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Oh Lord, I'm Bored,
This review is from: The Lords of Salem [DVD] (DVD)
Rob Zombie fans, of which I'm one might be smacking the 'unhelpful' button quicker than you can say 'try my frieeeeed chicken' here; but please, please just hear me out!
Here's where I'm at; 'The Lords of Salem' neglects all the things that we've come to love Zombie for and is a huge disappointment.
Firstly, the wierdness, excessiveness and tongue-in-cheek humour of 'Corpses' and 'Devil's Rejects' is virtually all missing and when it does come is forced and a bit 'trying too hard'. It's like watching elements of Tarantino or Park Chan Wook done badly as opposed to being fresh and different like before (sorry!!).
The completely over the top gore and nastiness is toned down a lot; no problem, but if you've captured a loyal following of fans on the back of this you need to make sure you replace it with something solid all round. This leads me on to one of the loosest, poorly contextualised plots I've ever seen and really weak characterisation. Throw into the mix an iffy script, one paced storyline and some suspect acting and you're sadly getting into 'turkey' territory! Sadly I was doing the fateful 'how long's left' clock watch towards the end it got that bad.
If you're still with me, here's my main gripe. If 'The Lords of Salem' has been done as an intentional retro B Movie we'd have all laughed along willingly - trouble is though it feels as if we're meant to take is seriosuly. In other words, it's not quite 'so bad it's good' and this strangely makes it even worse!
Watching 'The Lords of Salem' will leave you with that numb feeling you get when you know you've watched something bad. You don't know why and can't be bothered to analyse why.....you just 'know'.
Sorry folks; but from one Zombie fan to others, brace yourself for a big let down.
PS - Sid Haig's part is absolutely tiny (correction, completely cut)....another disappointment!
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Initial post: 6 Jun 2013 02:03:26 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Have you actually seen the film?
All of Sid Haigs scenes were cut and haven't been included in any version of the film.
They will be deleted scenes along with the movie within a movie, eventually on the Blu-Ray release.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2013 12:25:08 BDT
The Dandy Highwayman says:
I said 'absolutely tiny' in case I'd missed him...I obviously didn't though and stand corrected.
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 16:52:49 BDT
Mr. J. Ryden says:
It's a thumbs up from me.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2013 11:02:38 BDT
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