That’s what I think of Roadshow Film Distributors and the Weinstein Company who have:
a) delayed the release of the Rodriguez/Tarantino Film Grindhouse until later in the year in Australia (was supposed to be May. It’s already OUT in the US)
b) split the double-feature into 2 separate films with each film being released at DIFFERENT TIMES.
Shit! Wasn’t the whole point of this movie that it was a DOUBLE-FEATURE. I am sooo looking forward to it.
Apparently in some states in the US, people actually got up and left after the first movie cause the credits started rolling. Stupid Americans spoil it for us all.
“The Weinstein Company has stated that the film will be split because non-American audiences have no experience with the concept of double features, many European fans see it as an attempt to increase profits by forcing audiences to pay twice for a film that is shown as a single film in the United States”
What a load of shit. Just because some countires don’t know the concept doesn’t mean they can’t learn something NEW.
“In keeping with the theatrical release plans for all territories outside of the US, GRINDHOUSE will now be released as two separate theatrical features:
DEATH PROOF directed by Quentin Tarantino and PLANET TERROR directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF is premiering in the Cannes Film Festival in May. The Australian release of DEATH PROOF will be later in the year and will be followed by the release of PLANET TERROR. “
Not happy at all.
I have a good mind to go to Hoyts in Belconnen and ask for their HUGE Grindhouse cardboard display, seeing as though they don’t need it now. It’s friggin’ awesome.