Two separate feature-length films, Deathproof and Planet Terror combine under the name ‘Grindhouse’, a homage to the exploitation films of the 70s that deliberately attempts to re-create the experience of a double feature in a sleazy B-house.
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Although i didn't find Planet Terror that satisfactory and i learned to appreciate Death Proof after i hated it the first time i watched it, it was really entertaining all in all,and a really interesting experience watching 2 somehow contemporary films trying to immitate a genre that had it's peak long before i was even born
"Today's Wednesday, 15th...of April" quote is cut out and separate versions of both movies are superior, but there's no denying in brilliance of the entire premise and the execution that unfortunately bombed at the box office. Still waiting for Rob Zombie's "Werewolf Women of SS" with Nicholas Cage as Fu Manchu, Edgar Wright's fulci-esque "Don't" and Eli Roth's "Thanksgiving" in all its classic slasher glory.
The sum is greater than it's parts. When I saw this in theaters, it was the best movie-going experience I ever had. Bluray simply cannot replicate the experience. It's a shame. Watch it on the big screen with as many people as possible to receive it's intended effect.
Quite possibly the best time I had at the movies! The 3-hour cut version is the essential viewing of Grindhouse. The great thing about this movie is that both Rodriguez and Tarantino understand the exploitation cinema of the 70s and 80s.
The fake movie trailers in-between are hysterically creative, and you can tell they had fun making them. This movie is immensely entertaining and undeniably cool to watch.
I'm giving this a two literally for the commitment of this film it's 3 hours of really bad but kind of entertaining cinema. I have a hard time really supporting the project because of knowing the Weinstein's history and to see a movie of over sexualized women coming from a bunch of middle aged creeps gives me the creeps. However I won't for-go the effort and time put in. So I give this a solid 2 or 1.5
Not the movies (planet terror is way > than death proof)....but the trailers....Rob Zombie's "Werewolf Women of the S.S....good for a smirk....let's stop at Acuna Boys after the movies, guys! Chimis!....Edgar Wright's "don't"...best of the bunch....Eli Roth's "Thanksgiving"....didn't seven do the horrific knife meets girl's privates already? Yuck....and finally the last two were made into actual movies...