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9th April 2007 9:58  #1

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Grindhouse
Have any of you guys in the US seen it yet?  Looks like it's had decent reviews but is it as good as everyone expected it to be?

9th April 2007 18:24  #2

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
It's AMAZING. You gotta see it in theaters though, because it's more of an experience than an actual "film" in the traditional sense. It's gotta be a packed house with a very intense crowd. But everything about it is just awesome and kick-ass, and it's a perfect homage to old-school 'so-bad-they're-great' cinema.

9th April 2007 19:46  #3

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Was there loads of whoop-whooping and cheering?
I don't get that. Like when Star Wars episode II came out, apparently in America, people were cheering n' such when Yoda fought Count Dooku. That sort of thing has never happened in the cinema I go to. Sad

9th April 2007 20:24  #4

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm so disappointed it's already flopped. I adored it. I've been reading reviews and find it hilarious that so many critics that think they like the grindhouse genres are b***hing about Tarentino's part. It's actually a much stronger and truthful representation of the film type than Planet Terror, which is really just a spoof of the 1980s late Italian toxic zombie boom. Death Proof is a modern Russ Myers flick, and all these knowledgable movie snobs (who I'm sure claim to love Myers' work) are missing the point completely.

9th April 2007 21:07  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
It's awesome. Jersey Jedi said it the best - you have to see it in theatres!

9th April 2007 21:10  #6

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Nic Mall wrote: Was there loads of whoop-whooping and cheering?
I don't get that. Like when Star Wars episode II came out, apparently in America, people were cheering n' such when Yoda fought Count Dooku. That sort of thing has never happened in the cinema I go to. Sad


It's like those s**tty 'Piracy is a Crime' ads with Apocalypto (seriously, that came out months ago - get a new ad you cheapskates). There's a bit at the end where the whole audience gasp and cheer because, apparently, 'it's the experience that counts' (nothing like a load of chatting chavs to ad tot he experience). If anyone did that in my cinema I'd kick their arse.

9th April 2007 22:03  #7

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Would you whop them on the head with your Light Saber? Admit it, you're the Star Wars Kid aren't you....

****

Oh and that stupid f**king "sucks lemons NYC power cut" Orange ad.  Makes me wanna pull my eyeballs from their sockets every time I see it.

9th April 2007 22:05  #8

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Chris Gould wrote: It's like those s**tty 'Piracy is a Crime' ads with Apocalypto (seriously, that came out months ago - get a new ad you cheapskates). There's a bit at the end where the whole audience gasp and cheer because, apparently, 'it's the experience that counts' (nothing like a load of chatting chavs to ad tot he experience). If anyone did that in my cinema I'd kick their arse.

Yep, like you experience is just as likely to be ruined by someone getting up to go to the toilet as much in the cinema as it is if you bought a shady DVD.  Not the best logic there, FACT.

9th April 2007 22:19  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Nic Mall wrote: Would you whop them on the head with your Light Saber? Admit it, you're the Star Wars Kid aren't you....

Are you flirting with me again?

9th April 2007 22:37  #10

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
You wish. Besides *you* were the one who was flirting with me.

9th April 2007 22:37  #11

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i hate Tarantion style.....so i will not even bother to see it Happy

9th April 2007 22:46  #12

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
They were both fun as hell to watch. I really wouldn't be able to chose one over the other, but Death Proof is the one that's been on my mind since.
The trailers were all pretty great, too. Spoiler Nick Frost and Nic Cage cameos really sold me.
I do think I'll be going again this weekend and help those numbers. Sad

9th April 2007 23:00  #13

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Was actually going to see this at an actual drive-in this past weekend, until it snowed Friday afternoon. :/

I'm really hoping it's still playing at one of the ones around here by the time warmer weather decides to appear again, but if not I'll venture out to the nearest theater to see it this weekend. Just seems like the kind of movie that should be viewed at a drive-in...

9th April 2007 23:10  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Nic Mall wrote: You wish. Besides *you* were the one who was flirting with me.

Did you just bite? Wink

10th April 2007 0:16  #15

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Oh gawd, not again...Rolling Eyes

10th April 2007 0:19  #16

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall

10th April 2007 0:45  #17

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I'll resist the urge to make jokes about your obsession with my 'saber'.

10th April 2007 3:54  #18

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
S**t, Gould, your wife is coming!! Everyone act natural!Talk about sports, quickly! Let's talk about sports!

Ahem, so, how about them...uh...

S**t, I don't know anything about sports!

10th April 2007 5:25  #19

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Who's Tarnation?

This movie was amazing! And a great advantage about being in Canada, we saw the "Hobo with a Shotgun" trailer!

I think Jersey Jedi said it best also, go with a friend or two and laugh your ass off (my friend and I did just that, everyone was staring at us). Spoiler The "Missing Reel" "joke" only worked with Planet Terror though, in Death Proof it was lame.

Is the DVD going to be split up? I've heard rumours that they're releasing them seperately to make up for the disappointing opening weekend. Which is utter bulls**t. In a perfect world, they'd release an uber box set, with seperate films (with optional "full" versions via seamless branching), the original film (as it we've just seen) and Machete (DTV Film Rodriguez is making to release with Grindhouse).

Well, go check it out, this is the fun[ni]est movie I've seen in awhile. Definitely worth the price of admission.

10th April 2007 11:06  #20

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Gabe Powers wrote: S**t, Gould, your wife is coming!! Everyone act natural!Talk about sports, quickly! Let's talk about sports!

Ahem, so, how about them...uh...

S**t, I don't know anything about sports!


The Mrs doesn't mind. She knew what she was letting herself in for well ahead of time Happy

10th April 2007 13:18  #21

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Going by that picture, I'd say she was thinking she had nothing to worry about. Tongue

10th April 2007 14:16  #22

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Hey, at least it's double-ended.

10th April 2007 15:15  #23

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Ew.

10th April 2007 19:50  #24

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I could access a picture of him. I know where to find one. Wink

10th April 2007 20:16  #25

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Spoiler The "Missing Reel" "joke" only worked with Planet Terror though, in Death Proof it was lame.

Spoiler That did feel really forced. And they even show the lap dance scene in one of the trailers. Tarantino. Annoyed

10th April 2007 20:21  #26

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Gabe Powers wrote: I could access a picture of him. I know where to find one. Wink

My picture was up on the site for ages.

10th April 2007 20:34  #27

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Was it? Well never mind then. We've still got this one:

10th April 2007 21:01  #28

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Edgeworth wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Spoiler The "Missing Reel" "joke" only worked with Planet Terror though, in Death Proof it was lame.

Spoiler That did feel really forced. And they even show the lap dance scene in one of the trailers. Tarantino. Annoyed


Spoiler It's not even like "Aww man, no lapdance! Sad" There was just no point to it. In Planet Terror it breaks down during the sex scene, fine, but then when it comes back, the building is on fire and all Hell has broken loose. Whereas in Death Proof, it did nothing like that, it just skipped the dance and went back to the girls talking about nothing. Death Proof would've ruined the movie for me if it hadn't come back with a kickass second and third act.

10th April 2007 22:04  #29

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Funny thing is I don't even remember taking that pic cause I was still under the effects of the drugs. Still got no feeling in part of my tongue after that operation...

11th April 2007 0:48  #30

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I liked the movie its worth seeing! Just don't drink a huge coke
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