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Rob Zombie's Devils' Rejects Deemed "Too Intense"

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Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Rob Zombie is about two weeks away from completing work on his second directorial effort, "The Devil's Rejects", and he says the movie is more violent and more psychologically intense than his first film, 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses". In fact, Zombie had to submit the movie to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) eight times, making cuts each time, before it would grant the film an R rating. But Zombie told Launch it wasn't the movie's physical violence that bothered the ratings board. "There was a couple of scenes in particular they just could not get over," he explained. "And, you know, I would talk to them and I'd go, 'Well, what can I cut?' There's no nudity, there's no bad language, there's no violence, there's no nothing.' They're like, 'Yeah, but the tone is too intense.' That literally is like someone watching a comedy and telling you it's too funny, make it less funny."

Zombie says he and the ratings board eventually came to a compromise to get the film its R rating.

"The Devil's Rejects", which stars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie, opens in theatres on July 22.

Rob Zombie is also working on a new studio album, although he does not have a firm release date for the record. Zombie will, however, headline the second stage at this summer's Ozzfest, which begins on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Source: blabbermouth

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1. metalthekid writes:

hell yea i cant wait for the movie and the new album, they are both gonna kick major a ss

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal is the answer writes:

rob zombie is one creepy dude

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brokenwings13 writes:

1000 Corpses was a great movie, I think we're all gonna like this one just the same.

I'm surprised he's fighting to get an R rating. Nah, he would fight, it took him forever and a day for the firsto ne to get released, I would compromise too.

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

saw zombie in 96 with white zombie..hes a better director than singer and rock star. both times i saw white zombie,I SAY, he lip-synced..cant prove it, but it sure sounded funny hearing him singing and taking a huge deep breathe at the same time..as for the ratings board, fuk you u sorry a$$ turds. what you think is too intense, for your weak a$$ family, doesnt mean it is for us..SO GET SOME BALLS AND STFU!!!

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 7:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DEATH_LORD writes:

i saw the first movie because rob zombie is a crazy sick bastard. and i loved it with everything there is to love.. i got in to metal threw growing up with his music and he is my biggest idol and i cant wait any fuc king more minutes for this movie.. keep on doin this shi t you do

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Voiceless writes:

The first movie was awesome. Acctually one of my/my girlfriend's favorites. Can't wait to see the new one!

For the brandedcfh420 guy...when you saw him how far from the stage were you? Cause what I've noticed...if you're kinda far back, things will look off time from what you hear because the sound has to travel and sh**. I was just wondering.

\m/ \m/ rock on fellas!

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7. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! writes:

any chicks wanna chat

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. LivingDeadGirl writes:

What a stupid comment, Rob Zombie lip syncing, he sang so damn fast in white zombie songs there bound to be delay. Only pop idiots and emo bands lip sync.

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. zaratan writes:

what an interesting dude that rob zombie. cant wait for devils rejects, loved 1000 corpses. not so much a fan of the singing though. white zombie was much better than the solo career. Has anyone listened to scum of the earth? i havent had the chance and would like to know what they sound like.

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brokenwings13 writes:

Zombie doesn't lypsynch, and that pause of breath thing? One, Voiceless is right, two, the cords from the mic to the amp are long and it does take a moment for it(I've seen this happen), kinda like when you say something on the phone, by the time you're done saying it, the person on the other end just starts to hear the beginning of what you said.

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Zombie Rules!!!! writes:

Zombie is the best in music EVER! White Zombie And his solo career both kick more a$$ than all metal bands combined. Cant wait for Devils rejects and new album.

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

I WAS NOT THE ONLY PERSON TO SEE AND HEAR THIS...THERE WERE PLENTY OF OTHERS. LOOK, WHITE ZOMBIE IS GREAT MUSIC, AND HOUSEOF 1000 CORPSES KICKED MAJOR A$$, CANT WAIT FOR DEVILS REJECTS, BUT I WILL FOREVER SAY THAT HE WAS LIP-SYNCING. AS MUCH AS HE DANCED AROUND ON STAGE, AND I WAS CLOSE, THERE WAS NO WAY TO BE SAYING THE WORDS AND BE BREATHING IN AS HEAVY AS HE WAS DOING..SORRY...NOT TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE MAD, BUT I SAW AND HEARD WHAT I DID....HES A BETTER DIRECTOR THAN "ROCK STAR"....

# Apr 8, 2005 @ 7:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. zombie fan writes:

fuk you idiot rob zombie is a great singer, his song's are so badA$$ have u forgotten dragula? living dead girl? he has given us so much like superbeast and never gonna stop dude you r gay if ya think zombie lipsynches no way bro. As for mr zombies movies they are so awsome house of 1000 corpses rocked and devils rejects will too. hopefully he will give us more memorable moments like the "i remeber you " song in the next 1 that was classic.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 3:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rob ZOmbie writes:

Yo I came on here to say that I thank you for your support. I am making Devils Rejects much better, and much bloodier this time around. I will be at OzzFest this year and hope to see you all there. My new cd is coming out this year, it will be great. I have the guitarist from Limp Bizkit on here, and a hell of alot more. Thank you for your support.

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. johnlong99 writes:

(7/14) by !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Apr 7, 2005 @ 9:56 AM ET
any chicks wanna chat

why do u always ask this

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ZerO writes:

(7/14) is a horny little 12 year old...thats why.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brokenwings13 writes:

Yes he is ZerO. Although I wouldn't approve of a 12-year-old being horny.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

If he had to keep resubmitting it this movie should be GGGGRRRREEEEAAAATTTT !!!!!! I thought the last movie was more funny than anything else.This was a little bit of a letdown because.When I want to see a horror movie I expect to be startled if not scared.So sitting their laughing was not exactly what I had in mind.I still liked it though.Perhaps this one will be more what the doctor orderd.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DerailTheTrain writes:

hahahahahaha !!!!!!!!!!!! is trying to get girls to chat wit him again. Poor bastard.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DerailTheTrain writes:

wouldnt aprove? hell pre-teens get horny too...hell more often than teen agers and adults is natural....just odd....and funny. ^ ^

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BLACKDOG writes:

Their's nothing more pathetic than a pedophile seeking conversation with underaged people on the web.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. brokenwings13 writes:

I know, I'm just saying......

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. DEATHCOMESBUTONCEAYEAR writes:

AND NO ONE REALLY NEW IT

# Apr 22, 2005 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Ziti writes:

Heres all the info for the Devils rejects anyonye could want. Theres reviews, trailers, teasers, sites w/ minor spoilers, talks about the charectors more, including captain spauldings brother. http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=7 http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=6 http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=5 http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=4 http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=3 http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=2 http://www.therejectsarmy.com/rejects/index.html?fuseaction=tools.invlink&u=hymie&linkID=1

# Apr 26, 2005 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. unearthed writes:

Rob Zombie needs to get" White Zombie" back together . Now there was a great metal band!!!! I am not a fan of his solo sh**, its just a little corny

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. steve, writes:

btw, big zombie fan, about the singing and lip synching, his bassist or guitarist i cant rememebr which sumtimes fill in backing vocals for him wen playing live. Rob Zombie lip synching wat r u on?!

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. BAILEY_NEWMAN writes:

I f*cking love you b****, Rob Zombie is so f*cking sexy and so is his Wife (Sheri Moon Zombie)DAMN, House of 1000 Corpses was f***ing amazing, You gotta get some new sh*t out!

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