It seems that everyone is talking about Grindhouse now, and i'm not just talking about the Tarantino / Rodriguez flick that probably won't get released in the UK in it's unadulterated format, I'm talking about all the sleazy gore stuff from the late 70s.
And if this is your thing you could do a lot worse than checking out Grindhouse Trailer Classics, which is a compilation of some of the wackier trailers from that crazy era.
Here's a sample of what you've got to look forward to if you like this kind of stuff, we we obviously do...
Get ready for a two-hour trip to the "gory days" of cult and exploitation cinema in Grindhouse Trailer Classics, a crazed compilation of theatrical promos for the most eye-popping examples of the sleazy cinematic sub-genre that has come to be known as "Grindhouse".
For the first time ever on DVD in the UK, you can witness the magnificent madness of the movies that stomped all over Hollywood's cinematic taboos in an outrageous orgy of wanton sex, gratuitous violence, dangerous drug abuse and devastating destruction, all played out by a parade of perverts, freaks, monsters, killers, voluptuous vixens and charismatic gun-toting heroes.
Compiled by genre movie expert Marc Morris (co-author of Shock! Horror! Astounding Artwork from the Video Nasty Era) from his own personal archive of over 7000 titles, along with the assistance of director Jake West (Pumpkinhead: Ashes To Ashes; Evil Aliens; Razor Blade Smile), Grindhouse Trailer Classics brings you a hand-picked collection of mind-blowing trailers for the 1960s and 1970s cult movies that have inspired and informed the works of a whole generation of contemporary directors, including the likes of Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof), Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), Eli Roth (Hostel) and Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects) - films such as They Call Her One Eye, The Thing With Two Heads, Three On A Meathook, Ilsa: She Wolf Of The SS, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Blood Sucking Freaks, The Corpse Grinders, Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman and many more.
Grindhouse Trailer Classics also includes a bonus featurette that explores the history of Grindhouse cinema, Bump n' Grind, presented by Emily Booth (star of Evil Aliens and Pervirella and presenter of the TV shows outTHERE and Shock Movie Massacre) and written by Stephen Thrower, the acclaimed author of Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents. And if that wasn't enough for genre fans, the DVD also features exclusive artwork by illustrator and painter Graham Humphreys, the artist behind the theatrical poster campaigns for The Evil Dead and A Nightmare On Elm Street, and whose artwork has graced the album sleeves of bands such as The Cramps and The Lords Of The New Church.
So if it's a smorgasbord of cinematic sex, gore and violence you're looking for to satisfy your hunger for fun, shocks and entertainment, look no further than Grindhouse Trailer Classics, the only DVD you'll ever need to get your own Grindhouse party started.
8th Jun 04 The film opens with a very similar voiceover narration to the original (see Trivia) but with different footage as we tour the furnace room, all fingernail scratches and blood-clotted hair, of the Hewitt residence.