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Genre: Action/Thriller
Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Marley Shelton, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Bacall, Eli Roth, Omar Doom
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Rating: M18 (Violence)
Year Made: 2007






Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: -
Presentation Size: -
Sound: -
Running Time: 1 hr 54 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East




Austin’s hottest DJ, Jungle Julia (Sydney Tamiia Poitier), with two of her closest friends, Shanna and Arlene (Jordan Ladd and Vanessa Ferlito) set out into the night, turning heads from Guero’s to the Texas Chili Parlor. But watching them from afar is Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell), a scarred, loner with mischief on his mind. As the girls knock back shots and shoot the breeze, Mike introduces them to a new kind of fear-white hot terror at 200 miles per hour...


Quentin Tarantino – you either love or hate this guy. The Oscar winning writer/ director/ producer/ actor (Pulp Fiction, 1994) is a legend in the cult film circuit. His body of works includes disturbingly violent Reservoir Dogs (1992), the character driven crime thriller Jackie Brown (1997) and the very memorable Kill Bill (Vol.1: 20003, Vol. 2: 2004). His signature style of infusing violence and chic, well, to put it simply, has to be seen to be believed.

The cheeky filmmaker’s latest venture with fellow cult director Robert Rodriguez is “Grindhouse”, a collection of two full length feature horror movies written by Tarantino and Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. This movie is one half of the collaborative project. (You probably won’t be able to own this other half, “Planet Terror” directed by Rodriguez, err, legally in Singapore because of its R21 rating)

The less violent of the two films, Tarantino directs Kurt Russell (Poseidon, Sky High) as Stuntman Mike, a demented and infuriated psychopathically mad man who takes on unknowing girls for a long, sensual and rowdy night – on his “Death Proof” car.

Guys - grasp yourself for this: You can expect sex talk, a pretty face being ripped off, a crushed head, severed legs, female bonding and, gasp, lesbian innuendos. And before you think you’ve got it all, we have to inform you that this M18 version you get here is edited for distribution. Do not worry though, because your enjoyment level will not be affected in any way, that is, if you have always been a fan of Tarantino’s uniquely quirky filmmaking style.

This is Tarantino’s homage to the B movies from the 1960s, so there are intentional scratches, dirt and missing reels (nope, nothing is wrong with the DVD you’ve purchased, nor is there anything wrong with your player). The movie is blatantly and audaciously enjoyable: You can almost label it as being self indulgent. Lighten up people, just sit back and enjoy this entertaining ride and forget all the seriousness that bogs down a “critically acclaimed” film. Especially when you can ogle at the flick’s cast, which includes the luminous Rose McGowan (The Black Dahlia), the fiery Tracie Thoms (The Devil Wears Prada), the acrobatic Zoe Bell (she’s a real life stunt double) and the sensuous Rosario Dawson (Sin City). There is even a director cameo by Tarantino himself.

But trust us, his performance in this movie is nothing compared to his performance in “Planet Terror”, the half of “Grindhouse”. Like his exceptionally peculiar filmmaking style, you have to see it to believe it.


This Code 3 DVD only contains a trailer for Kelvin Tong’s Rule #1.


Remember, there is nothing wrong with the disc or your player: The deliberate visual and audio defects are Tarantino’s answer to 1960s B movies.



Review by John Li


. Death Proof (Movie Review)

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This review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East


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