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Bloody Birthday [DVD]


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  • Actors: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown
  • Directors: Ed Hunt
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: 88 Films
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00IDBJTY6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 500,953 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Get ready for the rarely seen slasher classic from the 80s that may also be the most disturbing killer kids movies in grindhouse history: Three babies are simultaneously born in the same hospital at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years later, these adorable youngsters suddenly begin a kiddie killing spree of stranglings, shootings, stabbings, beatings and beyond. Can the town's grown-ups stop these pint-sized serial killers before their blood-soaked birthday bash? K.C. Martel (E.T., Growing Pains), Joe Penny (Jake And The Fat Man), Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja), screen legends Susan Strasberg and José Ferrer, and MTV vixen Julie Brown whose nude bedroom dance remains a landmark of celebrity skin star in this still-controversial shocker from director Ed Hunt (The Brain, Diary Of A Sinner), now featuring an all-new HD transfer from the original vault elements.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Puzzle box on 18 Feb 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've seen many horror flicks about murderous children, but Ed Hunt's "Bloody Birthday" has to be the one of the best and coolest. On June 9, 1970, three women in Meadowvale, California give birth during a total solar eclipse. Since no one takes astrology all that seriously, they don't realize that when the moon and the sun block Saturn, kids are born without a conscience. Ten years pass and these three children - Debbie (Elizabeth Hoy), Curtis (Billy Jayne), and Steven (Andy Freeman) - are the best of friends...WHO KILL! Forget tag and hide-and-seek. These kids like strangling teenagers, shooting annoying teachers in the head, smashing heads with a baseball bat, collecting news articles about the murders in a scrapbook, and looking through peepholes to see their friend's older sister dance naked in her bedroom (I must admit, that scene was unintentionally hilarious) one of their classmates is suspicious of the trio and later finds out all along that he was right but no one would listen, not even his older sister.

The adult actors in the film were quite bad and it seems like the kids were better actors in my opinion and the film had a really low budget. There are some neat and gory death scenes and of course lots of nudity, since no self-respecting 80s slasher flick would dare skip that, but what's really good about the movie is that it shows how manipulative these children are. Not only do all three of them pretend to act innocent and cute to hide their evil deeds, but they know how to prevent anyone from finding anything out, nobody suspects them so it's easier for them to continue killing. Unlike many other horror films from this period, it at least attempts to bring something original and imaginative. For once, the kids acting is good and the entire film has a creepy atmosphere and grizzly music. Bloody Birthday was a fun little 80's slasher flick that was definitely worth checking out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lola Murphy on 3 July 2011
Format: DVD
Loved this one, I only saw it for the first time very recently and had to buy it.

I grew up in that era, and seeing the clothes and hairstyles and decor was just a trip straight down Nostalgia Lane. I've heard many boo-hoos complain about the girls skirt length as proof that the director was some sort of creep. Sorry folks, here to tell you, there's nothing unusual about the length of that skirt - it was the era of minis and micros. Don't forget, young kids often shoot up several inches in height seemingly overnight, and I remember arguments with my parents about favorite clothes that I had outgrown.

The story is not complex, but the actors do well with what they had to work with, and it all comes across as almost campy fun.

If you liked the scary TV movies of the 70s, I bet you'll enjoy this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jc on 24 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Picture quality is a bit faded in some scenes, well it was a low budget movie.

Sound quality is quite bad, in some parts of the film you can hear bits of distortion , also no subtitles .

The new cover artwork shows a picture of 3 killer kids but they are not the kids in the movie, oh well it's new artwork, you can flip it over for the original cover.

Extras include a couple of audio tracks, interview with one of the actors, trailers , informative booklet, all in all not to bad, oh no subtitles
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Brando on 9 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is a better-than-average 80's slasher offering thats nice to see being served up onto Bluray, but who the heck thought it was a good idea to make this new crappy cover art with NO ONE from the actual movie!!! Fans of these films WANT to see the original posters so I don't understand WHY companies WASTE money on stupid crappy cover art, especially when its something that doesn't represent the product inside, like this.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rich on 14 Feb 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Cheap and not really THAT nasty, this not a bad horror flick.
The evil kids in it are genuinely creepy and acting is enthusiastic if not always great.
I've sat through a lot worse. As with most early 80's horror there's some oversexed teens and of course the usual script silliness. The adults aren't particularly bright and direction could have been better but hey with that title and a cast which includes Jose Ferrer and Michael Dudikoff, you're not looking at Oscar-winning material.
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