Death Proof

(USA, 2007, 113 minutes)

Beautiful young women are targeted by a maniac stuntman who enjoys killing them with his “death-proof” stuntcar. Virtuoso riff on 1960s and 1970s exploitation movies from a director long infatuated with low-budget genre cinema; outstanding dialogue and performances and attentive handling go a long way towards redressing the minimal plot and overlength. Originally released in the US, in a 90m version, alongside Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror as one half of Grindhouse, a double-feature homage to 1970s exploitation movies; both films were exhibited separately outside the US.

Dimension Films presents a Troublemaker Studios production. Starring Kurt Russell; Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead; and Zoë Bell; with Michael Parks. Directed, written and photographed (DeLuxe, Panavision) by Quentin Tarantino; produced by Elizabeth Avellán, Robert Rodriguez, Erica Steinberg, Quentin Tarantino; production designer, Steve Joyner; costume designer, Nina Proctor; film editor, Sally Menke; special make-up effects designed and created by Gregory Nicotero and Howard Berger.


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