New Release: Grindhouse Blu-ray

Deathproof movie scene with Kurt Russell

Death Proof

Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, collectively Grindhouse, were released on Blu-ray on Oct. 5, 2010, from The Weinstein Company and Vivendi Entertainment.

The two horror movies grossed $25 million when they ran in theaters in 2007. In Death Proof, Kurt Russell stars as a stuntman turned serial killer hunting the likes of Zoe Bell, Vanessa Ferlito and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Planet Terror stars Rose McGowan (also in Death Proof) as go-go-girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling, who joins a one-man wrecking crew to battle a horde of flest-eating zombies. The movie also stars Bruce Willis and Lost‘s Naveen Andrews.

The two-disc Blu-ray set ($39.95) includes both films back-to-back, the way they were shown in theaters, complete with intermission cards and trailers for Don’t, Werewolf Women of the SS and Thanksgiving.

Plus, the movies come packing a bunch of special features, some released on earlier DVDs, but plenty of new ones too. Here’s the full list:

Planet Terror

  • “Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Cooking School” (new)
  • “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”
  • poster gallery
  • Trailers (new)
    • Intermission cards
    • Don’t trailer
    • Werewolf Women of the S.S trailer
    • Thanksgiving trailer
    • Extended Werewolf Women of the SS trailer
    • Extended cut of Werewolf Women of the SS trailer with commentary by director Rob Zombie
    • “The Making of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer”
    • Extended Don’t trailer
    • Extended cut of Don’t trailer with commentary by director Edgar Wright
    • “The Making of Don’t Trailer”
    • Don’t storyboard/trailer comparison
    • Don’t storyboard/trailer comparison with commentary by director Edgar Wright
    • Don’t storyboards still gallery
    • Don’t poster
    • “The Making of Thanksgiving Trailer”

Death Proof

  • “Hot Rods of Death Proof” (new)
  • “From Texas to Tennessee, The Look of Death Proof” (new)
  • New York Times Talks With Quentin Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg” (new)
  • “Comic Con 2006 Featuring the Directors and Cast of Grindhouse” (new)
  • “Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
  • “Quentin’s Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke”
  • “The Guys of Death Proof
  • “Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike”
  • “Finding Quentin’s Gals”
  • Uncut version of “Baby, It’s You” performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • “Introducing Zoe Bell”
  • extended music
  • poster gallery

Additional bonus features:

  • Hobo With a Shotgun produced by Rob Cotterill and directed by Jason Eisner (new)
  • Grindhouse trailer contest winners (new)

The full Hobo With a Shotgun was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 5, 2011.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.