The music takes the reigns with classics from Lynnard Skynnard, Muddy Waters, and Terry Reid . Much like Tarantino, Zombie utilizes the cinematography to give you the sense of the Texas heat and smell. There’s a lot going on and a lot to appreciate, all of which leads up to an ending Sam Peckinpah would be proud of. Both genre and casual fans should check this out, though be warned Rob Zombie uses the “Unrated” rating to its fullest extent!
“Audio Commentary with Director Rob Zombie”: Now this is some damn good commentary. Zombie has a very personable voice and its fun to listen to him talk about the movie. To give you an idea, here’s an excerpt: “This scene was different because this was the day we had to drag a naked girl through rocks and fireants and it was hard to cast this part.” If you liked the classic Sam Raimi commentaries on the EVIL DEAD DVD’s, check this out!
“Audio Commentary with Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie): This too is cool! While not quite as interesting as the Rob Zombie commentary, these “Devil’s Rejects” keep things fun and they just seem to be having a lot of fun that projects through the commentary. Seriously, these guys are fun and crazy!
Blooper Reel: Damn these are hilarious! I laughed my ass off! Why? Watch them for yourself!
The Morris Green Show – “Ruggsville’s #1 Talk Show”: This is a 70’s television show mock off which features Daniel Roebuck best known from the Matlock series. It lasts about 15 minutes and isn’t all that great or intriguing.
Marry the Monkey Girl Commercial: Shot on VHS (methinks) this throwback commercial is pretty stupid and funny at that.
Spaulding Christmas Commercial: Again on VHS, Captain Spaulding lays on the cheese thick and it is good.
“Cheerleader Missing” – The Otis Home Movie: This quickie is pretty disturbing seeing one of the character’s personal “exploits” with a young ladie.
“Satan’s Got To Get Along Without Me” – Buck Owens Video: This is an old school broadcast music performance by a southern country band from the 70’s it looks like.
Deleted Scenes: These are quick and aren’t all that bad. It looks like they were just cut for time constraints, not because there was anything wrong with them. Worth a looksie.
Make-Up Tests: These are pretty straightforward. You get to see the process of making sure the characters look in their element.
Matthew McGrory Tribute: Apparently one of the actors is seven feet tall and he died recently and this is a brief look at his work on the movie. He was recently in BIG FISH as the giant Karl. Thanks to a fellow Schmoe for correcting me on this.
There is also a collection of stills, soundtrack spot, TV Spots, and a Theatrical Trailer.
30 Days in Hell: The Making of The Devil’s Rejects: This massive behind-the-scenes look is longer than the feature itself! You can watch it as a giant feature or by five indexed parts. The film was shot in 30 days in some grueling conditions and this feature shows it all. This is really a home made documentary that gives you that unproduced feel unlike say a George Lucas special feature where everything is overly packaged and glamourized. Extensive and well done, this is worth your time.