Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez
's (Sin City
, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Presents Planet Terror
explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company. Rose McGowan
, The Black Dahlia
) and Freddy Rodriguez
, Six Feet Under
) give stunning performances as go-go girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling and one-man wrecking crew El Wray as they try to save the world from a horde of flesh-eating zombies. In a small rural Texas town, a conclave of uniquely bizarre characters unite against an impending threat of aggressors: Jeff Fahey
(The Lawnmower Man
) stars as a barbecue-obsessed business-owner; Michael Biehn
) as a stoic and suspicious sheriff; Marley Shelton
, Never Been Kissed
) stars as a syringe-wielding, wobbly-wristed doctor on the run from her abusive husband, played by Josh Brolin
, Into The Blue
), and Electra and Elise Avellán give frightening performances as psychotic identical twin babysitters. The film also features performances from Bruce Willis
, Live Free or Die Hard
) and Stacy Ferguson
(Black Eyed Peas
). Featuring an extended version of the film, including the missing reel, the Grindhouse Presents Planet Terror
DVD oozes with bonus footage including audio commentary from writer/director Rodriguez, The Badass Babes of Planet Terror featurette and much more (see below for details).
In 'Planet Terror' married doctors William and Dakota Block (Brolin and Shelton) find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes. Among the wounded is Cherry (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped from her body during a roadside attack. Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), her former significant other, is at her side and watching her back. Cherry may be down, but she hasn't danced her last number. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night, hurtling towards a destiny that will leave millions infected, countless dead, and a lucky few struggling to find the last safe corner of 'Planet Terror.'Special Features
- Feature Length Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez
- Audience Screening Track
- 10 Minute Film School
- Sickos, Bullets And Explosions: The Stunts Of Planet Terror
- The Badass Babes Of Planet Terror
- Casting Robert Rodriguez's Son Rebel
- The Guys Of Planet Terror
- The Friend, The Doctor And The Real Estate Agent
- International Poster Gallery and International Trailer
-Pictures from both Grindhouse films, 'Planet Terror' and 'Death Proof'
-More on the DVD release of 'Death Proof'
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About The Weinstein Company
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