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
In order to give the cast and crew an idea of how a double feature grindhouse movie would feel, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino compiled together the Italian films: Torso (1973) and Zombie (1979), with a few old grindhouse trailers in between. See more »
In the final scene of "Death Proof", during Stuntman Mike roll of his Dodge, the driver's door remains closed on the car. Afterwards, the door suddenly becomes wide open, touching the fender as Mike is dangling his left side outside of the car while he's weeping in agony. See more »
I'll be your slave. I'll do anything you want... I'll even crack your back.
You'll do that anyways.
Yes, but this time, you won't even have to ask, you can just say "Bitch, do it" and I'll do it.
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Just below the listing for Quentin's personal chef is the following credit: "Personal Chef for Mr. Rodriguez - Robert Rodriguez" 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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