Grindhouse

Grindhouse

(2007)

Hear ye movie geeks. Tarantino & Rodriguez tag team up for a cinematic ode to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of the 70s/80s - in the form of a double feature, two 60 minute features.... More

Rodriguez directs Planet Terror, chronicles the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombies who taken over, and the remaining survivors who refuse to succumb. Tarantino directs Death Proof, with Kurt Russell as an engine-revving psychopath who has a penchant for hit and runs.

The name 'Grindhouse' comes from a term to describe inner city cinemas in the 70s that showed low-budget independent films which, more often than not, was packed full of nudity & violence to offer something different from Hollywood fare. The influence of such a culture is obvious on the filmmakers and this, it seems, is their unashamed tribute.Hide

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It's a case of love or hate it with Tarantino & Rodriguez's GRINDHOUSE. Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR is easily the best of the two (a cheesy homage to naff 70s horror movies, complete with missing reel, scratches, pops and even a Bruce Willis zombie cameo! I loved it. This will appeal to all those who, like me, found EVIL DEAD 2 to be one of the funniest movies ever made, alongside the Marx Bros. DUCK SOUP and Woody Allen's SLEEPER. Tarantino's DEATH PROOF is harder to love - but it's worth it... More just for the final sequence - a beautifully staged collision... Plus the fake grindhouse movie trailers are fantastic! MACHETE almost steals the entire show: "They just f****d with the wrong Mexican!" Cheese as class :)Hide


I don't care if this is released as six different movies, one for each act. I'll be disgusted if it doesn't get a theatrical release. I'll write to my MP!


Well NZ and Australia are the only 2 countries in the world where this is going to be released as 2 seperate movies. Due to this I will probably just wait and buy the dvd and watch it on my home theatre :|


The Press Reviews

  • 1/2 The only criticism that seems to merit any real discussion is whether directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino actually did make real grindhouse-style fare. To whit, I can easily say: yes, they not only made two on-point grindhouse films, they did them to painful perfection... Full Review

  • A fascinating exercise in genre reinvention, a showcase for two radically different approaches to homage.... Full Review

  • 1/2 By stooping low without selling out, this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again... Full Review

  • Planet Terror delivers only momentary kicks...while Tarantino's Death Proof is a juicy, delicious treat, its pleasures stem much less from the play with genre conventions than from great dialogue and electric performances... Full Review

  • This monumentally pointless movie is best summarized by a line from Planet Terror: "At some point in your life, you find a use for every useless talent you have." Rodriguez, Tarantino, and Co. aim for nothing more noble than to freak the funk, and it's about godd--- time. Go wasted, go stoned, go without your parents' permission. In paying homage to an obsolete form of movie culture, Grindhouse delivers a dropkick to ours... Full Review