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Movies SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Week 197 - My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by europe1, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    NOTE to NON-MEMBERS: Interested in joining the SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB? Shoot me a PM for more info!

    Here's a quick list of all movies watched by the SMC. Or if you prefer, here's a more detailed examination.

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    Our Director
    George Mihalka​

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    Our Star
    I can't even find decent photos of these guys but at least the murder is cool![​IMG]

    Film Overview




    Premise: A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.​


    Budget: $2.3 million

    Box Office: 5.7 million!

    Trivia
    (courtesy of IMDB)

    * The filming location, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia is a small Canadian coal-mining town. The area was filled with closed pit mines, bootleg mines and underground mines, which were shutting down (due to economic and environmental issues), at the time filming took place. Since then, the mine used as the "Hanniger Mine", called the Princess Colliery Mine in real-life, has been dismantled, buried and turned into a park/museum.

    * The film was shot in authentic mines which were often as much as 900 feet underground. Only certain lighting devices could be used in the mines because of the potential danger of methane explosions.

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    In an interview with TerrorTrap.com director George Mihalka said that the shooting location at Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia was chosen because of its rustic atmospheric appearance. However when the locals found out that a movie was to be shot there they decided to spend $50,000 to have the mine painted and cleaned! This, of course, diminished the reason that the production wanted the location to begin with. Mihalka said that $75,000 of the films budget was then used to return the mine to its original state for shooting.

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    Producers André Link and John Dunning said the films origin came about when they sought to find a holiday which a slasher film had not been set on during the "slasher flick boom" of the early 1980s. They settled on Valentine's Day and in order to keep the idea from being copied they made the films working title "The Secret", though they had the release title in mind the whole time.

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    Star Neil Affleck said that the identity of the film's killer was kept a secret even from the cast because the filmmakers liked the idea of the mystery being real among the actors. However, Affleck figured out that he was the killer when, after being cast, he was sent to the make up effects department to be fitted for a fake arm that would be ripped off the killer in the film's finale.


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  2. Scott Parker 27 Your Mom's Box

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    Anyone find a free link to this? Been looking but haven't found one yet.
     
  3. the ambush Silver Belt

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    No link. It's a good movie that I have seen before though.
     
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    pretty sure it’s on Hulu

    only $2.99 to rent on Amazon
     
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    Its on crackle so you can watch on your streaming device on your TV. Its free but with commercials
    Its one of those movies that bounces around amazon, hulu and other apps every year
     
  7. HARRISON_3 Steel Belt

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    I'll rent it on Amazon.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    i recommend the app JustWatch to everyone. it’s a free app that tells you all the streaming services/apps/etc that have whatever movie you search for.

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    it has a bunch of other features too, but i only use it whenever i’m checking if a movie is available for free somewhere. could be a useful tool for our members.

    now i need to email JustWatch so they can kick me some $$$ for this advertisement.
     
  9. LHWBelt Gold Belt

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    Either my roku or smart tv does that. Its dope
     
  10. HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    oh yeah, i forgot about that. ik my roku does it, but not sure about the smart tvs that come w/ amazon.
     
  11. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Fml. I watched the 2009 version by mistake.....
     
  12. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Yes. But on a quasi illegal standing.
     
  13. LHWBelt Gold Belt

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    So I started the correct one and realized I've seen the 2009 version. The 1981 one is much better, seems more authentic.



    My wife's best friend had a next door neighbor who lost his arm in a mining incident. I met him and evidently everyone just assumed he was going to die and didnt even look at him on the way back except a former military guy. Guy stopped the bleeding and saved his life but if he wasnt there everyone else was just going to let him die.
     
  14. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    So my main thought about this movie is that the protagonist kinda looks like a young Oliver Reed.

    And how was Axel able to kill that old lady if he was down at the mines at that time?
     
  15. LHWBelt Gold Belt

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    Honestly I got distracted so idk if something didn't fit. My main thoughts were the beginning and such seemed like how young guys who worked at a mine would act in the 80s. Other than that the movie didnt leave much impression negative or positive
     
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    @FrontNakedValentine Cheking in
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    I chose this movie for two reasons:
    1) Valentines Day
    2) I've been on a serious Slasher kick recently (accepting suggestions)
    This is one of the better ones I've seen thus far.

    The mine is a creepy setting for a Slasher. Amplifies the claustrophobic, trapped feeling.
    On the other hand, the usually romantic Valentines scenes are turned into a blood bath.
    The Killers mining outfit is great. The sound of the respirator adds a nice effect to it also.
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    The opening kill is awesome. As are the rest.
    I watched this for the first time recently and have wanted to see it again since.
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    Something I've noticed in movies recently- People who are showering, rarely look like they're actually showering..
    Lathering Nothing:
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    Mabel's decorating committee DID kill it, to be fair.

    Damn kids should have listened to the wise old bartender.

    "Then he cut out their hearts"
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    The first person killer shots work well for this movie.
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    Poor old Mabel's body just a spinnin' in that washing machine.
    That's an interesting way to try and clean a corpse.

    It happened once,
    It happened twice,
    Cancel the dance
    Or it will happen thrice
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    this killer has bars
    <5> <5> <5>

    I love how the camera effects change during the kill scenes.

    Drowned in a boiling pot of hot dogs..
    Not even BJ Penn himself could eat his way out of this one.

    Certain kills and a few scenes from this movie really stand out to me.
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    I personally enjoy some of the overacting in this movie, headed by towns Sheriff.

    How to kill two (love)birds with one stone:
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    They've been fighting over Blondie but I much prefer her friend tbh
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    That hanging decapitation scene on the ladder
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    blondie's friend:
    hot, even in death
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    I love how he chops his arm off Saw-style at the end.
    This movie is probably more influential to horror than most realize.

    Axel is basically a little Dexter Morgan. Born in blood.
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    All in all, a great 80's Slasher film. And even better cause it's Canadian.
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    Shout out to Sherdog's broken drafts button for making me re-write half of this.
    TLDR: CLIFFS: Movie Good.
    @BloodyNakedChoke , signing off
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    Here's some artwork and alternative movie covers I found:
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    the original:
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  18. FrontNakedChoke ____________________

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    <Oku02> <Oku02> <Oku02>

    That's funny. I actually watched the 2009 version after watching this one.
    Not as good, but honestly, not that bad either. Would have been cooler to see it in 3-D.
     
  19. LHWBelt Gold Belt

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    From my memory is was basically the same movie but more modern right? Like they didnt really change the story did they?
     
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    More or less a remake of the original. With the 3-D twist of course.
     

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