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My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

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Patrick Lussier

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Todd Farmer (screenplay), Zane Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jensen Ackles ... Tom Hanniger
Jaime King ... Sarah Palmer
Kerr Smith ... Axel Palmer
Betsy Rue Betsy Rue ... Irene
Edi Gathegi ... Deputy Martin
Tom Atkins ... Burke
Kevin Tighe ... Ben Foley
Megan Boone ... Megan
Karen Baum Karen Baum ... Deputy Ferris
Joy de la Paz Joy de la Paz ... Rosa
Marc Macaulay ... Riggs
Todd Farmer ... Frank the Trucker
Jeff Hochendoner ... Red
Bingo O'Malley ... Officer Hinch
Liam Rhodes ... Michael
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Storyline

In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Are you ready for your heart to be broken? He's going to do it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal horror violence and grisly images throughout, some strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Bloody Valentine 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,241,456, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:

$51,545,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,734,718
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Production Co:

Lionsgate See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Megan Boone and Edi Gathegi would later costar again in The Blacklist See more »

Goofs

It was stated Harry Warden was in a coma for a year. When he wakes up; he gets up and walks normal. It's very unlikely he could get up being he was in that state for so long. He would of been suffering from muscle disuse and he wouldn't be able to stand let alone walk. See more »

Quotes

Axel Palmer: [about Tom] Well, the love of your life may be involved in some very deep shit.
Sarah Palmer: He's not the love of my life.
Axel Palmer: No? You left this on the dresser.
[Axel holds up an old photograph of Sarah and Tom from when they were dating]
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Special thanks to Melanie Farmer for letting us get Todd naked See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: The Girl Next Door (2011) See more »

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Performed by The Skillet Turtles
© 2008 Lions Gate Music Publishing LLC
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Great fun!
16 January 2009 | by boy_in_redSee all my reviews

I missed out on the 80's 3D craze- films in the Jaws, Amityville and Friday the 13th franchises all getting 3d instalments on the big screen. Well it seems 2009 will make up for that, with My Bloody Valentine, Final Destination 4 and Pirahna all adding an extra dimension to their proceedings.

My Bloody Valentine is a great start. It's fun, gory, doesn't spend too much time on the dialogue, because it understands we're wearing these ridiculous glasses for a reason! I really enjoyed it actually- and for someone who has watched so many slashers, the 3d did add some wonderful novel touches, so it felt like more than just a retread. I know it's cool to bash remakes these days (and admittedly so many are very weak) but I much prefer this to the original- which seemed to plod along at quite a pedestrian pace, and besides the mining town setting, really didn't offer anything especially new. This film is far tighter and doesn't take itself so seriously- it has its tongue-firmly-in-cheek.

The only downsides are perhaps the stalk and kill sequence involving a naked lady. I guess some horror fans like their nudity, but in a genre so often viewed as misogynistic, it didn't do itself any favours. Admittedly the character is actually quite strong and fun- you don't feel her nudity weakens or humiliates her, but... I dunno, perhaps pandering a little too much for the teenage boys? Go catch this at the cinema, take a few friends, and enjoy an hour and a half of silly fun.


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