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DVD Review: My Bloody Valentine 3D

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Hot Dead Girl from My Bloody Valentine 3DMy Bloody Valentine 3D comes to DVD this Tuesday, May 19, 2009, and I’ll just say: wait until the new Friday the 13th hits stores. When I saw the movie in theaters, I found it mildly amusing, if only for how bad it was and for the fact that it was in 3D. The movie was, in fact, my first Real3D experience, and the visuals are pretty impressive; impressive enough that they helped me survive through a rather painful and cliche horror movie that thinks it is so much smarter than it actually is.

You can read the My Bloody Valentine 3D movie review here, or read on for my DVD review…

The 2-Disc Special Edition includes a couple forgettable special features, which basically consist of some behind-the-scenes documentaries and deleted scenes. The two documentaries are your standard behind-the-scenes fare, with a look at how the gore was executed, why the actors got involved (“I wanted to do something original”), blah blah blah. Pretty boring and unremarkable.

The deleted scenes are decent enough, but all the good stuff was included in the actual picture. There’s also an alternate ending and a gag reel; the gag reel, admittedly, is pretty good. On the first disc, there’s an audio commentary with the director and one of the writers.

More importantly, four pairs of 3-D glasses are included, though you can opt to watch the two-dimensional version if you so choose. I was most curious to see how Real3D formatting would play on a small screen (42-inch plasma, to be precise). The glasses look a lot like the old school glasses from yesteryear, but they do work a hell of a lot better; a fair amount of the three-dimensional backgrounds in the film pop quite well. At the same time, it takes a lot of effort to stare at the TV through those glasses for an hour and a half, and I could only imagine that had I watched the entire movie over again, I would have had a killer headache by the end. Unfortunately, the 3D through these glasses isn’t good enough to warrant that, so I would recommend watching My Bloody Valentine 3D in 2D, if at all.

By Erik Samdahl
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