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Tarantino's Death Proof Hits Stores
Just a reminder to everyone that the "Extended and Unrated" DVD release of Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse, Death Proof, hit stores today. Here's the basic gist of the film for you:
"Kurt Russell stars as a sociopathic stuntman whose taste for stalking sexy young ladies gets him into big trouble when he tangles with the wrong gang of badass babes. Their confrontation escalates into a hair-raising, 18-minute automotive duel with one of the girls strapped to the hood of a thundering Dodge Challenger..."
And here's a small taste of Ian Jane's review of Death Proof:
"When it was announced that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez were going to unleash Grindhouse upon the world, it seemed like a surefire hit. Two of the hottest directors in the country were going to do an homage to the seventies exploitation movies that they grew up watching and present them as a double feature complete with fake trailers (from the likes of Eli Roth and Rob Zombie) and feature attraction bumpers in order to replicate the experience of sitting through a double feature at an old Times Square theater before that area became Disney-fied. Sounds like a lot of fun, right? It was! While neither film, Rodriguez's Planet Terror and Tarantino's Death Proof, was a masterpiece Grindhouse did make for a fun night out at the movies...Casting Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike was a brilliant idea. Not only does he completely look the part but he's got the right voice, the right mannerisms, and the perfect tough guy acting style to pull it off and make it look easy. While his performance here may not become the stuff of legend like his work with John Carpenter has, it's not because he doesn't deserve it - Russell is phenomenal in this part...The other key factor that makes Death Proof worthwhile is the stunt driving scenes. Don't look for any fake CGI here - Tarantino wisely opted to use real cars and real stunt drivers the way films like this were made in decades past and the results are fantastic. The two key car scenes are also exceptionally well edited and really drive home the impact of the collisions and the balls out dangerousness of what we're seeing on screen...there's enough here that works that the movie is worth a watch primarily due to Kurt Russell's great performance and the genuinely thrilling stunt work."
Stay tuned to read more about the film in an upcoming DVD Stalk column. In the meantime, get over to your favorite retailer and check out Death Proof.

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