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[01.04.2008] B-D meldet...
We ran into Danny Trejo at this past weekend's HorrorHound Weekend in Indiana where the popular genre actor told Bloody-Disgusting that Robert Rodriguez is still working on getting Machete off the ground and that he hopes the director will be ready when he finishes another project he is currently working on. He also confirms that Rodriguez will in fact direct the film, and not just produce it. In addition, Trejo breaks the news that Dimension Films is looking to turn MACHETE into a trilogy! [...] After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale (Trejo) launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

[12.10.2007] Die NZ hat kürzlich eine vernichtende Kritik veröffentlicht...

[02.10.2007] Heute startet Robert Rodriguez' "Planet Terror" in den deutschen Kinos...

[19.09.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zur "Death Proof" US-DVD...

[03.09.2007] Bei Empire Online gibt es den UK-Trailer zu QT's "Death Proof", sowie das UK-Poster...

[19.07.2007] Heute startet QT's "Death Proof - Todsicher" in den deutschen Kinos...

[22.06.2007] Via AICN kommt eine detaillierte Auflistung der erweiterten Euro-Fassung von QT's "Death Proof"... SPOILER !!!

[13.06.2007] Moviehole berichtet über die US-DVD-Veröffentlichung... *g*
You can forget about pre-ordering "Grindhouse" on DVD - well, in the pure sense.
According to Davis DVD, both "Grindhouse" films will - as is the theatrical plan for everywhere but the states - be released separately on disc.
The first to be released will be Quentin Tarantino’s "Death Proof", arriving September 18 through Genius Entertainment and The Weinstein Co.
Assumingly, this will be the longer cut of "Death Proof" that recently premiered at Cannes. But really, who cares? We want both films. Nobody wants to be shelling out two plods of cabbage for what’s supposed to be the one film.

[31.05.2007] Moviehole sprach mit Eli Roth, u.a. über "Grindhouse"...
[...] Rumour has it that you’re actually making a feature out of your Thanksgiving trailer anyway.
Well I talked to Edgar And Edgar said, he’s like ‘If you do Thanksgiving I’ll do Don’t’ and I was like ‘Alright’. So if they make a Grindhouse II with I want to do it like the real Grindhouse films of the 70s, maybe like a million bucks. Like we’d put really strict limits, 45 minutes, one take. Like set up all these rules for ourselves so that if we’re going to do it just like do it down and dirty and cheap like a real drive in movie.
Which is probably why this Grindhouse double feature got a lot of mixed reviews and didn’t do as well because they went overboard with the budget.
Well I think that people loved Grindhouse. Everyone who saw it loved it. The critics loved it, the fans loved it. I just think that the length scared people away and a lot of their audience now has kids. I talked to my friends who love those movies but didn’t go see it and I said ‘Why wouldn’t you go and see it?’ and they’re like ‘Well it’s three and a half hours and then you’ve got to get dinner and plus we get a baby sitter for five hours. There’s that extra money’ and you think ‘Oh wow. There’s a whole - you can’t take your kids to it. You have to get a baby-sitter. It’s like a whole extra expenses, it actually pushed people into the territory of ‘Well I want to see it but I’ll see it on DVD’. [...]

[15.05.2007] Moviehole meldet...
[...] Danny Trejo, who played the cjharacter of ‘Machete’ in the faux trailer that was wedged between the two "Grindhouse" movies "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof", tells IESB that a feature-length film, featuring the character, has been greenlit.
Trejo says low box-office returns aside, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are geniuses and they’re still pushing forward with a "Machete" movie.
"That’s the big one", says Trejo, who’s appeared in near every one of Rodriguez’s movies. "We’re going to do Machete next, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein have already said, ‘Yeah, we’re gotta do it’."
There were rumours that "Machete" was going to be a direct-to-video release - possibly released as a triple feature on the same DVD as the other two "Grindhouse" movies. Trejo says that’s no longer the case.
"No. They’re going to make it a movie - because of the audience response", the actor, who also confirmed he’ll be a part of "Sin City 2", says.

[08.05.2007] Cinematical berichtet über die geplante Fortsetzung der "Grindhouse"-Reihe...
Eli Roth's extremely twisted faux trailer for Thanksgiving was one of the many highlights of Grindhouse. It uncannily captured the scuzzed-out look of most 1980's horror films. For those of you who thought you'd like to see that premise expanded to a feature for real, you may be in luck. Roth thinks the expanded Thanksgiving would make a perfect double bill with an expanded version of Edgar Wright's trailer for Don't. The combination would make for something akin to Grindhouse 2. Roth has already talked to Wright about the proposition and says, "We're talking to Dimension about it. I think they're still trying to figure out Grindhouse 1 before we think about Grindhouse 2, but I've already been working on the outline for it and I would do it in a heartbeat." Roth wants to do the movie without much of a script and with people in their 30's portraying the "teenagers" - 90210-style. [...]

[02.05.2007] Bei AICN wird über den Sinn und Zweck der UK-Veröffentlichung diskutiert...
[...] Releasing the films not as they were originally intended just doesn't make any sense to me. A big part of the whole point of these films is that they are a homage to the back-to-back Grindhouse features of the past. Now I don't know much about that but the little I do know is that they were two b-movie films shown together in one sitting. So why the hell would you then go and release two b-movie like films with small name stars and one with a director (Rodriguez) who is only semi-known in the UK at best, separately?!?! It just completely destroys a big part of what these movies are about and that is the Grindhouse experience. [...]

[16.04.2007] CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Last week's horror offerings, Warner Bros.' The Reaping and Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double feature Grindhouse were both hurt by the introduction of two new thrillers. The latter took an enormous nosedive, dropping from #4 to #10 with $4 million, down 65% from Easter weekend. Grindhouse has grossed a mere $19.7 million in its first ten days, making it uncertain whether the Weinstein Company might try to split up the two movies in the next few weeks as damage control. [...]

[11.04.2007] Scheinbar wird "Grindhouse" auch in den US-Kinos gestückelt... Quint von AICN kommentiert...
[...] I think it's a horrible idea, of course, but it is an interesting rumor.
Nikki Finke, who has taken on the responsibility of challenging the whole concept and execution of GRINDHOUSE, got on the horn with Harvey Weinstein about the poor weekend.
Of course, he's not happy and his thought is to quickly recut the film, chop DEATH PROOF from PLANET TERROR, cut in some of the missing footage, and re-release them in the coming weeks.
I actually really like that idea... if they were going to do it in 5 or 6 months. Doing it now seems like such a panicked, knee-jerk reaction. I understand, from his point of view, but what did he expect to happen?
He blames the length, which surely had something to do with the box office, but know what's really to blame? Whoever decided to release it Easter Weekend. The concept of counter-programming always sounds attractive, but it hardly ever works. What did they expect releasing a 3 1/2 hour long R-rated gore-fest, celebrating exploitation films, on this family weekend. [...]

[09.04.2007] Harry Knowles von AICN liefert seine Kritik... Und CS! meldet...
Deimos Entertainment - widely known for their "Crypt of Terror" double-feature DVD series - is dipping into their vaults and extracting some choice '70s/early-'80s fare to kick off a new line of discs under the banner "Welcome to the Grindhouse."
Inspired by the recent reflection on a decade of tease-and-sleaze filmmaking, popularized by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse, Deimos will be surveying a wide array of martial arts, horror, sexploitation and action films - some from Crown International Pictures - to release under their new umbrella.
Come July 3rd, you can expect two double-features: "Welcome to the Grindhouse: Pick-up/The Teacher" and "Welcome to the Grindhouse: Evil Eye/Black Candles." Each disc will come with trailers and theater ads to give you that grindhouse experience - whether you choose to soil your home theater to expand on the 42nd Street atmosphere is up to you. [...]

[08.04.2007] CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Although the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez B-movie double feature Grindhouse seemed to have the most buzz going into the Easter weekend, there didn't seem to be an audience willing to sit through three plus hours of the filmmakers' tribute to B-exploitation movies, as it failed to dethrone last week's returning movies and a new comedy sequel starring Ice Cube. [...]
Despite an abundance of media coverage, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double feature Grindhouse opened with just $5 million on Friday struggling to $11.5 million over the weekend, less than half what many expected the movie to make based on Tarantino and Rodriguez's past track record. Opening in fourth place, Grindhouse is unlikely to make back its reported $53 million production budget in theatres, at least not in the U.S. [...]

[07.04.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...

[06.04.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Massawyrm...

[05.04.2007] Bei gibt es eine Kritik (9/10)...
[...] GRINDHOUSE is a great flick. You'll definitely enjoy it a lot more if you don't take any of it too seriously though. The movie really captures the essence of what the "Grindhouse" experience is supposed to be even down to the little details of the scratchiness and overexposure of the film. It was just a well-made film that most will enjoy [...]

[04.04.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Tarantino & Rodriguez...
SHOCK: Are there any plans to make the trailers into feature films like "Machete"?
That one for sure. Our whole thing is that we were actually going to let the fans dictate that. "Machete" could genuinely be done grindhouse[-style]. About a half-hour is already put together and [Rodriguez] could expand it and literally show up for just another six or seven days and just wrap it up. That'd be extremely New World Pictures style. [...]
SHOCK: Would you like to expand the idea of "Grindhouse" sequels?
Once we got the idea of doing the double-feature thing called "Grindhouse," it became this umbrella for other projects we could do and that's what we got the most excited about.
QT: They love this idea and one of the things I like is that it'd give me the chance to do say, a blaxploitation movie, do a spaghetti western - where the weight of the world isn't riding on it, I don't have to reinvent cinema in order to do it, I can just do it. [...]

[03.04.2007] Bei gibt es ein Interview mit Rose McGowan alias Cherry... Und bei AICN gibt es getrennte Kritiken zu den beiden "Hauptfilmen", die wir hier getrennt serviert bekommen... *gg*

[01.04.2007] Bei IGN gibt es den "Thanksgiving" Trailer von Eli Roth !!

[31.03.2007] sprach mit Tracie Thoms über ihre Rolle als Kim in Tarantino's "Death Proof"...
[...] there’s a scene where your character talks about other films involving car chase scenes such as "Vanishing Point" and "Bullitt". Had you seen those films?
I had not before I got the film, but I have seen them since. I love a good car chase scene. It’s thrilling to me. Just to watch more movies with badass car chase was enjoying. [...]

[30.03.2007] CS! meldet...
Variety reports that Quentin Tarantino is likely making another trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double feature Grindhouse will be split into two separate films for non-English-speaking markets. Tarantino said he's working on a longer version of his "Death Proof" segment that looks to be headed to the festival.
Given Tarantino's Cannes history, it's possible "Death Proof" could land a competition slot at fest's 60th edition this year. He won Cannes' top prize in 1994 with Pulp Fiction. Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) were shown out of competition, and he served as president of the jury in 2004.
"Planet Terror," Rodriguez's gory horror segment, may be gunning for a berth at Cannes as well. [...]

[30.03.2007] berichtet über "Grind House 2"...
In an interesting interview over at VH1 Eli Roth makes it be known that he has turned down a ton of big films, in order to work on Hostel 2, including Halo and Die Hard 4. I honestly cant picture him doing either film. Not sure exactly why. He also made it be known that he is a popular guy and being asked about GrindHouse 2.
The trailer [for thanksgiving] was so much fun. It's all gore and nudity. It's all money shots, bodies being chopped up and people being stabbed and cheerleaders stripping on trampolines. It's three minutes of pure happiness. The feature will never live up to the trailer unless we just do 90 minutes of that. For Grind House 2 I think there's a very strong chance of shooting it. Quentin and Robert and the Weinstein Company love the trailer so much they're already asking me, "Where's the script for Thanksgiving?"
Eli Roth I can see doing GrindHouse 2, since he is pretty much a genre filmmaker. [...]

[30.03.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film...
[...] you can't really critique a grindhouse movie because these are movies that are so deliberately bad that they're good, and the people who go to see them know this. So criticizing a grindhouse movie for being a 'B' movie makes one ignorant for stating the obvious. These movies are meant to be fun, and 'Grindhouse' delivers. [...]

[29.03.2007] Laut sieht es ganz so aus als würde Eli Roth aus seinem Fake-Trailer gerne einen abendfüllenden Film machen...
Q: Are you going to shoot Thanksgiving?
Eli Roth:
Here's part of the problem. I had so much fun shooting that trailer that's all I want to do now. The whole trailer is just money shots. It's one money shot after another. Killing, nudity. Normally you have to write the kills and write the story and the subtext and make excuses for it, but this is just pure, unadulterated, gratuitous sex and violence and I felt like I was 13 years old with my video camera and my friends and I'm like ‘are they really letting us do this’, I can't believe it. Let me tell you, I heard that Stanley Kubrick did a lot of takes on Eyes Wide Shut. It was nothing compared to the amount of takes that we did once we had that cheerleader naked and bouncing around. She was great. She got it on the first take but we did take after take after take. We finished early. We had like 3 hours and we said how much film do we have? Lets just do it again and she had a smile on her face the whole time. It was great. [...]

[28.03.2007] Bei gibt es eine Kritik (8/10)...
[...] So worth the wait or not...? Hell yeah! This is a twisted tribute to the red-headed bastard step-child of cinema. It won’t please everybody with it’s over-the-top blood spewing, sore popping, flesh eating first segment to the dialogue driven rants about f*cking and whether one girl would give a lap dance or another should give a guy head. It’s rude and crude and sadly a bit dragged out with the vehicular horror of "Death Proof" but on a whole, it is an amazing experience that had me at "Machete". [...]

[26.03.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum Film - von Neill Cumpston... ;-) Und bei CS! plaudert Tarantino über die Fake-Trailer...
[...] Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects), Eli Roth (Hostel) and Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz) are all contributing two to three-minute trailers for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's love letter to '70s sordid filmmaking.
It has already been reported that "Machete" - Rodriguez's action-packed trailer starring Danny Trejo as the sharp and deadly titular character - is being developed as a feature (more on that below). But what are the chances of seeing Zombie's "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," Wright's "Don't" and Roth's "Thanksgiving" fully fleshed-out?
"Our whole thing is that we were actually going to let the fans dictate that," Tarantino explains to us while out promoting Grindhouse this weekend. "Machete could genuinely be done grindhouse[-style]. About a half-hour is already put together and [Rodriguez] could expand it and literally show up for just another six or seven days and just wrap it up. That'd be extremely New World Pictures style." (For those not up on the Tarantino reference, New World was established in the '70s by leading voice of independent genre filmmaking, Roger Corman, before changing hands in the early-'80s.)
Tarantino adds that bringing the filmmakers on board involved very little arm-twisting. With "Machete" completed early on, he says, "Edgar Wright and Eli Roth, both friends of ours, were at my house and I showed them 'Machete,' I even had the lobby cards Robert made. They really got what we wanted to do and they're just as knowledgeable when it comes to cinema and it just seemed like a perfect fit. Rob Zombie came aboard because of [Dimension Films'] Bob Weinstein - and he brought it up to Zombie because he's doing 'Halloween' for Dimension and I thought it was a really good idea."
"Werewolf Women of the S.S." - starring Sybil Danning, Sheri Moon Zombie, Udo Kier and Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu - wound up filling a void Tarantino and Rodriguez had not originally considered for Grindhouse. "It's got a Jess Franco sleaziness that's not in the other movies. It was a vein we hadn't really hit on and we knew we had to go in that direction!" [...]

[23.03.2007] weiss mehr über die US-Alterskennzeichnung und die Laufzeit der US-Version...
[...] the flick package has been granted an 'R' rating for "strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use", which is a compelling enough argument to see any movie, really. It's not known how much (or any) of the reportedly controversial footage, such as an obese man eating a baby, needed to be excised from the finished film, but regardless of the edits we'll see it in uncut glory when the DVD arrives later in the year.
Also, the total running time for the whole magilla (two full movies and several faux trailers) is a whopping 3 hours and 5 minutes. [...]

[20.03.2007] Eine rund 25-minütige "Grind House" Featurette ist online - diese enthält Kommentare von Tarantino & Co., zahlreiche Filmszenen und kurze Szenen aus den Fake-Trailern...

[17.03.2007] Bei gibt es derbe Details zu den Fake-Trailern "Werewolf Women of the SS" und "Thanksgiving", die in dieser Form sicherlich nicht in den Kinos zu sehen sein werden...

[13.03.2007] Quint von AICN berichtet über das SXSW Grindhouse Panel und präsentiert den Gewinner des Trailer-Wettbewerbs...

[12.03.2007] Moviehole meldet...
Direct-to-DVD sequels are such a big biz these days - I shudder to think whether my kids will even know what a theatre is - that even big name filmmakers want in on the small screen premiere action.
Cinemablend reports that at the SXSW Festival, "Grind House" director (well, one of the directors) Robert Rodriguez announced that he’s planning a DTV sequel to the film . . . based upon the character of ‘Machete’ (Danny Trejo), a character that doesn’t so much appear in the film [s] as he does in one of the fake trailers created for the movie.
"If you’ve seen any of the kickass trailers for Grindhouse, then you’ve seen Trejo as Machete, a bad ass dude with, well, two machetes", says the site. "He is doing a Machete spin-off movie, and it’s likely going to be direct to DVD. Rodriguez seemed pretty adamant about this, as if the film is already a done deal."

[03.03.2007] Bei AICN gibt es ein Bild aus Rob Zombie's Fake-Trailer "Werewolf Women of the SS"...

[01.03.2007] Bei AICN gibt es Infos zu Quentin Tarantino's "Grind House: Death Proof" Soundtrack !!!

[26.02.2007] CS! sprach auf der New York Comic-Con mit Eli Roth...
[...] He also talked about his mock trailer for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez horror anthology Grindhouse, his tribute to those great (and we use that adjective loosely) '80s slasher films based on holiday themes. Roth told us how that came about. "Quentin comes to me and he's like [at this point Roth goes into an impressive Tarantino impression] 'We're going to do this f*ckin' thing! It's going to be like so cool, right? It's going to be like Grindhouse and we're going to have fake fuckin' trailers! You gotta do one, cause Robert already shot his! Dude, check out the f*ckin' lobby cards!' It's like they talked about it, but Robert literally went and shot his while they were on the phone... and then he did f*ckin' lobby cards! This guy is unbelievable, like how did he do this? Then the lobby cards are what got everyone talking, they were so funny, and I was like, 'I gotta do one of these things.' There's this slasher movie my friend Jeff and I've been dreaming about, cause growing up in Massachusetts, Thanksgiving is the biggest f*ckin' deal, it's ALL you hear about. Every year, there was a new slasher movie and it was a different holiday... it was 'My Bloody Valentine', 'Friday the 13th', 'Halloween, 'Silent Night, Deadly Night.' I'm like, 'How can they not have done Thanksgiving?' I'm like, 'What are they going to start doing? Passover Massacre'? So when Quentin said, 'Dude, you gotta do a trailer!' and I was like 'Thanksgiving! It's my 1981 slasher movie, I've been dying to do it for years!' We had all the gags worked out.
"But first he put me in 'Grindhouse' which is a whole 'nother weird experience and then while I was shooting 'Hostel: Part II', I was writing the trailer and then I just added two days on after and we took like a decapited head here and a body part, and we kind of recycled everything we had and threw it all into this trailer, and had a great time doing it! It was so much fun. It's like two days of just money shots, every shot was like gore, nudity, no continuity, bad acting, just everything. 'Who cares If there's a light in the shot? It's Grindhouse!' It was so freeing to do something that was just fun and off-the-hook. I was like I really have to do something like this next, just something that's going to be nuts and insane and fun, almost like an old Woody Allen movie, just to switch it up a little." [...]

[22.02.2007] Bei film ick kann man einen "Grind House"-Werbebanner bewundern...

[17.02.2007] Yahoo! Movies hat den "Grind House" Theatrical-Trailer veröffentlicht !!!

[15.02.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine wunderbare Sammlung von sehenswerten Kurzfilmen für das "Grind House"-Projekt...

[31.01.2007] Bei gibt es ein paar Infos aus einem Artikel bei
[...] Tarantino on scenes purposely cut out of the film to emulate the grindhouse feel of missing reels: "My whole thing is to play with the audience...I guarantee you, when it pops up ‘Missing Reel,’ the entire theater is going to scream."
The four fake trailers that will run in between the two films were directed by Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright and Rodriguez.
Rodriguez: "Even though she’s got a machine-gun leg, it’s not jokey in any way."
Tarantino says "Death Proof" will feature "one of the greatest car chases, if not the greatest car chase, ever made.
Tarantino also says "Death Proof" will feature "some of the best dialogue I’ve ever written in my life." Dialogue he was so proud of he forwarded it to Bob Dylan. [...]

[26.01.2007] hat kürzlich ein Szenenbild aus Rob Zombies' Fake-Trailer-Beitrag "Werewolf Women of the SS" veröffentlicht... Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht... ;-)

[23.01.2007] Bei AICN gibt es ein japanisches Teaser-Poster - zwar inoffiziell, aber dennoch sehenswert !!!

[07.01.2007] Fangoria meldet...
There’s a new addition to the GRINDHOUSE family: SHAUN OF THE DEAD director Edgar Wright [...]. As Robert Rodriguez puts the finishing touches on PLANET TERROR and Quentin Tarantino pushes through postproduction on DEATH PROOF, Wright has joined the team of guest filmmakers at work on the faux trailers that’ll be sandwiched between GRINDHOUSE’s two features. As we previously reported here, Eli Roth and Rob Zombie are creating previews for THANKSGIVING and WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS, respectively, and now Rodriguez tells us that Wright is lending a coming attraction all his own. What he has up his sleeve is unknown at this time [...]

[30.12.2006] Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf ein wenig spektakuläres Teaser-Poster werfen...

[22.12.2006] Gestern abend veröffentlichte Yahoo! Movies den ersten offiziellen "Grind House" Trailer !!!

[21.12.2006] Bei AICN gibt es sogenannte Lobby Cards zu "Planet Terror" und Lobby Cards zu "Death Proof"...

[20.12.2006] Bei AICN gibt es einen kompletten Kino-Eingang im "Grindhouse"-Design... Cool !!!

[15.12.2006] Bei gibt es sogenannte ...

[15.11.2006] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Freddy Rodriguez (u.a. "Poseidon")...
C: [...] a lot of our readership is focusing on is "Planet Terror" in GRINDHOUSE, working for Robert Rodriguez. Give us some insight, a little taste of what you do. You're in the trailer, and it looks like you're some sort of law enforcement character.
FR: He's an ex-military guy; he's a badass. He's the first action hero I've ever played in my life. Robert Rodriguez usually has the quintessential action heroes in all of his films, and that's pretty much what I am in this film.
C: I have no idea what the division of duties is in terms of the characters in "Planet Terror." Are you the lead guy?
FR: Oh yeah. I'm the lead guy. I guess it's an ensemble, but I'm the hero, the guy who saves the day. We're fighting zombies. I get to slice some zombies in the neck, stab them, shot them.
C: Is this going to be like a lot of Rodriguez's other recent films, real greenscreen heavy, or does he go for the more natural look of the films that inspired the GRINDHOUSE project?
FR: No no. Very little greenscreen, much more organic. [...]

[07.11.2006] Bei Radar Online gibt es ein Interview mit Mickey Rourke, der nichts über seinen Ausstieg als Bösewicht in "Grind House" erzählen will... ;-)

[12.10.2006] Heilige Sch*** !!! Der "Grind House" Preview-Trailer bietet erste bewegte Bilder !!!

[02.10.2006] Bei AICN gibt es Bilder vom "Death Proof"-Set in Austin, feat. Kurt Russell...

[09.09.2006] CS! meldet...
Quentin Tarantino has cast Michael Bacall ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), Eli Roth (Hostel) and newcomer Omar Doom in his half of Grindhouse, the highly anticipated double feature he is making with Robert Rodriguez, which will include two films joined by faux ads and trailers. Rodriguez's movie is called "Planet Terror," while Tarantino's movie is "Death Proof," a slasher flick. Bacall, Roth and Doom are cast in "Death Proof" alongside Kurt Russell and Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Marley Shelton, Tracie Thoms and Mary Elizabeth Winstead who were previously announced in July at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con International. The announcement was made today by Quentin Tarantino and Dimension Films.
The ensemble cast for Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" includes Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Naveen Andrews, Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Stacy Ferguson (also known as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas), Jeff Fahey, and Michael Parks.
Grindhouse is being shot in the tradition of the '70s exploitation films that have significantly influenced both Rodriguez and Tarantino.
Tarantino began shooting "Death Proof" in Austin, Texas on August 21st. Erica Steinberg and Elizabeth Avellan are serving as producers. Rodriguez recently completed principal photography on "Planet Terror" in Austin, with Elizabeth Avellan serving as producer. [...]

[05.09.2006] Bei AICN gibt es Bilder von "Kurt Russell's Badass Car from Tarantino's Grindhouse Flick, 'DEATH PROOF'"...

[24.07.2006] Bei AICN gibt es interessante Infos von der "Grind House"-Präsentation auf der Comic-Con 2006 - nicht zu vergessen eine Beschreibung der gezeigten Szenen...
[...] Each segment are real movies, not 1 hour each. You literally get a double feature. Tarantino says "This isn't something I'm doing with Robert... This is MY next movie. This is ROBERT's next movie."
- Quentin's script is 130 pages, Robert's is 110 pages long
- Michael Park's Texas Ranger Earl McGraw will appear in both PLANET TERROR and DEATH PROOF. [...]
Tarantino also said the faux trailers for the films are so good that if he and Rodriguez make GRINDHOUSE 2 the audience will demand to see the feature movies from the trailers of GRINDHOUSE, they're that cool.
- Quentin said that PLANET TERROR is the zombie film John Carpenter would have done around the time between ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and THE THING. That's the tone, at least. [...]

[20.07.2006] Bei CS! und AICN gibt es Teaser-Poster für "Death Proof" und "Planet Terror", die auf der Comic-Con 2006 gezeigt werden...

[17.07.2006] Im Grind House Forum wurde bekannt gegeben, dass Mickey Rourke nicht mitspielen wird...

[28.06.2006] Wie meldet, wird Mary Winstead (u.a. "Final Destination 3") mitspielen...

[24.06.2006] Bei und gibt es Interviews mit Tarantino und Rodriguez...
[...] Speaking about the trailers, Rodriguez added: "I can't say anything about it because those are really surprises. Danny Trejo ['Con Air'] is in one, but there's another one that's huge. People are going to wish that one was the movie." Finally, Rodriguez dropped the bombshell that there is already talk of a "Grind House" sequel, which would bring the fake ads from the first flick to fruition. "If those trailers are great enough," he revealed, "they might be part of the feature we do for the next 'Grind House.'" [...]

[07.06.2006] CS! meldet...
Lost star Naveen Andrews (Anm.: Spielt die Rolle des Sayid Jarrah) is set to join Dimension Films' Grind House [...]
Andrews takes on the role of "a badass military scientist" in "Planet Terror," the zombie movie that is Rodriguez's portion of the project, says Variety. The film is heading into production in Austin, Texas, this summer.
The film's cast already includes Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan and Josh Brolin.
Tarantino's segment -- a slasher pic called "Death Proof" -- has yet to be cast. [...]

[19.05.2006] CS! meldet...
Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan and Josh Brolin will star in Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, a 60-minute zombie movie to be accompanied by a slasher film directed by Quentin Tarantino and released under the title Grind House by Dimension Films.
Dimension will release the film -- a tribute to the '70s exploitation films that influenced both directors -- on Easter weekend next year. This past Easter saw a record-breaking holiday weekend for Dimension with the release of Scary Movie 4.
Casting hasn't been announced for Tarantino's Death Proof, which also will run about 60 minutes.
Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Michael Parks and the Black Eyed Peas' Stacy Ferguson also star in "Planet."
The two pics will be surrounded by faux trailers created by Tarantino and Rodriguez.

[04.05.2006] Moviehole meldet...
In a podcast over at his fan club site, 80s icon Michael Biehn confirmed that he is indeed part of the ensemble cast of Rodriguez/Tarantino’s "Grind House", and that the film has indeed shut down temporarily - but not for good, as others have reported.
He has to return to Texas later on, around June, to shoot "a few more scenes" for the film, says Biehn. [...]

[24.04.2006] Bei AICN gibt es das Deckblatt von Tarantino's "Death Proof"-Script... Und Harry Knowles schreibt dazu...
[...] No, GRINDHOUSE is not dead. There's a whole helluvalot of rumors circulating right now, but I assure you. You will be seeing GRINDHOUSE in a theater sometime before the end of the year or first quarter of next year. Has shooting on Robert's half stopped for now? Yes, will it resume? Yes. Will Quentin be filming DEATH PROOF soon? Yes. With "The Best Of QT Fest" coming up tomorrow through a week from today... we'll be seeing and hearing a lot about what's on Quentin's mind. Now - to give you a glimpse at the Title Page to Tarantino's DEATH PROOF. The "R.I.P." stands for "Rodriguez International Pictures" - Essentially Rodriguez's form of A.I.P. which will be producing and creating pics along this vein for sometime to come. [...]

[18.04.2006] Moviehole meldet...
John Jarratt has always been rumoured for a role in Rodriguez/Tarantino’s "Grind House" [...]
Speaking to Australia’s EXPLODE Magazine this month - for the DVD release of "Wolf Creek" - the amiable actor (a self-confessed ‘Nana’s favourite’) hinted that he will indeed be among the ensemble cast of "Grind House".
"Things are looking promising but I can’t say much more than that. I will eventually but now now", says Jarratt. [...]
But there’s bigger "Grind House" news today. Word has it that the production - well, Rodriguez’s half of the film - has stopped production.
Several sources, including one which we just checked in with this afternoon, tells us that there’s a bit of "trouble there - and that it could be a few months before everything is worked out". We’re told it’s got nothing to do with the studio and Rodriguez disagreeing over anything, it’s merely "one of those things". Funnily enough, Tarantino's half of the film seems to be going ahead as planned [...]

[17.04.2006] Bei CS! gibt es niederschmetternde Nachrichten...
Although there's no official word from the Weinstein Company or other such sources, rumours have been circulating over the weekend that "Project Terror", the Robert Rodriguez chapter of the horror anthology Grind House may have shut down production.
Our buddies at Bloody-Disgusting had this to report last week:
One of regular (and most reliable) scoopers dropped us a line this afternoon with some depressing news. According to our source Robert Rodriquez's "Project Terror" was officially shut down for good as of yesterday- the crew was let go and everything. It may gear up again next year, but who knows. Until then, there's no word on the fate of Tarantino's "Death Proof", which is scheduled to shoot in LA this summer. WeinsteinCo.'s Grind House double feature was scheduled to hit theaters December 1st, but it looks like we may be waiting until next year- but who knows maybe they'll pull a "Kill Bill" and 'Project Terror' will end up being a Volume 2 so to speak.
You can read more speculation about what might happened with the project at their site, as well as at the entertainment news gateway, Film Rotation, which received this from one of their sources:
I had been hearing rumours over the past few weeks that all was not going well with Grind House; the last rumour being that the project was well over budget. I personally think this would not be the case, as it seems Rodriguez never goes over budget, although I suppose there is a first time for everything. So why could this have happened? Well, without being entirely sure I wouldn't be surprised if it has something to do with Sin City 2. Has someone had a little word in his ear and persuaded him to focus on that instead?
There's a lot more to this story, which hopefully will be cleared up in the coming week.

[29.03.2006] Laut CHUD wird auch Freddy Rodriguez (u.a. "Six Feet Under") in "Grind House" mitwirken...
[...] We're not sure of Freddy's role in the film, but given the involvement of gore god Greg Nicotero and Rodriguez's penchant for splatternalia, there's a good possibility he'll meet a messy end. Project Terror also stars Michael Biehn (yay!), Josh Brolin, Tom Savini and Marley Shelton, among others yet to be confirmed or identified.
We haven't heard too much about Tarantino's contribution other than the premise and title (Death Proof), but according to a recent AICN scoop, it'll have Mickey Rourke as a psycho who stalks and kills hot babes with his vehicle. [...]

[27.03.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum Drehbuch von Tarantino's Part "Death Proof"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] Spoiler Free Synopsis: Stuntman Mike is, obviously, a Stuntman. He drives a wicked muscle car that he's made "Death Proof" by re-inforcing it. It's his stunt car. Mike is a stalker and a killer. [...]
In short, the script is mediocre, but the main crash is hella-exciting and worth admission. Tarantino's visuals will save the day and I'm sure this film will be very enjoyable. [...]

[23.03.2006] Laut CHUD wird Michael Biehn (u.a. "Terminator", "Aliens") in "Grind House" mitwirken... Und Moviehole meldet, dass Rose McGowan ("Charmed") ebenfalls eine Rolle ergattert hat...

[20.03.2006] Moviehole weiss mehr zur Besetzung...
So apparently Marley Shelton has one of the lead roles in Rob & Quentin’s hugely-anticipated "Grind house". You’ll remember Shelton as that noxious devil, known only as 'The Customer', at the start of "Sin City", or possibly - if you’re a regular at Blockbuster - in "Uptown Girls", "Sugar & Spice" or "Valentine" - yeah, that nauseating teen-shocker in which she played second fiddle to Denise Richards’ rump. Not that we should hold any past injustices against her - she’s quite the actress, as we evidenced even in the few minutes that she immersed herself in the role of ‘The Customer’ in "Sin". Kudos to the guys for snapping her up.
Expecting the rest of the cast to be announced within the next couple of weeks - at the moment we’re only aware of Josh Brolin, Tom Savini, Dean Fernando, Danny Trejo and Alicia Rachel Marek, another "Sin City" ex-pat - and hoping there’s some welcome surprises in tow. Now one person that I’m not so certain is in it - despite the continuos rumours - because he’s been spotted back home working on something else, is John Jarratt. If I were a betting man, I’d say look for Jarratt in Tarantino’s upcoming WWII movie "Inglorious Bastards", but not "Grind". Have been wrong before though... and can still taste the soap in my gob as a result.

[12.03.2006] B-D meldet...
We received word this morning that WeinsteinCo.'s double-feature gore pic Grind House (yes that's still the title) has been bumped back a few months from it's September 22nd date to a new December 1st, 2006 date. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez each will direct a 75-minute horror tale including fake movie trailers in between both movies. Rodriguez's part, "Project Terror," will be a zombie pic, while Tarantino's section, "Death Proof," will a slasher seg. So far Alicia Rachel Marek, John Jarrett and Danny Trejo are all set to star. More details as they come in.

[14.02.2006] Die Gerüchteküche von MSNBC berichtet QT's Such nach schwedischen Cowgirls... ;-)
[...] Quentin Tarantino put on a real-life romance show for some Swedish gawkers.
The "Kill Bill" director was recently in a bar called The Lab in Stockholm and was seen making out with a Swedish woman he had met that night, says our source in Sweden. "The were making out so crazily that they were practically licking each other," says the source. "Ewww!"
But the evening turned artistic when the smooching couple went to a Stockholm music store called Pet Sounds, according to a Swedish Web site that chronicled the evening, and bought a copy of Tarantino’s film, "True Romance." [...]

[02.02.2006] CS! berichtet über den Drehbeginn...
The Weinstein Company's Grind -- for which Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are each set to direct a 60-minute horror tale -- is headed into production in the coming weeks, with Rodriguez readying to shoot his segment on his home turf of Austin, Texas.
Variety says Rodriguez's part, "Planet Terror," will be a zombie movie, while Tarantino's section, "Death Proof," will a slasher film. Casting hasn't been announced for either segment.
The two filmmakers are hammering out concepts for some of the faux trailers and ads that will run between the two pics as an intermission.
Tarantino is keen this time on shooting a fake trailer for a sexploitation movie titled "Cowgirls in Sweden." Other possibilities include a blaxploitation film and a kung-fu movie.
The trade says that Grind will be shot in the tradition of the '70s exploitation films that influences both helmers.
The studio is targeting a September 22 release for Grind.

[11.01.2006] Bei gibt es Infos zu dem 250-seitigen Buch "Grind House: The Sleaze-Filled Saga of an Exploitation Double Feature", das im Sommer 2006 erscheinen soll...

[09.12.2005] B-D sprach mit Robert Rodriguez...
[...] we asked, or I should say begged and pleaded, with Rodriquez to give up some info about the upcoming "Grindhouse" feature that he and Tarentino are co-directing, but no such luck... all I can say is that Rodriquez accidentally name dropped Danny Trejo when talking about his working with him right now. But that’s almost a given, as Trejo has been in almost every Rodriquez film he has ever done.

[08.12.2005] Bei gibt es ein Interview mit Robert Rodriguez, der sich u.a. über "Grind House" äusserte...
"We officially start end of January, but I sometimes get ahead of myself and start shooting stuff anyway. I had some actors come down and we shot 3 days of tests that will end up being in the movie. I was testing cameras, and thought we might as well be productive and shoot something useable. It’s going to be a really fun movie. Quentin is very into it, also."

[27.10.2005] CS! meldet...
[...] John Jarratt, of "Wolf Creek", was just on the ABC RADIO'S afternoon here in Perth and slipped some big news.
He said he has been asked to do a role in Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse" in Texas. He told a story about how Tarantino has always been a big fan of his and wanted him to come to the "Kill Bill" premiere in Sydney. He couldn't make it to the premiere - but he did have a drink with him the next day, and they've been friends ever since. Tarantino even owns a copy of "Wolf Creek" on 35mm, he said. And when this part came up - he went to John. [...]

[22.09.2005] sprach mit Quentin Tarantino...
[...] Tarantino shed some light on his upcoming double-feature film, "Grind House," which he'll soon film with friend and frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez. Last month Rodriguez said the two were working together in Tarantino's home in Los Angeles and that his half of the movie would be more violent than Tarantino's (see "Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino Teaming Up For Exploitation Flick"). The "Reservoir Dogs" mastermind, renowned for his unapologetic carnage, agreed. "It actually might, the way it's all turning out," he said.
"His movie is called 'Planet Terror,' and mine is called 'Death Proof,' " Tarantino revealed. "Mine is sort of a slasher film, but instead of a knife, it's a car. ... His, he's dealing with zombies and all that stuff. I think his might end up being more violent, but I'm not finished with my [script] yet, so you never know."
The former video-store clerk, clad in a white button-down shirt depicting a dragon attacking a tiger, said he and Rodriguez are particularly excited about shooting fake "trailers" that will enhance the "Grind House" experience. "That's one of the things we're looking the most forward to, shooting the phony trailers that will play in between the movies. I'm working out my blaxploitation trailer, and possibly a kung-fu trailer, a sexploitation trailer, a spaghetti-western trailer. I just need to kind of work them out a little bit. I'm just getting them down there, but I think for sure I'm going to do the sexploitation trailer, which is called 'Cowgirls in Sweden.' "
Adding that the phony "Sweden" trailer will probably star some of the women already cast in "Death Proof," Tarantino said they plan to shoot their irreverent trailer-within-a-movie-within-a-movie double feature at the beginning of next year. [...]

[05.08.2005] Latino Review meldet...
During his roundtable interview for upcoming release of Sin City on DVD we got a chance to talk to Robert Rodriguez about his upcoming projects. First up both Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are writing a double feature exploitation film, called "Grind House," it's two movies as one. Basically they will be an hour apiece, and in between each film they will have fake trailers. Each film is going to be written and directed by them. Rodriguez also mentioned that the film will have a "Drive-In feel" and that he will start shooting it as soon as he is done writing it. The film will be shot in Austin in the Fall; he will also be the DP for Quentin Tarantino one hour of the film. The Weinstein Co will distribute Grind House. [...]

[10.06.2005] Bei AICN gibt es ein paar neue Hinweise zum Filmprojekt...
[...] They'll be getting very cool directors to create GrindHouse style trailers for fictional films to put between and before the film. As to who goes first? It seems that in California - Quentin's hour will play first... In Texas - Robert's hour will play first... and everywhere else - it'll be projectionists' discretion. Same with the order of the trailers before and between the "featured attractions". They will be shot digitally - but in post - they'll be made to have that flawed dirty, nappy - film stock changing at the "reel breaks" faded, pink, saturated 70's film look. Sometimes there'll be a "bad splice" to purposefully cause a missing piece of dialogue. In otherwords... it'll be exactly like a GRIND HOUSE experience... only without the piss on the floor and rats residing in old discarded popcorn buckets in the theater. [...]

[27.05.2005] Harry von AICN meldet...
By Spring of next year - we'll have a Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez team up picture called GRIND HOUSE. No, no... it isn't the cut throat story of Starbuck's rise of Coffee Shop corporate supremacy. Instead - it will be two separate 60 minute Horror films directed by each of them... with a bizarre assembly of oddities sandwiched between from other unnamed filmmakers. Trailer, Clips... hell could be a cartoon. For those of you that know Quentin's unquenchable thirst for those old sleazy Grind Houses in the major metropolitan cities of the 70's that played every sort of 'sploitation known to man.
So it seems this will be the next Tarantino film - whether he does his Cantonese Kung Fu film or INGLORIOUS BASTARDS after that is anyone's guess... or something altogether unknown. [...]

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