A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. Written by
After the sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein went public in 2017, Robert Rodriguez revealed that Rose McGowan had confided to him that Weinstein had assaulted her as well. She had signed a nondisclosure agreement about it and had subsequently been blacklisted from any films the Weinsteins produced. Rodriguez said he cast McGowan to get even with him, knowing that his brother Bob Weinstein, who ran Dimension films, knew nothing of it, and that Harvey could not object without having to admit to his past. See more »
At the market at the start of the second half the sign above the store includes liquor and wine, but in Tennessee grocery stores do not sell wine or liquor. See more »
Did you find what was in the pocket?
Look for it.
[searches through one pocket]
No, the other one.
[searches through the other pocket and takes out a box with a ring inside it]
I was gonna give it to you, but you left me. 'Cuz you took the jacket...
...and I looked for it for two weeks.
Two against the world.
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The closing credits include pieces of film leader shown in time with the music. Most of these are "China girls," used to check the film's color timing. If you look closely, you will see brief segments of "Death Proof" outtakes. See more »
There was no doubt in my mind that Grindhouse would be awesome. Two great directors making back to back movies. All films paying homage to the old grindhouse films the two filmmakers grew up on. I have just returned from the advanced showing of the picture and will have to say I am completely satisfied with this great film, or should I say films. The audience was cracking up and cheering and it made the entire experience more memorable. This is the kind of film where I will always remember the first time I saw it. Rodriguez seems to have the most fun with his film Planet Terror. The film is Rodriguez's dream project that he has wanted to make since he was a teenager. Quintin seems to take his a little more serious, but delivers an original story with one of the most satisfying endings. 10/10 is the rating I give this film. I recommend this movies to anyone who is a lover of films.
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