You may remember the movie, meant to be an homage to exploitation films, consisting of a double feature of "Planet Terror" (directed by Robert Rodriguez) and "Death Proof" (from Quentin Tarantino); the movie also included a trailer which was the first screen appearance of "Machete," now a hit feature film. . . .
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Anyway, the thing was long and the quality of the two pieces very different ("Planet Terror" being better than "Death Proof"). They were released as separate packages on DVD. So the new Blu-ray release puts the movie back together in its original form -- as well as putting the high-definition format to use on something that was supposed to look crappy.
The official word:
An exhilarating homage to the titillating B-movies of the 60s and 70s, GRINDHOUSE, a double billing featuring Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino' Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez' Planet Terror bursts onto two-disc Blu-Ray on October 5 from Vivendi Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Debuting for the first time in high definition and in its original theatrical exhibition format, the presentation starts with the deliciously over-the-top horror flick Planet Terror, followed by an intermission featuring three gritty trailers and concluding with the ultra-intense vehicular slasher film Death Proof. The set features over two hours of brand new bonus material including a 10 Minute Cooking School feature with Rodriguez, five features on the trailers including an extended trailer and making-ofs, deleted scenes and much more.
"A total blast -- funny, gloriously gory and over the top" (Associated Press), Planet Terror stars Rose McGowan and Freddy Rodriguez as go-go girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling and one-man wrecking crew El Wray, as they try to save the world from a horde of flesh-eating zombies. "A movie that knows, at long last, how to put the bad back in badass."(Entertainment Weekly), Death Proof stars Kurt Russell as a deranged stuntman turned psycho serial killer who stalks his victims from behind the wheel of a roving, revving, racing death machine, but when he picks on the wrong group of badass babes, all bets are off in this high speed vehicular duel of epic proportions. The two-disc GRINDHOUSE Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.95.