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Old 08-09-07, 06:53 PM
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What Do I Need To Do To See Grindhouse Now?

Is there a chance it will come to the budget theater near me, or is the only thing to do is wait for the DVD? It doesn't look like the Grindhouse website is even available anymore.
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There is always a chance, but I suppose it would be up to your local dollar theater.
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Go rent a hotel room. It's playin on PPV there.
Old 08-09-07, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Go rent a hotel room. It's playin on PPV there.
So PPV has the whole thing, including trailers, while the DVD release is all fucked up. Weird.
Old 08-09-07, 07:47 PM
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Yeah, I missed out on this, too. I'm hoping it comes to my city's only cheap theater (the historic Byrd Theatre), but it seems to be currently showing movies that were released well after Grindhouse, so I doubt it'll happen here. Unless they do a midnight screening or something.

Then again, while the Byrd is really cool aesthetically, its seats are the most uncomfortable movie seats that I've ever sat on. I don't think I could handle a 3+ hour film there (both Heat and Braveheart were tests of assdurance back in the day, as is the annual Christmas night showing of It's a Wonderful Life).
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Which hotel chain do I need to visit?
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That's actually not a bad idea. Get a cheap room with a chick, bring some brew, a couple joints and you're in business.
Old 08-09-07, 11:00 PM
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Yeah, my buddy was in Vegas a couple weeks ago and he finally saw it in his hotel room.
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
Then again, while the Byrd is really cool aesthetically, its seats are the most uncomfortable movie seats that I've ever sat on. I don't think I could handle a 3+ hour film there (both Heat and Braveheart were tests of assdurance back in the day, as is the annual Christmas night showing of It's a Wonderful Life).
Man I remember the Byrd! Last movie I saw there was Buck Rogers, lol. Do they still play the organ?
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I think it was in and out of my cheap theater a long time ago, so I'd be surprised if it popped up again at this point. Maybe some theaters are on a later schedule though?
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if anyone missed it in theaters, you really missed out this was a very fun movie to see in the theater, it wont be the same on DVD and since they are releasing them sepreate its not a real grindhouse experience
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My vote's to go the time machine method.
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What happened to the overseas release of this? Was it even released overseas?
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What happened to the overseas release of this? Was it even released overseas?
The movie was seperated overseas. Death Proof played in it's extended format in Europe and Australia.

I think Planet Terror gets released there next month.
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$14.99 at the Marriott.
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Pick the roof of the mouth. Hell is movies, Heaven is commercials.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
Man I remember the Byrd! Last movie I saw there was Buck Rogers, lol. Do they still play the organ?
Yep, on the Saturday nights. And then there's the Christmas sing-along before the showings of It's a Wonderful Life.

I swear, though, if I ever become rich enough to be considered a philanthropist, the first place that I donate a large sum of money to would be the Byrd so that new seats could be installed.

They did recently upgrade the sound system, which is nice.
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$14.99 at the Marriott.
What kind of connections do they have on their units? Coax? Composite? I'm guessing it's not any better than those.
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Yeah, this movie is long gone from theaters, including the cheapies.
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Originally Posted by Bigsierra
What kind of connections do they have on their units? Coax? Composite? I'm guessing it's not any better than those.
Forget it. They're coax connections with shields to prevent you from taking them off. No AV out, either. Hotel TVs are cheap pieces of crap, even in nice places.

If you want to see the original theatrical Grindhouse, leave the Death Proof and Planet Terror DVDs on the store's shelves. A little willpower coupled with letters and phone calls to the studio, will show them that this release scheme inappropriate for the initial release.

But studios know that people have zero self control, and will march out to buy these like the good little consumer sheep they are. After all, "OMFG, its in a metal box!!!1!"
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Or, you could just rent both movies on DVD, and watch them back to back.
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And.. you know, miss the only good thing about these films which is the fake trailers mixed into them.
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I actually thought that the trailers for "Werewolf Women of the SS" was the weakest part of the entire experience. Same goes for "Machete" (even though I thought the trailer was ok).

"Thanksgiving" and "Dont" felt like they managed to perfectly balance out being self aware of how cheesy they were and at the same time being like the films they were modeled after. "Werewolf" and "Machete" felt like the directors just were winking at the audience every second saying "Get it? GET IT?! It's funny and cool!!!!! We're trying so hard!" (I know, some will probably say that that is also what the main features were doing as well, but with the 2 trailers I mentioned it was just too distracting to enjoy)

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I agree, but I thought all the trailers were the weakest part. Both features entertained me to no end, but the fake trailers were way to forced. But I know, I'm not nearly as cool as the people who thought they were the best part.
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Originally Posted by SonOfAStu
I agree, but I thought all the trailers were the weakest part. Both features entertained me to no end, but the fake trailers were way to forced. But I know, I'm not nearly as cool as the people who thought they were the best part.
I totally disagree with you on that, the trailers of this of genre, did what these did - OTT and totally forced - I know the movies are getting released 'extended - uncut' on home video, but is the trailer for 'Thanksgiving' for the DVD edition the full version, you know that shot - trampoline bounce - was one of the casualities for the film's theatrical R-rating.

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