I must be going through some kind of lovesick phase lately but it's a really good feeling when you think about it. It's kind of like re-living an old forgotten love affair only even better. Much better. Well, let's hope for the best here....I've been following the blogs online for the re-release of MY BLOODY VALENTINE on DVD for awhile now & it would seem that hardcore fans like myself are finally getting what we really wanted all along. Hey, what's the world coming to if you can't get what you want in the line of great entertainment? Thankfully, someone out there listened to our concerns regarding releasing the uncut version of MY BLOODY VALENTINE & including all the original gore scenes which we weren't able to view on the Paramount release. That's a solid 9 minutes of footage which had been left on the cutting board back in the early '80's. Not a bad way to start the new year, right? Right!
Initially, Lions Gate had mentioned they would give us the gore scenes on the special edition DVD but only as special features. Well, that would have been ok by me although I was pissed they wouldn't be integrated back into the original film. Thankfully, it's been confirmed by several reliable sources that all the lost footage is being re-edited back into the film we loved so much. Aside from the botched-up job Lions Gate did with Nick Palumbo's Gate did with Nick Palumbo's MURDER-SET-PIECES, I have always had the utmost respect for the studio & the mere fact they aren't afraid to take chances with the more extreme cinema. Given the transformational nature of our society, the unedited versions have proven to be more welcomed on DVD than in the local multiplexe so perhaps the special edition of My Bloody Valentine would be more than welcomed by hardcore fans like myself.
MY BLOODY VALENTINE has been a favorite film of mine since my family first bought the VHS player & it still holds up well even by today's standards so naturally you can tell how thrilled I am to finally be granted the option of viewing the unedited version. (No, I never had the Beta format.) MBV was a bizarre little Canadian film but I must've easily seen it a bazillion times & still would enjoy seeing it again to this day with friends on Valentine's day. When it comes down to truly terrifying horror slashers, very few in the late '70's or early '80's could even hope to rival My Bloody Valentine. Friday The 13th wasn't nearly as creative nor creepy.
*1/2 out of **** If my idea of fun consisted of corny dialogue, choppy plotting, and mediocre editing; then "My Bloody Valentine" would be a personal favorite in the field of simple-minded, guilty entertainment. Too bad my idea of fun almost never includes any of those three things; I can let all logic go and have a good time with certain films if there is enough craft, but like most 80's slasher flicks that use their axes and machetes rather than their brains; the intent … more
My Bloody Valentine takes place in a small coal mining town. But this towm has a nasty little secret that happened on Valentine's Day. A deranged sweethearts' killer ruined this minor holiday for a generation. Years later, the youngster decide to hold a celebration but the local authorities put a kibosh on the party. Hey, let's go party down in the mine and see if an old boogeyman comes back to stalk us! An eighties slasher … more
The movie is infamous for having had 9 minutes cut by the MPAA due to the amount of violence and gore. Though co-producer Dunning confirmed that the excised footage still existed, attempts to release it proved difficult as Paramount Pictures refused to offer an uncut version. Lionsgate subsequently secured DVD rights to the film (as well as several other Paramount features) and released the uncut version on January 13, 2009.