GRINDHOUSE is an amazing five star movie. Too bad it was never realeased as the full feature in Australia. Death Proof was released November 1 2007 at Australian Cinemas, while Planet Terror will be released directly to DVD March 5 this year. Planet Terror starring Rose McGowan (TV's Smash Hit, Charmed) and Freddy Rodriguez is two straight hours of Action Packed Horror, Blood and Gore. When a fatal chemical is released in Texas, Zombie's attack. The Last Hope for humanity rests upon a High Powered Machine Gun. Planet Terror revolves around the lives of brilliant characters, Cherry Darling (McGowan), A fed-up go-go dancer who loses a leg, only for it to be replaced by a machine gun, El Wray (Rodriguez) Cherry's one true love, Cross him and its Lights out, Dakota (Marley Shelton) A Lesbian doctor, trying to protect her son from her insane husband, Doc Block (Josh Brolin) His Perscription... Pain.
Planet Terror is a ten ticket thrill ride, with no holds barred.
The Second feature of Grindhouse is Death Proof, Starring Kurt Russel, Zoe Bell and Rosario Dawson
Kurt Russel plays Stuntman Mike, a predetor who prays on beautiful young women (Sydney Poiter, Rose McGowan, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd) with his Death Proof car. Although Stuntman Mike may seem dangerous, he is about to crash into two stuntwomen who seek their revenge against the lunatic.
To clear up any confusion, GRINDHOUSE is two movies played back to back, directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk till Dawn, Once upon a time in Mexico) and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1&2) The two movies are Planet Terror and Death Proof. Unfortunately Grindhouse was split in two for Death Proof to be released individually and Planet Terror to be released straight to DVD.
Grindhouse's were drive in's or Theaters in the 70's and 80's which played double or triple movies back to back, these movies were generally exploitation movies, consisting of hard core horror, sexuality and action. And we're not talking any old horror movie, we're talking full on blood, gore and guts, which is what makes Planet Terror so damn effective.
(Not to be missed!) - review by Chris