3 from Hell (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

3 from Hell (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

3 from Hell (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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3 from Hell (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie
Rated: UR/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Lionsgate Films

First there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie, comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history… 3 From Hell. Taking place after the events of The Devil’s Rejects and then jumping ten years ahead of time, this continues the saga of Baby, Otis, and to a degree Captain Spaulding.

The long-awaited 3 From Hell is a movie I’ve looked forward to seeing and it’s also a movie I’ve heard a lot of mixed stuff about. That all being said, allow me to say that I didn’t mind it. I went into it expecting a Rob Zombie movie and that’s what I got. We got awkward dialogue, lots of violence, and all in all we got a chance to spend some time with the Fireflies again. The only big thing missing here is Captain Spaulding who as Rob Zombie has said himself in interviews wasn’t in the best health so we don’t get much of him here. Stepping in to try to fill that void is a character that is the step-brother to Baby and Otis and while this new “Midnight Wolfman” isn’t bad as is, he still isn’t close to being Captain Spaulding. But none the less it comes to us on a combo pack with the Blu-ray disc being unrated and the DVD being the version people saw for a limited time in theaters and it isn’t bad as far as I’m concerned.

So, things pick up pretty quickly from where we left off before we fast forward ten years later. Otis manages to escape with help from the half-brother and they then plot to get Baby out of where she is. This includes forcing help from the nasty warden that they have had issues with. If there is one thing this one does lack it’s a person to go against the 3 here. We don’t have anyone like Sheriff Wydell that’s here from start to finish. We have one corrupt person and then we have another, but nobody is here from start to finish that is so bad that you feel bad for Otis, Baby, and Wolfman like before. If anything else they might try a little too hard to get people to feel bad for them this time around. None the less, it’s very violent and I loved that (CGI gunshots aside). It had a lower budget but it doesn’t feel like the budget was that different most the time. And it seems like Rob Zombie finally figured out how to end a movie. It’s the weaker of the three films, which is a tradition for the 3rd film usually, but it’s still good and I liked it.

Extras

– Audio Commentary by Rob Zombie
– To Hell and Back – Making of Documentary (95 min)
– Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 98%

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