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not perfect but very good indeed..,
This review is from: The Devil's Rejects - Special Edition  [DVD] (DVD)
very interesting film indeed.. miles better than zombie's first offering "house of 1000 corpes" that starts good but kind of becomes a joke eventually.. his first film did show glimpses of his talent, but ended up as a self-indulgent, overly bizzare horror piece that made little sense.. on the other hand this one is very well structured, has no holes in the plot and has a focused simple story that has a grittier edge but doesnt get ruined from too many weird visuals and uneeded nastiness and gore.. also it easily stands on its own and can be watched without seeing the house of 1000 c first..
Many of the reviewers here talk about how brutal, disturbing and nasty this film is but i totally disagree.. Its nowhere close to other recent offerings like the saw trilogy, hostel, hills hv eyes, even the new texas chainsaw etc..
unpleasant and dark yes but def not gory or gross as some here claim. i am not even sure it can be classified as horror...
great characters even if mainly one dimensional, especially great camera work- not overdone as in his first film, clever cutting/editing and most of all not just great, but superb 70s soundrack that makes this film a bit more special than what it really is..
the combo of the ending with the classic lynyrd skynyrd song played is i think genious...
not 5 stars cause at the end of the day there is not much depth, but other than that just great........