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Quentin Tarantino Says Death Proof is the “worst film” He’s Ever Made

In a new interview with Yahoo!, director Quentin Tarantino has admitted that the worst film he has made is his Grindhouse film Death Proof.

The 2007 film starred Kurt Russell as a malevolent stuntman who stalks a group of women, and murders them with his muscle-car. Though intended to be a homage to the exploitation b-movies of the 70s, it was the first failure for Tarantino at the box office.

“Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever made. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? So if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-d*** movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.”

Though many critics reviewed it positively, others found its graphic violence ‘juvenile’.

At the time, Tarantino was more charitable, saying: “It was disappointing, yeah. But the movie worked with the audience. People who saw it loved it and applauded. I’m proud of my flop.”

Ah well. Win some, lose some.

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Canada Picks Its Top Films from TIFF; 8-Film Quentin Tarantino Blu-ray Collection Announced!

With TIFF officially over, Canada.com has picked its top picks from the festival, and SMASHED is among the list. Here’s what they had to say:

Too often, films about addiction veer into heavy melodrama or turn into sensational shockfests. Here’s a look at alcoholism that’s grounded by a moving naturalism, even as its flawed heroine spirals through after-work benders that go from hilarious to sad to frightening. Mary Elizabeth Winstead delivers a career-making performance as a young schoolteacher who realizes she’s lost control of her drinking. The stellar supporting cast includes “Breaking Bad”‘s Aaron Paul as her enabling husband, “Parks and Recreation”‘s Nick Offerman as her sympathetic co-worker and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as her AA sponsor.

Also, Lionsgate and Miramax have announced the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, coming to Blu-ray on November 20th. On the Death Proof disc, we’ll see an uncut version of Mary singing “Baby It’s You”. Here’s the details:

DEATH PROOF
Kurt Russell stars as a tough-talking, psychotic serial murderer who transforms his stunt car into an indestructible killing machine, then climbs behind the wheel to stalk and terrorize a group of women on the road. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s picked the wrong babes to mess with.

Blu-ray Special Features*
* Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
* Introducing Zoe Bell
* Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
* The Uncut Version of Baby, It’s You performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
* The Guys of Death Proof
* Quentin’s Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
* Double Dare Trailer
* Death Proof International Trailer
* An International Poster Gallery
* BD Live

You can read the full list of special features for the box set at the link provided above, including the artwork. And just for fun, here’s the video of her singing said song:

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