Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Real Shit

I didn't mention this yesterday, but among the four or five high-profile discs coming out next Tuesday (10.5) is the in-tact, complete and three-years-delayed theatrical version of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse.

Obviously the thing was a notorious blunder at the box-office in April of 2007 and as a result, it was split up into two longer cuts and released as Planet Terror and Death Proof separately which drastically altered the charm that these films had together when I saw them opening day with the fake trailers, the "missing reel" gags and the more abbreviated and appropriate 80-90 minutes running-times. 

A screen capture from the upcoming (10.5) Grindhouse Blu-ray.
I've waited a while to just be able to watch Grindhouse as it played theatrically and I'm hoping this unearths some of those good vibes that I had with it three years ago. And of course those who have only seen the film(s) in their extended and isolated form will definitely need to check it out, it's a different animal.

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