Death Proof was released in 2007 as part of a double feature with the Robert Rodriguez film Planet Terror under the collective title Grindhouse. The double feature was to pay homage to the exploitation films of the 70’s that were quite often presented in double feature format at the time.
Whilst the films were given mostly positive reviews, Grindhouse performed poorly with the US Box Office and as a result, the movies were released individually to the rest of the world. At the time of writing this there is only one commercially available DVD release of Grindhouse in its entirety and that was in Japan. The rest of the world got individual releases such as Death Proof: Extended and Unrated. A 2 disk DVD set containing additional footage for the film and a number of extras.
As a film, Death Proof contains many familiar elements found in other Tarantino films: the intense but sometimes random dialogue and the brief moments of graphic violence. Although missing this time around is the stylish soundtrack that is synonymous with Tarantino films. Whilst not regarded as his best work, it is still a great watch and the Death Proof: Extended and Unrated version is still a must for any Tarantino film collector.
Death Proof: Extended and Unrated contains:
- Extended Uncut version of Film (113min)
- Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
- English Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound
- English & Spanish Subtitles
- Extended Music Tracks
- International Poster Gallery
- Featurette on the Stars of the Film
- Featurette on Kurt Russell
Check out the Grindhouse Presents, Death Proof – Extended and Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition) below. You can also get other cool Death Proof products like posters and the soundtrack, as well as its Grindhouse partner Planet Terror, which Quentin Tarantino also produced and acted in.