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Many a cult-flick fan got their heart broken when Grindhouse was broken down into its component films, Planet Terror and Death Proof, when the time came for its DVD release.  Not only were the theatrical edits unavailable but also most of the wonderful faux-trailers.  However, the overdue wait is coming to an end this October with the release of the theatrical cut of Grindhouse on blu-ray.  In addition to the original version, fans will be also treated to a bevy extras – so many that the set requires 2 full blu-rays to capture its cornucopia of cultishness.  Read on for the double-feature details…

RIP-ROARING, ADRENALINE-PUMPING
DOUBLE FEATURE TWICE AS SATISFYING



Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez’ Planet Terror Debut On 2-Disc Blu-Ray And Back-to-Back In Original Theatrical Format From The Weinstein Company And Vivendi Entertainment

Two Hours Of Bonus Material Including Brand New Content

Including Extended Trailers, Making-Ofs,

Cooking School With Rodriguez And More

“Crazily funny and exciting tribute to the grimy glory days of 1970s exploitation films”

Entertainment Weekly

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – 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 burst 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. In addition, The Weinstein Company and Vivendi Entertainment partnered with industry leader Technicolor to exploit the most advanced technologies available on BD-Live. Through Technicolor’s BD-Live platform Grindhouse fans will be able to unlock never-before-seen bonus features from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez.

A total blast – funny, gloriously gory and over the top (Associated Press), Planet Terror stars Rose McGowan (“Charmed,” Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, “Six Feet Under”) 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 (Poseidon, Escape From New York) 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.

DISC ONE

·    Machete trailer

·    Grindhouse Feature Planet Terror

·    Intermission Cards

·    Don’t trailer

·    Werewolf Women of the SS trailer

·    Thanksgiving trailer

·    Grindhouse Feature Death Proof

DISC TWO (new content bold)

Planet Terror

·    Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Cooking 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

·    Poster Gallery

Trailers

·    Intermission Cards

·    Machete Trailer

·    Don’t Trailer

·    Werewolf Women of the S.S Trailer

·    Thanksgiving Trailer

·    Extended Werewolf Women Of The SS Trailer

·    View 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

·    View Extended Cut Of Don’t Trailer With Commentary By Director Edgar Wright

·    The Making Of Don’t Trailer

·    Don’t Storyboard/Trailer Comparison

·    View 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

·    From Texas to Tennessee, The Look of Death Proof

·    New York Times Talks With Quentin Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg

·    Comic Con 2006 Featuring the Directors and Cast of Grindhouse

·    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

·    The UnCut Version of “Baby, It’s You” Performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead

·    Introducing Zoe Bell

·    Extended Music

·    Poster Gallery

Additional Bonus Features

·    New York Times Talk with Quention Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg

·    Comic Con 2006 Featuring The Directors And Cast Of Grindhouse

·    Hobo With A Shotgun Produced by Rob Cotterill Directed By Jason Eisner Grindhouse Trailer Contest Winners

BD Live Bonus Features

·    Never-Before-Seen Death Proof Deleted Scenes

·    Hilarious Death Proof Gag Reel

·    Extensive Behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the Thanksgiving Trailer

Synopsis:
Planet Terror – Married doctors William and Dakota Block (Brolin and Shelton) find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes.  Among the wounded is Cherry (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped from her body during a roadside attack.  Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), her former significant other, is at her side and watching her back.  Cherry may be down, but she hasn’t danced her last number.  As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night, hurtling towards a destiny that will leave millions infected, countless dead, and a lucky few struggling to find the last safe corner of PLANET TERROR.

Death Proof – A creepy stunt driver whose taste for stalking lovely young ladies gets him into big trouble when he tangles with the wrong gang of badass babes.  Their confrontation escalates to an extended mano-a-mano car chase with one of the girls strapped to the hood of a thundering Dodge Challenger.

BASICS

Price:                     $39.95

Street Date:           October 5, 2010

Catalog Number:     WN2911

UPC:                      883476029115

Languages:             English

Running time:                  191 min.

Rating:                  R