“Death Proof” stars Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan and Zoe Bell. It is directed by my all-time favorite writer and director Quentin Tarantino, who pays homage to his favorite Cult Classic car chases in his most recent film “Death Proof”.
Kurt Russell plays the role of Stuntman Mike, a psychopath who stalks beautiful women in his so called “death proof” car. After an early encounter with a group of women puts him in the hospital, he recovers and searches for his next victims. In Tennessee, he spots another gang of women who appear to be an easy target. Once Stuntman Mike starts his rage, he soon finds out that he messed with the wrong people.
The film had an unique style of photography to give it that B-rated effect. I really enjoyed the car chase, mainly because it never goes over-the-top and stays within the reality zone. Witty dialog with a Tarantino vibe and the acting was nothing to complain about. Like all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies, he adds a touch of humor along with his high caliber directing.
“Death Proof” has a sizzling sound-track that adds to the movie experience. The “Death Proof” being released on DVD has some added material that makes it thirty minutes longer than the one that was featured in “Grindhouse”. Great stunt work done by Zoe Bell. Note that the missing reels and the fake trailers are absent, which I found disappointing. It tries to redeem itself with an added lap dance, but the missing reel gave it that grindhouse effect.
Overall, “Death Proof” is definitely worth a look, but it should have been distributed as the double feature. This is worthy of a collector’s item that will be a top DVD seller. I would recommend this film to fans of Quentin Tarantino and the Cult Classics of the 70’s and 80’s. Outstanding stunts, great photography, and edge of your seat car chases that will leave you breathless.