far and few between. This is certainly not one of those films. However this remake did not fall in line with most horror remakes as being complete rubbish. Allot of people are thinking remakes are this new thing when actually Hollywood has been doing it for years and years. What has been fairly new and hip, is the remake of some 80's classic slasher films.

    This remake is of the classic 1981 original that still stands the test of time as being a damn fine slasher film and easily being one of the better slashers done in that day. The reason the original was so good was the realism in the film. The cast was not filmed entirely of good looking model type people and the film felt real for that reason alone. The cast was filmed with people that look like us today (With the exception of the haircuts). The remake went down a different path and cast the entire cast with extremely attractive people. That lends a little disbelief to the film. Sure, nearly every girl was quite easy on the eye's especially Betsy Rue who does almost her entire role completely naked, but that does bring some disbelief into the film.

    The remake follows plot points of the original while telling a completely different story than the original. The back story of Harry Warden is the same and the character names remain fairly similar to the original. I don't quite know how to feel about the story being different as I am so partial to the original and I would have had even more misgivings if the film was a carbon copy of the original. While the movie played several homages to the original, like I said before the story was quite different.

    This film brings the INCREDIBLE Tom Atkins back to the big screen in a big way and man, did we miss him! The story moves quickly and has plenty of gore which looks quite good. The film offers a little bit of suspense and a ton of cheap/fun scares and I guarantee you'll jump a time or two! The new story line is not bad but not as good as the original and the payoff to who the killer is not as big as the original in my opinion. The producers really wanted to something quite different in this film in which they succeeded, but alas does not live up to the original.

    The DVD sets are available in 2D and the theatrically released 3D, which is decent in home viewing but not as elaborate as the REAL-D offered in theaters. There is a one disc set and a two disc set. For the person just buying the film because they liked it, the one disc set is plenty! It has both versions of the film(2D & 3D)and a semi informative commentary on it well. The 2 disc set contains a bonus disc of a few featurettes which are nothing to write home about. The first is a 7 minute feature with quick interviews with the director, writer and the cast. It was very bland and run of the mill. The second and last feature looks at the makeup F/X and was pretty informative. The disc is rounded out with deleted scenes and an alternate ending that is not very alternate at all. The 2 disc set is not worth the extra dollars they charge for it and I am bit surprised by Lionsgate for packaging it this way as the film was quite successful at the box office and there was no need to split the sets like this to try and recoup monies not made from the theatrical run. The 2 disc set are for die hard fans of the film only!

    All in all, a good remake and I would recommend it to any horror fans but would advise to get the original as well which was much more superior to this remake. The original is available in a "Special Edition" with the cut gore the MPAA made the producers cut from the film so long ago, and that is the one to get! Decent remake but the original was better....more info
  • a fun time made better by 3-d
    For those of you wondering how the DVD would carry over from the theater, dont fear...obviously the technology doesn't exist to make the crystal clear 3d image that you saw in theaters, but for the most part I felt that the 3-d in the DVD was fairly solid...I will say that I do have a LCD flat screen HDTV so that obviously helps...not sure how it would look on standard tube sets...the branch scene, the pick axe and the bullet scene were the most notable jump scenes from the movie...overall not a bad movie in its own right, fairly solid for a scary movie, and a pretty good ending...I do think that the 3-d did ultimately save this movie though...more info
  • New 3d glasses?
    it says it comes with 4 3d glasses, is this going to be the new REALD glasses or the lame red and blue glasses? cuz if its the new glasses im def gettn this...more info
  • MUST SEE for any horror fan!!!
    All I have to say is this is EXACTLY what a horror flick is supposed to be. Just like it was in the 80s/90s and not the crap they have been releasing lately. MUST SEE if you are a scary movie fanatic!!!...more info
  • Can't Wait to Own!
    This was a cool movie. It had one purpose - to show the story of a serial killer miner...in 3-D. And it did this and nothing else, to its credit. The story did not attempt to become an elaborate story of anything other than a visually engaging slasher experience in 3-D. Had it tried to offer meaningful character development, or introduce plot threads that did more than confuse the audience as to who the actual killer is...I probably would have hated the movie. But it did not none of this. It had one mission, and executed very well.

    The message - one's ability to enjoy a movie is directly dependent on one's expectations entering the movie. If you expect a richly detailed story with palpable characters, look elsewhere. If you expect a slasher film in the glory styles of the 80's with the benefits of modern special effects thrown in, then happy times are here to come. (yes, thank you Borat). ...more info
  • Awesome
    Whoever didn't like this needs their head examined.It was an awesome remake!I have two words to say.....Jensen Ackles come on one of the hottest and talented actors of today.It was gory,well written and creepy so i say **** *** to those opposed! ...more info
  • A blast!
    Any remake of a classic slasher film (as much as one can be called "classic") can go one way or another: the current filmmakers will either simply rehash the old one, or they may take the high road and add original touches. Either way, fans of the first one will talk about the differences, while those unaware that there was another one will get to take the movie on its own terms. I'm happy to report that My Bloody Valentine 3-D (a 2009 remake of 1981's My Bloody Valentine) is one of the good ones.

    Of course, "good" in this case is a relative term. The dialogue is trite and laughable in most of the early scenes but screenwriters Todd Farmer (Jason X) and Zane Smith have taken the story from the original in new directions, making the characters older and adding more mature plot elements while director Patrick Lussier updates the whole thing to the current "tense, suspenseful, and very bloody" style of recent films like Hostel and Saw.

    Harry Warden was the only survivor of a mine explosion in the small town of Harmony. After recovering from his coma, he went on a murder spree that included the killing of a bunch of teenagers who thought partying in the old mine was a good idea. Ten years later, the killings start again, just as a prodigal son returns, putting him at the forefront. Is he responsible? Or has Harry Warden simply come back from the dead?

    Protagonists Kerr Smith and Jaime King are surprisingly believable as Axel and Sarah Palmer, world-weary working-class parents, she the owner of the local grocery store, he the town sheriff having an affair with her stock clerk Megan (Megan Boone). Jensen Ackles is less effective in his large, important role as Tom Hanniger, the reluctant owner of the mine and the current prime suspect for the murders. He seems to have only two expressions: hangdog and menacing.

    Though the ending is telegraphed from the opening scene, My Bloody Valentine 3-D does a fairly good job of keeping the viewer in doubt about the identity of the killer. And the special effects are stellar, with a variety of gruesome set pieces that exceed anything I've seen recently. The movie really earns its R rating, with heavy doses of sex and violence.

    Interestingly, though the lengthy scene of full nudity featuring actress Betsy Rue may seem exploitative to some, it actually gives the actress quite a showcase as she dominates the screen for that entire amount of time, resulting in one of the film's few truly memorable (and most talked about) scenes. It will likely give her the exposure (pun intended) needed to further her career -- so who's exploiting who? (Incidentally, the trucker who instigates this scene is played by co-screenwriter Todd Farmer.) Similarly, the role of the motel owner did not have to go to 3'10" actress Selene Luna, so I have to applaud the filmmakers for their creative casting in what could have been a role display of the same old faces.

    Even in a 2-D theater, the 3-D aspects of My Bloody Valentine 3-D were a lot of fun, like the rest of the movie. (This is important since only a third of theaters are actually showing it in 3-D.) The visual effects team really earned their money on this one. A couple of scenes (one in particular involving a jawbone) elicited actual guttural sounds from my companion and me, neither of whom have seen a horror movie in a theater since Halloween: H20 in 1998. Coincidentally, that film was edited by this film's director, Patrick Lussier, an experienced editor of other horror films like the Scream trilogy -- he also co-edited this one -- so it's obvious he knows how to literally assemble a slasher enterprise by putting all the pieces in the right order. ...more info