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: