Warden, he's back"
Ten years after
Harry Warden massacred twenty-two people on Valentine's Day, Tom Hanniger
(Ackles) returns to his hometown only to find that the murders have started
again. With Sheriff Axel Palmer (Smith) making Tom the prime suspect, just
because he is the ex-flame of his wife Sarah (King) it is up to him to prove
that he is not the killer and that the original Valentine's killer, Harry
Warden is back from the grave.
Horror fans know
that Hollywood has ran out of ideas when it comes to producing new fright
fests but can technology come in to save them?
When it comes to
the horror genre, Hollywood is really struggling for ideas. With sequels
coming out every year for their biggest success, the 'Saw' movies and remakes
of foreign hits or 70s and 80s slasher flicks, the ideas well is definitely
drying up. While Hollywood hasn't embraced the concept of maybe, actually
writing a new script but instead turned to technology to enhance the viewer
gore pleasure and that technology is one that is not unfamiliar to this
genre, 3D. The technology has advanced however, as now instead of you sitting
there with cardboard glasses with red and green lenses, you have the polarised
lens that have been making such an impact in theme park rides over the last
decade or so. This is 3D as it is meant to be, with everything jumping out
of the screen with a clarity that was never seen in the old red/green lens
The latest remake
to get this revolutionary technological advancement is the 1981 slasher
film 'My Bloody Valentine'. This is just your average, run of the mill serial
killer movie, with a murderer wearing a mask and carrying a pickaxe as his
weapon of choice. For this update, they have stayed the original premise.
Here we have a small town still reeling from the murder of twenty-two people
by miner Harry Warden, even after ten years. Tom Hanniger was one of the
survivors and for those years since the killings he had never returned home
but now he had to. As he returns to the small town, which just happens to
be the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's Day massacre, the masked miner
returns and the killings start again. This time however, the killer's pickaxe
is in glorious 3D and his pointed instrument of death jumps out of the screen
as it plunges into his victims.
The cast is made
up TV actors and film actresses who are in need of a hit. 'Supernatural'
actor Jensen Ackles plays Tom Hanniger, the man who knows that Harry Warden
is back to doing what he loves. Jaime King is desperately in need of a hit,
as the beautiful actress has yet to fulfil the potential she showed in her
early career. Kerr Smith tries to make the transition from TV actor to the
big screen and isn't too bad and there is a rather revealing role for Betsy
Rue as one of the first victims, Irene.
'My Bloody Valentine
3D' is a run of the mill slasher movie that is made a must see for horror
fans for just one reason, the 3D technology. This is just another Hollywood
slasher remake and one that is filled with a suitable amount of gore and
some gruesome killings but it is the fact that this is in 3D that makes
this a lot more fun than it every should be. If you are going to watch this,
however it has to be the 3D version because if not, this is just a very
average slasher flick.
Presented in Widescreen
1.85:1 Anamorphic with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, the transfer is good.
The 3D Version
of 'My Bloody Valentine'
The home version of 'My Blood Valentine' comes with a 3D version of
the movie. This does not use the same polarised technology that made the
film so enjoyable at the cinema however, but the old technology, in this
case using purple and green lenses and it doesn't work as well. Even on
a 40" screen, you only receive a little of the 3D effect that you get at
the cinema and the colours of the film itself are drown out by the extra
purple and green. At the moment, the best way to watch a 3D movie is to
go to the cinema.
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