I couldn’t resist. Grindhouse may not be the best film ever made. It may not even pass as a good film. But it is easily one of the funnest theater event films I’ve ever had the privilege to see during it’s original theatrical run. The only problem I had when I saw this for the first time was the lack of a real intermission. I needed to pee really badly but there was no way in hell I was going to miss the faux trailers! Thanks for the chance to help recreate that experience, it was fun!
One of the best parts of Tarantino’s Death Proof is the music, which is generally true with all of his films, but my favorite song from the film was actually on a deleted scene and not part of the theatrical cut. Since two movies were being shown back to back for the same admission price, running time was at a premium, which is why both movies feature a missing reel gag. But in Tarantino’s film that missing reel was still shot and then made available on home video to enjoy, among a few other cut clips that had mostly to do with Tarantino’s Stuntman Mike’s foot fetish. They’re worth watching if you get a chance, but I’m embedding the missing lap dance reel at the end of this post just because it’s a fun scene and the Crazy Babysitter Twins are just off on the side standing around like they didn’t know they were just in the first film.
The Barbeque theme came quite naturally since I love real barbeque and one of my favorite parts of the whole grindhouse experience is the casting. Both Michael Biehn and Jeff Fahey are under appreciated, under utilized, and neither hit it big in Hollywood like many expected them to. Having them both in the same film playing brothers is one of those perfect casting choices that only film geeks can truly appreciate and I would love to eat at JT’s Bone Shack despite how much it resembles a horror movie set.
Next week is Chris’ movie pick. I think the Blueberry Festival shouldn’t conflict with our normal day and time, but if anyone knows that this will be an issue then perhaps we can reschedule. Chris, let us know if you have anything specific in mind regarding dinner and start time. We generally start at 4:30 and eat after, but most of us are pretty flexible.
- Snatch (Andrea)
- Dirty Dancing (Mandi)
- Ladyhawke (Meghan)
- Joe Versus the Volcano (Karen)
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Dan)
- Batman: Forever (Becky)
- Moonstruck (Amy)
- Jurassic Park (Uriah)
- Yojimbo (Jim)
- North by Northwest (Chad)
- Grindhouse (Garret)
- TBA (Chris)