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Planet Terror (2007)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Audience reaction track Rating:7.6/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by TommyT on November 2nd, 2007:Find all reviews by TommyT
As with Sin City, this disc includes an audio recording of the audience reaction at one of the film's screenings. It's a great idea, very entertaining. You'll really enjoy hearing the audience laugh, whoop, gasp in horror and cheer.
Commentary 2: Screenwriter/director Robert Rodriguez Rating:7.7/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on November 16th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Rodriguez says that he wanted to recreate the experience of seeing a Grindhouse double bill at Quentin Tarantino’s house, complete with trailers before and between the movies. Rodriguez shot his movie in stripped down fashion on a low budget and with little time, just like his early films. He even provides commentary on his trailer for the Machete film which is pretty cool. He also points out the differences between this version and the theatrical cut. The filmmaker also talks about the screenwriting process and tells plenty of filming anecdotes in one of his typically solid commentaries that he is known for.
Reviewed by reidca on February 3rd, 2008:Find all reviews by reidca
This is a typically great Rodriguez commentary. Strangely though, he talks about providing commentary for Death Proof as well as referring to the 'previous DVD' of Planet Terror. Huh?

He takes you through his process of making this film - the scripts for Machete and 'Project' Terror which were written years ago. And how the actors brought the rest of the script pages (figuratively) to the project - ie. Rodriguez fleshed out the characters once he had cast them. He goes in to detail on the differences between theatrical and DVD cuts, the various references and influences - especially John Carpenter's early eighties output.

Rodriguez's commentary is packed with thoughful information, he very rarely pauses and is a genial speaker. We need more commentators like Rodriguez.