Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Netflix is streaming Grindhouse with the fake previews as a long feature until 9/1. I'd missed it here when it was at the now-defunct Senator Theater, and somehow had never got around to it on DVD.
Planet Terror is far superior to Tarantino's Death Proof. Rose McGowan looks fantastic, even with missing limbs. The fake preview for Machete was one of the greatest things I've ever seen. I in fact looked up Grindhouse on Netflix after seeing an article somewhere that Rodriguez is making a film based on that preview, with Robert DeNiro and Jessica Alba and a very eclectic cast. Don't ruin a good thing.
While Planet Terror is head and shoulders above Death Proof, it was still fun to see Kurt Russell. And it's always fun to see Rosario Dawson.