Valentine’s Day is February 14, but this year, fans of George Mihalka
’s holiday slasher favorite My Bloody Valentine
got a couple of early gifts. Not only did Lionsgate’s remake prove relatively faithful to the spirit and storyline of the original while adding the fun of 3-D, but the company gave the 1981 Canadian chiller its long-awaited DVD release in uncut form, with numerous moments of MPAA-scissored gore reinstated.
This disc (reviewed here) has delighted fans who’ve had to make do for over 25 years with VHS and disc editions from previous distributor Paramount containing the R-rated cut. And no one could be happier with its release than director Mihalka himself, who has long bemoaned the butchering of Valentine, and had been told a restoration would be impossible. “I was asked whether I wanted to do a director’s cut a few years ago,” he reveals. “Of course I said yes,