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Grindhouse get an R

03.22.2007
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It's just a couple of weeks before the hordes of old-school horror fans finally get to sink their teeth into the massively anticipated Tarantino/Rodriguez double feature GRINDHOUSE. And it seems safe to say we'll get our money's worth.

For starters, 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.

And just in case you didn't know, here's the official synopsis: Grindhouse noun A downtown movie theater - in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace of the '30s and '40s - known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies. From groundbreaking directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez comes the ultimate film experience: a double-bill of thrillers that will recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" will be presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. Tarantino's film, "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while Rodriguez's film explores an alien world eerily familiar to ours in "Planet Terror." Welcome to the Grindhouse - it'll tear you in two.
Extra Tidbit: SHAUN OF THE DEAD filmmaker Edgar Wright, who provides one of the fake trailers for GRINDHOUSE, is currently on tour supporting HOT FUZZ with a traveling film festival of classic cop/crime movies such as BULLITT and ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE.
Source: JoBlo

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4:25AM on 03/23/2007

3 hours and 5 minutes?

AWESOME!

I cannot wait for "Grindhouse." I hope it kicks everybody's ass to the big blue sky.

Strider
AWESOME!

I cannot wait for "Grindhouse." I hope it kicks everybody's ass to the big blue sky.

Strider
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10:15PM on 03/22/2007
...Now I'm curious...One one hand, I'm assuming that the two offending (to the MPAA, that is) trailers have been removed/recut, yet at the same time, the film is now officially 35 minutes longer than the trailer initially stated. Honestly, I think that even though a few awesome scenes may be missing, a whole extra half hour of badass more than makes up for it.
...Now I'm curious...One one hand, I'm assuming that the two offending (to the MPAA, that is) trailers have been removed/recut, yet at the same time, the film is now officially 35 minutes longer than the trailer initially stated. Honestly, I think that even though a few awesome scenes may be missing, a whole extra half hour of badass more than makes up for it.
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8:01PM on 03/22/2007
I'd already figured this was gonne get an R. Back when the "obese man eats a baby" thing was going around, TV spots were already popping up saying Rated R.
I'd already figured this was gonne get an R. Back when the "obese man eats a baby" thing was going around, TV spots were already popping up saying Rated R.
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7:54PM on 03/22/2007
They should direct everything this way. Sin City was great and I have a feeling that if anything is lacking in one of the features the other will make up for it.
They should direct everything this way. Sin City was great and I have a feeling that if anything is lacking in one of the features the other will make up for it.
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7:52PM on 03/22/2007

Nice!

I doubt anything was cut, but I don't really care. The fake trailers sound cool, but the movies are what I'm seeing it for!
I doubt anything was cut, but I don't really care. The fake trailers sound cool, but the movies are what I'm seeing it for!
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7:47PM on 03/22/2007

Woo!

I'm lovin' that running time! Sucks that some shit was cut out, but whatever, this will kick ass
I'm lovin' that running time! Sucks that some shit was cut out, but whatever, this will kick ass
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