Tuesday, February 12, 2019

VALENTINE (2001) Blu-ray review

Valentine (2001) d. Jamie Blanks (USA) (96 min)

Four attractive young ladies are being stalked by the grown-up version of the awkward nerd they used to tease and torment in high school. Problem is, no one know what he looks like anymore, especially since when he exacts his sweet revenge, his visage is concealed by a Cupid’s mask. Broken hearts (and other mortal wounds) await! Blanks, following up his 1998 surprise smash hit, Urban Legend, unfortunately misses the bull’s-eye; while clearly emulating an ’80s slasher vibe, the murder and gore scenes have been trimmed down to a mere trickle and the strong and empowered female characters (yay!) conjured by the four, count ’em, four screenwriters (hmmmm) have no real spark or connection (boo!) and the men are even more nondescript (zzzzzz). Starring David Boreanaz (Angel, Bones), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), Marley Shelton (Scream 4, Planet Terror), Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) and Jessica Capshaw (aka Steven Spielberg’s stepdaughter).

That said, for fans of Valentine, and apparently there are a number out there, this is a jam-packed Collector’s Edition loaded with literally hours and hours of brand-new supplements to fill your candy box. Check it out:


NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements supervised and approved by director Jamie Blanks and director of photography Rick Bota

NEW Audio Commentary with director Jamie Blanks and filmmaker Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), moderated by author Peter Bracke (Crystal Lake Memories)

Archival audio commentary with Jamie Blanks

NEW Thrill Of The Drill – Denise Richards (10 min)

NEW The Final Girl – Marley Shelton (14 min)

NEW Shot Through The Heart – Jessica Cauffiel (23 min)

NEW Writing Valentine –Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts (64 min)

NEW Editing Valentine – Steve Mirkovich (28 min)

NEW Scoring Valentine –Composer Don Davis (12 min)

NEW Never-Before-Seen Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Director Jamie Blanks’ Personal Archive (116 min)

Vintage “Making Of” Featurette Featuring Cast And Crew (8 min)

Extended Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Electronic Press Kit (17 min)

Deleted Scenes Including Extended Death Scenes (9 min)

“Opticon” Music Video by Orgy

Teaser Trailer

Theatrical Trailer

TV Spots

Still Gallery

Hidden Easter Egg

Valentine is available now on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory and can be pre-ordered HERE:



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