U.S., 2007, 191 min, 35mm, Dir. Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino, Rated R, The Weinstein Company
"Grindhouse is soaked in bloody nostalgia for the cheesy, disreputable pleasures of an older form of movie entertainment." – A. O. Scott, New York Times
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez joined forces ten years ago to pay homage to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of the 60s and 70s with two hyper-violent films punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers. The first segment, Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, details the struggle of a rag-tag group of survivors fending off an onslaught of zombie-like creatures. Leading the pack is a go-go dancer played by Rose McGowan who splatters the zombies dead with her machine gun – that also serves as her prosthetic leg! The second segment, Tarantino’s Death Proof, follows a psychopathic stuntman played by Kurt Russell who prefers to take out his beautiful female victims at 200 mph. With a list of potential roadkill candidates that includes Zoë Bell, Uma Thurman’s stunt double on Kill Bill, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that’s as sexy as it is shocking. The fake trailers interspersed throughout the films were directed by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, and Jason Eisener.
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