I really don't what Tarantino does to a movie; they all consist of a bunch
of Hollywood stereotypes, mixed with a simple, but coherent plot, stirred for
two hours in Quality Gore, then baked at 300 degrees. I don't what the magic ingredient
is, but it works. On this movie, Robert Rodriguez directs with a sure and bloody
The film boasts a tarantino screenplay, and a central role in front
of the cameras for him, as a psychotic, violent sex offender on a very short fuse.
Luckily, (for us) we do not need to rely on him to defeat the vampires.
responsibility falls to George Clooney, in his first starring role on the Big
Screen, ably supported by an ensemble cast of fine actors.
The special effects
are Buffy+ ... Vampires are not quietly 'dusted', they tend to explode, disintegrate,
liquify or combust, according to mood. And in one case, attempting a second coming
as a kind of vampire hound. But that was silly, and unnecessary. I rather hope
I dreamt it.
Speial effects are good and plenty, and weaponry includes a
'pump-action crossbow' and a sort of pneumatic Mr Pointy; a kind of power hammer
to drive a king-size stake through multiple vampire chests. Holy water-filled
condoms (I think) were effective, but a tad on the tame side
This is undeniably
a gore fest, but, like most (not all) of Tarantino's gore fests, it is well worth
it. Bring your own sick bag!
- Starring: Harvey Keitel,
George Clooney, et al.
- Director: Robert Rodriguez,
Disc are Region Specific (Read more about DVD formats.)
screen / widescreen
- Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 3, 2000
- Run Time: 103 minutes
- Commentary by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
- Theatrical trailer(s)
- Hollywood Goes to Hell Featurette
- Music Videos
- Stills Gallery
- The Art of Making the Movie with Commentary
by Robert Rodriguez and Greg Nicotero
- Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes
"Full Tilt Boogie" Full Length Feature Film