Grindhouse: Planet Terror

2007 NR 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD

Grindhouse: Planet Terror

2007 NR 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this extended version of Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, El Wray and his ex, Cherry Darling, fight off a zombie army infected with a biochemical weapon that was unleashed by a psychotic Army lieutenant and an opportunistic scientist.
Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Bruce Willis, Naveen Andrews, Michael Parks, Nicky Katt, Fergie, Tom Savini
Robert Rodriguez
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby True HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA. NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this tongue-in-cheek zombie gorefest celebrates and partially re-creates the brutal sex-and-action "exploitation" movies that played in bad-neighborhood theaters from the 1960s through the '80s. That means it luxuriates in blood-soaked violence and sexually suggestive sleaze and has loads of swearing, carnage, and erotica (though actual nudity is brief). It's a campy takeoff, but the humor is quite gruesome, not the goofy silliness found in Scary Movie-type parodies.

Sexual Content

Brief toplessness early on in the phony trailer for Machete and in strip-club dressing room. "Artful" near-explicit nudity in a love-scene montage (interrupted by a "missing reel"). Female characters dress skimpily in shorts and tight tops, and there are glimpses of what are supposed to be diseased, decayed, and mutated male testes. Lots of suggestive exotic dancing. Discussion of lesbian relationship.


Almost every possible mutilation is on display (including actual forensic photos). Pus-oozing zombies eat people, get dismembered, and burst into bloody messes. One of the victims is a little boy who accidentally shoots himself accidentally; a pet dog is run over by a convoy. The female lead loses her leg to zombie cannibals and replaces it with a gun and rocket launcher. Attempted rape.


Lots and lots of "s--t," "f--k," and other expletives and clinical terms.

Social Behavior

While the Hispanic and white characters are treated equally (a Robert Rodriguez trademark), they're still B-movie caricatures of rogues, strippers, outcasts, maniacs, etc. The women are as tough as the men (though they're also heavily sexualized). The movie's murderous military marauders turn out to be military troops.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking in a bar scene; talk of drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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