Thursday, December 27, 2007

Grindhouse: Planet Terror and Death Proof


My wife and I also watched, on DVD, Planet Terror and Death Proof, the two movies that were released together as part of the Grindhouse movie release in theatres. Sometimes the gore and gruesome parts are overwhelming, but all in all these are some great movies.

Intended to be throwbacks to the 1970s drive-in theater days, these movies look grainy and cheesey, like 1970s movies. Unlike those films though, these have 2007 special effects and thrills and chills, so while the 1970s movies were limited by technology but had great stories, these have great stories and are not limited.

Planet Terror is a zombie movie by Robert Rodriguez. Death Proof is a car movie by Quentin Tarantino. I loved them both. I think Death Proof may have been the cooler movie but Planet Terror was the more developed film. Kurt Russel as Stuntman Mike in Death Proof is the greatest psycho in the history of movies, and Rose McGowan as Cherry Darling in Planet terror is the bomb. See them, unless you hate gorey movies.


Grindhouse Presents, Planet Terror - Extended and Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Grindhouse Presents, Death Proof - Extended and Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Planet Terror
Directed by
Robert Rodriguez

Writing credits
Robert Rodriguez written by

Cast
Rose McGowan ... Cherry Darling
Freddy Rodríguez ... El Wray
Josh Brolin ... Dr. William Block
Marley Shelton ... Dr. Dakota Block
Jeff Fahey ... J.T. Hague
Michael Biehn ... Sheriff Hague
Rebel Rodriguez ... Tony Block
Bruce Willis ... Lt. Muldoon
Naveen Andrews ... Abby
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Romey
Stacy Ferguson ... Tammy
Nicky Katt ... Joe
Hung Nguyen ... Dr. Crane
Cecilia Conti ... Paramedic #1
Tommy Nix ... Paramedic #2
Tom Savini ... Deputy Tolo
Carlos Gallardo ... Deputy Carlos
Skip Reissig ... Skip
Electra Avellan ... Babysitter Twin #1 (as Electra Avellán)
Elise Avellan ... Babysitter Twin #2 (as Elise Avellán)
Quentin Tarantino ... Rapist #1
Greg Kelly ... Rapist #2
Troy Robinson ... Soldier #1
Derek Southers ... Soldier #2
Jason Douglas ... Lewis
Michael Parks ... Earl McGraw
Jerili Romeo ... Ramona McGraw
Felix Sabates ... Dr. Felix
Doran Ingram ... Patient
Johnny Reno ... Sax Survivor
Corey Burton ... Additional Narrator
Leroy Castanon ... Sicko
Sammy Harte ... Infected Girl
Andrea Lee ... Sicko
John McLean ... Sicko Coach
Emmy Robbin ... Hot Female Deputy
Robert Rodriguez ... Man
Christine Rose ... Sicko
Ava Santana ... Sicko

Death Proof
Directed by
Quentin Tarantino

Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Cast
Kurt Russell ... Stuntman Mike
Zoe Bell ... Herself (as Zoë Bell)
Rosario Dawson ... Abernathy
Vanessa Ferlito ... Arlene
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Jungle Julia (as Sydney Poitier)
Tracie Thoms ... Kim
Rose McGowan ... Pam
Jordan Ladd ... Shanna
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lee
Quentin Tarantino ... Warren
Marcy Harriell ... Marcy
Eli Roth ... Dov
Omar Doom ... Nate
Michael Bacall ... Omar
Monica Staggs ... Lanna Frank
Jonathan Loughran ... Jasper
Marta Mendoza ... Punky Bruiser
Melissa Arcaro ... Venus Envy
Michael Parks ... Earl McGraw
James Parks ... Edgar McGraw
Marley Shelton ... Dr. Dakota Block
Nicky Katt ... Counter Guy
Electra Avellan ... Babysitter Twin #1 (as Electra Avellán)
Elise Avellan ... Babysitter Twin #2 (as Elise Avellán)
Helen Kim ... Peg
Tina Rodriguez ... Juana
Kelley Robins ... Laquanda
Eurlyne Epper ... Lanna Frank Friend #1
Jamie L. Dunno ... Lanna Frank Friend #2

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