My Bloody Valentine

1981 R 1h 30m Blu-ray / DVD

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My Bloody Valentine

1981 R 1h 30m Blu-ray / DVD
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After a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day in a sleepy town, the residents were warned never to celebrate the holiday again. But a group of teens defies the order and unleashes a murderous maniac.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
  • Paul Kelman
  • Lori Hallier
  • Neil Affleck
  • Keith Knight
  • Alf Humphreys
  • Cynthia Dale
  • Helene Udy
  • Rob Stein
  • Thomas Kovacs
  • Terry Waterland
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this iconic slasher film -- recently remade as My Bloody Valentine 3-D -- is full of gory deaths, especially in this DVD's "Unrated" version; the stalking miner-suit wearing killer is also quite frightening. The film also has the requisite '80s slasher-film link between sex and death, where teens at play are targets for a killer's wrath while doing the figurative deed.

Sexual Content

Some female undressing as a woman meets a man for an assignation and is killed (the mingling of sexuality and violence in the entire film is quite strong); some male bare-chested showering. Kissing by blanked-covered persons; a condom is shown.

Violence

Pickaxe murder; murder by power tool; deadly cave-ins; disembodied organs are seen; drinking games are played with knives; a shriveled and burned body tumbles out of a clothes dryer; murder by boiling water; by impalement with shower unit; hanging; mutilation, where a trapped man rips/bites/cuts off his own arm; cannibalism; more murders, all quite graphic. Fights between angry friends.

Language

Some, including "f--k," "son-of-a-bitch," "dammit," "s--t," and "hell," "a--holes," and more

Social Behavior

Discussion of the dirty, dangerous work of mining; the film revolves in part around a love triangle, with heartfelt discussions of love lost and regret between the murders.

Consumerism

Some brands (Camel ciagrettes, Moosehead beer) visible.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Beer and hard liquor are drunk; cigarettes are smoked. Chewing tobacco is enjoyed.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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