Sunday, December 30, 2007

Only at the [Japanese] Grindhouse

Was the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino shlockfest Grindhouse immensely popular in Japan or something? Because the lucky buggars over there are getting a - wait for it - six disc special edition. That beats the recently released five-disc set of Blade Runner for, surely, the most discs in one set devoted to one movie. Granted, it's technically three movies (the 190 minute Grindhouse extravaganza, plus the seperate entities of Death Proof and Planet Terror), but who cares. It's one big thing. via via.

Disc 1: Death Proof (Extended Film)
-English DTS, English DD, Japanese dub
-Japanese subtitles
-Japanese Theatrical/TV trailers
-Staff/Cast Profiles (Text)
-What is Grindhouse? (Text)

Disc 2: Planet Terror (Extended Film)
-English DTS, English DD, Japanese dub
-Japanese Subtitles
-Rodriguez commentary
-International/Japanese trailers
-Staff/Cast Profiles (Text)
-What is Grindhouse? (Text)

Disc 3: Death Proof bonus materials
-Special Message to Japan from Tarantino
-Staff and Cast interviews on Death Proof
-Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof (20:39)
-Introducing Zoƫ Bell (8:59)
-Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike (9:34)
-Finding Quentin's Gals (21:14)
-The Uncut Version of "Baby, It's You" Performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (1:4Cool
-The Guys of Death Proof (8:16)
-Quentin's Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke (4:3Cool
-Double Dare Trailer (2:36)

Disc 4: Planet Terror bonus materials
-10-Minute Film School (11:52)
-The Badass Babes of Planet Terror (11:50)
-The Guys of Planet Terror (16:32)
-Casting Rebel (05:34)
-Sickos, Bullets and Explosions: The Stuns of Planet Terror (13:1Cool
-The Friend, The Doctor and The Real Estate Agent (6:42)

Disc 5: Grindhouse (191 minute theatrical cut)
-English DD, Japanese dub
-Japanese subtitles

Disc 6: Japanese only Grindhouse bonus disc (106 minutes)
-Grindhouse - US Trailer
-2006 San Diego Comicon
-Tarantino Interview (About the homages in Death Proof, About Planet Terror, Use of Music, Possible Sequel to Death Proof)
-Staff/Cast comments
-The Directors of the Fake Trailers
-Coments on past Grindhouse Films
-Making Of Planet Terror

Sooo... I'll be importing that in March thank you. The DVD It's apparently being released on the 21st of March '08 but, as I said, only in Japan.

I have seen both Death Proof (legally, in a cinema!) and Planet Terror (illegally, I downloaded it, fuckoffharveyweinstein) seperately, but never seen Grindhouse. I haven't even seen the trailers (I really should just go on YouTube for that). Although thanks to the wonderful par3182 for passing on the fabo news that the Astor Theatre in St Kilda is having a special season of Grindhouse! I am so gonna try and go to that. I've never actually been to the Astor so it would be fitting that the first thing I see there is a legitimate double feature considering their forte is, well, double features.

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