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"GRINDHOUSE"
(2007) (Rose McGowan, Kurt Russell) (R)

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Tense Scenes
Guns/
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Imitative
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Jump
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Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
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Smoking Tense Family
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QUICK TAKE:
"Planet Terror" - Horror: Inhabitants of a small town must deal with an experimental gas that turns people into boil-covered zombies.

"Death Proof" -- Suspense: A man terrorizes two separate groups of young women with his reinforced muscle car.

PLOT:
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez provide a double-feature bit of homage to exploitation films of the past.

In "Planet Terror," Cherry (ROSE McGOWAN) is a go-go dancer who wants a change in her life. She unexpectedly gets it not long after meeting her ex, Wray (FREDDY RODRIGUEZ), at a barbeque joint run by JT (JEFF FAHEY) where a young woman, Tammy (STACY "FERGIE" FERGUSON), is having car troubles.

She's the former lover of anesthesiologist Dakota Block (MARLEY SHELTON) whose marriage to fellow physician Bill (JOSH BROLIN) is on the rocks. The various strained relationship issues fall by the wayside, however, when an experimental gas created by biochemical engineer Abby (NAVEEN ANDREWS) for military man Lt. Muldoon (BRUCE WILLIS) develops bad side effects. Covering anyone it touches with horrendous boils, the gas also seems to turn the afflicted into zombies.

With Sheriff Hague (MICHAEL BIEHN) and his men on the case, those fortunate enough not to be infected try to avoid and must battle the zombies who want to infect and/or kill them.

In "Death Proof," Jungle Julia (SYDNEY TAMIIA POITIER) is an Austin, Texas deejay who's out celebrating with her friends Shanna (JORDAN LADD) and Arlene (VANESSA FERLITO). They end up in a bar where weathered stunt driver Stuntman Mike (KURT RUSSELL) has agreed to give a ride to Pam (ROSE McGOWAN). Belying his friendly demeanor, he proceeds to terrorize all of them.

Some time later, New Zealander ZoŽ (ZOň BELL) has joined friends Kim (TRACIE THOMS), Abernathy (ROSARIO DAWSON), and Lee (MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD) during their hiatus from some filmmaking. ZoŽ is desirous of taking an old Dodge Challenger out for a spin, hoping to perform a stunt with Kim who happens to be a stunt driver. With Abernathy in tow and Lee left back with the owner, the women set out for some driving fun. Their plans are shortchanged, however, when Stuntman Mike decides to have some deadly fun with them, unaware of their resolve to get even.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Male teenagers will probably want to, as might anyone who's a fan of either director or anyone in the large casts.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
Considering what occurs in the film, it's doubtful many parents would consider any of the major characters in either film as being good role models for kids.
CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
The following is a brief summary of the content found in this double-feature that's been rated R. Profanity consists of at least 169 "f" words, while many other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. A great deal of sexually explicit dialogue is present, as is a sexual encounter with movement and partial nudity, and partially seen female to male oral sex. There's also the sight of various bare-breasted and scantly clad women, as well as lesion-covered and otherwise gory-looking male genitals, while a previous lesbian relationship is implied.

Violence consists of many people being killed by various means, including a great deal of zombie on human (and vice-versa) mayhem. Several women are killed in a purposeful car crash, while the perpetrator of that apparently kills another woman and tries to do the same to others. Much of that (especially regarding the zombie film) has extremely bloody and gory results, and those scenes and various moments of potential peril might be unsettling, suspenseful or downright scary to viewers (dependent on one's tolerance for such mayhem).

Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while smoking, drinking (a lot), and drug use occurs. Other potentially imitative behavior is also present, as is tense family material regarding a strained marriage and a woman finding her young son dead.

If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's some camera movement from time to time in both films, as well as some POV shots during the second film's car chase sequence.



ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • Miscellaneous people drink in a club.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," we see miscellaneous drinking.
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • A woman lights up a bong.
  • Julia, Shanna, and Arlene talk about who's "holding" (drugs).
  • Julia, Shanna, and Arlene drink a lot (margaritas, beer, shots, mixed drinks, etc.) in a bar where miscellaneous people drink. Stuntman Mike is also there, but he states he doesn't drink anything alcoholic and then has a virgin piŮa colada. The bartender then drinks shots with the women and others. Two guys with the women want to fill them with more drinks to get them even further intoxicated, presumably to take advantage of them. When the young women leave, it's presumed that they're driving while intoxicated.
  • Julia shares a joint with a person who then shares it with a third.
  • Shanna uses a pot pipe.
  • Abernathy talks about some time in the past when they were "f*cked up" (drunk or on drugs).
  • A miscellaneous guy drinks a beer.
  • After being shot, Stuntman Mike drinks whiskey from the bottle and then pours some on his arm wound, causing him additional pain.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • A faux preview for a film called "Machete" shows a sniper preparing to shoot someone, but getting shot by someone else (with bloody results). Other bloody violence is seen, including the partial view of a circular saw being taken to someone.
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • An experimental military spray causes bad looking (bloody, pus filled and/or pulsating) lesions on many people's faces and other skin. This is seen repeatedly throughout the first film.
  • We see some human testicles in a jar, and a man tells a second that he wants his, throwing him a serious-looking knife to cut off his own. The second man won't, so some men grab and hold him down, while we hear but don't see what we presume is a related castration. A bloody testicle is then thrown out to the pavement, with the first man putting some slight weight on it with his foot, causing the testicle to slip forward. The first man then shoots the second with his handgun, but we don't see the actual impact. Muldoon then wants something from Abby who shoots some of Muldoon's men (with bloody results). They fire back, hitting others (also with bloody results), while a vehicle hits Abby and knocks him off his feet, leaving him face-first with various spilled testicles.
  • A patient has a very bad looking wound on his arm (deep, meaty, and bloody). Bill checks it out, while a colleague looks at photos on a screen of similar wounds, including a close-up of a man's crotch where the penis is gone and the scrotum looks bad (another picture shows lesions all over a man's bare butt, and more on his or another man's face). Bill then spots the patient's swollen tongue, examines it with his gloved finger, and then squeezes an abscess, causing bloody goo to spurt out onto his glasses. Dakota then gives the man various analgesic shots (we see the needles go into the skin) to knock him out for a presumed amputation of his arm.
  • A bunch of zombies grab, attack and dismember a woman (mostly seen in silhouette, with some organs and blood flying up into the air).
  • Wray swerves to avoid something on the dark road, resulting in his tow truck flipping. He's injured (with some blood on his face), while zombies grab and drag Cherry from the truck. They then attack her, ripping off one leg (with bloody results on the severed limb and the body stump), while Wray shoots the zombies several times, bloodying, and causing them to run off.
  • A comment is made about a wound being a "no-brainer" and when the woman's body is turned over, we see that the back of her head and brain are missing (with bloody/gory results).
  • We see bloody sheets on tables and then a bloody trail on the floor from formerly dead people turned zombies who've gotten up and left.
  • A deputy shows that a zombie bit off his finger (we see the bloody results).
  • Zombies attack a deputy (with bloody results), while Hague and others shoot those zombies (also with bloody results, including limbs coming off).
  • Bill discovers a zombie who's used a surgical rotary saw on a person who's now dead, with an open and bloody chest wound. That zombie then slowly comes at Bill with the saw and gets close enough that the blade cuts Bill's glasses in two, but its power cord then pulls out of the wall, thus stopping it. But the zombie then takes some of the bloody goo on its face and spreads it on Bill's, thus infecting him.
  • A man tells the older woman he's caring for that she farts like a pack mule.
  • Dakota tries to open a car door by wedging her hand into the handle and then pushing with her foot, but she slips and breaks her wrist, leaving her hand dangling.
  • Wray uses two knives or similar blades to stab and slice various zombies, with very bloody results (including blood spraying and squirting out).
  • JT appears to be dead, and a dog appears to be feeding on his intestines, but he's alive and just holding a string of sausages (presumably to fool the zombies).
  • There's a bloody mess of zombies on the floor in JT's place.
  • We hear a gunshot and then see that a boy has accidentally shot himself in the head (with bloody results).
  • We see JT's restaurant on fire, Hague with a bloody neck wound, and Wray with some blood on him (from unseen violence that occurred in a missing reel we don't see).
  • Zombies tear apart a deputy, while many of them are shot, both with bloody results.
  • As Cherry runs to get Wray's truck, he shoots and kills many zombies, with very bloody and gory results.
  • Wray shoots more zombies (with bloody results), while Hague drives over and smashes into others with a tow truck (also with bloody results, including blood spraying up onto two women riding on the back of the truck).
  • Muldoon's soldiers mow down many zombies with machine gun fire (with bloody/gory results).
  • A soldier hits Wray on the head, knocking him out (he's later seen with blood on his head from that).
  • Cherry suddenly swings her peg leg around and smashes a would-be rapist on the head with it. She then jabs the broken end down onto his head, breaking off a piece in his eye socket (with bloody results). He gets up and then drops his pants, and everyone reacts in horror to the sight of his engorged and lesion covered crotch. Another guard there tells him to breathe in his antidote gas, but the man refuses and starts to come toward Cherry, with repeated views of his gross-looking penis and/or scrotum dripping down from his body onto the floor. Just then, Dakota fires a hypodermic needle into the other guard and then one into the would-be rapist's good eye.
  • Abby throws Muldoon a transparent bag of human testicles.
  • A military man's lesions grow to absurd proportions on his head and arm, followed by Wray and Abby shooting him dead (we don't see the impact).
  • A man's lesions have grown to absurd proportions all over his body.
  • Cherry uses her machine gun leg to mow down many zombies, killing them, with bloody/gory results.
  • A blast hits a man in the head, tearing most of it off (with very bloody/gory results).
  • Cherry uses her machine gun leg to propel herself up into the air from where she then shoots a missile from that leg into a truck, causing it to explode. Other humans shoot and kill other zombies (with bloody results).
  • Wray is shot many times (with bloody results).
  • A pilot uses his helicopter blades to strike many zombies during lift-off, cutting and decapitating many of them.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," we see some machine gun fire with bloody results.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Don't," we see a cleaver slammed against a head (with bloody results), and other quick views of violence.
  • In a faux preview for a horror film called "Thanksgiving," a costumed character is decapitated (we see the bloody stump as well as the still-covered but now severed head). We then see a woman with a headless man, and then another making out with a guy whose head comes off (both with bloody/gory results). Later, we see a person who's been cooked like a Thanksgiving turkey (bound and crispy, with what looks like a meat thermometer sticking out of the butt).
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • A young woman comments on taking "the world's biggest f*cking piss" and we then see her rushing along with her hand at her clothed crotch.
  • Stuntman Mike has a large scar that runs the length of his face.
  • After having a woman get into his stunt car (complete with plastic separating the driver and passenger sides of the front), Stuntman Mike slams her around inside it by steering hard one way and then another. She's a bit bloody from that (as is the plastic divider) and pleads for him to let her go, but he slams on the breaks, thus causing her to bash her head, leaving her face and especially her neck very bloody.
  • Stuntman Mike speeds past a car of young and inebriated women, turns around, and then turns out his lights. He then guns his car, eventually taking off, and races toward them, turning on the lights right before impact. We then see several repeat views (in slow motion and from different angles, with each focusing on each woman in the car) of the horrendous crash that has one woman thrown from the car, another dismembered (we see the leg torn off and land on the road), and other such fatal injuries for all.
  • Stuntman Mike has blood on his hand and arm when Kim shoots the latter.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Some viewers might not like a faux preview where a priest turns into a violent vigilante.
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • Two female go-go dancers make out backstage. That prompts their male owner/manager to say that if they're going to do that, do so on stage. He then comments on Cherry's "ass" and that he likes looking at it.
  • The zombies in the first film obviously have bad attitudes for wanting to infect and/or kill people.
  • Tammy shows a lot of cleavage while tending to her broken down car. After briefly talking to JT, he comments to himself, "Now that's a rump roast."
  • Dakota lies to Bill about who she was talking to on the phone and text messaging.
  • About a dead woman they both see, Bill tells Dakota he thought she (his wife) had stopped seeing that woman. As a result, he takes various syringes that, after pulling off the caps with his mouth and spitting them at her, he repeatedly jabs into her hands as she tries to ward off the attack. He then prepares to inject her with a potentially lethal injection, but is interrupted before doing so.
  • When Cherry dejectedly states she was going to be a stand-up comedian (noting the irony now that she's lost a leg), Wray states that the best jokes are about "cripples."
  • Two teen or early twenty-something babysitters have a bad attitude toward Dakota who hired them.
  • Muldoon and his military men have bad attitudes for their actions and plans.
  • A military man prepares to rape Cherry, but is killed before that occurs.
  • A person makes a comment that something is "about as useless as a p*cker on a pope."
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • Two guys with Julia, Shanna, and Arlene want to fill them with more drinks to get them even further intoxicated, presumably to take advantage of them. When the young women leave, it's presumed that they're driving while intoxicated.
  • Some young women have a bad attitude toward Pam, and then Stuntman Mike, joking about his looks and age.
  • Referring to Julia, Pam says sorry, but she (Pam) is built like a girl, not a black man.
  • Stuntman Mike gets perverted pleasure out of terrorizing and killing young women with his car.
  • ZoŽ and Kim answer a for-sale sign regarding a car, just so that they can drive the car, with no intent of buying it. ZoŽ then convinces Kim they should do a dangerous stunt with it, and they and Abernathy leave Lee with the creepy owner.
  • Some viewers might not like Kim (who's black) repeatedly using the term "nigger."
  • A white man uses the term "colored" to refer to Kim (who's black).
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • Scenes listed under "Violence," "Blood/Gore" and "Jump Scenes" may be unsettling, suspenseful, or scary to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material, but probably no one else as it's all played tongue-in-cheek.
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" may be unsettling or suspenseful to viewers, particularly younger ones and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material.
  • Stuntman Mike speeds past a car of young and inebriated women, turns around, and then turns out his lights. He then guns his car, eventually taking off, and races toward them, turning on the lights right before impact. We then see several repeat views (in slow motion and from different angles, with each focusing on each woman in the car) of the horrendous crash that has one woman thrown from the car, another dismembered (we see the leg torn off and land on the road), and other such fatal injuries for all.
  • As ZoŽ lies on the hood of a car that Kim is driving (as part of a stunt, with ZoŽ just holding on via two belts tied around each front door), Stuntman Mike rams their car from behind. ZoŽ tries to hold on as he continues the vehicular attack, eventually resulting in her holding onto just one belt, and then eventually none as he pulls up alongside them and repeatedly bumps their car from that position. This sequence goes on for quite a while, with ZoŽ barely holding on, including ending up face-first on the hood as the cars speed along and bump into each other. During this chase and attack, other vehicles crash, with both of their cars eventually doing the same. When they come to a stop, Kim and Abernathy realize ZoŽ is no longer on the hood, but she pops up moments later in some bushes, announcing that she's okay.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • Handguns/Rifles/Shotguns/Machine guns/Missiles/Explosives/Knives/: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • Kim uses a handgun to shoot and wound Stuntman Mike and then fire at him as he flees.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases (for both films): "They just f*cked with the wrong Mexican," "You're f*cking ass," "M*therf*cking p*ssies," "Oh f*ck," "She's f*cking dead," "Shut the f*ck up," "F*cking sh*t," "(You) M*therf*cker," "Drop the f*cking gun," "Where the f*ck do you think you're going?" "Are you f*cking kidding me?" "F*cking listen," "You f*cking bitch," "Free of f*cking charge," "I like how you say f*ck," "F*ck you," "F*ck me," "F*ck no," "Are you f*cking crazy?" "F*cking cool," "Why's he gonna tell us what the f*ck is going on?" "A f*ck-you look," "Get him the f*ck down here now," "Class A cluster-f*ck," "A close f*cking second," "Dance for me, m*therf*cker," "The world's biggest f*cking piss," "What the f*ck /are you doing/was that?" "It's about f*cking time," "No f*cking clue," "Double-f*cks," "That's f*cking scary," "F*cker," "C*cks*cking m*therf*cker," "Who the f*ck are they?" "He's a stand-in f*cker," "You're not f*cking him, you're not sucking him..." "F*cked up," "F*ck that," "F*ck me swinging balls out," "Why the f*ck?" "It's a f*cking classic," "This sh*t is off the f*cking hook," "F*cking legendary," "You two got some f*cking balls," "We told your ass to shut the f*ck up," "F*ck that sh*t," "Jesus f*cking Christ," "Oh sh*t," "Where's the sh*t?" "The sh*t's right here," "Holy sh*t," "Gone to sh*t," "The sh*t has hit the fan," "I don't give a sh*t," "We got sh*t to do," "I also eat lots of sh*t," "Sh*t-eating grin," "No sh*t?" "Cut the sh*t," "(That's) bullsh*t," "Chickensh*t," "You can't see sh*t," "(We're gonna do some) Stupid sh*t," "I got sh*t on my mind," "You guys look like sh*t," "Now that's a rump roast" (sexual), "She could suck the bend out of a river," "This must be the real bone shack," "Tramp," "I'm gonna get my d*ck wet," "You gave me some wood...now I'm gonna give you some wood," "About as useless as a p*cker on a pope," "What you horny girls want?" "Don't like it up the ass, do you?" "Bust a nut in this bitch," "Tap that ass," "God has mercy, I don't," "You better make damn sure," "Balls" (testicles), "Got you by the balls," "I'm gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge," "There's a difference between being Frank and being Dick," "Shut up," "Bastard," "What the hell was that?" "Looks like a no-brainer," an incomplete, "You're a cheating, lying sack..." "You're insane," "Let's get the hell out of here," "You fart like a G*ddman pack mule," "Bitch" (said many times, with various adjectives in front of it), "The best jokes are about cripples," "Damn good," "Get your sorry ass in here," "Hell yeah," "You damn well better," "Dance, bitch," "I think I can G*ddamn guarantee that," "Pain in the ass," "You bet your ass he is," "What's the plan, man?" "C'mon my ass," "Give me a break," "Geek," "Big ass," "Dude," "So damn small," "Ain't no way in hell," "Suck," "Nigger (please)" (said by a black woman), "Hell no," "Dark as hell," "We're just taking the piss out of you," "I'll blow the doors off that bitch," "Gear-heads," "Colored" (black person), "Get ready to fly, bitch," "Punk ass" and "Badass" (seen on a t-shirt),
  • A man sports tattoos in a faux preview.
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • All of the fighting and other stunts may be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • Cherry gives "the finger" to the owner/manager of the go-go club where she dances.
  • Tammy wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • A miscellaneous man has a tattoo.
  • Wray has tattoos.
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • Two guys with Julia, Shanna, and Arlene want to fill them with more drinks to get them even further intoxicated, presumably to take advantage of them. When the young women leave, it's presumed that they're driving while intoxicated.
  • A young woman wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • Arlene sports a small tattoo.
  • Various minor and miscellaneous characters have tattoos.
  • There's a photo of a bartender (Quentin Tarantino) giving "the finger."
  • Pam gives "the finger" with both hands to Julia and Arlene.
  • ZoŽ has a chin stud.
  • Kim wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • ZoŽ convinces Kim that they should perform a stunt called The Masthead. With Kim driving (and Abernathy in the backseat), ZoŽ climbs out of the moving car, with belts tied around each front door. She then proceeds to scoot down the windshield and then out onto the hood, with her legs free and just holding onto those two belts.
  • Abernathy wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • Stuntman Mike terrorizes various women with his car, both inside and out of it.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • A zombie hand suddenly thrusts down through the top of Abby's Hummer.
  • A jump cut with the sound of a man smacking his own hand might startle some viewers.
  • A zombie suddenly breaks the window on a truck.
  • A person suddenly hits a car with a large garden tool.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of suspenseful, ominous, and heavily dramatic music is heard, mostly in the first film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song sounded like it contained at least 1 use of the "f" word (in the first film).
  • PROFANITY
  • For both films: At least 169 "f" words (25 used with "mother," 12 used sexually as are terms such as "hitting," "bone," "tap," "the thing" and "laid"), 63 "s" words, 14 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck," "c*cks*cker," "pr*ck," "p*cker" and "tool"), 1 using female ones ("p*ssy"), 43 asses (3 used with "hole"), 16 hells, 13 damns, 4 S.O.B.s, 1 crap, 25 uses of "G-damn," 4 of "Oh my God," 2 each of "Jesus Christ" and "Oh Jesus" and 1 use each of "Christ," "Christ's sakes," "God," "Jesus" and "Swear to God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • A faux preview for a film called "Machete" shows the main male character, shirtless, with two bare-breasted women.
  • During the opening credits of "Planet Terror," we see many shots of Cherry, a go-go dancer, sashaying and otherwise doing sexy dance moves for a crowd while dressed in a bra-top (that shows cleavage) and small, frilly panties (that show the lower part of her butt). During this, we see a close-up of her cleavage as well as that of her tonguing her reflection in a mirror (while another similarly clad dancer does similar dance moves in the background of certain shots). Backstage, we see additional bare breasts, as well as two of those dancers making out. That prompts the male owner/manager to say that if they're going to do that, do so on stage. He then comments on Cherry's "ass" and that he likes looking at it.
  • Tammy shows a lot of cleavage while tending to her broken down car. After briefly talking to JT, he comments to himself, "Now that's a rump roast."
  • About Dakota, a man tells William (her husband) that she could "suck the bend out of a river."
  • We see hospital photos of bad lesions, including a close-up of a man's crotch where the penis is gone and the scrotum looks bad (another picture shows lesions all over a man's bare butt).
  • The camera focuses on Tammy's clothed butt as well as her cleavage in close-up.
  • It's implied that Dakota has had a lesbian relationship with another woman.
  • We see the shape of Cherry's nipples under her top.
  • Two teen or early twenty-something babysitters sit on a sofa, facing each other, with one's foot directly on the other's clothed crotch.
  • Going into a back room in JT's "Bone Shake" ribs restaurant, Wray spots a bed and tells Cherry, "This must be the real bone shack." He then removes his shirt and says that he likes it when Cherry says "f*ck." She then sarcastically tells him to go ahead and drop his pants as that will be worth a good laugh, but they end up having sex. We see quick shots of him lowering the strap of her top, then of her bare back, kissing and nuzzling, him on top (with her good and peg legs up in the air), him behind her, hear her sexual sounds (including from his implied oral sex to her), and see several side views of her bare butt. This footage ends when the film catches, burns, and a missing reel notice appears on the screen.
  • We see Cherry in her bra top that shows cleavage.
  • Dakota shows some cleavage.
  • When Cherry tells Dakota her name, the latter replies, "You sure are" (a lesbian bit). Cherry later comments to Dakota about being very pliable.
  • We briefly see somewhat sexualized clips from an old 1970s style ad for a movie about caged women and such.
  • A military guy says, "I'm gonna get my d*ck wet" when referring to Cherry. When another reminds him that she only has one leg, the first replies that means easier access. The man then enters the cell holding Cherry and Dakota, and grabs Cherry by the hair and holds a gun on her, telling her to dance for him. She tries to on her wooden peg leg, but then suddenly swings it around and smashes him on the head with it. She then jabs the broken end down onto his head, breaking off a piece in his eye socket (with bloody results). He then gets up and states that since she gave him some wood, he's going to give her some wood (meaning an erection). He then drops his pants and everyone reacts in horror to the sight of his engorged and lesion covered crotch. Another guard there tells him to breathe in his antidote gas, but the man refuses and starts to come toward Cherry, with repeated views of his gross-looking penis and/or scrotum dripping down from his body onto the floor. He ends up being shot and killed, so nothing else sexual occurs.
  • Wray has Cherry get on his motorcycle and she straddles him facing his direction, but he tells her "the other way" and she gets on the bike behind him, facing away (so that she can shoot zombies).
  • A person makes a comment that something is "about as useless as a p*cker on a pope."
  • We see Dakota in a bikini top.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," we see various bare-breasted women as well as a rear-view of women walking along in small, leather-looking shorts or panties (that show part of the bottom of their butts).
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Don't," we see a woman in her bra, and then a man fondling one bra-covered breast.
  • In a faux preview for a horror film called "Thanksgiving," we see a bare-breasted woman bouncing on a trampoline, as well as much of her bare butt as she bounces up and down in her skirt. She then does the splits and presumably lands crotch-first on a knife that's come up through the trampoline. We then see a woman remove a man's pants and put her head down to his crotch in a parked car (performing oral sex that isn't seen, although the movement is and sounds are heard), while another couple makes out (both of those latter two scenes end with decapitations). Later, we see what looks like sexual movement while standing, while we see a person who's been cooked like a Thanksgiving turkey (bound and crispy, with what looks like a meat thermometer sticking out of the butt).
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • The camera focuses on a woman's butt as she walks along in her place in small panties (and bends over in them, with her butt toward the camera).
  • Julia, Shanna, and Arlene talk about another and what she did sexually with some man. She says they made out but didn't "do the thing." The others then jokingly ask if that's what it's called, and if guys like "the thing," with one saying it's better than "no thing." There's additional talk about making out, with the one girl saying she was straddling the guy.
  • One young woman comments to another about a guy "who you could f*ck," and one jokingly comments on the talk of the others making her "hot." About her sexual experience, one says she doesn't wear teeth marks on her "ass" for nothing.
  • Julia states that should a station listener recite something to Arlene, the latter must give the guy a lap dance. Later, that proves to be Stuntman Mike who wants that dance, eventually convincing Arlene to give it, but we never see it as the following reel is missing. However, it's implied it occurs, as when he walks off with Pam to give her a ride, Julia jokes to Arlene that she just "got him laid" (meaning with Pam). Pam overhears that, however, and replies, "I'm not gonna f*ck him."
  • Referring to Julia, Pam says sorry, but she (Pam) is built like a girl, not a black man (a possible sexual reference).
  • Pam shows some cleavage.
  • The camera focuses on Arlene's clothed butt as it slightly sashays at a jukebox.
  • About Julia, Pam says that half the guys she still "f*cks" she used to beat up in their former school.
  • About Stuntman Mike having caused a bad accident, one man guesses his actions are sexual in nature, saying it's probably the only way Stuntman Mike "can shoot his goo."
  • ZoŽ, Kim, Abernathy, and Lee engage in sexual talk, with one saying her boyfriend likes to watch her pee. There's talk of "d*cks" and "hitting" (intercourse), while Abernathy complains that her boyfriend "f*cked" a famous actress' stand-in on Abernathy's birthday. Many additional sexual uses of the "f" word follow that, including one asking if Abernathy and that guy were "f*cking" and Abernathy says they weren't, prompting the other to reply, "You're not f*cking him, you're not sucking him...."
  • A somewhat creepy older guy, who's selling a car ZoŽ wants to drive, asks them, "What you horny girls want?" Later, when Abernathy says she'll convince the guy to let them test drive the car, one friend asks, "What are you gonna do, blow him?" Abernathy says no, that she's going to insinuate that Lee will "blow him." When Abernathy chats with that man, she says that Lee (who's asleep) is an actress who's appearing in a cheerleader movie. When that man asks if it's a porn movie, Abernathy lies and says it is.
  • We see the shape of Abernathy's nipples under her top.
  • ZoŽ's bare belly is exposed as the wind blows up her shirt as she lies on the hood of a moving car.
  • During a scene where Stuntman Mike terrorizes Kim and her friends by bashing into their car, various sexual phrases are used, including "Suck on this for awhile," "Don't like it up the ass, do you?" "Bust a nut in this bitch" and "Tap that ass."
  • SMOKING
  • For both films: JT, Stuntman Mike, Julia and Arlene each smoke several times, while Abby, Wray and minor and miscellaneous characters each smoke at least once.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," we see several women smoking (one with a cigar).
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • Dakota lies to Bill about who she was talking to on the phone and text messaging, causing him to be suspicious.
  • About a dead woman they both see, Bill tells Dakota he thought she (his wife) had stopped seeing that woman. As a result, he takes various syringes that, after pulling off the caps with his mouth and spitting them at her, he repeatedly jabs into her hands as she tries to ward off the attack. He then prepares to inject her with a potentially lethal injection, but is interrupted before doing so.
  • Dakota leaves her young son in a car with a handgun, telling him to shoot anyone who shows up. When he asks what if it's his dad, she says to shoot him. As she walks off, she hears a shot and rushes back to find that her son has shot himself in the head (with bloody results).
  • Dakota's father isn't happy to see her when she shows up at his house, but he lets her in (to protect her from the zombies).
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The grindhouse films this double-feature pays homage to.
  • Experimental poisons and such and the aftereffects of them.
  • The frank sexual talk among the women.
  • Drinking and driving.
  • Meeting and accepting rides from strangers.
  • Imitating potentially dangerous stunts.
  • Cherry states that she's a go-go dancer and not a stripper.
  • Lesbianism (implied between two characters).
  • VIOLENCE
  • A faux preview for a film called "Machete" shows a sniper preparing to shoot someone, but getting shot by someone else (with bloody results). A priest turned vigilante shoots a car with a shotgun, causing the vehicle to flip and explode. The main character wields a machete but we don't see the impact on others, while other shooting and resultant injuries and deaths occur, as does the partial view of a circular saw being taken to someone.
  • "Planet Terror" Content:
  • Various military vehicles nearly hit Cherry on the road at night, causing her to fall backwards.
  • We see some human testicles in a jar, and a man tells a second that he wants his, throwing him a serious-looking knife to cut off his own. The second man won't, so some men grab and hold him down, while we hear but don't see what we presume is a related castration. A bloody testicle is then thrown out to the pavement, with the first man putting some slight weight on it with his foot, causing the testicle to slip forward. The first man then shoots the second with his handgun, but we don't see the actual impact. Muldoon then wants something from Abby who shoots some of Muldoon's men (with bloody results). They fire back, hitting others (also with bloody results), while a vehicle hits Abby and knocks him off his feet, leaving him face-first with various spilled testicles.
  • Tammy hears sounds around her as she walks in the foggy night. She can't get anyone to stop to help her, and then a bunch of zombies grab and attack her (mostly seen in silhouette, with some organs and blood flying up into the air).
  • Wray swerves to avoid something on the dark road, resulting in his tow truck flipping. He's injured (with some blood on his face), while zombies grab and drag Cherry from the truck. They then attack her, ripping off one leg (with bloody results on the severed limb and the body stump), while Wray shoots the zombies several times, bloodying, and causing them to run off.
  • About a dead woman they both see, Bill tells Dakota he thought she (his wife) had stopped seeing that woman. As a result, he takes various syringes that, after pulling off the caps with his mouth and spitting them at her, he repeatedly jabs into her hands as she tries to ward off the attack. He then prepares to inject her with a potentially lethal injection, but is interrupted before doing so.
  • A deputy shows that a zombie bit off his finger (we see the bloody results).
  • Zombies attack a deputy (with bloody results), while Hague and others shoot those zombies (also with bloody results, including limbs coming off). One zombie throws a cop hard into a car, while more shooting occurs, zombies die, and vehicles explode. During this, Wray delivers a martial arts style kick to one.
  • Bill discovers a zombie who's used a surgical rotary saw on a person who's now dead, with an open and bloody chest wound. That zombie then slowly comes at Bill with the saw and gets close enough that the blade cuts Bill's glasses in two, but its power cord then pulls out of the wall, thus stopping it. But the zombie then takes some of the bloody goo on its face and spreads it on Bill's, thus infecting him.
  • A man shoots an older woman who's turned into a milky-eyed zombie.
  • Dakota crashes out through a hospital window to the ground below. She then tries to open a car door by wedging her hand into the handle and then pushing with her foot, but she slips and breaks her wrist, leaving her hand dangling. She manages to get into and start the car, while a zombie is on fire near her. She then drives off, striking various vehicles on her way, while various explosions go off nearby.
  • Wray uses two knives or similar blades to stab and slice various zombies, with very bloody results (including blood spraying and squirting out).
  • Dakota literally kicks two teen or early twenty-something babysitters out of her house. When Dakota leaves, they then attack her car with various garden tools, but one falls off the roof and lands hard on the road when Dakota speeds away.
  • Dakota leaves her young son in a car with a handgun, telling him to shoot anyone who shows up. When he asks what if it's his dad, she says to shoot him. As she walks off, she hears a shot and rushes back to find that her son has shot himself in the head (with bloody results).
  • We see JT's restaurant on fire, Hague with a bloody neck wound, and Wray with some blood on him (from unseen violence that occurred in a missing reel we don't see).
  • Zombies tear apart a deputy, while many of them are shot, both with bloody results.
  • As Cherry runs to get Wray's truck, he shoots and kills many zombies, with very bloody and gory results. He also shoots some gas tanks, causing them to explode and ignite some zombies. Cherry then drives the tow truck through a building's wall to allow those inside to get in and escape.
  • Wray shoots more zombies (with bloody results), while Hague drives over and smashes into others with a tow truck (also with bloody results, including blood spraying up onto two women riding on the back of the truck).
  • Muldoon's soldiers mow down many zombies with machine gun fire (with bloody/gory results).
  • A soldier hits Wray on the head, knocking him out (he's later seen with blood on his head from that). One later punches Wray in the gut.
  • Some prisoners attack military guards, with JT being shot in the process. Wray then acts as if he's surrendering his gun, but he then uses it to shoot two guards dead.
  • A military guy says, "I'm gonna get my d*ck wet" when referring to Cherry. When another reminds him that she only has one leg, the first replies that means easier access. The man then enters the cell holding Cherry and Dakota, and grabs Cherry by the hair and holds a gun on her, telling her to dance for him. She tries to on her wooden peg leg, but then suddenly swings it around and smashes him on the head with it. She then jabs the broken end down onto his head, breaking off a piece in his eye socket (with bloody results). He then gets up and states that since she gave him some wood, he's going to give her some wood (meaning an erection). He then drops his pants and everyone reacts in horror to the sight of his engorged and lesion covered crotch. Another guard there tells him to breathe in his antidote gas, but the man refuses and starts to come toward Cherry, with repeated views of his gross-looking penis and/or scrotum dripping down from his body onto the floor. Just then, Dakota fires a hypodermic needle into the other guard and then one into the would-be rapist's good eye. Abby then enters and shoos the guard dead, while Wray equips Cherry's leg with a high caliber machine gun that she uses to blast the rapist back through a door. She then shoots several other guards dead with it.
  • A military man's lesions grow to absurd proportions on his head and arm, followed by Wray and Abby shooting him dead (we don't see the impact).
  • Cherry uses her machine gun leg to mow down many zombies, killing them, with bloody/gory results.
  • A blast hits a man in the head, tearing most of it off (with very bloody/gory results).
  • One wounded man dies and another self-detonates a bomb that sets off a round of explosions.
  • Cherry uses her machine gun leg to propel herself up into the air from where she then shoots a missile from that leg into a truck, causing it to explode. Other humans shoot and kill other zombies (with bloody results). A zombie then fires a missile at Cherry, but she arches out of the way and it strikes something behind her, causing it to explode.
  • Wray is shot many times (with bloody results).
  • A pilot uses his helicopter blades to strike many zombies during lift-off, cutting and decapitating many of them.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," we see some machine gun fire with bloody results.
  • In a faux preview for a film called "Don't," we see a cleaver slammed against a head (with bloody results), and other quick views of violence.
  • In a faux preview for a horror film called "Thanksgiving," a costumed character is decapitated (we see the bloody stump as well as the still-covered but now severed head). A cheerleader bouncing on a trampoline does the splits and presumably lands crotch-first on a knife that's come up through the trampoline. We then see a woman with a headless man, and then another making out with a guy whose head comes off (both with bloody/gory results). Later, we see a person who's been cooked like a Thanksgiving turkey (bound and crispy, with what looks like a meat thermometer sticking out of the butt).
  • "Death Proof" Content:
  • After having a woman get into his stunt car (complete with plastic separating the driver and passenger sides of the front), Stuntman Mike slams her around inside it by steering hard one way and then another. She's a bit bloody from that (as is the plastic divider) and pleads for him to let her go, but he slams on the breaks, thus causing her to bash her head, leaving her face and especially her neck very bloody.
  • Stuntman Mike speeds past a car of young and inebriated women, turns around, and then turns out his lights. He then guns his car, eventually taking off, and races toward them, turning on the lights right before impact. We then see several repeat views (in slow motion and from different angles, with each focusing on each woman in the car) of the horrendous crash that has one woman thrown from the car, another dismembered (we see the leg torn off and land on the road), and other such fatal injuries for all.
  • As ZoŽ lies on the hood of a car that Kim is driving (as part of a stunt, with ZoŽ just holding on via two belts tied around each front door), Stuntman Mike rams their car from behind. ZoŽ tries to hold on as he continues the vehicular attack, eventually resulting in her holding onto just one belt, and then eventually none as he pulls up alongside them and repeatedly bumps their car from that position. This sequence goes on for quite a while, with ZoŽ barely holding on, including ending up face-first on the hood as the cars speed along and bump into each other. During this chase and attack, other vehicles crash, with both of their cars eventually doing the same. When they come to a stop, Kim and Abernathy realize ZoŽ is no longer on the hood, but she pops up moments later in some bushes, announcing that she's okay.
  • Following the end of the first part of the car chase and attack, Kim shoots Stuntman Mike in the arm, wounding him, and then empties her gun at him as he flees in his car. The women then decide to turn the tables and chase him, and thus ram his car from behind. ZoŽ repeatedly smashes his car with a metal rod before he takes off again. During the ensuing chase, a motorcyclist crashes into a billboard or something similar and the two cars race and zip through traffic, resulting in other crashes while the women continue to bump and otherwise hit Stuntman Mike's car. Stuntman Mike ends up smashing through a billboard while the women do the same through a fence. As Kim hopes the road they're on doesn't dead-end, they meet Stuntman Mike again, this time causing his car to crash and flip over. They then get out, yank him out of the wreckage (causing him pain), and then proceed to punch him repeatedly as he stands in the middle of them. ZoŽ then delivers a kick that knocks him off his feet, followed by a long distance view of one of them stomping down on his face.



  • Reviewed April 3, 2007 / Posted April 6, 2007

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