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Grindhouse

Release Date TBA 01 Feb 2008

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"Grindhouse" offers a theater playing back-to-back movies exploiting sex, violence and other extreme subject matter. In "Deathproof", Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, gets an opportunity to unwind with two of her closest friends, Shanna and Arlene. This three fox posse sets out into the night, turning heads from Guero's to the Texas Chili Parlor. Not all of the attention is innocent: Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred, weathered rebel who leers from behind the wheel of his muscle car As the girls settle into their beers, Mike's weapon, a white-hot juggernaut, revs just feet away?In "Planet Terror", married doctors William and Dakota Block find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes. Among the wounded is Cherry, a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped from her body during a roadside attack. Wray, her former significant other, is at her side and watching her back. Cherry may be down, but she hasn't danced her last number. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night, hurtling towards a destiny that will leave millions infected, countless dead, and a lucky few struggling to find the last safe corner of "Planet Terror".

Cast:
Rose McGowan | Freddy Rodriguez | Josh Brolin | Marley Shelton | Jeff Fahey | Michael Biehn | Naveen Andrews | Stacy Ferguson | Nicky Katt | Hung Nguyen

Writers:
Quentin Tarantino | Robert Rodriguez

Producers:
Bob Weinstein | Harvey Weinstein | Quentin Tarantino | Robert Rodriguez

Directors:
Quentin Tarantino | Robert Rodriguez

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    • Currently 2/5 Stars.

    mart

    As amusing as the concept is, the actual result is a considerable disappointment - a high-tech forgery that lacks the disreputable charm of its models, which were made without the self-conscious affectation on display here.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    JennyBurke101

    This is brilliant, Planet Terror outshines Deathproof though even though its a charming little movie, I love the cameos and the action, And to say I would watch Planet Terror untill my eyes bled is not a lie, it is such a good movie ...seriously if you dont like it....YOU HAVE NO SOUL!

    • Currently 2/5 Stars.

    Mr_Twist

    utter self indulgent wank

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    Dezo

    Planet Terror is a brilliantly funny film whereas Deathproof is one of the worst films I've ever seen. A four star film & a one star film. Averages at 2.5 so rounding up means 3. Jeff Fahey, Bruce Willis & Kurt Russell give the best performances.

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    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    ssconnolly

    In Texas a biological nerve gas known as DC2 codename "Project Terror" is accidentally released from a military base when arms dealer Abby shoots a container. Everyone in the surrounding areas become zombies apart from Wray, Sheriff Hague, stripper Cherry Darling , J.T, Dr.Dakota and a couple more who are picked up along the way. They refuse to be killed by the infected and arm themselves and try to escape the area and not be attacked by the flesh eating 'sicko's'. They head top the military base in the hope of flying out but are detained and when the soldiers' only protection from the virus taken over them runs out the prisoners decide it's time to break out and get out of the town but as this is where the infection broke out first they find it very difficult to get there and stop the world becoming 'Planet Terror'. This film is by far the best of the Grindhouse feature. Robert Rodriguez has written and directed a very chilling and entertaining film, that also throws in a prefect amount of gore and completely ridiculous stunts. He experience and pure talent are seen perfectly here and he shows he can still produce gold from behind the camera. He makes a film which Quentin Tarantino could learn something from. The dialogue is great but doesn't take up too much of the runtime, like it did in QT's Death Proof. He also captures some great visuals and action scenes. The story has been done so much in the last few years that you would think that we've seen it all before but Rodriguez makes Planet Terror unique and very enjoyable. Freddy Rodriguez (no relation to director) was very good as El Wray and was the perfect anti-hero character. He did some great gun slinging moves and really impressed. Rose McGowan shows why she was chosen to be in both of the Grindhouse films and gives an amazing performance. She gave the most believable performance of the whole cast and really showed more emotion than the rest. This is hopefully a career starter for her and I look forward to future films from her. Naveen Andrews form Lost also gave a fairly good display. His character was actually very similar to the one he has on 'Lost' so he was never going to do badly and he could've been better. Fergie had a short cameo but luckily her brain was taken before she could ruin this film. Bruce Willis also had a short cameo thing and again he managed to impress and make his role memorable, as he does in every film. Josh Brolin had a similar impact and for me he stole that show. He wasn't in it for most of the film but you always wondered when he would be back and you were always just waiting for him and even though he was a bad I still wanted him to return. So Planet Terror is a fairly brilliant film. It's a great story, can be a little stupid (see ending) and at times tragic. It also has some moments that are quite extreme and they do take you by surprise but at the same time they are important. It's filled with action which is great so overall it's a great film and I would recommend seeing it.

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    pkinsella

    Really enjoyabe. Classic Tarantino movie/movies with another quality soundtrack.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    dfarre01

    Loved this film, another great blood bath with a mesmerising sound track. watch again :)

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    brogen

    Epic. Just epic. I liked Planet Terror - I liked the way it was shot - as though through a permanent red filter, edited and performed. The hospital scenes reminded me so much of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace! I have to say though, I much preferred Tarantino's Death Proof. It's amuch more talky film, which is what you would expect from Tarantino, but when the action kicks in it really kicks in. Epic.