DVD Review: Don't reject Zombie's newest DVD
I heard from others that saw the Devils Rejects and read in reviews that this movie was taking a completely different approach than the last film. Gone is the comic book feel or the over the top antics that made the first movie a complete thrill ride. Gritty and unsettling scenes, which still make for one hell of a thrill ride, are inserted into the plot instead.
This movie follows the insane Firefly family a little while after the first movie ends. Sheriff Wydell, whose brother is killed by the family in the last movie, arrives at their household and orders an assault on the house. Some of the family manages to escape and the rest of the movie follows the family murdering anyone who gets in their way while the Sheriff follows closely behind.
It's really interesting to see how the Sheriff slowly turns into the monster that he's hunting. There are many times when you're cheering on the police to finally capture or destroy these human monsters, while at other times you're thinking exactly the opposite. This movie really plays with your emotions while also keeping you at the edge of your seat.
Just because the Devils Rejects has a different tone to it, that doesn't mean it's not filled with any gore. There are a few places where you're thinking, “oh my!” and then sitting back and thinking that the gory scene you just saw rocked. There are other parts of the movie that are disturbing as well but have nothing to do with gore. That's the sign of a pretty good movie, if you ask me.
For all you DVD-philes out there, this one is packed with a crap load of extras. Behind-the-scenes footage from the start of the filming to the end fills the second DVD with over two hours of craziness. The first DVD has its own abundance of extras as well. I've had this set for about two weeks now and still haven't gone through everything.
Horror and action fans will definitely not be disappointed with this movie.
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