Watch: My Bloody Valentine 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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 locals, who in turn makes accusations against Axel..
Plot: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.
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***Quite good, as slashers go***
The heir of a mine (Jensen Ackles) in a remote town in Pennsylvania returns ten years after a Valentine’s Day massacre that took the lives of 22 people. When a psycho slayer dressed as a miner with a pickaxe also shows up the sheriff (Kerr Smith) naturally suspects the heir, who happens to be the ex-beau of his wife (Jaime King).
“My Bloody Valentine” (2009) is a remake of the 1981 slasher but is different enough to view as a sort-of sequel. It includes most of the vital elements for an effective flick of this genre.
The basic formula was well established by “Halloween” (1978) and the first two “Friday the 13th” flicks (1980-1981): A crazy masked killer and a group of youths in a specific environment, whether a town, camp, forest, college, resort, building, etc. In this case it’s a mining town, shot in Kittanning and Bethel, PA, and points nearby along the Allegheny River. So the film gets a big plus for filming somewhere other than friggin’ British Columbia! (Not that there’s anything wrong with BC, of course, but enough is enough).
Beautiful women is a must for these types of films and “My Bloody Valentine” delivers superbly with Jaime King (Sarah), Megan Boone (Megan) and Betsy Rue (Irene), the latter in an extended nude scene, which I think is unnecessary, but some will obviously appreciate it.
Most importantly, the story is engrossing and keeps you guessing as to the identity of the killer till the very end. Compared to the original movie, it’s more compelling and all-around more entertaining.
The film runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.
Harry Warden is dead…
My Bloody Valentine is directed by Patrick Lussier and collectively written by Zane Smith, Todd Farmer and John Beaird. It stars Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Kevin Tighe and Tom Atkins. Music is by Michael Wandmacher and cinematography by Brian Pearson
A remake of George Mihalker’s 1981 slasher, the 2009 version was released in a blaze of 3D frenzy, where it absolutely coined it in at the World’s box offices. It’s not hard to see why, for no matter how much we may moan about remakes and the general languid nature of slashers turned out just for coin, there’s a big market out there for them. As it happens this isn’t half bad, oh it’s all very familiar, there’s another Michael Myers clone stalking the residents of some American town and offing them in gruesome ways. Here the perp is The Miner, dressed up in his work clothes, armed with a pickaxe, face covered by a gas mask that in turn makes him creepy looking and gives him Darth Vader breathing exercises to do.
The mystery element is that this new series of murders are being re-enacted from crimes ten years previously, so is the old killer back from the dead, or is there a copycat at large? Enter troubled teenagers, townsfolk acting suspiciously and mucho blood and screaming sitting in tandem together. There’s the requisite amount of nudity, including one of the longest nude scenes ever, while Lussier shows a good knack for blending humour with the terror. The 3D is of a high standard, and the sound mix is incredible, this really is one to give your sub-woofer a work out. It pans out as expected, but it manages to eek out good suspense for its finale and having Atkins and Tighe in the movie is a reassuring presence.
The original was no great film anyway, and although this is better, it’s still just a bunch of acting props being killed in different ways. But it is effective and above all else it’s fun. 7/10
There is just way too many horror flicks that is better than this, isn’t uber terrible though
This is probably the first 3D horror flick I seen, and to my surprise it wasn’t at terrible as I thought it would be. The whole movie comes down to how many different ways to kill people with a pickaxe. The 3D I guess in this is alright and for some that really enjoy seeing nudity in movies, there is a full frontal nudity scene in this. The script isn’t anything great and there really isn’t much tension or scares in this. The main thing that drives this movie is to figure out what is going on and who the killer is, although it’s still mostly predictable. And the 3D is basically the only thing going for it besides figuring out who the killer is. It’s basically below average slasher movie, I heard the older version is pretty good but watching this movie sort of turned me off from seeing the original. But maybe I will check it out someday, anyways besides the 3D which isn’t all that good this movie is mostly a waste of time. For the audiences that don’t know much about horror elements I guess might sort of enjoy this, but for horror buffs this is a pass. There is plenty of better horror movies out there than this.
About what you expect, and that’s not all bad!
This is a remake of a Canadian horror film that I grew up with and is still very dear to me. Even though I don’t think they make great horror films these days, the 3D gimmick was too much to pass up. And it’s nice to see that the original motivated someone to try and remake it. That said, this film is nothing extraordinary, but worth it if you have some time to kill. And be prepared to pay extra since this is a 3D film. They charged me an extra two bucks for the glasses. It isn’t often you pay $9.50 for a movie at 3 in the afternoon, but what the hell.
The film is faithful to the original in a few ways. Using many of the same names and the mining community for the setting. The story centers around the aftermath of a violent rampage by a coal miner ten years earlier. And a spate of grisly new killings that coincide with the arrival of a young man who left town at the time the original murders took place. Is it just a coincidence, or is the young man picking up where the murderous miner left off? This time around, the script has a lot more going on than in the original. Sometimes a bit too much, but the action is spread out to more locations than just the creepy old mine. There is a very strong amount of gore that the original sorely lacked (thank you Paramount). You will see people mangled in just about every way you can kill someone with a pick ax. This film even recycles the dead body in the dryer shot from the original, too. It seems like they made a point to be much more graphic for the fans who had always complained about too much gore cut out from the 1981 version. And the 3D was a nice treat. It looked very good, even from the rear of the theater where I was seated. And a man in full mining gear is still a very scary sight.
I expected problems with the script, and I was correct to do so. Much of the dialog is very weak, and it seems like they used a test audience to pick the actual killer since it really could have been either of two people. Some of the acting was more than passable, and it was good to see Tom Atkins working again. The locations above ground were more lush and not as economically depressed as they looked in the original. And this kind of hurts when it comes to creating a spooky atmosphere. There are a couple moments during fight scenes where the actions of characters produced groans from the audience due to stupidity, and I really doubt the county sheriff of such a supposedly impoverished area could afford such a nice home and a housekeeper. I guess the film was still as good as I thought it could be, and I’m not a worse person for having seen it. 6 of 10 stars.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (USA), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (cut) (Germany), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Theatrical Version) (Thailand)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Patrick Lussier
Writer Todd Farmer, Zane Smith, John Beaird
Actors Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith
Country United States, Canada
Awards 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Paradise FX 3D Rigs, Red One Camera, Silicon Imaging SI-2K
Laboratory Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (digital dailies), Technicolor Creative Services, Los Angeles (CA), USA (dailies), Technicolor Digital Intermediates, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,620 m (Italy), 2,761 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital, Redcode RAW, Video (HDV)
Cinematographic Process CineForm RAW (2K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)