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Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and 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…
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…
The editing is what impresses me most from Grindhouse. It's so on point, it has it's own language, and especially in Death Proof.
Planet Terror has a cool dark colorful look to it and it splatters bright green, red, and/or yellow ooze all over the place. The action and undead plot make it a fun watch. Death Proof has the better script and more interesting characters though, in my opinion, but it also has a unique look to it comparable to Planet Terror's.
I always watch these movies back-to-back to get the full Grindhouse experience. 3 stars for Planet Terror, 4 stars for Death Proof.
Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino double feature is a brilliant, gory, funny and enjoyable thrill ride with an awesome cast - Josh Brolin, Michael Biehn, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Bruce Willis & Kurt Russell. So sit back relax, grab a beer and embrace the trashy double-bill.
Planet Terror is a fairly dumb movie, but it is 100% the FUN kind of dumb movie. Death Proof is two sets of fun, kinda pointless Tarantino dialogue without much of a center to it, punctuated with (incredible) scenes of vehicular manslaughter. Though I like them both, watched on their own, I don't believe I'd call either of these films particularly stunning.
But when you add the previews, the Restricted Cougars, the Funky Fanfare title cards, it all becomes a hell of an experience. It's a lost kind of experience that younger viewers like me never got to have, caught in a bottle and shown off for 3 hours.
Both of these films are so ridiculous and enjoyable and watching them as they were intended is such a great experience. The chase at the end not death proof is still one of my favorite sequences ever
While I'm not the biggest fan of PT, watching it bundled with DP and all the glorious trailers helps. I still can't believe this film got made and distributed like this. A fun time.
I think both movies are great on their own, but watching them together with the linking trailers as Grindhouse is really the way to do it. Still one of my favorite movie going experiences (even though the theater was pretty much empty). The style of these movies and the degraded retro film quality has been emulated so much, but none of the style imitators have compared to the fun found here.
I regret not seeing this in its entirety with both films the first time around, such a fun experience. Fake trailers are fucking awesome, and they have some of my fave badass female roles. Except, poor Mary Elizabeth Winstead getting ditched by the others wasn't very cool.
I saw these in Times Square the week that they opened and loved every minute, but it had been awhile since I'd revisited them, particularly "Planet Terror." I think "Death Proof" is lowkey one of Tarantino's better films, so I've watched it more recently, and I don't think I'd really watched them together since my first viewing. I was actually impressed by how well "Planet Terror" held up - it's the campier and cheesier of the two, and that doesn't always age well.
I was a late-comer to these genres, and at the time went just because I'm a total Tarantino stan, but I think I appreciate this more now than I did initially, particularly now that I'm more well-versed…
Death Proof is kind of dooty. Planet Terror is awesome.
How fucking sad is it that the fake trailers are more entertaining than the two feature films.
Part of Shocktober 2016
Grindhouse is designed to be a tribute to the exploitation films of the 70's, which both Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez grew up on. To emulate the feel of these films, and make the whole viewing process more of an experience, they made it a double feature of two high-concept b-movies, with nice little additions like fake trailers for other b-movies, and the occasional missing reel.
So with that considered, you would expect that the film's would have things like: cheesy and over-the-top acting, ludicrous and silly scripts, purposeful technical mistakes, and tons of stupid pointless violence and gore. And all of these things are present, well they're all present in the first part of the…
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