A bunch of girls are heading out to spend the night at the cabin of one of them but before they head off, they decide to make a quick stop at their favorite pub to have some laughs with the guys. Unfortunately, they had better not done that as one of the people present is Stuntman Mike and he’s got nothing good in mind…
Sound and Vision:
The “grindhouse” feature contains just about any type of problem you can encounter on a DVD or Blu-ray except for one thing: no compression errors what so ever. That’s how we know the transfer was done quite well. For the rest we can say that the image quality perfectly fits the nature of the movie.
The sound already came with a DTS track on DVD, but this Blu-ray release has a DTS-HD Master Audio track that delivers a bit more detail and also has some more punch. A very good track.
– Stunts on Wheels: the legendary drivers of Death Proof
– Introducing Zoe Bell
– Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
– Finding Quentin’s Gals
– The Uncut version of “Baby it’s you”
– The Guys of Death Proof
– Quentin’s greatest collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
– Double Dare trailer
– The Hot Rods of Death Proof
– Music Selection
– Poster Gallery
Having seen Death Proof again on Blu-ray now, my opinion hasn’t changed much. Compared to other work from Tarantino, this is clearly one of the worst movies he’s made and definitely not up to par with that other “Grindhouse” movie, Planet Terror. Still, there are a couple of interesting scenes present and the combination of the music with the action on screen does work at times. The biggest problem, however, is the fact that in essence we get to see the same story twice but with a different ending, something that starts to bore pretty quickly.
A-Film has released Death Proof now on Blu-ray but except for the enhanced sound there’s little that makes this one stand out over the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. Only for the fans.