Valentine was Jamie Blanks’ horror follow-up to Urban Legend. Based on the Tom Savage novel, Valentine was a fun throwback to 1980s slasher films. Unfortunately, this didn’t go over as well in 2001 as it would play now. Still, I feel that it’s probably David Boreanaz‘s best performance to date.
Playing a young man spurned in Jr High and sent to reform school, he’s on a righteous path of revenge. Unfortunately, modern audiences might have a problem with him taking his revenge on the earliest CW roster of dramatic actresses. That being said, I thoroughly enjoy how Scream Factory has rescued this film from the edge of oblivion.
Honestly, I’m still stunned that feminist horror critics haven’t gone after this film for any multitude of papers. The readers this film produces allows for many approaches. However, I like to view it as the male answer to the Prom Night movies.
Valentine special features
- 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, Moderated By Author Peter Bracke
- NEW Thrill Of The Drill – An Interview With Actress Denise Richards
- NEW The Final Girl – An Interview With Actress Marley Shelton
- NEW Shot Through The Heart – An Interview With Actress Jessica Cauffiel
- NEW Writing Valentine – An Interview With Co-writers Gretchen J. Berg And Aaron Harberts
- NEW Editing Valentine– An Interview With Editor Steve Mirkovich
- NEW Scoring Valentine – An Interview With Composer Don Davis
- NEW Almost 2 Hours Of Never-Before-Seen Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Director Jamie Blanks’ Personal Archive
- Audio Commentary With Director Jamie Blanks
- Vintage “Making Of” Featurette Featuring Cast And Crew
- Extended Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Electronic Press Kit
- Deleted Scenes Including Extended Death Scenes
- Music Video
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
- Hidden Easter Egg