‘Grindhouse’ DVD/Blu-ray Specs and Cover Art

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Grindhouse, the exploitation throwback double-feature from Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino, is headed to DVD and Blu-ray – and we’ve got a detailed breakdown the special features and cover artwork.

What makes this release particularly notable is that it’s the first time Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Tarantino’s Death Proof have appeared back-to-back on the same disc – mirroring the original theatrical presentation.

In fact, the first disc in the set is essentially the same presentation as Grindhouse‘s theatrical release (minus the Machete trailer which has, presumably, been excluded due to the upcoming feature film). There’s also two hours of bonus material which includes several featurettes for both Planet Terror and Death Proof, a behind the scenes look at each faux-trailer, deleted scenes, poster galleries, and more. While some of it may look familiar to fans who have picked up the individual releases, there’s a great deal of new content here as well.

There’s a growing trend suggesting consumers are getting baited into upgrading to Blu-ray – as the HD format includes an abundance of special features not present on DVD releases. Sadly, Grindhouse is no exception. It looks like anyone who has yet to throw down the cash for a Blu-ray player will be missing out on the majority of new material.

Check out the cover art, plot synopsis, and specs for the Grindhouse DVD/Blu Ray 2-Disc Collector’s Edition:

grindhouse box art Grindhouse DVD/Blu ray Specs and Cover Art

“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.

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.”

Disc 1 – Theatrical Exhibition:

-Grindhouse Feature (Planet Terror)
-Intermission Cards
-Don’t Trailer
-Werewolf Women of the S.S Trailer
-Thanksgiving Trailer
-Grindhouse Feature (Death Proof)

Disc 2

Planet Terror:
-Robert Rodriguez’s 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
-Planet Terror Poster Gallery

Death Proof:
-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
-Double Dare Trailer
-Death Proof Extended Music
-Death Proof Poster Gallery

Blu-Ray Exclusive Bonus Features:

-Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Cooking School
-The Makeup Effects of Planet Terror
-The Hot Rods of Death Proof
-From Texas to Tennessee: The Production Design of Death Proof
-Trailers
-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
-New York Times Talk with Quention Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg at Comic Con 2006 Featuring the -Directors and Cast of Grindhouse
-Grindhouse Trailer Contest Winner Hobo With A Shotgun

Robert Rodriguez on the set of Planet Terror

Going into Grindhouse, I would never have imagined I’d walk out singing the praises of Robert Rodriguez – and venting my frustration over Quentin Tarantino. Planet Terror was goofy, over-the-top fun while Death Proof was just a little too self-indulgent for my taste.

Death Proof was easily the weakest of Tarantino’s films and although I don’t flat out hate the movie, I’ve never had any desire to revisit it. Perhaps this release is a good excuse to see if I feel any differently about it after a second viewing.

The DVD and Blu-Ray 2-Disc Collector’s Edition of Grindhouse will be available October 5th.

Source: IGN.

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  1. I absolutely love love love the grindhouse movies,but yes Death Proof had way too much dialogue.The pay off was awesome,but the movie had too much dialogue.Planet Terror was simply a B-Movie masterpiece.I bought the DVDs when they came out two years ago and I will be buying the Blu Ray asap.:)

  2. Awesome, and on my birthday no less!

  3. The only reasone I’d watch ‘Death Proof’ again is for that epic car chase at the end. Everything else bored me to death (Thankfully, there’s a FF button). I loved ‘Planet Terror’.

  4. now all we gotta do is wait for QT’s Kill Bill: The WHole Bloody Affair dvd box set

  5. NOW they can have my money. About freakin’ time.

  6. I thought Planet Terror was a hoot and I absolutely HATED Death Proof.

    Vic

    • too much dialogue for your taste vic? i’ll admit that it wasnt QT’s best, i just loved his old school approach tp that film, no CGI, real stunts. plus it was fun seeing Russell as a bad guy.

      • Not too much dialog, it was what the dialog consisted of. That one scene where the women sat around in that diner or laundromat or whatever it was went on FOREVER. And what they talked about… it was mind numbing, like some trailer park version of Oprah. I thought I was going to lose my mind.

        And Kurt Russell getting owned by a bunch of women? That is just WRONG. 8)

        Vic

        • lol vic, it was but, i think he had a sense of humor about it, thats probably why he took the role. yea some of that dialogue was not his best writing. i also thought the scene where Roth was making fun of him was funny

    • Agreed. planet Terror was awesome. And while I am a Tarantino fanatic, I must say Death Proof was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

  7. I liked Death Proof… Not QT best but I still liked it.Still haven’t scene Planet Terror.

    • you didnt see it in its theater run??

      • Nope.The trailer didn’t grab me. The girl with a M16 for a prosthetic leg turned me off 4 that movie.lol

        • lol you missed out my friend:)

        • That’s what attracted me to the movie haha.

          • it just looks so meh 2 me.lol

  8. “An exhilarating homage to the titillating B-movies of the 60s and 70s”

    I thought it was a parody of the titillating B-movies of the 60s and 70s rather than an homage!?*. Otherwise why have the dirty/burnt/broken/cut up looking film stock? Additionally its stories are so, so trivial? Its like they dare you to watch it again. If you watch this again your I.Q. is guaranteed to drop 20 points! Laugh out loud hilarious…

  9. Oh good, the people who dont have blu ray getting stiffed again. Wonderful. I’ll stick to my copy I already have with both films and all trailers.

  10. It’s about GD time that they put out an addition of Grindhouse with all of the fake trailers.The ones for Don’t and Thanksgiving were an absolute riot.The theater I was in (one of those stadium seated AMC’s)was only about 1/4 full,and was we almost blew the top off that place.

    I have to say,for those that didn’t see Grindhouse in the theaters,you guys really missed out on one of the best movie going experienced of the decade.

    I know that there is enough hate for Death Proof,and deservedly so,but you have to understand that even though there was WAY too much dialog,almost even too much for Tarantino,it was absolutely necessary,considering that you have just been laughing non stop for about 1 1/2 hours.

    As a stand alone feature,Death Proof falls terribly flat on it’s face and pretty much should never be viewed as such,but as part of the Grindhouse double feature experience,it actually works.

    But ultimately,I agree with Vic about that scene in the bar/restaurant.The conversation is almost unbearable.But if you think that Tarantino isn’t going to have multiple long winded conversations in his movies,then people are just clueless to who Tarantino is as a film maker.

  11. Is this the same as the Japanese box set that came out like 3 years ago? I already have that.(We may get theatrical releases late, but we get some good stuff on DVD.) What are the differences if any???

  12. Death Proof: horrible. Like every character was some kind of grisly glove puppet with Tarantino personally manipulating each mouth to spout alternating versions of himself. Even Kurt Russell. That moved beyond a writing style you could call Tarantinoesque into the realms of TarantinoISM. Endlessly self-referential, with gratuitous nods to existentialist cult classic Vanishing Point thrown in to try and disguise the slasher-movie plot structure. Literally painful to sit through, and chancing upon Vic’s Grindhouse review was the reason I started posting on this site!

    If this box set includes the extended cut of Death Proof…well, that’s another reason for me to not invest in Blu-ray.

    • It’s not a box set, but you know what I mean…

      • Boxed double feature, perhaps. I think Tarantino by this point was well aware of his critics regarding his annoying idiosyncrasies, and so made a conscious decision, to rub everybody’s face in it! That just made it funnier to me. I stubbornly refused to let that get to me and I think I was rewarded because the ending scenes were even better. I think it also is keeping with the tone of the Grindhouse genre. You have one bad movie and then one really, really bad movie follow. This is because by the time you get this far in the double feature drive-In experience it was too late to get your money back… ;)

        • LOL, that’s a characteristically unique viewpoint, old man! Maybe he was giving me a more authentic experience than I gave him credit for – truly immersive without the use of 3D. That’s Quentin the post-postmodernist then.

  13. So…..no Machete trailer???????

    • uh no why would there be, the movie will be out soon dude.

    • The Machete trailer is before Planet Terror, so it IS included. It’s part of PT.

  14. I’d rather see Werewolf women of the SS than Machette to be honest.

    • Zombie should actually consider making that movie lol

      • Well, maybe he could produce rather than direct. His directing is on par with Orlando Bloom’s acting.

        Its a cool concept though, I remember seeing those trailers, and thinking thats the one they need to make into a feature.

        • ahhhh, not a fan of the big O are you..me either really. his directing isnt good true, but i dunno if he would willingly hand of one of his ideas to another person.

          • Orlando Bloom has all the acting talent and charisma of a steaming turd.

  15. Funny thing is, Grindhouse aired on the Movie Channel (in HD) here in Canada about a year ago and I’ve kept it on my PVR ever since.
    It was shown in its TRUE entirety, complete with the “Machete” trailer just before Death Proof. It was exactly the same as what I saw in the theatre.. and the sole reason I kept it.
    It even had the “Acuna Boy’s Authentic Tex-Mex Food” spot in-between the “Werewolf Women of the SS” and “Don’t” trailers. I wonder if that’s even included on the Blu-ray.

    I had planned to purchase Grindhouse on Blu-ray (and delete the PVR copy I have) once it was released in its true entirety.

    I guess I’ll just stick with my PVR copy for now.

  16. Random question I just bought the blu ray double feature and noticed scenes were missing (lap dance from death proof ) from when I watched it in theaters years ago . Any reason for that

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