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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.…
When you hear something is a "blast from start to finish", Grindhouse is that kind of experience.
50 FILMS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
I forgot how damn fun it is to watch Grindhouse as one big movie, thankfully Blu Ray has allowed that to happen again. It pretty much has everything in it's three plus hours format. Loads of blood and action. I still find it very sad that this tanked at the box office, I would have loved a Grindhouse event every year or two.
Planet Terror is just so damn fun, feels like old school Carpenter on steroids.
Deatproof gets a lot of shit but it's my favorite of the two, I enjoy the characters and that car chase is top notch.
Right of the bat; this isn't much of a review of the overall feature presentation. I'll put in individual reviews for both features eventually, but I wanted to spotlight the impeccable amount of work put into the short film interstitial trailers that separate the two films. Some go for the more explicit genre context, such as Eli Roth's holiday slasher film parody Thanksgiving or Rob Zombie's gonzo Nazisploitation array of the bizarre Werewolf Women of the S.S. Others are more nebulous in terms of targets, aiming to skewer the general borage of genre high points such as Robert Rodriguez's high energy ethnically charged action thriller Machete or Edgar Wright's choppy American reedit of a Hammer style gothic ghost horror Don't.…
Finally got to catch this film on the big screen. Even better, it was the big outdoor screen at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A great experience.
A few years back when "Grindhouse" was released in the theaters, I set my mind to go see it. The chance to watch a flick by 2 of the most exciting creative directors in Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, was a no-brainer...But somehow I never got around to it.
The movies were later released separately on film, and then on DVD. So, I rented and saw them separately. But, I always wanted to see the movies as the original concept, a double-feature of 2 B-movies made in a faithful style of Grindhouse....
Finally, it was released on DVD as a double-feature, and i have finally gotten around to watching it. The total experience is over 3 hours of sometimes thrilling, action…
Should be viewed like I just viewed it -- in a cemetery!
Cinematic butt-buddies Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez finally collaborate with this B-movie epic.
I'd seen the extended DVD versions of both Planet Terror and Death Proof, but never watched the full Grindhouse package before. It's....well...nothing to write home about. Planet Terror is actively awful. I seem to remember liking it the first time, and maybe the full cut is decent, but this version is incomprehensible nonsense. Death Proof is a well done exercise, but not much more.
This is my first time seeing this film in it's intended format that was released in theaters instead of watching the films individually.
This film is an absolute blast, it's a remarkable experience to watch these awesome films back to back in a kick ass double feature. Especially with the unique fake trailers. Both films are good and entertaining in their own way. Although, I wished they played Death Proof first because Planet Terror is the better and livelier film. Besides that, this film was a special experience that I had so much fun with for it's 3 hour length. Grindhouse is a brilliant film that's full of great characters,gore, and humor.
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