If Grindhouse was homework, Robert Rodriguez deserved a ‘B’ – appropriate for a B-movie pastiche – while Quentin Tarantino would have earned a disappointed ‘Can do better’ for his talky tale of a serial killer (Kurt Russell) running down hot women in a souped-up Chevy. In a cut extended to two hours, the climactic, CG-free car chase is a long time coming, and barely worth the wait. One upside: QT delivers a customary killer soundtrack.
EXTRAS: Despite the lack of commentary, or any Blu-ray exclusives, Death Proof comes fully loaded, with extended music cues, featurettes introducing the cast, characters and stunt drivers – including the legendary Buddy Joe Hooker and stuntwoman-turned-actress Zoe Bell – and a ‘tribute’ to Tarantino’s ‘greatest collaborator’, editor Sally Menke which runs all of four minutes. It all adds up to very little – much like the feature itself.