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Grindhouse to be split-up for DVD ?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Mark Silver, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Jeff Cooper

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    Quentin Tarentino was interviewed on KROQ this morning, and according to him "the first go around" on DVD will be separate films on separate releases with added footage. He said that Death Proof would get approximately 30 minutes more added in, and Planet Terror would get approximately 20 minutes added back in. He didn't specifically say anything about future releases after the initial release, but he did use the terminology in quotes above.
     
  2. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Go check out the review in Entertainment Weekly. Owen Glieberman is the only one who seems to have gotten it right and TWC should have used his review to promote Grindhouse.
     
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    Death Proof (Widescreen Version) [DVD] (2007)
    Presented here as the extended version submitted to the Cannes Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino's half of the "Grindhouse" double feature stars Kurt Russell as a psychotic stunt driver who uses his souped-up movie car to stalk and kill unsuspecting young women. But Russell gets more than he bargained for when he targets a group of girls with a deadly fast ride of their own and a crazy streak almost as long as his, setting the stage for a breakneck chase on a windy rural road.

    Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Zoe Bell also star.
    Extended version.
    Widescreen;
    Soundtrack: English.
    Two-disc set.
    Category: Action & Adventure
    Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Cast: Michael Bacall, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Jonathan Loughran, Rose McGowan, Tim Murphy, James Parks, Michael Parks, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Eli Roth, Kurt Russell, Marley Shelton, Monica Staggs, Quentin Tarantino, Tracie Thoms

    Available: 09/18/07
    Rated: NR

    Link:
    turnerclassic.moviesunlimited.com/product.asp?sku=D55291++
     
  4. TravisR

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    Hope that info is right. Death Proof had alot cut from it and I'd love to see it back in there.

    *Cue many posts of "Extended? It's already too long" or "They need to shorten it"*
     
  5. Ric Easton

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    Separate releases? Bummer. I wanted to see it as folks in the theaters did.
     
  6. Lord Dalek

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    Hosed by the Weinsteins again...
     
  7. Stephen_J_H

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    You know there will be an inevitable double-dip with a "deluxe version" including "the original Grindhouse experience."
     
  8. oscar_merkx

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    hopefully we get to see the full glory soon in the UK
     
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    I thought they would at least have the decency to release them on the same day, why only death proof mentioned ???
     
  10. WillG

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    I wonder how they are going to handle the fake trailers and the "Coming Attractions" bumpers
     
  11. Jeff Newcomb

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    I suppose that I'm in the minority, in that I am happy the films are being released this way. The full "Grindhouse" theatrical experience was fun, but for me it was really just a cool marketing gimmick. The tone and technique of the films is so disparate, that I've never really bought the notion that they are one picture. I suppose I'm also satiated in that I found Death Proof vastly superior to Planet Terror, and don't really have any interest in owning the latter. Hopefully though, all of the trailers and bumpers will be available with both films (as supplements, if nothing else) to satisfy those of us who just want one of the films.

    I imagine that Planet Terror will be released around the same time, if not on the same day. It is possible though, that Rodriguez wants time to prepare an extended version, or perhaps to finish Machete, to include on his set. Tarantino already took the time to flesh out Death Proof, since it was going to Cannes. I'm sure the Weinsteins are releasing it when they are in order to tie in with their release of the Kill Bill special edition.
     
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    This is all just too damned bad. GRINDHOUSE was the most fun I've had in a theater in a long time. The fact that the films were so different is *exactly* why it was so much fun. This was a common occurrence in actual Grindhouse theaters in the '70s. I'll buy both discs because I enjoyed both films for what they were, but I'm really glad that I got to see GRINDHOUSE in its intended form. Screw the Weinsteins. They mess up things more often than they get them right.
     
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    I think the blame can shared by more than just the Weinsteins. It's a pretty safe bet that if Tarantino and Rodriguez demanded that the movies come out together on DVD, it would have happened but they all know they can make more money by releasing it multiple times.
     
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    Just like the multiple Kill Bill releases that we were supposed to get? [​IMG]
     
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    The Whole Bloody Affair DVD is rumored to be coming out the same day as Death Proof.
     
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    Hmmm, they'll be taking two films apart and putting another two together on the same day.
     
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    That stinks. I unfortunately never got to see it in the theater. I was hoping to at least experience it in my own home. So much for that. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, if it's any consolation, I would imagine this would a perfect candidate for fan edits. Just Sayin'
     
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    I saw Grindhouse in theaters and LOVED it.. I didn't dig Death Proof as much as Planet Terror, but both were still spectacular films.. this DVD release blows.
     
  20. Ric Easton

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    What was probably going to be a blind buy, now may be a couple of rentals... Maybe. Like I said, I would have preferred the whole movie going experience. (Hey, I even like Warner Bros. "Night at the Movies" features!)
     

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