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My Bloody Valentine 3D
(2009)
My Bloody Valentine
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Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue, Edi Gathegi
Director: Patrick Lussier
Writer: Todd Farmer, Zane Smith, Stephen A. Miller, John Beaird
Language: German
Studio: Lions Gate
Duration: 101
Rated: R
DVD Release: May 2009

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"


Jensen AcklesTom Hanniger
Jaime KingSarah Palmer
Kerr SmithAxel Palmer
Betsy RueIrene
Edi GathegiDeputy Martin
Tom AtkinsBurke
Kevin TigheBen Foley
Megan BooneMegan
Karen BaumDeputy Ferris
Joy de la PazRosa
Marc MacaulayRiggs
Todd FarmerFrank the Trucker
Jeff HochendonerRed
Bingo O'MalleyOfficer Hinch
Liam RhodesMichael
Michael Roberts McKeeJason
Andrew LarsonNoah Palmer
Jarrod DiGiorgiDoc Miller
Selene LunaSelene
Cherie McClainCommentator
Rich WaltersHarry Warden
David WhalenBartender '08
Denise DalveraNurse
Sam NicoteroBartender '98
Tim HartmanEli Hanniger
Ruth FlahertyThelma
Annie KitralDesk Clerk
Jerry JohnstonVerne
Rita GregoryFemale Doctor
Brandi EngelTeen Straggler
Mike Jay Regan(puppeteer)
Tom ElkinsUtility Voices
Mightie Louis GreenbergLouis
Vicki DavisADR Cast
Will GeerADR Cast
Andreana WeinerADR Cast
Peggy FloodADR Cast
Noreen ReardonADR Cast
Carlyle KingADR Cast
Barbara IleyADR Cast
Jeremy MaxwellADR Cast
David RandolphADR Cast
Jeff FischerADR Cast
David ArnottADR Cast
Aaron HendryADR Cast
John DeMitaADR Cast
Greg FinleyADR Cast
Terence MathewsADR Cast
John DunningExecutive Producer
Andre LinkExecutive Producer
Michael PaseornekExecutive Producer
John SacchiExecutive Producer
Brian PearsonDirector of Photography
Patrick LussierFilm Editor
Cynthia LudwigFilm Editor
Michael WandmacherComposer
James M. Emswillerproduction sound mixer
Frank EulnerSupervising Sound Editor
Steve BoeddekerSound Designer
Tom MyersSound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary A. RizzoSound Re-Recording Mixer
Leeann RadekaCostume Designer
Gary J. TunnicliffeMake-up Effects
Zack GroblerProduction Designer
Andrew MurdockArt Director
Andrée FortierCostume Designer
Sarah MaysMake-Up Artist
Jeannee JosefczykMake-Up Artist
Marc VariscoVisual Effects
Nathan McGuinnessVisual Effects
Mike UguccioniVisual Effects
Genre: Horror, Suspense, Thriller
Media: Blu-ray
Sound: AC-3