A small emergency room starts to get flooded with local people that seem to have been infected with some strange disease. When they start to transform in brain-eating zombies, it’s clear that all hell is about to break loose. Luckily there’s Wray and his girlfriend, go-go dancer, Cherry to save the day!
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.
– 10-Minute Film School
– The Badass Babes of Planet Terror
– The Guys of Planet Terror
– Casting Rebel
– Sickos, Bullets and Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
– The Friend, The Doctor and the Real Estate Agent
– Comic-Con 2006: Featuring the Directors & Cast of Grindhouse
– International Poster Gallery
These are the same extras that could be found on the 2-disc special edition DVD.
Where Tarantino mostly did his usual thing in Death Proof, Robert Rodriguez seems to actually know what Grindhouse is all about. With Planet Terror he’s made a great film that perfectly fits the idea of a low-budget crappy movie that’s so bad it becomes good again. Forget about the storyline’s inconsistencies, forget about the awful image quality (that’s done on purpose so bad), forget about the lack of depth in the characters and forget about the hilariously bad acting (that is so bad it actually is great!). Planet Terror shows what Grindhouse is all about and in the face to face confrontation between Tarantino and Rodriguez, the latter is the clear winner.
This Blu-ray comes with a nice batch of extras that are really worth checking out and I would love to see Rodriguez actually making “Machete” which you can see in the fake trailer at the beginning of the movie. However, except for somewhat improved image quality and a DTS-HD track there’s nothing to distinguish this release from the previous 2-disc SE DVD.