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19th February 2007 14:49  #1

silenzio Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 30
GrindHouse seperated!?!?
If you live in a non-english area, like Hungary, Czech Republic, Turkey or whatever, you will have to watch the Rodriguez and Tarantino segments seperately and possible months apart. This is total bulls*it, that was the whole point of the f*cking film, two films back-to-back! So possibly no fake trailers, no missing reels, looks like I'll wait for the dvd and watch it the proper way!

19th February 2007 14:50  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Hold on a tick. What's your info based on?

19th February 2007 14:50  #3

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Kill Bill all over again...

19th February 2007 21:11  #4

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
what do you expect, they dont give a damn about the movies, they only care for the names attached which results into the money those jerks (distribution studios) make, so they are seeing it as a double profit at no extra expense, I mean, new Quentin Tarantino AND Robert Rodriguez films? they will make mountains of cash by seperating the two. sad really, Rodriguez and  Tarantino's dream project will be ruined in the process....such a shame...

19th February 2007 21:15  #5

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Again, what are you basing any of this on?

19th February 2007 21:19  #6

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
Im in Cyprus too as you, and I havent heard anything..

19th February 2007 21:48  #7

silenzio Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 30

19th February 2007 22:15  #8

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
This is old news my friend... People have been freaking about this for awhile. This isn't going to affect the North American or British versions if it's true anyways, so no one here or across the pond should be worried. I agree it's stupid (if it's true) and it does take away from the whole point of the movie. But that's why DVD is so great. Oh and an IMDb message board is the most reliable source out there, live by it, it is the new bible.

How many "Dream projects" has Tarantino had now? I'm not that big a fan of Tarantino, I thought "Kill Bill" was pretty good and "Pulp Fiction" was just ok (I liked them both, but PF is overrated). I just don't find he does anything except "be cool" in his movies. All of them are just tributes to older movies, which is fine, I respect that, but when they're hailed as some of the best movies ever made... I dunno, I just hate hearing it.

Can't wait for "Grind House" though. Happy

20th February 2007 0:55  #9

Anthony Tan Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 62
Good and bad really, here's what I heard from Variety:

"We might be taking this whole Grindhouse campaign for granted here in the States; after all this was the home to double feature theaters showcasing all sorts of great exploitation films of the 70’s. But those outside of the U.S. have no idea what those places were like, so they’re likely not to get the marketing ploy of having the films play back to back.

So some foreign markets (mostly non-English speaking ones) will be seeing the films one at a time, likely 3 to 5 months apart from one another, according to a new story in Variety [3]. The films will be shown as Grindhouse: Planet Terror and Grindhouse: Death Proof, which will likely confuse people even more. Why keep the Grindhouse moniker if they’re losing the concept?

The nice thing for those foreign markets is that they’ll probably get additional footage in their prints that won't be seen in ours, at least not until the big 3-disc DVD set that is likely planned. For the Weinsteins it works out pretty well, too, since they’ll be able to rake in cash from two films, released months apart, instead of just one.

So I guess it’ll be a mixed blessing for other markets; I just wonder what they’re going to do with all the faux trailers that were meant to take up the space in between films?"

21st February 2007 15:09  #10

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
The trailers will probably be evenly split between the TWO separate DVDs the folks in those territories will most likeley have to lash out for too...  :0(

22nd February 2007 10:19  #11

silenzio Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 30
from joblo.com:

The vile rumor that GRINDHOUSE might not make it to theaters in its original double-feature format has circulated for months (after all, Tarantino just recently finished filming), but all indication is that we'll get the twin injection of exploitation as intended.
However, that may not be a universal (or global) truth. The non-English speaking territories of this planet's surface may in fact get two entirely separate flicks (theoretically titled GRINDHOUSE: PLANET TERROR and GRINDHOUSE: DEATH PROOF) released several months apart.
The rationale, aside from the inevitable (and probably safe) assumption of Weinstein greed, is that other parts of the world have no familiarity with the double-bill experience, so the whole "grindhouse" premise would be as foreign to them as Americans think they are. Bonus for being foreign: additional footage will potentially be added to fill up running time.

22nd February 2007 10:48  #12

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
What's with all these people saying that some countries won't get the 'marketing ploy' of having the film play back to back? It's two films, one after the other, which isn't f**king rocket science. Patronising t**ts.

22nd February 2007 12:42  #13

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Chris Gould wrote: What's with all these people saying that some countries won't get the 'marketing ploy' of having the film play back to back? It's two films, one after the other, which isn't f**king rocket science. Patronising t**ts.

Apparently the phrase "double bill" doesn't translate into Hungarian Wink

If this is true, it looks like a money-grab to me.  In fact, a double money-grab because if the two movies get separate cinemas releases, they're bound to get separate DVD releases as well.

22nd February 2007 15:04  #14

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Is it like having two standard-length films stuck together? If that's the case, cinemas will make less cash from it compared to a normal film - never mind comparing it to two separate releases.

23rd February 2007 19:49  #15

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
When I first heard of this Grindhouse production I thought, 'Great, this makes up for fleecing us over splitting up Kill Bill'. Then you read they're splitting up Grindhouse as well. Typical. What is it they say, 'when something looks too good to be true, it probably is'. Hopefully we won't be affected by this in the UK and we'll get to see both films back to back as intended. Having said that, they'll probably charge double for it to cover lost revenue on shows.

23rd February 2007 21:25  #16

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Tarantino just finished filming?! Holy c**p, I thought the filming was finished for both and post production was wrapping.

26th February 2007 21:42  #17

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Mal wrote: Is it like having two standard-length films stuck together? If that's the case, cinemas will make less cash from it compared to a normal film - never mind comparing it to two separate releases.

Not really since the running time for both is only a combined 150 minutes.  Aside from kiddie films, most US people would probably feel ripped off paying to watch 2 75 minute movies.  (Or more appropriately 1 60 minute movie and 1 90 minute movie.)

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