The sleaze-filled saga of an exploitation double feature.
Staring: Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson
Directed: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie
Synopsis: A homage to the 1970s Grindhouse experience, Rodriguez and Tarantino team up to bring us this over the top double feature. First up we get the Rodriguez feature Planet Terror, which see our make shift band of heroes trying to escape from a plague of zombies unleashed with the release of a bio-hazard.
Tarantino follows up with Death Proof, taking us for a ride with the crazy Stunt Man Mike who has it in for a group of girls.
The experience is made complete with the inclusion of several trailers for non existent films.
We start with the US Advance One Sheet, advertising the double feature, rolled and double sided. This is the second One Sheet for the movie, the first advertising the films length at over two and half hours. However after initial release and less than inspiring box office the movie was cut down, hence the re-issue of the poster, removing any mention of running time. The 2 and 1/2 hour tag on the poster makes it the rarer of the US release posters.
With Grindhouse being a flop in the US, the movie was split into two for release internationally, hence a campaign for each individual movie was produced.
Here we have the International Release One Sheets for Planet Terror and Death Proof. Both are double sided and rolled.
Next we have the Australian posters. Before Grindhouse screened in the US, the film was intended to be released in Australia as the double feature, and thus was briefly advertised using the same art of the US. However, with the flop of the film in the US, the double feature was pulled and so were the Australian Advances. Thus, here we have a poster for a film that was never officially release to Australian Cinemas. It is rolled and single sided.
Of the two Grindhouse films, only Death Proof received a theatrical release in Australia. It is thought this is because Tarantino over Rodriguez was the more bankable of the two name. We end with the Australian One Sheet for Death Proof, rolled and single sided.