SCREAM FACTORY GOES ALL OUT WITH THEIR 2-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF GEORGE MIHALKA'S CLASSIC SLASHER - OWN IT ON FEBRUARY 11TH!
I grew up on a steady diet of heavily-edited slasher films when I was a kid, and typically gravitated toward the usual suspects. (i.e. Michael Meyers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, etc.) I eventually got out of my slasher comfort zone in my early teens, and finally got to see many classics in their R-rated glory, while also discovering numerous non-franchise slasher gems like MY BLOODY VALENTINE! This film in particular became an instant favorite, and I was filled with excitement when Lionsgate released it to Blu-ray back in 2009 with various gory bits edited back into the movie! With a new HD transfer, restored footage (thought lost for many years), and new extras, clearly there was no way anyone could top that long out of print Blu-ray release.... UNTIL NOW.
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981 - COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
Synopsis: On Valentine's Day, someone always loses their heart. Twenty years ago, this small town lost more than that. When supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town's annual holiday dance, 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. And so are they ...
Rated R | Color | 90 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo (?)
DISC ONE (THEATRICAL VERSION OF THE FILM)
- NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative!
- NEW! An Anemic Valentine – An Interview With Director George Mihalka!
- NEW! From The Heart – An Interview With Actor Paul Kelman!
- NEW! Friends Of Mine – An Interview With Actress Lori Hallier!
- NEW! Axel, Be My Valentine – An Interview With Actor Neil Affleck!
- NEW! Becoming Sylvia – An Interview With Actress Helene Udy!
- NEW! The Secret Keeper – An Interview With Actor Rob Stein!
- NEW! Broken Hearts And Broken Bones – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Designer Tom Burman!
- NEW! Holes In The Heart – A Look At The Difference Between The Theatrical Version And The Uncut Version!
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original TV Spots
- Original Radio Spots
- Still Gallery
DISC TWO (UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM)
- NEW! 4K Scan Of The Uncut Original Camera Negative!
- NEW! Audio Commentary With Director George Mihalka!
- MY BLOODY VALENTINE 35th Anniversary Cast Reunion Panel At The Bay Of Blood Convention In Florida Featuring Director George Mihalka, Cast Members Lori Hallier, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Peter Cowper, Thomas Kovacs, Jim Murchison, Alf Humphreys, And Hosted By Brian Singleton!
- Thomas Kovacs Performs “The Ballad Of Harry Warden” At The Bay Of Blood Convention With Peter Cowper And Jim Murchison!
DELUXE LIMITED EDITION EXTRAS
Though it is a little more expensive, buying MY BLOODY VALENTINE directly from Shout! Factory's online store will net you some collectible items that cannot be procured from any other retailer. Here's what you get with Scream Factory's exclusive package:
- The collector's edition 2-disc Blu-Ray with slipcover!
- A limited edition 18" x 24" rolled poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson!
- A second slipcover — made exclusively for this promotion — featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez !
- A limited edition 18" x 24" rolled poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez!
The only question left on my mind is this: Has the lost footage of Harry Warden impaling a horny couple with a gigantic drill bit been discovered and incorporated into the uncut version of the film? Because that would be absolutely incredible!