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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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He's gonna break your heart. 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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Details

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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Runtime:

| (cut) | (Theatrical Version)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first R-rated film projected in Real D technology. 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

Burke: [to a crime scene corpse] Happy fucking Valentine's Day.
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Crazy Credits

The credits scroll over a journey through the mine down a mine train/tram tracks. See more »


Soundtracks

Hyperspace
Written by Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot, and Daniel Lorca
Performed by Nada Surf
Courtesy of Nada Surf Inc.
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Real Throwback to the 80's
16 January 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

*** (out of 4)

Remake of the 1981 slasher has a maniac minor killing twenty-two people but ten years later more bodies start to pile up. Is it a copycat killer or has the original come back for more revenge? I'll start off by saying that I'm not a big fan of the original and I'll go even further by saying this one here, story wise, isn't that good. It's more like a two-and-a-half star movie thanks to its throwback to the 80's slashers but the 3-D effects are what really makes it worth seeing. The story has some logical issues to say the least and this includes the identity of the killer, which is pretty impossible considering what you've seen throughout the film. With that said, the movie certainly goes all out in terms of violence and gore. I was pleasantly shocked at how gory this thing was as we get all sorts of graphic killings ranging from picks through the eyes, necks, heads, decapitations and much much more. The red stuff is constantly flowing so I'm sure gore hands are going to be very happy. The film also goes back a few decades in terms of nudity because there's some full frontal female nudity, which we haven't seen in a horror film in a very long time. It seems a lot of slashers today play it safe but that's certainly not the case here. The film goes all out and that includes the 3-D effects. The "Real3D" process is certainly the greatest I've seen and I'm sure others will be very impressed. There are a couple classic scenes with various objects floating at you with one of the best early on when the killer throws his weapon towards the camera. Thankfully the director knew these effects would be the main draw here and he constantly keeps the stuff coming at the screen. Unlike many 3-D movies there's nothing here done for comic relief as the film uses the effects to show off the gore and violence. We get some smaller stuff like one character spitting at the camera but for the most part it's murder and mayhem. The performances are what you'd expect from a film like this but it was great fun seeing Tom Atkins in the cast. Many horror buffs will know him from films like Halloween 3 but it's nice to see him here. In the end, the film certainly doesn't stand out as a classic but you know what to expect when you walk into this. The movie isn't a total success but there are certain things horror and 3-D fans want and this film delivers them.


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