My Bloody Valentine Collector’s Edition
review by Bobby Blakey
I love horror films with holiday themes. While Christmas and Halloween are the usual go to themes every so often they bring something else into the mix. In 1981 director George Mihalka brought his spin to the slasher genre to the holiday of love with My Bloody Valentine. Now Shout Factory is bringing it home in an all-new Collector’s Edition.
My Bloody Valentine follows a small town on Valentine’s Day where supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town's annual holiday dance and 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. Nineteen years later, the town is gearing up for another Valentine's Day party. Teen sweethearts T.J. and Sarah, along with their friend Axel, are among the excited partygoers. But when a box of candy containing an eerie warning and blood-soaked heart arrive, the townsfolk realize that romance is as good as dead.
This is a classic slasher flick that offers up everything you could want in the genre. I haven’t seen this one in some time and never saw the uncut version that is included here. Diving right back in reminded me why it’s such a fan favorite. The opening sequence is so great leading right into a blood soaked kill that is pretty memorable and lets you know you are in for a bloody good time. The story is stereotypical 80s offering up all the usual tropes including the sexual situations, dumb and over the top characters and a memorable killer that you cannot wait to watch wreak havoc on the cast of characters. I had so much fun revisiting this flick and this is no doubt going to be a must have for fans.
In addition to a new 4K scan of the film from the original negative this release offers up bonus content including trailers, gallery and more including both the theatrical and uncut versions of the film. Grab your copy of My Bloody Valentine: Collector’s Edition available now from Scream Factory.
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