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Bill Piper
07-06-2009, 02:22 AM
For those who don't know, it appears the theatrical cut is finally getting a domestic release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Nothing has been officially announced, but some sites have it listed as a pre-order for Aug 11. Robert Rodriguez mentioned on his twitter account that he just edited together a featurette for the release.

Keith B.
07-06-2009, 07:45 AM
It's about time. The Japanese DVD of the theatrical cut was poor. I think that the shorter, more condensed versions are better than the "Unrated And Extended" versions, especially with DEATH PROOF.

J.L. Carrozza
07-06-2009, 10:11 AM
To me, Planet Terror works better in the Grindhouse format with all the trailers, but Death Proof works much better on its own. The "long version" is a weirdly artsy flick and reminds me of how a lot of European arthouse films were badly dubbed and recut into trashier versions to play at the drive-in.

The trailers are the biggest miss, honestly and seeing them would motivate me to get this. Thanksgiving is genius even if Eli Roth is a seemingly very misogynistic individual.

charlesyron
07-06-2009, 01:52 PM
I liked seeing Grindhouse in the theater, but I really hated that Death Proof dvd. I thought the extra scenes were terrible. They should have been in the special features, but thats it. I still haven't watched the Planet Terror dvd, so I don't know how that is.

Marshall Crist
07-06-2009, 02:02 PM
Unrated would be nice. Didn't the Rob Zombie trailer get eviscerated?

Steve Greenfield
07-06-2009, 03:35 PM
FINALLY!!!

I've been waiting years for this! I put off getting the separate DVDs as I was hoping they would finally release the theatrical version that I saw in a lonely mutiplex.

Christian S.
07-06-2009, 03:49 PM
I'd really like to see longer versions of the trailers. I remember Harvey Weinstein saying in an interview they had to cut the hell out of these trailers.

J.L. Carrozza
07-06-2009, 11:21 PM
I was disappointed that the individual "unrated" DVDs for Planet Terror and Death Proof didn't include unrated versions of the trailers as special features.

Death Proof, as entertainment, does not work in Grindhouse. I think Tarantino intended this, actually. Death Proof was his idea of the trashier, cheaper and much more dull film often on the latter half of the double bill you didn't go see but hang around to watch anyways to get your money's worth unless the film gets too boring to sit through anymore, like something by Larry Buchanan or one of those low level exploitation directors. It was a weird moment of intentional genius that nobody got.

However, on its own you're prepared for Death Proof and know Tarantino's penchant for long, drawn out dialogue scenes about his obsessions really well. You didn't just sit through a bloody, balls-to-wall zombie flick. It weirdly comes off more like a Jean Luc-Godard film via Brian DePalma and Monte Hellman.

Lyle U.
07-07-2009, 02:16 AM
However, on its own you're prepared for Death Proof and know Tarantino's penchant for long, drawn out dialogue scenes about his obsessions really well. You didn't just sit through a bloody, balls-to-wall zombie flick. It weirdly comes off more like a Jean Luc-Godard film via Brian DePalma and Monte Hellman.


I think that's an insult to Monte Hellman.

It took Tarantino 20 million dollars to make a film riffing on the worst of films produced for about 200, 000 or less. Did all of that money go to coke? I enjoyed PLANET TERROR. DEATH PROOF was just two hours of a cokehead's wet dream. I hear INGLORIOUS BASTARDS has been getting whittled away in hopes that it's not a one-two punch in the fiscal groins of the teetering-on-oblivion Weinstein Company. I think DEATH PROOF was the reason GRINDHOUSE tanked as badly as it did. It's just a hunch.

J.L. Carrozza
07-07-2009, 09:41 AM
The real problem is that people didn't "get" Grindhouse.

The normal American does not remember or (since many of today's movie-goers are teenage boys) or was ever even around to see movies at the sleazy, low-brow theaters of old. Many people watch movies on f***ing computers nowadays. Do you think most people would see a three hour film about a subject that they don't know about/doesn't interest them?

I agree that movies like Kill Bill and Grindhouse aren't that great because they more concerned with replicating aesthetics than telling a good story. Storytelling is cinema's true purpose.

Keith B.
07-07-2009, 10:12 AM
The real problem is that people didn't "get" Grindhouse.

The normal American does not remember or (since many of today's movie-goers are teenage boys) or was ever even around to see movies at the sleazy, low-brow theaters of old. Many people watch movies on f***ing computers nowadays. Do you think most people would see a three hour film about a subject that they don't know about/doesn't interest them?

I agree that movies like Kill Bill and Grindhouse aren't that great because they more concerned with replicating aesthetics than telling a good story. Storytelling is cinema's true purpose.

I agree with you 100 percent.

Also, the marketing for the film somehow failed to get across that GRINDHOUSE was 2 films. When I saw it in the theatre, about 70 percent of the audience left after PLANET TERROR. Of the 30 percent that remained, probably half of them left after watching 15-20 minutes of DEATH PROOF. There was no laughter or ANY kind of reaction to the fake previews. Despite the novel idea of having a double-feature, people just weren't interested or were unwilling to sit through 3 hours.

On another note, I agree with the critics who found it silly that 50-60 million dollars was spent in a homage to films that cost a fraction of that amount. My friend, after seeing GRINDHOUSE, said that they should have given Eli Roth and Rob Zombie a couple of million each to make feature-length versions of THANKSGIVING and WEREWOLF WOMEN. That would have been closer to the original conceit and they would have made some money off horror fans if not everyone else.

jefff
07-07-2009, 02:47 PM
FINALLY!!!

I've been waiting years for this! I put off getting the separate DVDs as I was hoping they would finally release the theatrical version that I saw in a lonely mutiplex.

Me too man! This was one of my favorite theatrical experiences.

jefff
07-07-2009, 02:57 PM
However, on its own you're prepared for Death Proof and know Tarantino's penchant for long, drawn out dialogue scenes about his obsessions really well. You didn't just sit through a bloody, balls-to-wall zombie flick. It weirdly comes off more like a Jean Luc-Godard film via Brian DePalma and Monte Hellman.

See, that's why I am weary about seeing the extended version. In Death Proof, I love the action scenes and the stuff with Kurt Russell, but I HATE the endless dialogue scenes of the girls sitting around and talking about typical Tarantino bullshit. They felt excruciatingly long in the theatrical version, and I can't imagine sitting through an even longer version of them in the extended cut.

I still like the rest of Death Proof a lot, but those scenes just feel like an ego trip to me. Planet Terror, however, I wouldn't mind seeing a longer version of.

I loved the experience of seeing Grindhouse in a theater (and I saw it in the perfect venure- an old ex-porno theater with sticky floors, holes in the screen, and mono sound!). Even if the movies themselves aren't masterpieces (they're still damn fun), it was the experience of seeing the whole show together that was really great.

Pete Bogh
07-07-2009, 03:57 PM
Very happy this is coming to blu-ray re-assembled. Hopefully they don't do something stupid and charge a ridiculous amount for it.

I had a really great time at GRINDHOUSE and certainly got my money's worth. In fact, I'd say GRINDHOUSE was the most bang-per dollar I've had at a first-run theater in a very, very long time, and I'm always surprised to see how much it is disliked here on this forum and elsewhere. I never gave the budget a single thought, but then again I never do when I'm having a good time.

Jennifer S.
07-09-2009, 03:31 AM
Just thought I'd add my take on Death Proof. Originally I felt the 'short' version in Grindhouse was to long and could use lots of trimming still(thinking it should get cut down to 70 minutes to cut out the slack). There were moments in it I liked, but it felt like it dragged far to much, especially with the annoying second set of characters. I was pretty into the film for the first half, then once the second set of characters were introduced, my interest dropped a bit as i wanted the film to keep moving forward instead of stopping for nonstop chit chat.

However, I then saw the extended version on dvd, and while I liked the film slightly more knowing what to expect this time around. It dragged way too much and I was playing 'editor' while viewing it thinking "cut" at various moments that just dragged on and on. It certainly was no fun sitting through this version of the film. For example the scene with the second set of characters, where the tough black woman and the stunt woman debate about taking the charger for a spin and playing that game she has in mind. The discussion goes on for exactly 10 minutes! The scene runs about 2 minutes in the Grindhouse cut.



I then saw Grindhouse for the second time last year, on StarzHD at a friends house who dvred it. It was fun seeing the real version of the film(s) again. Death Proof I did enjoy this time around and felt it worked wonderfully in that form. All the excess material I was thinking of cutting if I had my way with the extended version was deleted from the GH cut! And since the film played perfectly as is in that form, I couldn't think of anything to cut without ruining the film itself. The second set of characters still annoy me, but it's more tolerable in the GH cut than the extended cut...and the finale is awesome of course.

Planet Terror i think also works best in the GH version than the extended version. The pace is better, even if the additions are not as excessive as Death Proof in the extended. The added material did slow the pace down a bit,so it didn't have that 'oomph' as it did in theaters. The very few seconds of added gore that was cut in the theatrical version while cool, isn't enough for me to sit through the extended version of that film again. So I can't wait for Grindhouse to get a dvd release! It was certainly one of the funnest movie experiences I had at that time, and really got my moneys worth.

Lyle U.
07-09-2009, 04:53 AM
I'm thinking of taking DEATH PROOF and re-editing it into a good movie. I think, pared down to its actual story, it might make an acceptable 70 minute film, still have the, "we're going to pretend Tararantino is a genius by claiming he made it intentionally talky like most grindhouse films" (said by people who never possibly never spent time at a neighborhood grindhouse cinema between 1970-1985) quality apologists talk about - and it might actually be good. Not great. Impossible. But good. I figure the fifty minutes cut will long shots shots of feet and toes, people sitting around, and 30 minutes of Sidney Poitier's daughter blabbing in a desperate attempt at acting.

G.McIntyre
07-12-2009, 11:08 AM
Lyle U's Death Proof! You should record a 20 minute introduction for the film and give your review of it that way it takes it up to a proper 90 minute film.

Lyle U.
07-13-2009, 07:18 AM
Genuinely laughing out loud....:D Nearly drowned in my brandy. Cheers!

Bill Piper
08-12-2009, 12:53 AM
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3239

During the promotion of 'Inglourious Basterds,' Quentin Tarantino has told reporters that once his job with this film is done he plans to revisit and expand two of his movies, including a final 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair" and eventually the theatrical experience of 'Grindhouse', with a view to an eventual Blu-ray release.

'Kill Bill: the Whole Bloody Affair' is a cut that combines volumes 1 and 2 of the movie, and has some substantial differences with the versions released in the US and Europe, especially in the battle at the House of Blue Leaves. It has long since been rumored for home video, but never actually released.

Tarantino said that a "whole new section" has been done and added to the anime sequence. "I actually wrote a much longer script for the anime section during O-Ren's revenge chapter," explains the filmmaker. "Remember the guy with the long hair that kills her father? It's like, what happened to that dude? Well, I wrote it and it was the biggest, most elaborate thing I wrote — her taking him down."

Tarantino had the whole script for this sequence "written out shot for shot" but it was never produced at the time. Now Tarantino has persuaded producer Harvey Weinstein to make and insert this expanded sequence, and studio Production IG is animating it. Tarantino says that as soon as 'Inglourious Basterds' is "officially" behind him, he'll do the final supervision on the material.

On the other hand, it seems that the long-awaited theatrical cut of 'Grindhouse' might be farther off than we expected. Tarantino admitted, "We've just been lazy getting around to 'Grindhouse', the full edition." He didn't seem to be in a hurry, seeing that the theatrical cut has proven to be very popular with midnight showings all around the world.

Ian Z.
08-12-2009, 10:19 AM
Sheesh. I still can't comprehend how a movie made in this day and age can't make it to home video in its original theatrical version. By the time they put it out, I'll be too old to care anymore.

Nick Schwartz
08-12-2009, 05:11 PM
I'm thinking of taking DEATH PROOF and re-editing it into a good movie. I think, pared down to its actual story, it might make an acceptable 70 minute film, still have the, "we're going to pretend Tararantino is a genius by claiming he made it intentionally talky like most grindhouse films" (said by people who never possibly never spent time at a neighborhood grindhouse cinema between 1970-1985) quality apologists talk about - and it might actually be good. Not great. Impossible. But good. I figure the fifty minutes cut will long shots shots of feet and toes, people sitting around, and 30 minutes of Sidney Poitier's daughter blabbing in a desperate attempt at acting.

So you're just going to reduce the first half of the movie into a ten minute prologue that has the crash and the explanation for Mike's character, and then play the rest of the movie sans all the bullshit talking?

It'll be a very taut forty minute movie, really.

Shane K
10-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Looks like they're now pushing for a December 15th release... the same as Inglourious Basterds.

Bill Piper
10-03-2009, 11:42 PM
source?

Shane K
10-03-2009, 11:59 PM
http://www.dvdaf.com/search.html?imdb=0133556-0&rgn=us&med=b&init_form=str0_imdb_0133556-0*rgn_us*med_b

I know that just because it's on DVDAF doesn't mean it's set in stone, but they're usually very reliable. BTW, nice Galaxy Invader avatar Bill! :)

Bill Piper
10-04-2009, 07:42 PM
Thanks! If only Galaxy Invader could make it's blu-ray debut, I'd be a happy camper! :D

Keith B.
10-29-2009, 09:24 AM
Has anyone picked up the Blu-Ray of PLANET TERROR? I'm interested in how the "scratch-free" version plays out.

Jeffrey Allen Rydell
10-29-2009, 09:40 AM
Has anyone picked up the Blu-Ray of PLANET TERROR? I'm interested in how the "scratch-free" version plays out.
Pristine!

Ralph Romero
10-29-2009, 11:25 AM
Pristine!

Does it look like film or HD video? The "video" look is a major turnoff for me!

Jeffrey Allen Rydell
10-29-2009, 09:07 PM
Does it look like film or HD video? The "video" look is a major turnoff for me!
I ain't seen, I was just goofing cuz of course it looks pristine without fakey print damage! But PLANET TERROR was shot on HD, so...

Ian Z.
10-30-2009, 12:47 PM
PT on Blu should be coming to me via Netflix shortly. If no one comments by then, I'll put in my two cents. I sure as heck won't be buying either of these titles until they put them out properly!

Keith B.
10-30-2009, 01:13 PM
PT on Blu should be coming to me via Netflix shortly. If no one comments by then, I'll put in my two cents. I sure as heck won't be buying either of these titles until they put them out properly!


Please do put in your two cents, Ian. I can't even Netflix the title cause I'm in the process of moving and my Blu-Ray player is already packed.

Ian Z.
11-10-2009, 12:40 PM
Has anyone picked up the Blu-Ray of PLANET TERROR? I'm interested in how the "scratch-free" version plays out.

I rented PLANET TERROR the other day but being ignorant that there are two versions of the film on the disc, I just played the default version which is the scratchy cut. It wasn't until after I checked the Special Features and found that a scratch free cut could be played, so I only fast-forwarded through that to get an idea on how it looked.

The scratchy cut really doesn't show off the Blu-Ray capabilities because of course it is made to look like old film, so it's dark in spots and fairly full of grain. I'd be shocked if it was a big improvement over the DVD. But don't get me wrong - these film-like effects work well and bring a charm to the film.

As for the scratch-free cut, it doesn't look too digital at all to me, because even though the scratches are missing, the grain and some of the other effects processing is still there. In fact, all of the jump cuts are there including the missing reel (and the fake damage before and after that bit), so to me that version is kinda half-assed. If it was completely devoid of such cuts and was actually a different edit of the film, that would be pretty interesting. But since some of the effects are still there, it's not quite as if you're just watching a non-Grindhouse version of the film IMO.

Incidentally, is there a list anywhere of scenes that are in the DVD/Blu-Ray version that were not in the theatrical version? I knew the film wasn't that long in the theater (100+ minutes), but even though there were some bits I didn't recall, I couldn't clearly pick out what was added to this version. I kinda expected all the new material to be in that whole "missing reel" section, however, that part plays out just as I believed it did in the theatrical version.

Ryan Clark
11-10-2009, 02:20 PM
I kinda expected all the new material to be in that whole "missing reel" section, however, that part plays out just as I believed it did in the theatrical version.

There is no footage missing from the film during the missing reel. Rodriguez wrote the missing reel into the screenplay -- he purposely structured it with that huge gap in the story.

Keith B.
11-11-2009, 08:43 AM
I'm 99% sure that the extra footage consists of scene extensions and transitional shots. A few extra bits here and there, but no new scenes added.

Thanks for your run-down, Ian. Sounds like the "scratch-free" version is just a bullshit "incentive" to get people to double-dip. I'll wait until the theatrical cut of GRINDHOUSE gets a proper Blu-Ray release.

Luis Domenech
11-11-2009, 10:16 AM
I'm not a technical expert so I need to ask - would both features fit comfortably on one Blu-ray disc, along with all the extras? I always thought most of the fluff that passed as extras would easily fit on one DVD but then the studios wouldn't have a reason to charge more if it was just one disc. I'm tempted to buy the current BDs of these movies but something tells me I should hold off - should I?

Derrick King
07-05-2010, 01:14 PM
Edgar Wright posted the following on his twitter account:

So, get this, tomorrow I am doing a commentary on 'Don't'. Some of you will know what that means is finally happening.

Sean B
07-05-2010, 06:24 PM
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But the cat ain't in the bag yet. I'll believe it when I'm holding it. On Bluray, no less.:)

Aaron G
07-05-2010, 06:43 PM
Are you expecting a full-blown whole enchilada version of GRINDHOUSE on BluRay? DON'T
Are you gonna type a rant about it on the internerd? DON'T!!!
Are you gonna do a pee before bedtime ? DON'T
Are you gonna take a dump? DON'T
Get drunk again? DON'T!
Are you gonna see the SAW movies? DON'T! DON'T! DON'T!

Absolute, side splitting HORROR!

DON'T! DON'! DON'T!

Mike DiRoma
07-13-2010, 06:50 PM
70th post, and look where it is...
Sad to say, THIS release will be the one that spurs me on to get a BR player. (sad cuz I don't wanna spring for the OOP Japanese box, sad cuz I don't yet have a multi-region dvd player anyway.)

Darcy Parker
07-14-2010, 12:11 AM
70th post, and look where it is...
Sad to say, THIS release will be the one that spurs me on to get a BR player. (sad cuz I don't wanna spring for the OOP Japanese box, sad cuz I don't yet have a multi-region dvd player anyway.)

Japan and North America are the same region for Blu-Ray, Region A.

AdamTyner
07-14-2010, 08:41 AM
Japan and North America are the same region for Blu-Ray, Region A.Right, but the Japanese set he's talking about is on DVD.

N Boros
07-14-2010, 11:27 AM
I'm not expecting this release anytime soon. Where is the Whole Boody Affair (Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2 together as one with the House of Blue Leaves restored to color)? There have been talks about that happening right after the two films came out theatrically and we have seen nothing but posts on websites followed quickly by delays. I would be interested in seeing Grindhouse as it was theatrically since I missed it in the theater. Just as I would really enjoy seeing Kill Bill as it was originally intended. Maybe we'll be lucky and they be released on the 10th anniversary or something. But, with Grindhouse, if they were smart, they will time the disc release with the disc release of Machete.

Luis Domenech
07-14-2010, 11:46 AM
By the time they finally release this nobody's gonna give a fuck about it. Then they'll be crying about how people aren't buying DVDs anymore.

Darcy Parker
07-14-2010, 12:12 PM
Right, but the Japanese set he's talking about is on DVD.

Ah, I misunderstood.

Mike DiRoma
07-15-2010, 06:06 AM
Sorry- should have clarified about the Jap box being dvd. If it was already on Blu, I'd have bought it...

Mike DiRoma
07-15-2010, 06:08 AM
But, with Grindhouse, if they were smart, they will time the disc release with the disc release of Machete.

YEAH! Now THAT would make sense! How come nobody seems to EVER try to cross-promote anymore?

AdamTyner
07-15-2010, 08:47 AM
I'm not expecting this release anytime soon.It's coming on October 5th: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003VMFWYI/

Derrick King
07-15-2010, 01:28 PM
I wonder if Amazon has the wrong price listed? $20 seems kind of inexpensive

BrentLeeW
07-15-2010, 02:11 PM
I wonder if Amazon has the wrong price listed? $20 seems kind of inexpensive

That's the right price according to this link:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4883

John Egan
07-15-2010, 11:19 PM
aaaand it's gone.

$40 discounted to $28 now. The earlier price reported everywhere was was a cruel error.

Derrick King
07-15-2010, 11:42 PM
I got it preordered when it was $13.99, I hope amazon honors that price.

Ben Gart
07-15-2010, 11:44 PM
Ditto re 13.99.

Eric B
07-16-2010, 02:51 AM
$13.99 here too. I preordered it this morning as soon as I saw the news at blu-ray.com.

N Boros
07-16-2010, 11:05 AM
It's coming on October 5th: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003VMFWYI/

This link doesn't make a lot of sense. It lists two actors as Cheech Marin and Danny Trejo. They are starring in Machete, so they were in the trailer between the two films when they played theatrically. But, they aren't the stars of the either movies. I don't think they even did a cameo or anything. This was why I didn't jump to pre-ordering it for $13.99, because I'm not sure what this amazon listing is.

AdamTyner
07-16-2010, 11:44 AM
This link doesn't make a lot of sense. It lists two actors as Cheech Marin and Danny Trejo. They are starring in Machete, so they were in the trailer between the two films when they played theatrically. No, Machete was the first thing that played...it played before Planet Terror, not between PT and Death Proof like the other trailers.

Remember that Amazon owns the IMDb, and Marin and Trejo are the first actors credited on the IMDb entry for Grindhouse. That could've had an influence. They might have been listed first in the end credits for Grindhouse, but I really couldn't say.

In general, Amazon's cast listings are pretty worthless. You see stuff like this on a not-insubstantial number of titles. They list the star of Super Troopers, just looking at one random example on my Amazon Wish List, as being Lynda Carter. They list the stars of The Princess Bride as being Andre the Giant and Betsy Brantley.

What else about the link doesn't make sense?

Luis Domenech
07-16-2010, 01:22 PM
So, is this actually the long-in-development Ultimate Edition version that's coming out with the fake trailers and such? I already have both of these on Blu and I see no point in buying them again.

AdamTyner
07-16-2010, 01:38 PM
So, is this actually the long-in-development Ultimate Edition version that's coming out with the fake trailers and such?Edgar Wright tweeted about how he'd just recorded a commentary for Don't, and then there's the cooking school featurette that Robert Rodriguez said was being done expressly for the Grindhouse DVD/Blu-ray set, so all signs point to "yes".

Marshall Crist
07-16-2010, 02:15 PM
I guess my main question is will the Rob Zombie trailer be uncut? Yes = buy, no = most likely won't buy.

N Boros
07-17-2010, 08:45 AM
What else about the link doesn't make sense?
Before all we had was a title with the two actors in Machete listed as actors, no product discription, no picture. That's what didn't make sense to me. Now things are corrected on the link.

Aaron G
07-17-2010, 10:50 AM
I am feeling quietly excited about this release and my first Tarantino/Rodriguez in HD BD DTS HD orgy. Yes.

Paul H
08-10-2010, 04:55 PM
Extras:


Disc 1 - Theatrical Exhibition:

* Grindhouse Feature (Planet Terror)
* Intermission Cards
* Don't Trailer
* Werewolf Women of the S.S Trailer
* Thanksgiving Trailer
* Grindhouse Feature (Death Proof)

Disc 2
Planet Terror

* Robert Rodriguez's 10-Minute Film School
* The Badass Babes of Planet Terror
* The Guys of Planet Terror
* Casting Rebel
* Sickos, Bullets, And Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
* The Friend, The Doctor, and the Real Estate Agent
* Planet Terror Poster Gallery

Death Proof

* Stunts On Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
* Quentin's Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
* The Guys of Death Proof
* Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
* Finding Quentin's Gals
* The Uncut Version of "Baby, It's You" performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
* Introducing Zoe Bell
* Double Dare Trailer
* Death Proof Extended Music
* Death Proof Poster Gallery

Blu-Ray exclusive bonus features:

* Robert Rodriguez's 10-Minute Cooking School
* The Makeup Effects of Planet Terror
* The Hot Rods of Death Proof
* From Texas to Tennessee: The Production Design of Death Proof
* Trailers
* Extended Werewolf Women of The SS Trailer
* View Extended Cut Of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer with Commentary by Director Rob Zombie
* The Making Of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer
* Extended Don't Trailer
* View Extended Cut Of Don't Trailer with Commentary by Director Edgar Wright
* The Making of Don't Trailer
* Don't Storyboard/Trailer Comparison
* View Don't Storyboard/Trailer Comparison with Commentary by Director Edgar Wright
* Don't Storyboards Still Gallery
* Don't Poster
* The Making of Thanksgiving Trailer
* New York Times Talk with Quention Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg at Comic Con 2006 Featuring the Directors and Cast of Grindhouse
* Grindhouse Trailer Contest Winner Hobo With A Shotgun

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=16148

Marshall Crist
08-10-2010, 05:28 PM
Well, on the plus side, it APPEARS that the longer version of the WEREWOLF WOMEN trailer will be included, albeit as a special feature outside of the movie. I would have to say that it looks like the MACHETE trailer is not included.

That would be ridiculous.

Eric B
08-10-2010, 07:37 PM
So looking at the specs I wonder if it's safe to sell off my BDs of PLANET TERROR and DEATH PROOF and not lose anything?

Paul H
08-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Well, on the plus side, it APPEARS that the longer version of the WEREWOLF WOMEN trailer will be included, albeit as a special feature outside of the movie. I would have to say that it looks like the MACHETE trailer is not included.

That would be ridiculous.

I think the MACHETE trailer is included as part of PLANET TERROR it was on the SD and BDs. It played before PLANET TERROR.

Eric B
08-10-2010, 10:42 PM
The MACHETE trailer is at the beginning of GRINDHOUSE. I took a day off work the week before or after Easter that Friday to see it open at the Continental in Denver. Shit, I think it opened on Good Friday! Good move!

There were only like ten other guys there. I wish I done another viewing during prime Friday or Saturday hours.

I had a great time watching it. I bought that hardback book with the PLANET TERROR script and production photos. I also have the super-ultra-cool Japanese GRINDHOUSE DVD box set.

I don't know but feel in my gut that MACHETE will be there. Imagine the hue and cry if it weren't.

I'm wondering how PLANET TERROR and DEATH PROOF and all their extras are going to fit on one Blu-ray.

Terry Carpenter
08-10-2010, 10:55 PM
Blu-Ray exclusive bonus features and no commentaries on the main films? ....ugh.

Mike DiRoma
08-11-2010, 06:49 AM
I think the MACHETE trailer is included as part of PLANET TERROR it was on the SD and BDs. It played before PLANET TERROR.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the MACHETE trailer is PART of RT's film. Plus, how STUPID would it be to leave that off, if the real film is coming out?

Oh, right, look who we're talking about. Never mind...

Richard C
08-11-2010, 07:08 AM
There's a comment on Amazon dated 10 Aug:

"Unfortunately I heard they are omitting the "Machete" trailer from the beginning because the real movie is coming out soon or some hooey. I think that's crap."

Not sure where this person heard this and whether they are talking bollocks but I thought I'd point it out.

Todd J
08-11-2010, 07:58 AM
no commentary? at least by Rodriguez? WTF?

Keith B.
08-11-2010, 11:29 AM
I'll be disappointed if MACHETE is deleted for some dumbass promotional reason. I really do want this original theatrical cut on BD (the Japanese disc's PQ is pretty lame) as I prefer the short versions to the extended cuts.

Chris Koenig
08-11-2010, 11:36 AM
So then, is "Grindhouse" being released on Blu-Ray only? If so, then color me disappointed that a DVD release isn't in order. Don't get me wrong; I intend to go Blu-Ray once my DVD player goes dead on me, and that might be a while, but at the same time the DVD market isn't completely dead and it seems a bit crude for this to get a Blu-Ray release only.

Keith B.
08-11-2010, 11:40 AM
So then, is "Grindhouse" being released on Blu-Ray only? If so, then color me disappointed that a DVD release isn't in order. Don't get me wrong; I intend to go Blu-Ray once my DVD player goes dead on me, and that might be a while, but at the same time the DVD market isn't completely dead and it seems a bit crude for this to get a Blu-Ray release only.

Yeah, Amazon only has a listing for the Blu-Ray. I agree with you, it should be released on DVD as well....lots of people haven't made the jump to Blu-Ray yet. Hell, I'm the only person in my family and circle of friends who has a player.

Darcy Parker
08-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Yeah, Amazon only has a listing for the Blu-Ray. I agree with you, it should be released on DVD as well....lots of people haven't made the jump to Blu-Ray yet. Hell, I'm the only person in my family and circle of friends who has a player.

It's called pushing a format. You put stuff out on it exclusively, or in a better package to encourage people to buy it. Same happened with the VHS to DVD transition. Personally, as a Blu-Ray owner, I like when the studios maximize the releases in the format and use all the space for extras, and if they can't put it all on DVD, oh well. Limitations of one format shouldn't stop another format from getting the best product it can.

Benjamin C
08-11-2010, 11:51 AM
* Extended Werewolf Women of The SS Trailer
* View Extended Cut Of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer with Commentary by Director Rob Zombie
* The Making Of Werewolf Women of the SS Trailer

These extras alone are the reason for me to buy the new BD release. But of course the chance to see both movies in their original presentation is another plus. I also own the japanese boxset but the video quality is somewhat dissapointing. Im sure the blu ray release will be infinitly better and alot less expensive. Id say count me in!

Keith B.
08-11-2010, 12:37 PM
It's called pushing a format. You put stuff out on it exclusively, or in a better package to encourage people to buy it. Same happened with the VHS to DVD transition. Personally, as a Blu-Ray owner, I like when the studios maximize the releases in the format and use all the space for extras, and if they can't put it all on DVD, oh well. Limitations of one format shouldn't stop another format from getting the best product it can.

I agree with you about maximizing the Blu-Ray releases to attact people.....I would just think that they'd want to cover all available markets (and profits), seeing how DVD isn't quite dead yet. Even just releasing a barebones DVD of the theatrical cut, I assume they'd make a couple of bucks.

Darcy Parker
08-11-2010, 07:12 PM
I agree with you about maximizing the Blu-Ray releases to attact people.....I would just think that they'd want to cover all available markets (and profits), seeing how DVD isn't quite dead yet. Even just releasing a barebones DVD of the theatrical cut, I assume they'd make a couple of bucks.

Judging by the stacks of both single releases clogging $4.99 bins in supermarkets and Wal-Marts around here, there may not be the interest to justify a new release on DVD.

Eric B
08-11-2010, 09:53 PM
I think I misunderstood the specs when I first looked at them. The GRINDHOUSE Blu-ray doesn't include as bonus features the versions of PLANET TERROR and DEATH PROOF previously released. It has those disc's special features on the second disc along with a few new features. Does that sound right?

Paul H
08-11-2010, 10:07 PM
I think your right Eric.

Marc Edward Heuck
08-11-2010, 11:30 PM
The Digital Bits has reported that the MACHETE trailer will ultimately appear on the DVD of MACHETE the movie. Rodriguez appears to have fallen out with the Weinsteins, though he is directing another SPY KIDS installment; perhaps he agreed to do that franchise film for them in exchange for being able to take all his MACHETE materials to Fox when he sold them the finished film.

Marshall Crist
08-11-2010, 11:40 PM
Well fuck a doodle doo.

Sean B
08-12-2010, 08:34 AM
So.....technically....this won't be the complete GIRNDHOUSE as seen in theaters....good grief.

Keith B.
08-12-2010, 09:08 AM
What a letdown. They're including HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN but not MACHETE?

Luis Domenech
08-12-2010, 10:15 AM
Judging from photos of the packaging it looks like they're using DVD-sized cases for this release. I'm just gonna use an empty four-disc case I've got lying around to put these new discs in along with the previous extended edition blu-rays for an instant "definitive edition". I'm enough of a fan of these movies to double dip on them. Now if only they'd release that fabled Kill Bill: Whole Bloody Affair...

R. Olson
08-12-2010, 11:55 AM
Just makes me even more glad that I picked up the supreme Japanese Grindhouse box set that came out some years ago! :D

Ian Z.
08-12-2010, 05:15 PM
I'll still get this, but it sure is stupid that the Machete trailer won't be in the theatrical version considering it was one of the best parts of the damn theatrical version!!!

Oh well, I'll take what I can get I guess.

Paul H
08-12-2010, 05:29 PM
From DVD Talk and AVS Forum:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10318742-post231.html

Marshall Crist
08-12-2010, 05:33 PM
I think I may but this now.

Terry Carpenter
08-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Now if only they'd release that fabled Kill Bill: Whole Bloody Affair...


I'm with you on that one, I'm also just glad that no-one announced an even more impressive edition of Inglourious Basterds so we'd wait another 4-5 years for. Although eventually I'm sure it will happen.

Also, I'm glad that the Machete trailer is on the thing even though I'm less than thrilled about the 'only' Blu-Ray extras, but that's more qualms with Sony and the format itself.

Derrick King
09-24-2010, 02:44 PM
The GRINDHOUSE Blu-Ray only has a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, at a bitrate of 448 kbps. (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5204)

Darcy Parker
09-24-2010, 08:06 PM
I'm with you on that one, I'm also just glad that no-one announced an even more impressive edition of Inglourious Basterds so we'd wait another 4-5 years for. Although eventually I'm sure it will happen.

Also, I'm glad that the Machete trailer is on the thing even though I'm less than thrilled about the 'only' Blu-Ray extras, but that's more qualms with Sony and the format itself.

How the fuck is a decision made by the Weinsteins anything to do with Sony?

Bill Piper
09-24-2010, 08:27 PM
Vivendi Entertainment is releasing this disc. The Weinsteins are in a world of hurt right now and have sold off the rights to some (if not all) their movies.

Marshall Crist
09-24-2010, 08:51 PM
I wonder if those choads are still sitting on all those HK movies.

Mike DiRoma
10-11-2010, 07:39 AM
Bought it, watched it. The movie looks lovely. Anybody know what the BD-Live extras are? Cuz unless it's an Easter Egg, I can't seem to find the original theatrical GRINDHOUSE Trailer. Is it on any other dvds?

Xenia Z
10-12-2010, 01:07 PM
Im waiting for the blu ray in the mail from amazon. Never saw the theatrical version, just the extended cuts. Im very anxious to see it.

Darcy Parker
10-12-2010, 10:09 PM
Judging from photos of the packaging it looks like they're using DVD-sized cases for this release. I'm just gonna use an empty four-disc case I've got lying around to put these new discs in along with the previous extended edition blu-rays for an instant "definitive edition". I'm enough of a fan of these movies to double dip on them. Now if only they'd release that fabled Kill Bill: Whole Bloody Affair...

The Canadian release is in Blu-Ray size cases.

Ben Gart
10-12-2010, 11:01 PM
No, Luis, it's a regular, single-sized blu-ray case. With a slipcase though.

Xenia Z
10-13-2010, 03:05 PM
While Im waiting for mine to arrive in the mail I have to ask. Is the picture quality similar to the extended versions, or diffrent ?

Luis Domenech
10-13-2010, 03:49 PM
No, Luis, it's a regular, single-sized blu-ray case. With a slipcase though.

Just got this - looks like I'll need to hunt for a four-disc Blu-ray case. Suggestions for a retailer that's got 'em, Ben? On a related note, does Vivendi have the rights to Kill Bill as well, anyone know? They look to be like they'll be major players distributing titles in the future. As long as they keep putting out quality products like this Grindhouse release I'll look forward to future Blu-rays from them.

Aaron G
10-13-2010, 05:33 PM
I'd really like to get this but I heard that the Audio is just shit Dolby digital 5.1 and nothing else...this is quite disappointing, I mean I can get that 'entry level' audio off a HiDef torrent.

The idiots that released this half-arsed release shouldn't cry foul when people download pirated torrents that offer quality just as good as their product...

Pete Bogh
10-13-2010, 06:23 PM
Is the picture quality similar to the extended versions, or diffrent ?

There isn't a scratch-free version on the new disc, but the default distressed version looks to be the exact same as the 'scratched' versions on Planet Terror & Death Proof:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews33/planet_terror.htm

Xenia Z
10-15-2010, 06:56 AM
Thanks Pete, still waiting for my copy to show up in the mail.:mad:

Xenia Z
10-18-2010, 11:55 AM
Got mine in the mail today. The audio is really weak. This is the first blu ray where I had to turn up my tv volume to 100 , just to hear at an acceptable level. Even the dvd extensions had louder sound, weird.

N Boros
10-27-2010, 01:44 PM
I just watched this over the weekend and was also disappointed to find that there is only a 480 kbps English Dolby Digital track. They could have left off the French audio track and just put on some subtitles and easy fit a higher bit rate Dolby Digital track, if not a Dolby TrueHD track. I thought that the audio on Planet Terror was okay, by very good on Deathproof, even though it was lossy. I'm happy with the purchase overall, especially for the price, but it could have better. With the Weinstein's I wouldn't hold your breath though. We're lucky that Grindhouse even saw the light of day.

Xenia Z
10-27-2010, 03:12 PM
Am I the only one, who finds the extras menu on disc 2 hard to navigate ?

Andy Copp
11-11-2010, 05:07 PM
So what exactly ended up being the extras on this set? Did the extended trailers make it? Commentaries on the trailers? Was the Machete trailer ultimately left off or was that internet gossip? I have the old Japanese box set and am really happy with that and need some new features to make this extra purchase...

Ian Z.
11-12-2010, 03:40 PM
I find it interesting that after many people said they were waiting and waiting for the theatrical version to hit Blu-Ray, there doesn't seem to be much interest or detailed comment here about this release.

But I guess I can't judge, as I've bought the disc but haven't spent the time to watch it yet myself.

Marshall Crist
11-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Just ordered it. Hasn't shipped yet. Was waiting for a decent price.

Frankie T.
11-13-2010, 04:56 AM
So what exactly ended up being the extras on this set? Did the extended trailers make it? Commentaries on the trailers? Was the Machete trailer ultimately left off or was that internet gossip? I have the old Japanese box set and am really happy with that and need some new features to make this extra purchase...

Machete trailer is on the BD release. Starts before Planet Terror.

List of Extras are the bottom of this review:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Grindhouse-Double-Feature-Blu-ray/13607/#Review


I find it interesting that after many people said they were waiting and waiting for the theatrical version to hit Blu-Ray, there doesn't seem to be much interest or detailed comment here about this release.

But I guess I can't judge, as I've bought the disc but haven't spent the time to watch it yet myself.

There were lots of people who were disappointed with the Audio on the release.

Also there are a lot of people who are waiting for a price drop (some that didn't get in on the Amazon price mistake). I would assume most own the Extended DVD/BD releases and are just waiting for a price drop?

I haven't really had the time to dig into the set. I bought the Japanese R2 Box Set maybe a month or two before the BD release, mostly for the really great packaging.

I bought the BD release (not patient enough for a price drop) not too long ago but have only watched Planet Terror.

Really haven't had the time to dig into either set :)

Brian L
11-13-2010, 08:54 AM
I'm waiting for the $10 mark like I do most other titles, especially ones from Dimension.

Marshall Crist
11-17-2010, 01:47 AM
I now have this thing. Nice to have the trailers. The longer version of WEREWOLF WOMEN is five minutes long. The shots of Udo Kier crying during the cabaret song crack me up, due to their resounding truth. The "longer" DON'T trailer is virtually indistinguishable. There is no longer THANKSGIVING trailer.

Is there any reason at all to hold on to my PLANET TERROR DVD at this point?

Derrick King
11-17-2010, 02:23 AM
I think the individual release of PLANET TERROR might be gorier, but I haven't compared the two cuts.

Christoffer S
04-15-2011, 03:12 PM
I like the idea of a scratch free Planet Terror. (Horrible fucking idea with the scratches to begin with), but Death Proof can just go fuck itself. QT tries to make an exploitation film withouth understanding that in exploitation you need a hook in the beginning to get interest up for the dull cheap moments, and instead does a craptacular talkfest. A fucking whitetrash pothead is what he is, and why critics love his films so much is beyond me.