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    How's the trailer for "Halloween(2007)"?Is it good?
    Its online, look it up.

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    Just got back from a midnight showing, and I'm still pumped.

    Planet Terror was pitch perfect. I'm a huge fan of 70's and 80's schlock, and this part of Grindhouse was everything it could have possibly been. 5 stars, no doubt.
    I'd see a full length Werewolf Women of the SS. It's just too good a premise, and Zombie already showed me enough to get my ass back in the chair. Machete....I'd see Machete. "Don't" was the funniest damn part of the whole experience, and Thanksgiving convinced me Eli Roth needs to stick to comical horror as opposed to the crap he's doing now.
    Death Proof, on it's own, is a damn fine movie worth talking about. Problem is that 10 minutes into it, Tarantino forgot it was a Grindhouse movie, and went on making a Tarantino movie. If a 2+ hour version of this film exist's, I don't want to see it. Supposedly all the car footage was used, and I'd hate for the first half of it to be any longer than it was. I'm not saying it was bad, I'm saying it didn't fit in with everything else in Grindhouse. It was too modernized, and too clean looking. The dialog was all right, certainly not "Bob Dylan worthy" as Tarantino claimed it to be. When Rose McGowen's character finally gets in the car, the movie finally remembers it's a Grindhouse flick, then promptly forgets right after the crash. This half of Grindhouse just didn't live up to expectations, but in time I know I'll personally appreciate it more. But for now, if I hear another whiney chick talk about getting high, I'll stab out my own eye's.

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    Okay, who else had the idea that if there's a next Grindhouse, they should make it from two of the trailer shown in this one? I could see any pairing of the four trailers given this treatment (Personally, I'm pulling for Thanksgiving/Werewolf Women of the SS). As long as the same framework is used, these movies could possibly be a series, but maybe I'm just dreaming and engrossed in the overall concept.
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    Saw it last night. Loved Planet Terror and the trailers. Death Proof was good when it got going. But, seriously. What the hell was with the 20 minutes of useless conversation that had absolutely NOTHING to do with the plot?? Also, when Zoe is on the hood and he is smacking into her. Why not just slow the freakin car down and stop...Especially, after he spun out. You had time and you had a gun?

    Other than that...Nothing like looking at some hot chicks for over 3 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSNaco View Post
    Okay, who else had the idea that if there's a next Grindhouse, they should make it from two of the trailer shown in this one? I could see any pairing of the four trailers given this treatment (Personally, I'm pulling for Thanksgiving/Werewolf Women of the SS). As long as the same framework is used, these movies could possibly be a series, but maybe I'm just dreaming and engrossed in the overall concept.
    Double R has stated that his next project after Sin City 2 will be a feature length version of Machete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR.MID-NITE View Post
    Saw it last night. Loved Planet Terror and the trailers. Death Proof was good when it got going. But, seriously. What the hell was with the 20 minutes of useless conversation that had absolutely NOTHING to do with the plot??
    I'm not going to admit that the script for Death Proof was as tight as Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill. However, I do think that the dialouge did serve to distinguish the first group of women from the second group. I feel that the dialouge helped establish that these women would enjoy the experience of being chased by Stuntman Mike and also that they are the type of women who would want their revenge.

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    4.5 stars

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg1 View Post
    Planet Terror = Awesome
    The trailers = Awesome
    Death Proof = ... Complete buzz kill
    While I wouldn't call it a buzz kill, I would agree it's the weakest part. I didn't get into "Death Proof" until Kurt Russell showed up (I hope deleted scenes show more Russell). The second group of girls were much more entertaining. Also, Death Proof has a better ending than Planet Terror,IMO.

    I loved everything else, especially how there's more nudity in the trailers than in the movies themselves.

    And Eli Roth. Something about the guy bugs me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Dalek View Post
    Double R has stated that his next project after Sin City 2 will be a feature length version of Machete.
    I heard the exact same thing. Plus, he said he's planning on releasing Machete as a straight-to-DVD release here in the States and in theaters internationally.

    Speaking of the rest of the planet, here are some quick notes about the international realease(s) of "Grindhouse," which will probably be included in the top post:
    -Aussies will get the film next, starting on May 31, with the UK release the following day.
    -In many non-English markets, the film will be split into two, with "Death Proof" coming out first in June, with "Planet Terror" following 1-3 months later depending on where you live. This is due to the belief that many non-English markets don't understand what a double feature is.
    -As for the fake trailers in the split release, expect "Machete" to accompany "Death Proof" (released as "Grindhouse: Death Proof"). As for the others, we don't know. If you are one of those who are stuck with the split release, tell us what made it into what film.
    -"Werewolf Women of the S.S." will not be shown in Germany. It hasn't been confirmed or denied, but since the country hates its own crappy history enough to ban Nazi imagery, expect the land of BMWs and Oktoberfest to miss out on it.
    -Canucks scored an extra trailer in the form of "Hobo with a Shotgun," the winning faux trailer from the SXSW Grindhouse fake trailer contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyse View Post
    -Canucks scored an extra trailer in the form of "Hobo with a Shotgun," the winning faux trailer from the SXSW Grindhouse fake trailer contest.
    I may be confusing this with Machete, but didn't this one have the pedophile dressed up as Santa? That was one of my favourite parts in the whole movie!

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    This is a revolutionary movie. Everyone who loves movies needs to see it.

    Longer review: Wow, now THAT'S getting your money's worth. Kudos to Rodriguez and Tarantino for not only giving us two action-packed films for the price of one, but making them entertaining and, if that wasn't enough, completing the double matinee experience with deliberately cheesy bumpers and fake movie trailers. While I liked the films themselves, the trailers were the REAL highlight. My personal fave was "DON'T." And "Thanksgiving" was just so over-the-top gory that it was funny, too. So many scenes that weren't really connected by anything except... Thanksgiving.

    As for the films themselves. Even though I liked both, I have to go against popular opinion here and say that I liked "Death Proof" better. OK, so the film basically abandoned the grainy look and abrupt film splicing/cutting after 20 or so minutes (diminishing its vintage appeal a tad), and yes, the film tended to get bogged down by the talking scenes and the trademark (now getting to be a cliche) Tarantino "roaming camera around the table" stuff.

    But it didn't matter, because I was into the new cast of girls and when Kurt Russell made his second appearance as he terrorized them on the roads, I was on board. For the rest of the film my eyes were glued to the screen as these cars chased each other at high speeds. And then it became the ultimate "chicks get revenge" vehicle. And you know, I totally didn't see the plot twist with the first cast of girls coming,
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    where it turns out Kurt Russell's character was a psychopath and he was kidnapping this girl
    . All the so-called "slow stuff" before that didn't make me realize what was about to happen.

    As for "Planet Terror", it was mindless fun, yes, and the eccentric cast only helped matters, but... it was a zombie movie. And I'm not a zombie movie fan. That said, I think they did the best they could with the concept, and such stand-out scenes like the cook pretending he's dead, the "three needles" recurring theme, and of course, the machine gun leg, proved entertaining.

    Bottom line, they've really put together quite a film. It parodies the double matinee "badass" films, it wallows in the feel of those films while not exactly sinking to their level, it's a showcase of two talents in one package. Those 3 hours flew by.

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