DVD 101 mins IMDB 7.7
Suitable for 18 years and over
Planet Terror [2007]
Momentum Pictures Home Ent (2007)
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Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Rose McGowan Cherry
Freddy Rodriguez
Michael Biehn Sheriff Hague
Freddy Rodríguez Wray
Josh Brolin Block
Marley Shelton Dakota
Jeff Fahey J.T.
Rebel Rodriguez Tony
Bruce Willis Muldoon
Naveen Andrews Abby
Julio Oscar Mechoso Romy
Leroy Castanon Sicko
Stacy Ferguson Stacy
Carlos Gallardo Deputy Carlos

Director Robert Rodriguez
Producer Elizabeth Avellan; Sandra Condito; Robert Rodriguez
Writer Robert Rodriguez
Cinematography Robert Rodriguez
Musician Graeme Revell

The lower-profile half of the Grindhouse double bill that flopped at the US box office in early 2007, Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror comes with lesser expectations. However, don't let that fool you: this is a fun, pacey zombie film, that displays less self-indulgence than Tarantino's Death Proof, and doesn't skimp in the entertainment stakes either.

The plot is thin and quickly covered, but basically amounts to the release of a gas that creates lots of zombies. Stuck in the midst of the zombies is a small bunch of people who try and fight them off (among, er, other things). It doesn't, fortunately, take long for Planet Terror to set all this up, and the stage is soon set for what we all paid our money for. Action. Violence. Characters of ill-repute. And, heck, a bit more action too.

Thus, Rodriguez delivers his tribute to the grindhouse movies he's clearly inspired by, and Planet Terror proves to be a fine piece of work. With fast, exciting action sequences, leg-less Rose McGowan turning in sterling work in front of the camera, and stylish work behind it from Rodriguez, the film gels well.

Its director has perhaps bettered it himself with From Dusk Til Dawn, but that doesn't mean that there's not plenty to enjoy here. Taken either with its double-bill partner or as a standalone dish, Planet Terror is well worth your time. --Jon Foster

Edition Details
Distributor Momentum Pictures Home Ent
Barcode 5060116722536
Region 2
Release Date 10/03/2008
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Personal Details
Purchase Price £17.99
Quantity 2
Links Amazon UK
Planet Terror at Movie Collector Connect