My Bloody Valentine 3D [Blu-ray]
My Bloody Valentine 3D [Blu-ray]

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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:

  • My Bloody Valentine 3d is terrifically scarry by Ray Sipe
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  • 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
  • 2D/3D flip home DVD version: fun and unpredictable!
    I have not seen the original, so I didn't know what this was about. My boyfriend and I love to watch horror movies, from really good, well done ones all the way to the cheesy. We planned a movie night and sat down with the 3-D glasses(red and green paper ones that came with it) to give this a go on our 42 inch screen.

    As for 3-D at home, not amazing, but did have its moments. It seemed to fluctuate between clear with great 3-D to downright blurry for some scenes. There were a couple of times that I was jumping out of the way of a pick-axe or flying body parts and others were I was straining to figure out what exactly was on the screen. Being this DVD is double sided, it doesn't hurt to give it a try just for fun, but it's good to have the regular 2-D version for normal viewing at home.

    We both love Jensen Ackles, which was why we watched this movie. We find him to be pure entertainment and really funny(supernatural is one the shows we never miss)...he did not disappointed. For once I actually had predicted a completely different killer, and that is surprising being 95%of the time I can tell you the ending within the first 20 minutes.

    Unfortunately, no good special features on this one. But otherwise, the movie was gory, inventive kill scenes, amusing and suspenseful. Definitely worth a watch!
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  • 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
  • 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



    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
  • 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
  • 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



    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A better than usual horror remake
    In a RealD theater, this film rocks. Unfortunately, that will be irrelevant when this hits DVD since RealD cannot be displayed on TVs yet. Unlike a lot of other reviewers who say this is excellent with the 3D, but average otherwise, I have to give it 4 stars. This is one of the better horror remakes to come out. It is not a tiresome shot for shot study, and it is respectful of the original. The differences add to the story rather than taking away. This could have been better if shot in a real mine, but it looks good nonetheless. I would Imagine that the huge RealD cameras prevented shooting on location like the original. Aside from the modern looks and 3D, I felt like I was watching a late seventies, early eighties, non-meddling MPAA horror flick. It is just good gory fun and I think most slasher fans will like it.

    Addendum: 3/2/09 The DVD and Bluray releases for MBV have been announced and both will have both the 2D and 3D versions, so apparently it is possible to do the RealD stuff at home....more info
  • Will NOT be the same on home video until we have TRUE 3-D HD
    The gimmick alone was enough to draw me to this remake of a somewhat average slasher from my youth. I love 3-D on the big screen, no matter the genre, and this latest wave of films has by far the best technology behind it, a technology that looks set to stick around for awhile, too, unlike it's many predecessors. Sadly, this DVD edition is in anaglyphic red-green style 3-D, which will give you headaches. And the extended nude scene won't have a FRACTION of the impact it had in theatres. Thus, while I'd give the FILM a 4-star rating, I have to give this DVD an automatic 3-star for the lack of proper 3-D.

    Still, even without the added depth of field, this would be a darned good retro-style horror flick just on its own terms, but probably no more a classic than the original. What surprised me most was the total lack of "hipster ironic" characters that have come to pollute the slasher genre in the last decade or so. There's a straightforward sincerity to the writing here (and thus the characters) that makes this one of the few legitimate descendants of the heralded, groundbreaking "holiday" slashers of the 70's and 80's. The characters here haven't been raised on a diet of horror movies. I like 'em like that.

    Also refreshing is the lack of protracted scenes of suffering and torture that have also plagued the last few years of horror in general. There's gore galore here, and several tense pursuits, but the actual killings are quick, gruesome, and they make people giggle a bit afterwards, which is always fun, and not surprisingly they're preceded by (and punctuated with) as many tried-and-true "easy shock" tactics as the filmmakers can utilize from the genre playbook (shadowy whooshes, music stings, fake-out hand grabs, you name it).

    Though the actors playing them don't always look it, the principal characters are late-20's/early 30's small town working stiffs (a trait this shares with the original, as I recall), a nice contrast to the reckless partying teenagers who've often inhabited these kinds of films in recent years. Another plus is the screen time afforded the even-more-senior characters actors on hand; most notably Kevin Tighe, genre stalwart Tom Atkins, and a handful of old coots playing the veteran miners who fear for their little town's livelihood when the mine-owner's son (Jensen Ackles) returns home after nearly a decade away to ostensibly close down the operation, until he decides to stay and rekindle an old flame (Jamie King) who's now married to his former rival (Kerr Smith), who's now the town sheriff and a philanderer to boot. No great drama here, but it's enough glue to hold your interest together between kills.

    The writers try their best to whip up a convoluted keep-'em-guessing game with the identity of the vengeful killer, who may or may not be Harry Warden, the miner who awoke from an mine-accident-induced coma to go on a squishy rampage ten years earlier (in a way, the entire first film plays out in the first few minutes of this one). I guessed his identity before the end, but it was entirely dumb luck, as I'm sure most of us are fully accustomed after a lifetime of absorbing horror tropes to whittling down possible outcomes almost from the very first frame of movies like these. You're bound to be right once in a while, even when the filmmakers pull a couple of BIG fast ones to throw you off the scent.

    Anyways, whoever he may be, the carnage the miner wreaks on his victims makes excellent use of the 3-D frame. Pickaxes, tree branches, breasts, shaved vulva, eyeballs, jawbones and squirts of blood fly out with an assured technical proficiency and giddy abandon, while plenty of craterous wounds are lingered on for all their worth; the filmmakers keep the technology in lively play between kills so they don't seem like grandstand moments in an otherwise "flat" picture.

    This is definitely hard-R territory, by the way, most impressively illustrated by the lovely Betsy Rue, a TV bit player whose extended, fully naked, and, for the most part, full frontal run-in with the killer must set some kind of precedent for mainstream genre horror, past and present. While her respectable TV resume might never have gotten her any awards, she definitely deserves some kind of recognition for her very revealing (and rather amusing) work here. Go girl!

    Hope to see a few more like this before the seedier fare starts to make use of the technology....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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Forget the machete or razor glove, the pickaxe will f**k you up
    This horror fan had a blast with the remake of 1981's My Bloody Valentine. Go check out the new uncut version of the original. Talk about added "lost" footage making a decent slasher flick really, really good. Back to the 2009 MBV. The cast is pretty good (lots of people you might recognize, but no big names), the dialogue is a little better than your average slasher and most of all the kills are very creative, with the gore taken to the extreme at times. The miner is an intimidating killer and looks scary, but sadly the movie really isn't (just some minor suspense moments). Oh, I almost forgot to mention that there are a few hot chicks and one of them runs around buck naked for nearly 5 minutes in 3-D. This flick is just sounding better and better right?

    The digital 3-D presentation is a must for horror fans. The picture is crystal clear and it gives the film so much depth you really feel like you are part of the story. If buckets of blood, body parts and one mean pickaxe flying at you sounds like a good time, then go see this one before it leaves theaters. Now the regular 2-D version might be a different story.

    Just to let some of you know, the DVD and Blu-ray version won't be digital 3-D like in theaters (can't wait until they perfect that), so you will get four multi-colored glasses for regular 3-D. You will also have the option of just watching it in 2-D....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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Bloody Fun
    If you are looking to get scared then this isn't for you. If you're looking for a fun time with friends then look no farther. This film is great with or without the 3D, but of course is best with the 3D. It has some great gruesome kills, a good jump every now and then, and a nice twist(though it's a tad predictable). Best horror remake I've seen. Even better that TCM which i enjoyed very much. This is gonna be a great one to add to the blu-ray movies i own. I can't wait to have some friends over and show this fantastic movie off....I hope there are enough 3D glasses....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
  • Awsome Horror!! Great Gore...All in All A+
    First I would like to start off by saying this movie was really good. Even better since I saw it in the theatres in digital 3D. Wow oh Wow to that!

    I am sick and tired of people always leaving bad reviews for horror movies only because they are remakes and they believe it is horrible. That is the only reason why people allow themselves to hate good horror because most horror movies anymore are remakes. STOP IDIOTS!!!

    This movie to me was full of good acting and not predictable to me, because let me say sorry, I haven't seen the original. So that didn't ruin it for me! I love the Saw movie like surprise ending to it. The many ways people died in the movie...I will admit they happened before in other horror movies, but the way it happened was just totally great!

    Like many people say..."oh this wasn't scary". It always depends on how jumpy you are and how your nerves are and how easily you get scared at things. So if you are not scared easily, you may think the movie reaks of horrible movie flick. If you scare will jump alot to this movie, like I did.

    Possible mini type spoilers below...They don't really give anything away go right ahead!!!

    Like every horror movie though...You will feel sad for one person...glad another died...they stay sterotypical and only allow two people to live...and....Make sure you watch the whole entire that I mean there is a surprise after the credits....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
  • 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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  • A more than decent remake
    With all due respect, the Amazon review is pretty much a whole lot of nuttin'. My apologies to the author. It's overly simplistic and dismissive and not in a fair way. Not that this movie deserves the psychological dissection one would offer Bergman's "Persona" but it merits more than a begrudging, rueful wink. Sure, the gore is evident; it's a horror film, but it's not, in any way, of the sadistic variety, like Hostel's or Saw's, two film franchises whose sole raison d'etre is find the most heinous forms of inflicting pain while simultaneously ratcheting zero on the mood and terror scale. It's first rate sadism without any of the residual pleasure. Just kidding. Yep, the nude scene is pretty remarkable (and equally gratuitous) if for no other than its duration, but it's indicative of the director's take on the source material. Tongue is firmly planted on cheek throughout, but not so much so that it borders on satire. It's horror alright but just like the classic slasher films of the 70's and 80's it's steadily winking at its audience with the occasional jab at the ribs. It's meant to be fun and it is. It doesn't stray far from the original, but there are enough changes to make it feel contemporary but thankfully avoids the pitfalls that most modern horror films fall into and that is too much of everything except what matters - atmosphere, dread, panic, fear and sly humor; all essential components of the genre. I enjoyed this movie a great deal more than I thought I would because I am a big of the original. Great fun, jump scares and genuine edge of seat scenes, MBV, doesn't disappoint. The 3D gimmick works well but the movie would be just as much fun and effective without it. ...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
  • 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
  • Can't Wait to Own!
    This was a cool movie. It had one purpose - to show the story of a serial killer 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
  • Not what I expected!!
    First of all, this movie was very unoriginal and predictable. I do understand that's it's a remake, but if you ignore that little tidbit for what it is and judge this movie by it's own merits you'll see that there wasn't anything extra special about this movie. You have the typical over the top graphic blood and gore scenes that are usually expected from movies of this genre and day and age. Let's be honest, assuming you never saw the original film anyway was there really a person watching this movie who didn't already see who the killer was a mile away. I, for one, wasn't surprised at all. I think that's what this film was missing the element of surprise, and everything else was like lukewarm water. Don't get me wrong, the movie was decent, but nothing to jump up and down about by any means. Trust, I'm really trying my hardest not to give too much away spoiling it for people who haven't seen it yet. I guess the only piece of advice I can give you at this point is not to expect too much from this movie because you'll be disappointed....more info
  • 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
  • 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
  • Terrifying!
    This movie was so so scary when I saw it in 3D. There were a couple times when i actually thought a pick axe was gonna hit me. SCARY! If it weren't for the 3D I really don't think I would have liked this movie as much. I really hope this movie gets released on DVD in 3D!

    3D - 4 1/2 stars.
    2D - 3 1/2 stars. ...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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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