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Don’t Forget!! Starz Tonight And Monday Revs Up The Theatrical Version of GRINDHOUSE In HD!!

I am – Hercules!! Starz subscribers who have been lusting after their very own copies of the theatrical version of “Grindhouse” are in luck. The pay-cable outlet is running the whole shebang for the first time tonight and Monday. Until now its two component features were only available in extended, unrated editions on separate DVDs (illustrated above). If you have Starz HD and an HD DVR you can capture Vanessa Ferlito and Jordan Ladd and Rose McGowan and the extra-dreamy Eli Roth in glorious high definition. (Those rascally Weinstein fellows apparently have yet to issue "Planet Terror," "Death Proof" or "Grindhouse" on either an HD-DVD or Blu-ray edition.) West Coasters with the East Coast feed can watch it Sunday night at 9:45 p.m., but Starz is publicizing Monday’s 9 p.m. presentation. Look! Press release!
FAKE TRAILERS, BAD CUTS, MISSING SCENES SEE!!!! TARANTINO & RODRIGUEZ’S GRINDHOUSE THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN On Starz March 31 at 9:00 P.M. (et/pt) Englewood, Colo., March 25, 2008 – Starz presents Grindhouse, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s homage to exploitation B-movie thrillers Monday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m. Over three hours, the two feature-length films, turned into a double-bill, complete with fake trailers, missing scenes and bad film stock will be shown in its entirety, the way it was originally screened in movie theaters. In Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, a small-town deals with an outbreak of murderous, infected people called "sickos," and a gun-legged stripper named Cherry (Rose McGowan) and her martial arts-wielding boyfriend (Freddy Rodriguez) take on the zombie army. Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof has a psycho named Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) stalking and killing beautiful women with his ‘70s muscle car. Grindhouse features fake movie trailers directed by Rodriguez, Rob Zombie (Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects), Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Eli Roth (Hostel, Hostel: Part II).

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  • March 30, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by Dazzler69

    I did enjoy Grindhouse. I think it was marketed wrong.

  • March 30, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    don't forget 300 debuting soon!

    by jccalhoun

    So things are so slow that AICN is announcing cable premiers of movies now?

  • March 30, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale in about a week ...

    by Hercules

    But both 300 and Royale have been available in HD for a while now.

  • March 30, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by odo19

    Finally I get to see the two movies together again, with the trailers and everything.

  • March 30, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    And people will get the in-jokes as well...

    by tonagan

    What with products from the fake ads featuring in the films, and some of the actors crossing over - that's what made it fun to watch in the theater, I think.

  • March 30, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I still want a MACHETE movie

    by br1947

    it would fucking rock

  • March 30, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Death Proof was one of the best films of last year

    by exie

    Planet Terror, paled in comparison, but Death Proof is a fucking classic.

  • March 30, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    The Tale of Eli the Hyped

    by Retlaw Kciuq

    The man is overrated and his films are absolute rubbish. So of course, we’re going to promote him the heavens on Ain’t It Cool News. If this is the future of Hollywood, I don’t want any part of it.

  • March 30, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    It has been together OnDemand for a while

    by INWOsuxRED

    and it was fucking horrible. Has Harry and the gang ever steared you wrong? Yes, of course they have, and asking you to waste 15 hours of your life to watch this slow-moving, retarded, self-indulgent mess of a turd is another one of those things AICN does to ruin your life. If you really think you want to watch it from start to finish, you'd better DVR it because it is highly unlikely you'll stay awake through the non-stop pointless dialog of Death Proof.

  • March 30, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Rose McGowan in HD

    by I Dunno

    God I love that woman. <p>And yes, the dialog in Death Proof was meandering and pointless but it wasn't a deal breaker. Overall it was a damn fine movie going experience and I'm glad I got to see the whole thing in the theater. Don't have Starz though.</p>

  • March 30, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by shodan6672

    If your trolling comments don't get a response once, try, try again, right?

  • March 30, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    haha - he said extra dreamy Eli Roth!!!

    by JimCurry

    it's funny because we know this site is a shill for him! no shame!!!

  • March 30, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    the thing about the "extended" Death Proof...

    by JimCurry

    Is that it makes a long, boring, shitty movie even longer and shittier (although the lap dance is good on its own).

  • March 30, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider just picked up by NBC for this fall..

    by Pennsy

  • March 30, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    sorry but Grindhouse was a disaster through and through

    by Jugdish

    I'd rather record Showtime at the Apollo.

  • March 30, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth? That show sucks

    by I Dunno

    Every time Lost is over I have to quickly change channels so I don't see a second of that tripe. Fucking George Michael.

  • March 30, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Goth Rogue is hot

    by Osmosis Jones

    Oh yeah, and Grindhouse is cool. Still hoping that the six-disc set released in Japan will be released here soon.

  • March 30, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    "this year, there will be no leftovers"

    by gotilk

    "...thanksgiving... white meat, dark meat.. all will be carved" Shit, the voiceover for that trailer had me in tears.

  • March 30, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by xdiamondxdanx

    I think they were actually exploiting someone who they thought deserved to get their life destroyed. If that was the case and the exploited person saw it, I'm sure Grindouse was a resounding success.

  • March 30, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Grindhouse ffs

    by xdiamondxdanx

  • March 30, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Where You Guys Been? It's been Available...

    by Chadillac69

    It's been available in HD for a few weeks in theatrical version on demand. Or is that "on On Demand?" I fucking love Starz On Demand in HD as opposed to wittle ol HBO which currently offers... NOTHING in HD on demand. Fuckers.

  • March 30, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by Chadillac69

    in terms of the theatrical version, I saw it in a 2nd run theater. A little before the show started a cute old (OLD!) couple sat in a row near me. I thought "Wow, do they know what they're in for?" They made it through the trailers... and about 10 minutes into Planet Terror before running (read: slowly walking) out of the theater. I still feel bad that I didn't warn them.

  • March 30, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by critch

    Planet Terror was poorly put together, a shitty homage to movies that nobody missed, and had been done far far better. A five minute action scene at the end does not make up for horrid dialouge, acting, plot, and pretty much everything involved with it. I made it about fifteen minutes into Death Proof before realizing that I could not care less about any of these characters. You know why they don't make movies like this anymore? Because they sucked when they came out, and we've moved on.

  • March 30, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Wanna see the Grindhouse 6-dvd Japanese set?

    by Zeke25:17

    Here 'tis...the packaging is way cool (every disc looks like a 45 rpm record); and we finally get the complete movie with the fake trailers!

  • March 30, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    And regarding Death Proof:

    by Zeke25:17

    Obviously this new set won't mean anything to anyone who thinks either (or both) of the films sucked. My feelings: Planet Terror was much more fun; Death Proof had two VERY cool moments that added up to maybe twenty minutes of screen time. The remaining hour-plus was sprinkled with (mostly) hot girls that COULD have been interesting but got boring quickly, as they really overdid QT's penchant for repeating the same line of dialogue at least twice ("Now did you or did you not say that?...Nononono! Answer the question motherfucker! Did you or did you not say that?") On top of that, it featured an actor we all love cast as a character we're supposed to hate, which severely weakens the pinball-machine-style beatdown at the end: instead of feeling catharsis and rooting for the ladie--all of whom, by this point, we're sick of--we pretty much feel bad for Stuntman Mike; and I doubt this was Tarantino's intent. Having said all that, I'm still getting the set, mainly because this is the way it's SUPPOSED to be seen. Putting either of these films in HD makes as much sense as colorizing Casablanca.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    speaking of movies AICN plugged

    by Napoleon Park

    before they were made, during production, when they were released and after they did lackluster box office, the Cartoon Channel showed that Aqua Team Hungerford movie tonight. Since I had some free time and it was free and in my living room, I watched it. I was not amused. I find it hard to believe that thing showed in theaters without audiences rioting and demanding their money back.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by Groothewarrior


  • March 31, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Don't! Don't! DON'T!

    by DerLanghaarige

    2nd best trailer after Machete.<br> BTW, I was happy that they split up Grindhouse (even if we lost the trailers), because now we weren't forced to pay money for Death Proof.

  • March 31, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Grndhouse was pretty cool

    by CuervoJones

    But i want my Kill Bill Whole Bloody Affair NOW.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:12 a.m. CST

    If you have Comcast HD, it will look like ass.

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    See for yourself:<p><p>

  • March 31, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    No Stateside Deluxe DVD Release?

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

    I've been anticipating Rodriguez's follow-up to his Sin City breakfast tacos.

  • March 31, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    A year later and still Planet Terror >>> Death Proof

    by turketron

    Death Proof bored me to tears with hot girls who were pretty unlikeable because of their annoying dialogue.<p><p> Planet Terror = badass zombie movie with plenty of WTF moments and superhot Rose McGowan. The fake trailers were probably the best part though. THIS TIME THEY FUCKED WITH THE WRONG MEXICAN.

  • March 31, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Grindhouse was the best film of 07

    by Blok Narpin

    Grindhouse was the single best movie of 2007/ I was it 3 times theatrically. I sure hope they give it it's due when it eventually comes to Blu-Ray.

  • March 31, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST


    by INWOsuxRED

    Did you see only one movie from 2007?

  • March 31, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Why is'nt this being released inthe US?

    by odo19

    What the fuck. This was probably my fav movie from last year. I guess I can always by a region free player and buy it anyway. But I probably won't.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    star trek

    by Bouncy X

    that trek link up there has some pretty damn good prices. i wonder if they've finally lowered them because they're gonna start releasing em in blu-ray? or maybe "complete series" sets are coming for the other series.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    The motion has been made; and I second it... let's have that DVD set right now.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by odo19

    You got it. It's a shame to since I already bought most of DS9 and TNG.

  • March 31, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie Trailer best homage to genre

    by MGTHEDJ

    "Werewolf Women of the S.S." has Udo Kier, who did 2 low budget films in Rome back to back around 1973, "Flesh for Frankenstein" and "Blood for Dracula." They ran Saturday night on The Movie Channel. Two grindhouse/drive-in staples. Eli Roth's was a little too obvious. Referenced "Halloween", "Silent Night Deadly Night", "My Bloody Valentine", "Texas Chainsaw Massecre", and even "Rocky Horror."<p>The marketing was all wrong. They spent millions on TV ads, cut-ins on the Sci-Fi Channel, but nothing on internet banners. "300" was all over the internet. Those of us over 30 remember bad movies at drive-ins, grindhouses, videotape, and on HBO and Cinemax back in the early 1980's. How many males 14 to 28 understood the meaning of the title?----later-----m

  • March 31, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Obviously I'm the minority here...

    by password.swordfish

    but I fucking LOVED that movie experience. The whole crowd was so into in when I saw it in the theatre, and just about everyone got what Rodriguez and Tarantino were doing. I loved both flicks and the trailers, and the old-school r ratings... great stuff. Does anyone know if there are plans to release in in North America in original form? I'm dying to have it, but refuse to pay for the split up, reels included versions. I'm a purist.

  • March 31, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Great theatrical experience...

    by moviemenace

    where I saw it twice, and the audience went bonkers for it. I would like to see how the double bill plays at home. No Starz though, so I'm waiting on you, Harvey. Get you're tubby butt in gear.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Now hitting cleanup on my DVR...Grindhouse

    by dvanhorne

    what a coup. simply put, this just kicks mighty ass. the dialogue, the style, the ladies, the violence, the oneliners, and the no holds barred vision of these 2 paramounts to American cinema. Thanks Starz HD.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Death Proof sucks

    by gregmss

    n its own. Grindhose is where it's at.