Grindhouse Dismantled

UK audiences will see two separate films

It’s been announced that Grindhouse, Tarantino and Rodriguez’s double-headed exploitation-fest, will now be split into two separate features for its UK release. QT’s slasher fick, Death Proof, will screech onto screens on September 21, whilst Robert Rodiguez’s zombie-horror, Planet Terror, is yet to receive a confirmed release date.

Having now officially tanked at the US Box Office, The Weinstein Company’s head-honcho, Harvey, had this to say about the decision to split the double-feature down the middle: “Based on US audience's positive reactions to Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror combined with their resistance to the three-hour running time, we’ve revised our UK release plans to allow audiences the chance to see the films separately, like they will be shown in all international territories.”

If you have a weak bladder and the three hour-plus running time of the original cut sent you into an excrutiating, leg-crossing frenzy, then this may come as soothing news. But this will no doubt be a hugely controversial decision amongst those who were looking forward to experiencing the full Grindhouse extravaganza as the filmmakers originally intended.

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