‘Grindhouse’ movie review: full drive-in feature now available in Czech Republic


At long last, after being separated into 2 movies for its initial release, cinema-goers in the Czech Republic can finally see the Tarantino-Rodriguez double-feature Grindhouse the way it was originally intended to be seen: a single 3+ hour experience.

An ode to the drive-in exploitation days, film presents Robert Rodriguez´ longish-but-fun splatterhouse zombie flick Planet Terror first, followed by Tarantino´s dead-on authentic grindhouse send-up, Death Proof.

Interspersed between the films are hilarious, note-perfect fake movie trailers from Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, and Eli Roth; my favorite: Roth´s unbearably funny Thanksgiving.

While the artistic merits of the film(s) can be debated, the double-feature experience unquestionably delivers the goods, and perfectly achieves what it set out to do: faithfully re-create that old Grindhouse feeling.

Check out my full reviews for the individual films below:



Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at expats.cz and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at MaArtial.com.

6 Responses

  1. I saw Grindhouse at Kino Aero in Prague when the full double-feature finally was released, and it remains one of my most memorable experiences at the cinema. Neither Planet Terror nor Death Proof were all that great on their own, but the whole grindhouse experience with the fake trailers was something special and I believe accurately recreated the kind of experience that we don’t get at the movies anymore.

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