Planet Terror

Planet Terror

DVD - 2007
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A small town sheriffs' department has to deal with an outbreak of murderous, infected people called "sickos." Cherry Darling meets up again with her old lover, El Wray, just as their Texas town is being overrun by "sickos" with festering sores turning them into zombies. Cherry has El Wray's jacket, which she took with her when she left and he keeps trying to explain how he looked for it for two weeks and she keeps interrupting his story. Gun-legged Cherry and one-man wrecking crew El Wray try to save the world from a horde of flesh-eating zombies.

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Nursebob
May 11, 2017

For those of you unfamiliar with the genre, “grindhouse” is a collective term used to describe the glut of tawdry exploitation films released back in the 70s and 80s which screened as double bills in the nation’s seedier cinemas. Revelling in blood and boobs they were generally low-budget productions that lured young men into the theatre with promises of explicit violence, hot chicks, and lots of softcore humping. In this brilliant homage, writer/director Robert Rodriguez has taken the genre to dizzying new heights while still maintaining the guts ’n sleaze factor for a new generation to enjoy. Lots of cheesy cheap-ass gore with exploding heads and gutted torsos augmented by a script rife with clichés and one-line groaners (“She could suck the bend out of a river”) and it’s all served up with such low-brow panache that you can’t help but laugh along with it—those scenes of Rose McGowan flying through the air, her missing leg now replaced by a high-calibre machine gun-cum-grenade launcher spraying death in every direction, are surely some of cinema’s all time high/lows! Rodriguez obviously sat transfixed through a few grinders himself for he captures the look perfectly right down to the celluloid scratches and spliced jump cuts which suggest film stock that has been played long past its expiry date. Spectacular explosions, repulsive special effects, and a slew of surprise celebrity cameos (Quentin Tarantino as an oversexed zombie soldier?!) take me back to my own adolescent days when I used to sneak across the border to Detroit in order to see these films in all their uncensored glory. I guess they really can make them like they used to…..if that’s even a good thing.

OhTai Feb 25, 2016

If you don't like gore, don't watch Grindhouse movies. It's that simple. And if you're going to be literal about everything, I'd recommend watching documentaries for the rest of your life.

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Psychod_Dad_33
Jan 25, 2016

One of the worst movie I've ever seen.
How can this woman know what to fire? bullets or RPGs. She was like 50 feet up in the air and when she landed, she didn't even get hurt. Lame.

She got her leg cut off and was walking/running like nothing happened.

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jazeebelle
May 17, 2014

This movie can be summed up in one word BADASS. It's fun and clever and well, badass...

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LAGastelum
May 03, 2014

So many retro influences showcased within this movie from previous cinematic eras and yet it works cohesively into an entertaining golden nougat of appalling ooze and sick
Even tomato soup makes you squirm in this movie
Outrageous gore and cult macabre definitely for the fainting type and those that want to jump start their metabolism

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jimg2000
Mar 03, 2013

Well done zombie and shoot-'em-up film.

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21817bernard
Jan 18, 2013

WAIST OF TIME, ITS A TERRIBLE MOVIE.

lasertravis Jan 05, 2013

Filmed in the "grindhouse" fashion with intentionally bad plot and overacting. Ungodly amount of gore. Some really disgusting scenes. The dialogue I loved from Deathproof was NOT present in this. However, the movie made up for it in over-the-top action. The action and gore made this extremely watchable and entertaining. This is the "horror" companion to Machete.

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tj_is_cool
Apr 03, 2011

Disappointed. The movie could be better. Too much gore.

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mexicanadiense
Apr 03, 2011

Quite the gory romp, replete with odd ball performances and snappy, Tarantino-polished dialogue. This is the perfect example of a movie that would divide opinions even within like-minded groups of friends: you'll either dig it, or not.

But, if you have the morbid curiosity to find out how a one legged stripper can save civilization, check it out today!

PS Almost worth watching for the infamous fake trailer for "Machete" that inspired the feature length movie released subsequently.

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MoothyAwesome Jul 22, 2008

Coarse Language: coarse language used frequently throughout the film

MoothyAwesome Jul 22, 2008

Violence: zombie violence, firearm and weapon related violence,

MoothyAwesome Jul 22, 2008

Sexual Content: scenes where two of the main characters are incredibly intimate, erotic dancing

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