My Bloody Valentine (1981) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

My Bloody Valentine (1981) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

My Bloody Valentine (1981) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

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My Bloody Valentine (1981) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: George Mihalka
Starring: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck
Rated: R & UR/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Scream Factory

On Valentine’s Day, someone always loses their heart. Twenty years ago, this small town lost more than that. When supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town’s annual holiday dance, a tragedy claimed the lives of five miners. The sole survivor, Harry Warden, was institutionalized, but returned for a vengeful massacre on the disaster’s first anniversary.

1981 was a bit of a golden time for slasher movies. While such things as Friday the 13th would spawn sequel after sequel and other slashers like Madman would be good but be a one and done, a movie like My Bloody Valentine probably deserved a full on sequel. Set with a coalmine backdrop, My Bloody Valentine tells the story of deranged minor who comes out on V-day and celebrates not with love but by killing people. With these kills featuring but not being limited to cutting hearts out and putting them inside candy boxes and tossing people in clothes dryers. There’s a super eerie feel with this one and the gore only helps. This movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray with the uncut stuff added back in and while we still have a lower quality with that footage, Scream Factory tosses it back in with a lot more ease and a better look.

But this does come with both versions on this two-disc set, so you have the option and you have it with new scans looking better than it did before on the now long out of print Blu-ray and DVD releases of the film. This is a slasher that has a cool setting, a cool killer, and loaded with gore. This is the type of stuff that a slasher franchise is made out of and somehow sadly all we ever got was this and a remake much later on. If you have a love for slasher movies like I do and somehow have never seen this one before, you will be highly impressed with what you see here. If you have already seen it beofre, you are still getting a much better release of the film and it is very much worth buying again.

Extras

DISC ONE: THEATRICAL VERSION

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW An Anemic Valentine – An Interview With Director George Mihalka
  • NEW From The Heart – An Interview With Actor Paul Kelman
  • NEW Friends Of Mine – An Interview With Actress Lori Hallier
  • NEW Axel, Be My Valentine – An Interview With Actor Neil Affleck
  • NEW Becoming Sylvia – An Interview With Actress Helene Udy
  • NEW The Secret Keeper – An Interview With Actor Rob Stein
  • NEW Broken Hearts And Broken Bones – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Designer Tom Burman
  • NEW Holes In The Heart – A Look At The Difference Between The Theatrical Version And The Uncut Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Original Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
    DISC TWO: UNCUT VERSION
  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Uncut Original Camera Negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director George Mihalka
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE 35th Anniversary Cast Reunion Panel At The Bay Of Blood Convention In Florida Featuring Director George Mihalka, Cast Members Lori Hallier, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Peter Cowper, Thomas Kovacs, Jim Murchison, Alf Humphreys, And Hosted By Brian Singleton
  • Thomas Kovacs Performs “The Ballad Of Harry Warden” At The Bay Of Blood Convention With Peter Cowper And Jim Murchison

Quality of Transfer: 96%

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