Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Once Upon a Time in Deadwood 2019

- Rueful Warrior 2019

- The Great Charade 2019

- Sturmgewehr 2019

- Bald Knobber 2017

- Stop IT! 2019

- The Hills Have Eyes 2 1984

- Zombie Army 1991

- The Dark Days of Demetrius 2019

- Lonely Hearts 2019

- Urban Fears 2019

- Artik 2019

- In the Aftermath 1988

- Shadowplay 2019

- Apocalyptic 2077 2019

- Re:jected by Reality 2003

- Eternal Code 2019

- Tomorrow, Maybe 2017

- Power of Grayskull 2017

- Rabid 2019

- Forced Entry 2019

- Hush...Hush, Nellie Oleson! 2019

- Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin 2018

- The Faceless Man 2019

- Hold Back the Dawn 1941

- Black Moon 2019

- Orgy of the Damned 2010

- Also Patrick 2019

- 8 Remains 2018

- States 2019

- Alice, Sweet Alice 1976

- The VelociPastor 2018

- Ox Baker - One of the Boys 2019

- Malign 2018

- Surviving Confession 2019

- The Buskers & Lou 2015

- Assassinaut 2019

- The Loveless 1981

- Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa 2018

- So, You're the Guy? 2019

- 3 Lives 2019

- Lamp Light 2016

- Wicked Witches 2019

- Is That You? 2018

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Death Proof
Grindhouse / Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof

USA 2007
produced by
Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Erica Steinberg, Elizabeth Avellan, Harvey Weinstein (executive), Bob Weinstein (executive), Shannon McIntosh (executive) for Troublemaker Studios, the Weinstein Company, Dimension Films
directed by Quentin Tarantino
starring Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Marcy Harriell, Eli Roth, Omar Doom, Michael Bacall, Monica Staggs, Jonathan Loughran, Marta Mendoza, Melissa Arcarao, Michael Parks, James Parks, Marley Shelton, Nicky Katt, Electra Avellan, Elise Avellan, Helen Kim, Tina Rodriguez, Kelley Robins, Eurlyne Epper, Jamie L.Dunno
written and cinematography by Quentin Tarantino, special effects by Andy Schoneberg

Grindhouse

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) has a death proof car, meaning a stuntcar that is secured in such a way that its driver will survive fatal crashes virtually unscathed - which is of course vital for carstunts in movies. Thing is, Stuntman Mike doesn't work in movies anymore, he now travels from town to town always on the lookout for cute girls he can involve in fatal crashes with him being the sole survivor ... and he has just taken out a quintet of girls (including a blond Rose McGowan) in Texas.

Switch to Tennessee: Stuntgirl Zoe Bell (herself) has just come to pay a visit to her friends Kim (Tracie Thoms) and Abby (Rosario Dawson) - but actually she has mainly come to drive a Dodge Challenger, just like the one used in the film Vanishing Point ... but not only dricve it, ride on its hood at full speed - which is when Stuntman Mike catches up with the girls to do his thing. Thing is though that these girls are not as easy to kill as the others since Zoe is a gifted stuntgirl and Kim an ace driver - plus Kim is packing a gun ... and before you know it, the hunter has become the hunted and after an extended carchase Kim forces Stuntman Mike into an accident, after which the girls pul him out of his car and beat him to a pulp ...

 

Let me start it like this: Death Proof is not a bad movie, it features some great car action, it features some characters you can actually care about, and Kurt Russell gives a gret badass performance.

But: The film lacks proper pacing, is overpopulated by minor characters, features way too many irrelevant scenes, and the long stretches of dialogue are far not as witty as in his earlier movies. Plus, the pop culture references that Tarantino has become famous for and that were sort of hip in the 1990's have become increasingly stale and annoying. Plus the film doesn't seem to do the B actionmovies of the 1970's it is said to pay hommage to any justice.

 

By the way, Death Proof was originally part of the double feature movie Grindhouse which was chopped in two after the film's failure at the box office thanks to a misguided publicity campaign. Robert Rodriguez' Planet Terror is its companion.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Death Proof
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Death Proof here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Death Proof at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD