Love Hurts

Did you forget to give your sweetie a special night two week ago? Shame on you, but not to worry. Chandler Cinemas is offering a belated -- and brutal -- Valentine this weekend: the original 1981 Canadian shocker My Bloody Valentine. What better way to mend those wounded feelings than watching young lovers get gruesomely massacred together?

Released in the wake of such horror hits as Halloween and Friday the 13th, this Nova Scotian nightmare features a maniac in a miner’s breathing mask slaughtering revelers on Cupid’s holiday. It’s much grittier, and much livelier, than the slick but not especially scary slash-rehash My Bloody Valentine 3D, released last month.

Chandler Cinemas will reportedly show a U.K. release print, which features some (not all) of the blood and gore that was supposedly trimmed from the original American theatrical prints in the wake of John Lennon’s murder.

Fri., Feb. 27, 5 & 9 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 28, 5 & 9 p.m., 2009
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M.V. Moorhead
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