Married doctors William and Dakota Block (Josh Brolin and Marley 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 Darling (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped off during a roadside attack, and El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), a mysterious drifter with a past. Cherry may be down on her luck, but she hasn't danced her last number...As the virus turns the invalids into enraged aggressors. Cherry and El 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 heading for the last safe corner of Planet Terror.
A great tribute to the 70’s Grindhouse genre.
- Planet Terror review by Shatner's Bassoon
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The second half of the Tarantino/Rodriquez ‘Grindhouse’ double bill, Robert Rodriguez ‘Planet Terror’ is a far superior effort to Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’. Where ‘Death Proof’ was a messy, contrived and pretentious take on 70’s Grindhouse, ‘Planet Terror’ is a far more respectful and truthful homage to the genre. The plot is paper thin; an experimental biological weapon is accidentally set off after a bungled arms deal in a remote Texas military base. It’s not long before the virus spreads turning everyone it infects into homicidal flesh eating zombies and an assortment of characters from a nearby town are thrown together and join forces to escape to safety. Though the plot is simple enough, it’s both the characters and the all out action that holds this film together, and as the film progresses it steadily gets better and better. I was initially put of this film by just how bad Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’ was, but I'm glad I rented this as it’s an enjoyable explosive and gory romp and a great horror film in its own right.
Sickos, Bullets and Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
The Friend, the Doctor and the Real Estate Agent
Comic Con Interview with Rodriguez and Tarantino
10 Minute Film School with Robert Rodriguez
Photo Gallery and Trailer
Audience Reaction Track
This disc includes the main feature
This disc includes the following special features:
- 10 Minute Film School
- Badass Babes of Planet Terror
- The Guys of Planet Terror
- Casting Rebel
- Sickos, Bullets and Explosions
- The Friend, the Doctor and the Real Estate Agent