Devil's Rejects

Devil's Rejects

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Director: Rob Zombie

Cast: Rob Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

     
 

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Directed by the prolific Rob Zombie, The Devil's Rejects is a sequel of sorts to 2003's House of 1000 Corpses, and picks up several weeks after House left off. This time, the clash revolves around the tribe of violent lunatics and decidedly valueless family members of the original film, who have come to be known as the "Devil's Rejects." AfterSee more details below

Overview

Directed by the prolific Rob Zombie, The Devil's Rejects is a sequel of sorts to 2003's House of 1000 Corpses, and picks up several weeks after House left off. This time, the clash revolves around the tribe of violent lunatics and decidedly valueless family members of the original film, who have come to be known as the "Devil's Rejects." After learning of the extended family's horrific attacks, a SWAT team is sent to take them into custody; all but their crazed Mama escape. In addition to creating a full-fledged media circus, this sends the sociopath housemates on the run, and they initiate a deadly road trip. Meanwhile, Mama has to deal with a violent, vengeful sheriff (William Forsythe). The Devil's Rejects features Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon, Michael Berryman, and Ken Foree, among other cult horror regulars. ~ Tracie Cooper

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The plot of this bloody slash-fest is fairly slim: Forced to flee when police invade their house of horrors, psychopathic family members Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Otis (Bill Moseley), and Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon) hole up with hostages in a shabby motel. Obsessed with capturing the killers, Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) pursues them relentlessly. Many people might find Rob Zombie's sequel to House of 1000 Corpses hard to stomach -- and there's no denying that it's among the most bloodcurdling works ever to secure an R-rating. But The Devil's Rejects positively tingles with raw energy and, in its own perverse way, is mesmerizing. Shot and edited with jagged, jarring cuts, the film makes viewers edgy at the outset and keeps them unsettled with brutally violent situations and grotesque images. It has an over-the-top, Grand Guignol feel, and Zombie's deliberately excessive directorial flourishes indicate that he doesn't expect anybody to take the thing seriously. The cast is studded with cult figures from '70s and '80s horror films, including Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, P. J. Soles, Michael Berryman, and even porn-star-cum-B-movie-starlet Ginger Lynn Allen. We'd give a special Cult Movies Hall of Fame award to 50-something Priscilla Barnes, former Three's Company costar and B-film regular, who allows herself to be stripped and brutalized in a particularly shocking sequence. (Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!) This movie is catnip to horror fans of the splatterpunk generation, and other genre aficionados should give it a try.
All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Rob Zombie is a horror fan's horror fan -- for anyone who has ever owned a White Zombie album or listened to any of Zombie's solo efforts, that much is obvious. Not only are Zombie's lyrics rife with the kind of blood-soaked mayhem and obscure genre references that could easily satisfy the dark dreams of even the most steely eared gorehound, but the entire image that he has crafted on-stage is that of a demonic, growling, white-trash metalhead bent on world domination. Unfortunately for Zombie's maiden voyage behind the camera, all the horror street cred in the world couldn't save House of 1000 Corpses from buckling under its own lofty ambition. For those willing to give Zombie a second chance, though, the good news is that the musician-turned-filmmaker has come a long way since those bloody days back at the Firefly house, making The Devil's Rejects one of the most fearless and effective wide-release flicks to come down the pike in quite some time. From the opening credits sequence on, it's obvious that Zombie is trying for something different here -- and his aim this time around is dead on. With his sophomore effort, Zombie has gained the confidence to let his story and characters speak for themselves rather than attempting to overcompensate with MTV theatrics, and his relative restraint pays off because the sheer unremorseful evil of the titular trio is more than enough to keep viewers on edge. There is still a strong sense of style here, and by employing a grainy, washed-out visual palate that recalls such classics as Wes Craven's seminal Last House on the Left, Zombie places viewers in a sort of timeless landscape that sets his gruesome epic apart from the pack. Also key to the film's success is Zombie's stunning use of Southern rock, with the director's remarkable command of sound and imagery ensuring that fans of such classic tunes as "Midnight Rider" and "Free Bird" will never be able to hear those songs again without them being accompanied by visions of bloody chaos and mayhem. At the black heart of The Devil's Rejects, though, it's the performances that truly drive the film to transcend its comparatively anemic contemporaries, and it's here where Zombie shows that he can actually elicit effective and coherent performances from his actors. Appearing as a kind of alternate-universe Charles Manson who has somehow eluded incarceration, Bill Moseley is chilling as the most psychotic of the group, who, in one especially harrowing moment, goads one of his victims to beg for mercy and summon lightning from their God to strike him down. Returning to his role as evil clown Captain Spaulding and thankfully getting much more screen time here than in House of 1000 Corpses, longtime genre specialist Sid Haig provides the kind of creepy comic relief that will have most viewers giggling with nervous laughter. While supporting player Sheri Moon Zombie is serviceable in the role of femme fatale Baby, she simply doesn't have the chops to stand out alongside genre stalwarts Moseley and Haig; and scenery-chewing William Forsythe is horrific fun to watch as a vengeful lawman whose relentless sadism may well outshine that of the murderous trio when all is said and done. As for supporting players, Zombie has packed The Devil's Rejects so full of familiar faces that genre junkies will have a blast picking out recognizable actors, with The Hills Have Eyes' Michael Berryman and Dawn of the Dead's Ken Foree making especially welcome appearances.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Here is a gaudy vomitorium of a movie, violent, nauseating and really a pretty good example of its genre. If you are a hardened horror movie fan capable of appreciating skill and wit in the service of the deliberately disgusting, The Devil's Rejects may exercise a certain strange charm.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
UPC:
0031398195078
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
28,000

Special Features

1080p high definition; 16x9 widescreen; DTS HD High Resolution ES audio; 5.1 Dolby® Digital Surround EX™ audio; English and Spanish subtitles; Audio commentary with director Rob Zombie; Actor audio commentary with Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie; Deleted scenes; Interactive menus powered by Metamenu™ technology

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sid Haig Captain Spaulding
Bill Moseley Otis
Sheri Moon Zombie Baby
Ken Foree Charlie Altamont
Matthew McGrory Tiny Firefly
Leslie Easterbrook Mother Firefly
Geoffrey Lewis Roy Sullivan
Patricia Barnes Gloria Sullivan
William Forsythe Sheriff John Wydell
Kate Norby Wendy Banjo
Lew Temple Adam Banjo
Dave Sheridan Officer Ray Dobson
Elizabeth Daily Candy
Danny Trejo Rondo
"Diamond" Dallas Page Billy Ray Snapper
Brian Posehn Jimmy
Tom Towles George Wydell
Michael Berryman Clevon
P.J. Soles Susan
Deborah Van Valkenburgh Casey
Ginger Lynn Fanny
Jossara Jinaro Maria
Chris Ellis Coggs
Mary Woronov Abbie
Daniel Roebuck Morris Green
Duane Whitaker Dr. Bankhead
Michael "Red Bone" Alcott Darrell
Juanita Guzman Ruth
Sean Murphy Turk Murphy
Jordan Orr Jamie
Kelvin Brown Bubba
Glenn Taranto Anchorman
Mike Bellesfield Medical Examiner
Richard Cansino (Voice)
Joe Cappelletti (Voice)
Richard Epcar (Voice)
Kathleen Gati (Voice)
Steve Kramer (Voice)
Lex Lang (Voice)
Steve Railsback Sheriff Ken Dwyer
Robert Trebor Marty Walker
Tyler Mane Actor
Tim Williams Conductor

Technical Credits
Rob Zombie Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Yasmine Abraham Costumes/Costume Designer
Lesley Aletter Stunts
Ulysses Argetta Animator
John Ashker Stunts
Dana Berry Stunts
Marco Black Asst. Director
Neil Blevins Animator
Peter Block Executive Producer
Joey Box Stunts
Stephan Vladimir Bugaj Animator
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Chris Carnel Stunts
Mark Chadwick Stunts
David V. Daniel Camera Operator
Rick Davidson Camera Operator
Richard Dawn Sound Editor
Todd Devane Set Decoration/Design
Ali Forman Associate Producer
Glenn Garland Editor
Andy Gould Producer
Ace Hatem Stunts
Chris Hayes Camera Operator
Lyndal Heathwood Animator
Joel C. High Musical Direction/Supervision
EarCandy Incorporated Sound Editor
Jason Johnston Animator
Timothy Kirkpatrick Art Director
Anne Kurtzman Consultant/advisor
Wolfgang Matthes Sound Mixer
Rick McCallum Stunts
Marco Mehlitz Producer
Mike Elliott Producer
Monika Mikkelsen Casting
Brent Morris Co-producer
Roger Morrissey Stunts
Douglas Noe Makeup
Michael Ohoven Producer
Guy Oseary Executive Producer
Steve Parker Animator
Phil Parmet Cinematographer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Frank Purtiman Animator
Buck Robinson Sound Mixer
Tom Rowland Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Sagar Animator
Scott Sanders Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Short Stunts
James Sprattley Camera Operator
Phoebe Sudrow Camera Operator
Vincent Toscano Animator
Wayne Toth Special Effects
Tony Tremblay Production Designer
Al Tuskes Animator
Cindy Yohnka Stunts
Julie Yorn Executive Producer
Bill Zahn Animator

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