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Despite it’s poor box office performance, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’ homage to Seventies exploitation films Grindhouse has legions of fans. Count us among them. But outside of purchasing an expensive Japanese Boxset, which is now out of print, one could not experience the theatrical cut of this movie at home.
Well, fans may have reason to rejoice, according to Blu-Ray.com:
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.
However, since no details have been released on this set yet, we have to keep this in the rumor category. But we think its only a matter of weeks before you’ll be able to enjoy all the original, theatrical Grindhousey goodness at home. Until that time, enjoy the trailer that opened the theatrical cut:
We just can’t get enough of that trailer. And we may not have to. To understand what we’re talking about click here.
UPDATE: Well, it took a while. But it’s finally coming! It’s been more than year since we posted this article. But a Blu-Ray of the theatrical version of Grindhouse will be hitting stores on October 5, 2010. Amazon already has it available for pre-order, click here!
According to Variety, Ricard Rodriguez is bringing the film Machete, presented as a mock trailer in the film Grindhouse, to the big screen. The film will be produced by Overnight Productions, and marks Rodriguez first work outside a major studio since El Mariachi. And, yes, it will star Danny Trejo!
This is great news because Machete trailer is this best thing in Rodriguez and Tarantino’s engaging tribute to seventies schlock cinema. Don’t believe us? Watch it for yourself:
Rodriguez is also busy with two other a genre productions. A new take on the Predator franchise for Fox, and the futuristic action thriller “Nerveracker” for Dimension. But it’s Machete that’s got us the most excited!