So much for a re-release of Dimension Films’ Grindhouse as it appears that Genius Entertainment and The Weinstein Co. will release Death Proof – Quentin Tarantino’s segment – on DVD September 18th, according to Davis DVD. No word yet on Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, but this seems to confirm the rapid speculation that the theatrical double feature will be split up for the initial home video release. Death Proof is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer (Kurt Russell) pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife. No word on the features and if it’s the extended cut.
I, for one, am hugely upset they won’t release the films on DVD together. I guess it still could happen, I mean, collector’s editions and all, you never know what could happen but atleast we won’t know for a while.
Maybe they will release three DVDs. One of Death Proof, one of Planet Terror and one of both films in a super set.
when are there going to be new layout up on this site ? I love this one, but it would be awesome to see a summer layout with rose as blonde hair, she was soo hot back then!
We will hopefully have a new layout up next month.
That stinks! I thought for sure that they’d be released in some big super special edition double feature disc with loads of extras. It would make the most sense since that was why the film was created to begin with, but whatever. I guess I can patiently wait for Planet Terror to be released since that was my favorite part and I must own it, regardless of how it gets released.
oooh, thanks for the update Mycah!
I guess it’s just another way of scrapping up more money from the pockets of us DVD buyers. I mean, I figure if the two are released separately, stores can ask full price for them each as if they were two separate films, even though the films are a part of a double-feature rather than two separate productions. I’d imagine that if the films were sold joint it would bring in less, since the whole packet would probably cost more than a regular feature film DVD release but less than two separate feature film DVD releases. And at any rate, there may be some who only like one of the features but not the other, and are thus unwilling to pay for them both. Then, sometime later, a collector’s edition of sorts may be released, “Lord of the Rings style,” if you catch my drift. It’s an understandable decision from a financial point of view, I think, since Grindhouse didn’t do as well as expected in the U.S… :secret: