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Pure entertainment! :p,
This review is from: The Devil's Rejects (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
That's a lot to say about a movie... one by giving the flick 5 stars, and the other is saying why you greatly admired it so.
Sadly, I have NOT seen "House of 1000 Corpses" (at the time this review was first printed), so therefore, I am slapped with a "Loser" sticker on my forehead that won't rub out until I watch Rob Zombie's previous flick.
So... what made me really like the film? For one, it's loads of fun, it's brutal and disturbing, the actors offer great performances (albiet, over-the-top, but still great nonetheless), it's got a kickass soundtrack, it's very humorous, and the entire movie is like a mixture of "Natural Born Killers," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (original), and "Tombstone." Y'know, we've got our psycho family of killers, the creepy 1970s horror-vibe, and a cop going out to avenge his brother's death, Kurt Russell-style. Certainly a great homage to classic horror films. Watching this, I was reminded of the aforementioned "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" but also our lovable slasher flicks, which seem to be all but forgotten in this age.
Watching the film, you take a moment to remember when you liked the classic, and perhaps campy, horror films... even if you absolutely hated "The Devil's Rejects" you most definately have been thrown back in time to remember some of your favorite slasher films.
And above all, the film was fun to watch. Disturbing as it is, it's still a great film in my eyes. And there have been many disappointments with films over the past year (2005)... "The Devil's Rejects" is one that offered the most entertainment. And this is certainly a step away from the single-mother-with-one-child-being-stalked-by-some-ghost, or psycho with split-personalities cliche genres. It's just pure psychopathic mayhem.
And like how "Stuck in the Middle With You" was used in Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," you aren't gonna listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" the same way again after watching this movie.
Unrated DVD features are good. Funny blooper reel, deleted scenes (one featuring Rosario Dawson in a rather violent scene), and a disc entitled "30 Days in Hell," which goes through the entire film's production.
Lastly, anyone who tries to take this film seriously should be prohibited from seeing ANY movies at all.