A list of films that originally began life as a short film before being extended into a feature length production.…
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.
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.
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…
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.…
I watched this double feature in a packed theater where people were laughing and cheering throughout. It was a absolute blast and one of the best times I've ever had at the movies. I prefer Death Proof to Planet Terror but they are both good and it was fun to see them in throwback double feature style.
A unique experience I wish I had seen in a theater. On their own they are two flawed films, but together they send you back in time. And they work together too, I viewed both as strange and violent women empowerment films. I would argue they don't completely subvert gender roles, mostly jut invert them, but it's an interesting attempt.
I remember 2007 was just so blah. And then I saw this movie and I was like, 'Finally!'
Grindhouse is a very polar double feature: Death Proof is amazing and Planet Terror sucks. As simple as that. The trailers are fun.
Film # 4 of the April Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
A film more than 3 hours long
Damn. I don't even know where to start with this movie, or movies, more correctly, except hot damn yo. These flicks just found my sweet spot and stayed there.
First you have Planet Terror, by Robert Rodriquez. This is just an all-out, balls-to-the-wall ridiculous zombie movie. Its got these deliciously disgusting zombies that get this terrible pussy blisters bubbling up all over their face, and feast on brains and livers. Then you have this kid El Wray, whose past is questionable, as are his acting chops, but thats what its all about. He's our badass. Then you have Josh Brolin as a doctor who…
I'll start off by saying that GrindHouse was my favorite movie theater experience ever. I can only think of 2 other movies that I was so fuckin dead center in the demographic for an audience(the Monster Squad & Scream). I love the gritty grimy b-movies of the 70's & 80's and always wished I woulda been born 20-30 years earlier so that I coulda viewed them in a theatre rather than late night cable in the 80's and 90's. With saying that its apparent that I got the premise of a double bill of b-movie goodness by two of my favorite directors. Unfortunately the majority of audiences didn't get it. In movies much like music most folks don't stray away from what's…
I was fortunate enough to catch this in theatres back in 2007, and it remains one of my favourite cinema outings ever. Planet Terror, maybe Rodriguez's last really good movie (as of early 2015). A literally deteriorating film reel vital to the aesthetic. The Missing Reel gag is smart, and actually works around Rodriguez's problem with him unnecessarily padding his films (his Machetes are the biggest offenders to this. Why oh why are those films 105 minutes each?). Death Proof will always be the most under appreciated of Quentin Tarantino's features, and it packs an enormous punch in both this and its Extended form. The dialogue sings, and QT couldn't have picked finer women to inhabit these characters (Sydney Tamiia…
DVD, Casa Mirko
I love double features, thanks in no small part to Quentin Tarantino.
Sure, I had heard of them before, but they were out of fashion long before I was born. Same with the drive-in. Both relics of my parent's generation, eradicated by the arrival of the multiplex.
But in 2007, Tarantino, along with his friend and occasional collaborator Robert Rodriguez, tried to bring them back and, if you go by box office stats, failed miserably. Why? I don't know. Maybe double features really were a thing of the past. Maybe people no longer understood the concept ("Wait, it's two movies? Does that mean I have to pay double the price? Do I have to stay for both?"). Or maybe the…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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