World-renowned directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez teamed up to break the rules of modern cinema in their double feature “Grindhouse.” Part satire and part homage, this film is an imaginative resurrection of the “grind house” films of yesteryear. Like the exploitation films this collection is named after, “Grindhouse” provides enough gore and shock value to make viewers question their attendance.
Interestingly, advertisements for the film say very little about the movies themselves and promotion of the film relies heavily on the names of the directors. Tarantino and Rodriguez wanted to create not only a homage to this genre, but more importantly give contemporary moviegoers an experience. Part of this is accomplished by the fact that moviegoers pay only once to see two different movies. These two movies, “Planet Terror” and “Death Proof,” and the spoof trailers in between them are more than 3 hours long.
Although these movies would never see the light of day without each other, it would bring the directors injustice to give an overall grade to these separate movies.
Click here for the full review of Robert Rodriguez’s “Plant Terror”
Click here for the full review of Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof”