Although I've seen Planet Terror on DVD before, the Blu-ray version
is nothing short of spectacular thanks to its exceptional sharp
picture quality and vibrant colours which makes this disc almost
Originally, Planet Terror was part of the "Grindhouse"
double feature with Death Proof, however due to the poor sales in
the United States, both movies have been released separately for the
home market and needless to say, Planet Terror is quite an
entertaining flick in a "retro" fashion.
The movie is based on this
horrible yet sometimes entertaining B-Movies genre of the 70's which returns in
this current incarnation of the franchise and us once again to
this area of over the top action, acting and adult themes thanks to
Director Robert Rodriguez who pays homage to his favourite B-movies in
this old-fashioned yet modern zombie movie.
The story revolves
around Cherry (Rose McGowan) who plays a sexy go-go dancer whose
night is interrupted by a vicious zombie attack that leaves her
missing a leg. From the pain, her ex-boyfriend Wray takes charge,
fashioning her a new leg from a machine gun and from there she
starts killing those pesky zombies along the way. Planet Terror is a satisfying homage to the horror
and exploitation films that once played in dingy cinemas across the
Rodriguez gives the viewer what they are expecting with
plenty of blood, guts and gore across the screen, while also taking
the plot into some enjoyably bizarre territory.
Apart from the
outrageous story, the Blu-ray version of this movie is fantastic
with exceptionally sharp images and a great colour palette which
looks extraordinary on our Panasonic high definition LCD that when
matched with the TrueDolby 5.1 surround sound, it's truly a movie
experience that can be enjoyed from the comforts of your own home.
Match that with a plethora of entertaining special features and this
collection is worth every penny. Planet Terror is a 21st century
Planet Terror: Extended
Feature Commentary by Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez
Comic-Con 2006: Directors and Cast of Grindhouse
10-Minute Film School with Robert Rodriguez
The Badass Babes and Tough Guys of Planet Terror
The Guys of Planet Terror
Sickos, Bullets and Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
The Friend, The Doctor and the Real Estate Agent