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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.
I saw this "double bill" in the theater upon it's initial release and to this day I cannot remember having a better time at the movies. It was me and my brother and nobody else. What a way to experience those trailers and be absolutely engaged in the Death Proof segment, having the whole place to ourselves. It felt like a private screening with the Edgar Wright directed trailer of Don't thrown in for me and my geekdom fanboyishness of all things Cornetto Trilogy. I raved about this film for years to anyone who would listen. I was super excited for the blu ray theatrical release since I could experience the whole thing in one sitting again. But time passes…
Theater. So good. Gritty 70's style
sup bro. haven't reviewed shit in a while, haven't been watching much.
Anyway, Grindhouse is good shit. The first flick, Rodriguez's Planet Terror, is this insane, quasi-zombie fever dream. I think it fits the Grindhouse aesthetic perfectly, and has some ridiculous / impressive effects. There isn't much story, it's just a collection of individual scenes of carnage, and silly Robert Rodriguez shit. It's p short, and there isn't really anything of substance beyond the effects, and gooey shit, and whatever you get out of the whacky performances. But because of the runtime, it's pretty enjoyable, especially as an opener to Death Proof.
The real reason I'm giving this project a 5-star is because Death Proof. It doesn't fit the Grindhouse…
Going to see this movie the night it opened in theaters is still one of my favorite filmgoing memories. I don't think I've ever had that much fun at the movies since then.
Planet Terror was awesome, Deathproof was fun but a bit lackluster, it was a total bro night. I released my inner gore-lover. I danced around with the suitemates after because I couldn't contain my joy. Watched on couches in a big row with Abby, Lucas, Lexi, and Parker. One of my favorite bonding memories with them.
"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."
"Do I frighten you? Is it my scar?"
"It's your car."
"Yeah, I know. I'm sorry. It's my mom's car."
I loved Grindhouse so much that I saw it twice in the theater when it came out. It's an experiment that should have done so much better at the box office than it did. I hope that some day someone will try something like this again...
I recently watched both of these separately, but find myself in the mood for the whole experience, including those awesome trailers....it makes me wish "Don't!" was a real movie!
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
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