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|Oct 14th, 2007 03:41 PM|
Death Proof wasn't that bad, it's just that (like a lot of grindhouse flicks) it too way too long to get to the point and paid off at the end with one heck of a car chase. Plus the whole movie stank of being sliced and diced: the beginning title sequence was badly edited on and possibly the first half of the movie was new footage inserted to make the whole 'Death Proof' title accurate. If anything, the real movie itself is 'Thunder Bolt' in which Stuntman Mike terrorizes three stuntwomen in a car. The DJ girls and the bar sequence was nothing but a joke to be slapped onto the beginning of the movie ala Dr. Butcher M.D.
So in a sense, the movie works, but it wasn't well thought out. Rodriegez made his movie fun. Tarantino made a Grindhouse movie without really thinking how it would play to everybody not in on the joke. And the Weinsteins forgot that the whole movie as it ran in theaters is what everybody wanted on the DVD, and that separating them takes the joke way out of context and makes it completely pointless.
That said, if I came across either steelbook of both movies for really cheap, I'd get them. But my heart is still in a mega DVD release of this fine film that was one of the best cinematic experiences I've ever had but wasn't given enough credit.
|Oct 2nd, 2007 11:35 PM|
I thought both movies were excellent. Did you notice Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (of Shaun of the Dead fame) as zombies? I think Simon was in the phone booth.
Death Proof was good because Tarantino had a chance to make fun of himself. The believeable dialogue, the spinning-around-the-table-a-la-Reservoir-Dogs, violence juxtaposed with humor very quickly, all of his trademarks. Also, if I ever own a store, I will have a Johnny Cash picture with "Cash Only" written on it.
|Oct 2nd, 2007 04:30 PM|
|Zomboid||I can't stand the black stunt woman's laugh. HAAAA-HAAAA-HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!|
|Oct 2nd, 2007 08:49 AM|
|Supafly345||You guys just don't UNDERSTAND deathproof is all! Its exactly as old grindhouse movies were! Almost perfectly! Its really a good movie if you think about it!|
|Sep 26th, 2007 12:32 AM|
|Fathom Zero||Wait 'till Death Proof 2 when Stuntman Bob comes for revenge.|
|Sep 25th, 2007 10:35 PM|
|noob3||too bad they crushed his skull at the end and he probably died|
|Sep 24th, 2007 08:54 AM|
|Fathom Zero||No. I would've resolved to do better.|
|Sep 24th, 2007 02:47 AM|
uh why wouldnt he have been crying? he thought he was fucking with just some chicks that he could easily kill and they turned out to be even better stuntpeople than him and were playing his game waay better than he was
wouldnt YOU be crying if you were in this situation?
|Sep 22nd, 2007 01:58 PM|
|EisigerBiskuit||for a moment at the end, I thought that was just a wannabee. Then, when they finally catch him, he roars from the hills. in flames!|
|Sep 22nd, 2007 01:24 PM|
|Fathom Zero||The problem was that it wasn't as cheesy as Planet Terror. It was a serious movie. It wasn't Grindhouse at all. But I liked it for what it was, a kick ass car chase film. Having Kurt Russel cry towards the end was such a boneheaded move, though. I thought Stuntman Mike was supposed to be a total badass.|
|Sep 22nd, 2007 01:06 PM|
|EisigerBiskuit||I wanted at least one of those hollywood girls to get skidmarked. i felt sad for stuntman :[|
|Sep 20th, 2007 09:26 PM|
|ArrowX||death proof would have been much better had they chopped the entire first half hour off of it. I was ready to leave the theater about 10 minutes into Death Proof.|
|Sep 20th, 2007 08:40 PM|
|Zomboid||Me neither, brotha!|
|Sep 19th, 2007 12:15 AM|
|J. Tithonus Pednaud||
I'm sure they will eventually, but right now I suspect they are going for profitability as the theatrical release more or less tanked. Also, I think there was a lot of demand to split the two films up.
I for one, don't want to be within 100 yard of Death Proof ever again.
|Sep 18th, 2007 11:04 PM|
|FuriKuri||There better be a Grindhouse set eventually. I am not buying the movies by themselves.|
|Sep 13th, 2007 05:22 PM|
OH WELL THEN. GUESS EVERYONE KNEW BUT ME.
I feel like a total douche.
|Sep 13th, 2007 04:54 PM|
|Sep 13th, 2007 01:16 AM|
Nevermind, Planet Terror is being released OCTOBER 16th.
The fake trailers won't be on the discs.
WHAT THE FUCK?
|Sep 11th, 2007 06:54 PM|
|noob3||yeah good news for me!|
|Sep 10th, 2007 11:12 PM|
Confirmation from the local Sam Goody: Planet Terror and Death Proof are being released separately. They're actually being released two days apart at my store on the 16th for Planet Terror and the 18th for Death Proof.
So it's good news if you're one of the folks that only liked Planet Terror.
|May 7th, 2007 10:55 AM|
|Supafly345||I mean I verily wish it did.|
|May 7th, 2007 10:48 AM|
|Supafly345||This movie is so funny! I sorta wish it took place in the seventies though. Man, I love this.|
|May 2nd, 2007 12:27 AM|
|Ant10708||Just got back from seeing it for the first time and I loved it. The scene when the new Zealand girl was on the hood of the car was so intense!|
|Apr 24th, 2007 05:23 PM|
|Rongi||while i agree that there was way too much dialogue ( and not very much of it was interesting ) in death proof, i still think that the last half hour was amazing.|
|Apr 23rd, 2007 11:40 AM|
|Grislygus||Pretty much followed the revenge formula.|
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