Grindhouse comes to Dublin

More than a year after its state-side release that the poster above suggests. In fairness I always knew that Grindhouse was going to be a flop. The concept was a little bit too out there and "Nudge Nudge" for mass audiences (especially US ones) to digest satisfactorily but having been lucky enough to have seen the proper version of it I can tell you that its a hell of a lot more satisfying to see the proper version than it is to see the extended versions of "Planet Terror" and "Deathproof" seperately.

Anyway, despite the fact that the full version of the movie didn't get shown theatrically over here, Tarantino and Rodriguez are taking it on a roadtrip and it will screen in the IFI on the 18th and 19th of April. There are many of you who will have seen the split versions of the movies and will say "whats the point?" to this but there are those of us who know the difference between watching a movie and watching a movie as it was intended and it is for those people that the screenings are intended.

What you will also see in the full version is a series of "fake" trailers directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), Eli Roth (Hostel), Rob Zombie (um...Rob Zombie) and this non-existent classic below directed by Rodriguez himself which are almost as good as the main features

Oh and the directors won't actually be there but hey what else is new?

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March 25, 2008 at 8:23 PM thecynicalgamer said...

I will probably go, but I kinda wish I hadn't watched the two seperately now. Impact will be somewhat diminished. Alas.

Planet Terror is superb though, so will easily sit through that again. And hopefully the shorter version of Death Proof will lose some of the awful dialogue.

Oh, and I can finally see the trailers properly and not on youtube. Huzzah!

March 25, 2008 at 9:07 PM Evil Bob said...

It is unfortunate that most people had to watch them seperately but its still worth seeing.
And yes Death Proof does lose some of the awful dialogue however it does also lose that awesome lap-dance scene.