Death Proof is the ultimate Tarantino movie which is full of action,
cliché and bad acting in this modern "B-Movie" that pays homage to
the 1970's of the schlock horror/action genre.
The film removes
around Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) who stalks beautiful women with
his deadly vintage car but when he chooses the wrong trio of girls
(Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, and Zoe Bell), it becomes a powerful
struggle and a reversal of cat and mouse.
Like most Tarantino films,
there are plenty of nods to pop culture and it's entertaining to see
modern cars and mobile phones in this movie as it feels like it has
come directly from the 1970's with its grainy film quality.
Although most of
the scenes are deliberately short on plot development, the dialogue
comes thick and fast throughout and the film stock is often cleverly
manipulated to perfectly replicate the B-movie aesthetic.
Even though this is
not Tarantino's greatest Hollywood film, Death Proof is an
entertaining tale that will have you glued to the screen and
Russell's performance is definitely worth the ride from start to
finish, especially the ending where he begins to whimper like a
baby. Obviously this is what happens Tarantino is allowed off the
leash and all I can say is bring it on!
On Blu-ray, Death Proof is an amazing movie with exceptionally sharp
images, even though it has a "vintage" feel to the way it is
presented that just makes the experience so more enjoyable.
that with the great sound track and brilliant use of the surround
sound system thanks to Dolby and Death Proof is one disc that we
could recommend to all fans of Tarantino or B-grade action movies.
Add in a variety of special features and you are in Death Proof
heaven that may become the cult classic that it has been based on.
Check it out!
Death Proof: Extended and Unrated
The Hot Rods of Death Proof
Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
Finding Quentin's Gals
The Guys of Death Proof
Introducing Zoe Bell
Quentin's Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke