Why? Two reasons: firstly to make more money (obviously) and secondly because people were too dumb to understand the original version and so it flopped at the US box office. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it's homage to the old B-movies that would be shown at so-called Grindhouse theatres. You'd see two cheesy B-movies back to back for the price of one with even cheesier trailers in the middle. The technical quality was often very poor with audio dropouts and sometimes whole reels were missing. Nonetheless, it was a fun experience by all accounts.
So I'm in the cinema and the first movie ends and everyone gets up to leave and I'm thinking "where's everyone going?" And then afterwards I heard that a lot of people demanded their money back because they said the visual and audio quality of the movie was poor, and some parts were missing. How can people that dumb still be alive? You would have thought they'd have walked in front of a bus by now or put their tongue in an electric socket.
This movie is probably the most fun I've ever had at the cinema. It was amazing. On the one hand, I want them to release the proper version on DVD but on the other, I don't, because I feel privileged to have seen it the way it was meant to be shown and have fond memories of it.
So, as you are unlikely to see the trailers again (which were the best part), here they are in all their glory.
Machete (Directed by Robert Rodriguez)
Thanksgiving (Eli Roth), Werewolf Women of the SS (Rob Zombie), Don't (Simon Pegg (director of Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead))
Edited by Jon, 24 September 2007 - 06:13 PM.