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Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  21 June 2007 (Israel)
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.


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After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

21 June 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror  »

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Opening Weekend:

£80,894 (UK) (9 November 2007)


£80,894 (UK) (9 November 2007)

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The original title for Planet Terror was "Project Terror". See more »


At the last gun fight scene in the movie, Cherry fires more than 3 grenade rounds without having to reload. In fact, the M203 grenade launchers only have a 1 grenade capacity See more »


[first lines]
Skip: Real pretty tonight, Holly.
[two girls are kissing]
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[walks away]
Skip: Smokin' hot. Whew!
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Fun, fast and furious homage to the old b-movie schlock movies
11 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For some reason the original double feature movie of Grindhouse combining Planet Terror with Tarantino's effort was never released in the UK! Regardless, i was still curious to watch both efforts, and the first of which I've had the chance to see is Planet Terror.

It's simply about a small town that comes under attack from a virus which when it affects the town-folk makes everyone into zombie like creatures (e.g. attacking others to infect them also, appearances become inhuman etc etc). Add into this mix a Go-Go girl, her ex-boyfriend (an expert at gunslinging), a doctor with a cheating lesbian loving wife-cum-doctor and a bunch of others and you have your pulp fiction movie.

Story wise its crazy but surprisingly its still quite fun. Dialogue isn't too bad, and is very entertaining. The film never really twists but plays along for the action as that's the main gist of the whole thing. Explosions, mass shootings, more explosions, zombie pulverising and even more shooting are the order of the day.

Most importantly this has been filmed in the style of the old b-movies, with grainy pictures and a couple of homages to old b-movie filming (including a comical starting fake preview of a film called "Machete").

Overall, I very much enjoyed it. Switch off and you'll like and enjoy it. Worthy of a good night out.

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