We reported a few weeks back that a double-feature film set could be hitting 1080p shelves in the very near future and now that news has been confirmed. High Def Digest is reporting that Vivendi is planning on releasing Grindhouse: Special Edition on Blu-ray on October 5.
No specs or special features details were released, but the site also reports that both Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror will both be released in this two-disc BD set, which will be priced at $19.97 SRP.
While we wait on more detailed news on this highly-anticipated new set, you can take a look at the special features that were included in both the Death Proof and Planet Terror DVD sets from a few years back.
In Death Proof -- director Quentin Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the Grindhouse banner, Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figured named Stuntman Mike (Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially modified to withstand even the most extreme auto collision. Though the maniacal driver himself always comes out relatively unscathed, the same certainly can't be said for the poor young lass in his passenger seat -- or anyone unfortunate enough to be on the road when the urge to kill strikes for that matter. With a list of potential road-kill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking.
Maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who refuse to go down without a fight. A dangerous government experiment has unleashed an abominable contamination that turns normal people into murderous mutants. Now, as an infinitely multiplying horde of frenzied psychotics flood the Texas plains, a dangerous outlaw named Wray (Freddy Rodríguez), a sexy stripper named Cherry (Rose McGowan), an unscrupulous smuggler named Abby (Naveen Andrews), and the curiously incapacitated Dr. Dakota Block (Marley Shelton) must try and make their way to the helicopter that could provide their only means of escaping to a place untouched by this nightmarish scourge that threatens to wipe out all of humankind. This nonstop action-horror hybrid originally was released as part of Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's ambitious Grindhouse double bill.
- Audience reaction track
- - International track & poster Gallery
- - 10-minute film school with Robert Rodriguez
- - The badass babes and tough guys of Planet Terror
- - Casting rebel
- - Sickos, bullets, and explosions: The stunts of Planet Terror
- - The Friend, the doctor, and the real estate agent