Thursday, August 28, 2014
DVD Review: GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS
GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films
I am a huge fan of trailer compilations. Probably because of my short attention span and ability to fall asleep during any movie at any time of the day! Trailers are perfect or me, it's like watching bunch of 2-3 minute films in a row! If you don't like one you are watching, in a just a few minutes there's a brand new "movie" to watch!
GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS has to be my favorite trailer compilation I have seen by far! These are my kinds of films....crazy, dirty, gory, and some are just flat out weird! I love the films from the "grindhouse" era and seeing all these great trailers is a great way to find some new movies that you might not have know about! Here is some info about this DVD from the official press release:
GRINDHOUSE cinemas could once be found in the sleaziest and run-down areas of America's grimiest cities. New York's 42nd Street was one of the most famous trash pit hangouts for denizens of the lower depths. From dusk 'till dawn the theatres would screen a mind-boggling assortment of movies featuring lashings of sex, gore and violence - and if you were lucky, you'd get all three! SEE for the first time ever on DVD in America you can now sit back and take a twisted trip back to the glory days of the sleazy 60s and 70s for a roaring rampage through a two-hour hand-picked collection of some of the most insane examples of trailer trash ever to slash and burn their way through a Grindhouse cinema projector.
MARVEL at the fact that most of the actual films themselves could never live up to the jaw dropping lunacy of these incredible trailers, some of which can today be considered true masterpieces in advertising and marketing. With their often hilarious voice-overs and mind-bending taglines, plus all the best bits from the movies themselves, they add up to one thing - sheer entertainment! BE AMAZED that Contemporary Directors such as Quentin Tarantino (GRINDHOUSE), Eli Roth (HOSTEL) and Rob Zombie (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) have all since revisited these movies and have made their own supercharged movies relying heavily on the essence of many of these seventies Grindhouse cinema classics. Tarantino in particular has drawn a huge amount of his inspiration from these movies and trailers in many of his films, so we've included some of his favorites here - see if you can spot them!
THRILL to the fact that many of the then unknown actors and filmmakers from these choice cuts went on to much bigger and better things, so it's no surprise that these fantastic flicks have since achieved cult status, making GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS a must-own DVD that's ideal for parties in your very own private Grindhouse...
This is such a fun DVD, I would say this is a must own for any horror / exploitation film fan. The DVD contains 55 trailers for some of the best grindhouse films ever made. They don't make movies like this anymore, so get a copy of this DVD and re-live these great films in the comfort of your own home. GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:
* BUMP 'N GRIND - Cult presenter Emily Booth explores the world of Grindhouse Cinema
* Gallery of Grindhouse Poster Art
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD