My Bloody Valentine Special Edition Review

8 out of 10 Skulls
Written by: Meh   

It is a no wonder why My Bloody Valentine is such a hit with horror fans. I finally got around to watching the new Special Edition which is hitting DVD and  I really have to give it to them the new Unrated version is a film that deserves that rating. So often these days Hollywood throws Unrated on all kinds of crap to get sale when frankly you cant tell their was an extra shit or a fuck thrown in. With this film you get more carnage, and more gore.

Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while key members of the crew were decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the absentee crew members and warned the town never to have another Valentine's Day celebration.

When a group of teenagers decides that the the town has gone without a party long enough and begin planning one, a murderous maniac in mining gear begins dispatching townsfolk in bloody and creative ways.

The special edition DVD has some interesting features but by far the only one that really mattered to me was the options to watch the original film or to watch the special edition version with the lost footage put back in. I of course opted for the latter and let me tell you its no half ass fare. They took alot of care splicing it all together and it really is fantastic. It is quite obvious that the FX in this film really have withheld the test of time as it still looks damn awesome and with the small exclusion of a few fx this film is top notch carnage all the way through.

Well written with a right mix of humor , character development and insane kills My Bloody Valentine Special Edition will appeal to just about any horror fan. The big draw for this movie is without question the extra kill scenes that they had to cut out to get a theatrical release as an R rating and they really do show off the skills and talent of the FX team. Best of all the gore is practical from the stand point of making sense. There is no lame gore thrown in for the sake of gore which tends to really get under my skin. The film is driven by a unique tale of a killer miner and the gore is only thrown in to add punch and drive home just how sick and twisted this killer is. The dryer scene alone will prove just how sick he is. All around kuds are deserved on this special edition of My Bloody Valentine. I would say this is a must buy for fans of the genre.

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