Planet Terror (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
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For anyone who has seen Grindhouse in theaters, it's important to note that this is only the Planet Terror portion of the film - it has been extended (almost half an hour longer) - this may be a good or bad thing based on which version you like. I personally like both versions (extended individual versions and the double-feature) for different reasons - currently, the double-feature isn't available on DVD or Blu Ray in the US, so there aren't many options.
What could have made it better? Picture in picture track and all of the theatrical trailers on the disc (currently the disc only has Machete on it).Read more ›
In this case action director Robert Rodriguez of Sin City and Desperado fame and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) sought to replicate the whole "grindhouse" cinema effect with a movie called... drum roll please... Grindhouse.
Grindhouses were cheap cinemas in the 1970s which showed B-rate exploitation flicks all day long -- usually in the form of double bills.
Grindhouse (the movie) consisted of a "double bill" of two movies, namely Death Proof and Planet Terror. The cinema prints of both movies were deliberately "aged" with scratches, faded colors and so forth to replicate the whole watching a battered print at a grindhouse cinema effect. Planet Terror actually has a faux trailer before the movie itself starts (it is quite funny and very reminiscent of those 1970's action flicks) for a fictional movie titled Machete.
It even has a deliberately "missing reel," letting the audience fill in the dots between scenes themselves. The DVD, by the way, goes one step further: you can select an audio track that replicates the cinema experience - you can hear an audience jeering and a guy eating pop corn in the seat next to you.
Death Proof starred Kurt Russell as a serial killer who drives a 1970s muscle car and targeted young women -- that is, until a group of them fights back.
In Planet Terror -- Rodriguez's flick -- cannibalistic zombies overrun a small town when a top secret virus is set loose at the nearby military base. The gore and violence is way over the top with some scenes directly stealing from movies such as The Thing, Evil Dead and Total Recall.Read more ›
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killer movie- I loved it.. I really like anything that quentin tarantino is involvedin, seems that this was one of the original walking dead/zombie type flicks. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the sarcastic humor in the movie...in the 60s they called it 'black' humor because it was funny but in a literal way it is often very tragic (how many babies can you hold... Read morePublished 24 days ago by joe hawkwind
One name... L. Ray! <3 Oh my deliciousness! I like this movie, can't lie, mainly because of Cherry, and Ray, but still good! Very graphic of course but good.Published 2 months ago by cassie young
No digital copy. Any movie purchased after 2010 should have a digital copy attached to it.Published 3 months ago by Brad
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