Director: Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror) & Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof) Run Time: 191 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2007
Starring: Freddy Rodríguez, Hung Nguyen, Jeff Fahey, Jordan Ladd, Josh Brolin, Kurt Russell, Marley Shelton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Biehn, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Stacy Ferguson, Sydney Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Vanessa Ferlito, Zoë Bell
Filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez pay tribute to exploitation films of the 1970s with two features in one. Tarantino directs Death Proof, a slasher film, and Rodriguez directs Planet Terror, a zombie movie. Fictitious ads and movie trailers run during each feature’s intermission.
Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) is a professional body double who likes to take unsuspecting women for deadly drives in his free time. He has doctored his car for maximum impact; when Mike purposely causes wrecks, the bodies pile up while he walks away with barely a scratch. The insane Mike may be in over his head, though, when he targets a tough group of female friends, including real-life stuntwoman Zoe Bell, who plays herself.
An ordinary evening in a small Texas town becomes a grisly nightmare when a horde of flesh-eating zombies goes on the prowl. Cherry (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer, and Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), her ex-lover, band together with other survivors in a no-holds barred effort to escape the carnage. The odds become a bit more even when Cherry, who lost her leg to a hungry ghoul, gets a machine-gun appendage and lets the bullets fly.