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6.1 out of 10

The Lords of Salem

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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 4
4.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 2
2.0

The Lords Of Salem (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
2 November 2013
  • Conclusion: While I wasn’t as high on Lords Of Salem this time around, I do still find it to be an amusing film.  I think its one that may fluctuate my interest with each viewing.  It’s very watchable no matter your feelings on it.  While I gave the film a mild recommend and a poor score to the extras, I’m going to bump up the overall rating based on the stellar presentation of the film and the strength of Zombie’s commentary.
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Overall 6
6.2
Content 6
6.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 5
5.0

The Lords of Salem

DVD Talk
29 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Lords of Salem is a good film, but not a great one, lacking a unifying theme or purpose. Technically, it's quite accomplished, with few flaws to point to, and very beautiful, in an eerie, disturbing way. Hopefully, Zombie's next film will be less fraught with misfortune, and he'll be able to weave all his elements into a cohesive whole. Meanwhile, The Lords of Salem is enjoyable enough. What Do You Think?
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Overall 6
6.0

The Lords of Salem

High-Def Digest
25 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem' is one of his best movies to date, and if you're not a fan of his previous gory films, you might take a liking to this one, as it relies on slow building suspense to scare you. The video and audio presentations are top notch, however the lone extra on the disc is a bit of a let down. Makes me wonder if there won't be a future bigger release for this with tons of extras.
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 2
2.0

The Lords of Salem Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
5 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Lords of Salem is a moody and visually and aurally enticing picture. It may not build up the finest story, but what it lacks in cohesion it gains in atmosphere and throwback style to a time when Horror films were truly horrific, unnerving, unsettling, and artfully made. This is arguably Zombie's most fascinating film to date, if not his best. The Lords of Salem 's Blu-ray release, courtesy of Anchor Bay, features superb video and audio.
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Overall 9
8.9
Actors overall 9
8.5
Audio 10
9.8
Extras 8
7.5

The Lords of Salem (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
3 September 2013
  • Summary: Judge Gordon Sullivan has hallucinogenic dreams while listening to Lawrence Welk.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Lords of Salem

Slant Magazine
21 July 2013
  • Excerpt: No director working today understands horror like Rob Zombie, the musician turned auteur who, with The Lords of Salem , indisputably establishes himself as cinema's reigning prince of darkness. Zombie recognizes what his compatriots do not: that what truly frightens and lingers most aren't jolt scares, especially in this age of desensitized audiences, but rather, unforgettably terrifying imagery.
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Overall 7
7.3

The Lords Of Salem

AV Club
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Say this for Rob Zombie: He’s savvy enough to know that in the right context and at the right volume, The Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties” can sound as Satanic as any black-metal song. The Lords Of Salem marks the writer-director’s return to low-budget indie filmmaking after his sporadically brilliant, mostly disappointing foray into mainstream horror with the Halloween franchise.
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Overall 2
2.0
Content 2
2.0

The Lords of Salem

DVD Talk
11 April 2013
Overall 4
4.0

The Lords Of Salem

totalfilm.com
17 April 2013
Overall 5
5.0

The Lords of Salem

megazine.se
14 November 2014
  • Summary: Jag tyckte tyvärr att filmen mestadels var tråkig. Men den hade sina scener som ändå var riktigt bra. Hela filmen igenom är otroligt snyggt producerad. Allt ifrån soundtracket till kameravinklarna är genomtänkta. Och jag älskar hur Rob Zombie slänger in många pop-kulturella referenser i både miljöerna såsom i dialogerna.
  • Pros: Filmen är otroligt snygg att titta på. Och den har vissa innovativa detaljer i cinematografin och ljudsättningen som jag gillade riktigt mycket.
  • Cons: Den är väldigt ojämn. Rob Zombie försöker sig på en typ utav genre som han delvis misslyckas med.
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