Otis, Baby and Captain Spaulding from “House of 1000 Corpses” and “Devil’s Rejects” return in Rob Zombie’s latest sequel “3 From Hell”, which comes out on BD, as well as DVD in the UK this month.
Set some 10 years after the events of The Devil’s Rejects, it seems the Firefly family somehow miraculously survived the Police shootout at the end of that film, and have since been languishing in a maximum security prison.
Enter newcomer Winslow (Richard Brake – Game of Thrones), Otis’s half brother, who busts Otis and Baby out of Prison and together, the three of them head for Mexico. Leaving a trail of bloody corpses in their wake.
But Mexico may not prove to be the safe haven they were hoping for. As it seems they have angered the local drug cartel and the trio find themselves, quite literally, in a Mexican standoff against the Cartel’s men.
Bill Mosely (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and Sheri Moon Zombie (Halloween 2007) both return as Otis and Baby, whilst Danny Trejo (Machete) also makes an appearance, reprising his role from the previous film. Sharper eyed viewers may also spot B-Movie actor Clint Howard (Evilspeak) and Austin Stoker (Assault on Precinct 13) in minor roles.
Of course, Sid Haig (Bone Tomahawk) also returns as Captain Spaulding. However, as you are no doubt aware, he’d been having health issues for some time and actually died just prior to the release of this film. So, sadly, he does not have a very large role in this.
In terms of enjoyment, I’d say the film is about on par with Devil’s Rejects. Filled with brutal murders and bloody action scenes. So if you enjoyed the previous films, you should also love this.
Extras wise, the disc comes with a feature length audio commentary track with Director Rob Zombie that accompanies the main feature.
You also get a feature length “Making of” feature entitled “To Hell and Back”, which clocks in at around 95mins and shows you how they did all the effects and action scenes and features interviews with director Rob Zombie and stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Richard Brake and of course, the late Sid Haig in what was sadly to be his final film.
I was sent the Blu-Ray to review, but the DVD apparently contains the same extras.
"3 From Hell" is released to UK BD and DVD October 14th from Lionsgate
Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk
Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk