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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Hanniger
... Sarah Palmer
... Axel Palmer
... Irene
... Deputy Martin
... Burke
... Ben Foley
... Megan
Karen Baum ... Deputy Ferris
Joy de la Paz ... Rosa
... Riggs
... Frank the Trucker
... Red
... Officer Hinch
... Michael
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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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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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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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My Bloody Valentine 3-D  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,241,456, 18 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,545,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,734,718
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In 2009, the Australian Classification Board released its report, which shows the most complained about titles of the year. My Bloody Valentine (2009) was in the top five with a dozen complaints. Most of the complaints were about the film's gory violence. Although the film carried the highest rating available to a non-pornographic film (R18+) in Australia, many people who wrote in wanted the film completely banned. See more »

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An ambulance near the end of the movie is marked with Kittanning (PA), where part of the movie is filmed. However, the film is set in Harmony, PA, which is over 40 miles away. See more »

Quotes

[Jason scares Sarah in the mine]
Jason: What, you think I was Harry Warden or something? Hey, Michael, check this out.
[Harry Warden strikes Jason from behind, killing him with a pick axe]
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After the credits, Harry Warden emerges from a tunnel, peers into the camera then strikes the screen with a pickaxe. See more »


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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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Expect the expected...
15 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

My Bloody Valentine 3D is one of those really rare kinds of horror flicks. It delivers buckets of gore, brisk pacing, and a lot of in your face 3D goodness. Sit close to the front of your theater for the maximum effect (if you dare!). There is brutality in king size portions, sure to satisfy the most hardcore of horror fans. They really pull out all the stops with that pickaxe's of his.

Perhaps most importantly though, the production and marketing teams were aware of what it what it was. At its core, its a cheesy mindless slasher film, and rather than try to overcome this, My Bloody Valentine acknowledges this trait and works with it. It owns it. Internet ads bore slogans such as 'Its actually 4D if you're wasted.' Never does it get bogged down trying to patch together an airtight story. It just keeps its unrelenting pace up from start to finish, and delivers what the audience came out to see, gratuitous violence.

A film like this is quite refreshing for the genre, not because it is artful by any means, but because it embraces its inherent trashiness. By deliberately failing to take itself seriously, My Bloody Valentine becomes something more than the majority of its peers can ever be. It becomes fun in the same way that a Poison concert or monster truck rally is fun. Take my advice and see this thing as it was meant to be seen, through beer goggles and a pair of cheap 3D glasses. Enjoy it for what it is and don't worry about the second thoughts you might have tomorrow morning.


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