Monday, October 29, 2007

DVD Review: Planet Terror

Planet Terror is a a film tribute to the zombie genre about a group of people who are attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures, as they also feud with a military unit. Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The new to DVD movie stars Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin and Bruce Willis. Planet Terror was released theatrically as part of a double feature with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof under the title Grindhouse in order to replicate the experience of viewing earlier exploitation-style films in a "grindhouse" theater.

Grindhouse was released in April 2007, but despite mostly positive reviews, the film vastly underperformed at the box office. Tarantino & Rodriguez reproduced the "grindhouse" look of damaged film reels by editing the movie with real film damage, plug-ins, and stock footage. They also experimented with this technique by inserting "missing reels" into the film.
For horror addicts, Planet Terror has plenty of gory fun moments, special digital effects (check out McGowan's rifle prosthetic), and also features other genre stars such as Tom Savini, Michael Beihn, Jeff Fahey and Lost’s Naveen Andrews.

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