Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
A double feature that'll tear you in two!
Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
While sitting in Quentin Tarantino's private little home cinema he and Robert Rodriguez had the idea to create a nostalgic Grindhouse ride in form of a cinematic double feature with added fake trailers, local advertisements and even classic age restriction clips on dusty, damaged and sometimes even missing reels. People should feel like they were sitting in a real Grindhouse cinema in the eighties. Some time later "Grindhouse" premiered at local theaters containing "Planet Terror" by Rodriguez and "Death Proof" by Tarantino in slick 90 minute cuts with added trailers by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright and Eli Roth. Now the problem was: The audience just didn't get it.
Nobody wanted to see two movies in a row, missing the concept…
Take the gun. Careful! That's it. And if anyone comes to the door that isn't me, I want you to shoot them. Okay? I'm not kidding Tony, you shoot them in the head.
What if it's dad?
Especially if it's your dad.
A film like this has all of the necessary ingredients to drive me as far away from it as humanly possible. Way, way, way over-the-top violence, infrequent explicitly graphic nudity, tons of language, and two really cheesy and inconceivable storylines, mixed with equally terrible acting. In addition, the driving rock soundtrack would be so terribly high pitched that it should…
Ya know, I don't ask for much in this world. But it's been 8 years and there's still no sequel. I like to imagine an alternate reality where this was a massive box office success and we got a new Grindhouse double feature every year. Alas, it was not meant to be.
I would be happy with just one sequel. Just one. Preferably with Nicolas Cage returning as Fu Manchu.
It is interesting to me to think about how much has changed since 2007. I mean, at the time I thought Tarantino was pretty popular, and same for Rodriquez, but this film didn't really wow at the box office, making only 25 million. Fast forward to today, and Tarantino has two major box office hits, and really couldn't be any more popular. Rodriquez has been churning out some really uninspired stuff, but I still bet that if this was released this year, it would have been a huge movie. It is also interesting to think about how much this film influenced the kind of faux b-movie genre, which sadly seems to take more from Planet Terror than it does Death Proof.
This is basically just a round-up of Grindhouse on a whole, including all the magnificent trailers included in the full release. So in the complete Grindhouse edition are five fake trailers from five renowned directors, two of which have already been adapted into films.
Herein, I will give you my take on each of these rather sterling short films. Without further ado;
“This is my bacon! Muhahahahahahaha!”
-Fu Manchu (Nicolas Cage)
(P.S. I’m not too sure if that’s what he says. Mecca? Bedtime? Vision? I don't know.)
Werewolf Women of the S.S.
In Death Camp 13, the Nazi’s form a diabolical plot to create an army of Super Werewolf Soldiers! Starring Udo Kier, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Mosley and…
I have previously seen both Planet Terror and Death Proof numerous times, but I'd never actually seen them in their shortened double feature format. All of the fake trailers are awesome (I'd seen them before too). Here is a short review of each film:
"Motherfuckers around here eat roadkill."- Cherry Darling
Planet Terror is a lot of fun. It has great characters and a great cast to play them. It also has awesome action and tons of quotable lines. It is pretty hilarious at times too. Unfortunately the shorter version isn't as good. They cut out some great lines. Still a great time. 8.5/10
"Hey, Pam, remember when I said this car was death proof? Well, that wasn't a lie.…
I watched the whole she-bang (fake trailers and all).
The trailers are fun. Machete is fairly hilarious. Werewolf Woman of the S.S. is bizarre. Don't is funny, but not overtly so. Thanksgiving was probably my fave, it was simultaneously hilarious and grotesque.
Planet Terror is pretty much a non-stop wild ride. It's immensely entertaining and it never takes itself too seriously. The makeup/visual effects are top-notch and the purposefully poor quality of the film really added to the experience. The cast is terrific, really getting into their roles and making the characters a lot of fun. It's hard to judge something that's meant to be intentionally bad, but I really enjoyed myself. The bin Laden stuff made me cringe with…
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
The theater experience of this entire movie changed the way I watched movies. Planet Terror is the best thing I have ever seen Robert Rodriguez make, and Death Proof might be the worst Tarantino, but each time I revisit it I like it a little more.
This is an incredibly entertaining movie/s. Planet Terror is more fun, but Death Proof is extremely well made and very underrated. It's been almost a week since I watched it and I'm still thinking about Death Proof, Planet Terror, not so much. I also think that the "reel missing" joke works significantly better in Planet Terror than in Death Proof.
I genuinely think that Kurt Russel is worthy of at least an Oscar nomination as Stuntman Mike. Every line delivery he gives is perfect. And Zoë Bell deserves a mention for her performance (and the car chase of course).
Kurt Russel watching the car drive around the corner, then looking at the camera and smiling.
I had friends over to watch this who got drunk and stopped watching before Planet Terror ended. I got angry and threw them out.
And I would do it again because it's that fucking good.
Forgotten how much fun this double bill was.
First time seeing the whole Grindhouse since I saw it in 2007, in my most entertaining theater excursion of that year. I have since seen Death Proof many times but I had never revisited Planet Terror or the fake trailers. So much fun.
It's interesting, too, the different approaches taken by Rodriguez and Tarantino here. On a double bill, the "B" movie was the second one shown; it was assumed to be the lesser effort. The opposite is true here, both from a marketing perspective and in terms of quality.
Rodriguez throws everything he can think of into his extremely gory exploitation spoof, and it's a good time. But, as with so much of his work, Planet Terror is as…
Just so damned watchable. I know a lot of people don't like Planet Terror, but I still find it really fun and enjoyable, setting the table before the meal that Tarantino gives you with Death Proof. The whole package ends up being one of the most fun 3 and a half hours of all time.
PLANET TERROR has zombie Bruce Willis, and DEATH PROOF has one of the most perfect endings ever. great stuff.
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