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My Bloody Valentine -- There's a big Valentine’s day party planned in the little mining town of Valentine's Bluff. It is the first Valentine‘s party in 20 years, because then there was an accident in the mine, and the accident happened because the men responsible for the security were at the party. The sole surviving miner killed them, and told the town NEVER to arrange a valentine party again. The party begins, and so does the killing.

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Director:
Writers:
Stephen A. Miller (story)
John Beaird (written by)
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Release Date:
11 February 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Harry's out to steal your heart. See more »
Plot:
A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A True Classic 80's horror (only if you have unrated version) See more (144 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
George Mihalka 
 
Writing credits
Stephen A. Miller (story concept) (as Stephen Miller)

John Beaird (written by)

Produced by
John Dunning .... producer
André Link .... producer (as Andre Link)
Stephen A. Miller .... producer (as Stephen Miller)
Lawrence Nesis .... executive producer
Bob Presner .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
 
Cinematography by
Rodney Gibbons 
 
Film Editing by
Gérald Vansier  (as Gerald Vansier)
Rit Wallis 
 
Art Direction by
Veronica Hadfield  (as Penny Hadfield)
 
Costume Design by
Susan Hall 
 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects designer
Ken Diaz .... special makeup effects designer
Tom Hoerber .... special makeup effects designer
Louise Mignault .... makeup artist (as Louise Rundell)
Huguette Roy .... hair stylist
Carolyn Van Gurp .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Desormeaux .... unit manager
Danny Rossner .... production manager
Rit Wallis .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Desormeaux .... assistant director: second unit
Victoria Frodsham .... assistant director: second unit
Julian Marks .... first assistant director
Anne Murphy .... second assistant director
Ray Sager .... first assistant director
Ray Sager .... second unit director
Richard Stanford .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tina Boden .... assistant art director
Ryal Cosgrove .... assistant set props
Raymond Larose .... assistant art director
Maurice Leblanc .... set dresser
David Phillips .... set props
Harold Thrasher .... construction supervisor
 
Sound Department
Jeff Bushelman .... sound effects
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Grimaldi .... sound re-recordist
Bo Harwood .... sound
Jean-Claude Matte .... boom operator
Pat Somerset .... sound effects
Gérald Vansier .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt double
Peter Cowper .... stunt performer
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Brent Meyer .... stunt performer
Jayne Rutter .... stunt performer
Sandy Webb .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Courteau .... best boy
Alex Dawes .... generator operator
Jean-Maurice de Ernsted .... grip
Louis de Ernsted .... Steadicam operator
Marc de Ernsted .... key grip
Jacques Girard .... grip
Paul Hurteau .... first assistant camera
Daniel Jobin .... first assistant camera
Walter Klymkiw .... gaffer
Chuck Lapp .... grip
Piroska Mihalka .... still photographer
Robin Miller .... first assistant camera
Richard Montpetit .... second assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Plouffe .... second assistant camera
Antonio Vidosa .... grip
 
Casting Department
Daniel Hausmann .... casting consultant
Arden R. Ryshpan .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Wood .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chantal Bowen .... assistant editor
Jean LaFleur .... supervising editor (as Jean Lafleur)
Thomas Metzger .... color timer
 
Music Department
Frank Morrone .... music engineer
 
Other crew
John Desormeaux .... location manager
Lucie Drolet .... production accountant
Joanne T. Harwood .... continuity
Trudi Link .... production accountant
Irene Litinsky .... executive assistant to producer
Yaniko Palis .... production coordinator
Kathy Wolf .... production secretary
Donna Young .... assistant accountant
 

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Runtime:
90 min | 93 min (director's cut)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2002) | France:-16 (original rating) | France:-12 (re-rating) | Germany:18 (DVD release) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2003) | UK:18 (video rating) (1989) | USA:R (No. 26253) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
In the fiction novel "Smog City" (ISBN 978-1502469748), the main character visits the small town of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia while wearing a My Bloody Valentine movie t-shirt. In an interview, the author of the novel stated that this was a homage to My Bloody Valentine because it was her favorite movie and she often visited Sydney Mines in real-life.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the film cuts to an outside shot of Mable's Laundromat, the graphic reads "Saturday, February 14th". The film is set in 1980, in which February 14th was actually a Thursday.See more »
Quotes:
Mabel Osborne:[reading a Valentine note] Roses are red, violets are blue, one is dead, and so are you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Bloody Valentine (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Bloody Valentine Background TrackSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the theatrical version and the Unrated Special Edition?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A True Classic 80's horror (only if you have unrated version), 22 January 2009
Author: willis066 from Canada

i had seen this film a couple of times back in the day and had always thought it was a alright 80's slasher but was disappointed by some acting and the gore value, well recently they had released a special edition extended cut of the movie so i picked it up just cause i collect old school horror and thought it would be an alright piece to my collection, well little did i know i was right, there is so much gore that was taken out of this film i was in shock and dumbfounded to know that for 30 years no one has actually really seen this movie. the gore in this is so well done for an 81 film you can definitely tell they were all thinking they had to one up the first Friday the 13th. its a shame the mpaa are such bastards it makes you wonder how many movies you've seen that they butchered like this one. and you leave that movie thinking it was crap when really it was a classic horror that was just heavily edited. well thank god for DVD so if you see the special edition at your store i suggest buying it if your a old school gore fan there is some sick ass special effects that im sure most of the budget of the film was spent on.

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