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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ...

Yoinked from the almighty wikipedia god ...

"The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is about the family of psychopathic killers from the previous film now on the run. At the time of its release and in the years since, the film has garnered a cult following. The movie has many freeze-cam scenes over the characters.

When Rob Zombie wrote House of 1000 Corpses, he had a vague idea for a story about the brother of the sheriff that the Firefly clan killed coming back for revenge. After Lions Gate Entertainment made back all of their money on the first day of Corpses theatrical release, they wanted Zombie to make another film and he started to seriously think about a new story. With Rejects, Zombie has said that he wanted to make it more horrific and the characters less cartoonish than in Corpses, and that he wanted 'to make something that was almost like a violent western. Sort of like a road movie.' He has also cited films like The Wild Bunch, Bonnie and Clyde and Badlands as influences on Rejects. When he approached William Forsythe about doing the film, he told the actor that the inspiration for how to portray his character came from actors like Lee Marvin and Robert Shaw. Sheri Moon Zombie does not see the film as a sequel: 'It's more like some of the characters from House of 1000 Corpses came on over, and now they're the Devil's Rejects.'

Rejects went through the MPAA eight times earning an NC-17 rating every time until the last one. According to Zombie, the censors had a problem with the overall tone of the film. Specifically, censors did not like the motel scene between Bill Moseley and Priscilla Barnes, forcing Zombie cut two minutes of it for the theatrical release. However, this footage was restored in the DVD version.

The Devil's Rejects was released on July 22, 2005 in 1,757 theaters and grossed USD$7.1 million on its opening weekend, recouping its roughly $7 million budget. It grossed $17 million in North America and $2.3 million in the rest of the world for a total of $19.4 million.

The names of the villains were taken from the names of Groucho Marx characters (Animal Crackers' Captain Spaulding, A Night at the Opera's Otis B. Driftwood, Duck Soup's Rufus T. Firefly, and A Day at the Races' Hugo Z. Hackenbush, among others). While this was left as a subtle allusion in the first movie, the sequel The Devil's Rejects brought it out into the open, with the names becoming integral to the plot. "

Steve's Snacks Of The Week: Coffee
Pills
Chips
A Lot More Coffee
Asthma Medication
A Bunch Of Popcorn
Random Gummy Bears Smuggled Out Of Golden Coral By The Handful
Internet Porn
Deep Sexual Frustration

... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE! But before the show starts lets go over a few theater rules.

First off, there's no talking in Steve's Theater during our feature presentation and talkers WILL be turned into an evil Koran-loving socialist.

Also, no cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. No open flames. Dispose of all trash in its proper receptacle. And please ... NO TEXTING! Very serious about that.


And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).


ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!


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