The Undead News Thread (20090626.01)


"An early announcement to retailers indicates that Genius Products and The Weinstein Company are set to release Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's GRINDHOUSE on Blu-ray on August 11. No edition details are available, other than this would be a two-disc set, but it may well be the theatrical Grindhouse double feature.

"If true, this would be the first time that the entire presentation has been available for home viewing in the U.S. (sans Cable broadcasts). A 6-disc DVD collection was previously released in Japan, and included all of the faux trailers along with a host of bonus features. With the added capacity of the BD format, it's very likely that we could see this material show up here.

"Wal-Mart.com is now taking pre-orders for a 2-disc Blu-ray set for August 11th - showing an MSRP of $34.98 ($23.86 actual), AND they're taking pre-orders for a 3-disc DVD set listed for December 31st, with an MSRP of $29.95 ($19.86)."

Japan got a 6-disc set, and all we got were two separate, barely any bonus content DVDs sold individually? What a bunch of shit. This is still more along the lines of rumor than anything else, but it does seem to be likely. I reviewed Planet Terror a few days ago, and obviously I loved it, but I felt that Death Proof only had a good opening first half, and the second half fell through. I thought the movie in general was just boring. Hell, the climax happened at the halfway mark. Regardless, the fake movie trailers were a definite highlight in Grindhouse. And even though you can view all four of them on YouTube, it'd still be cool to actually see them on a DVD. Here's the trailer for Machete, by Robert Rodriguez, who had so much fun filming it that he made 40 minutes of it and has decided to go back and finish it for a DVD release on its own.

Source: Fangoria

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