I saw Grindhouse yesterday, and it was pretty awesome for a tex-sploitation zombie flick / muscle car slasher chase movie. Clearly, there were some major downsides, but stuff “blew’d up real good” and the presentation with previews separating the movies was unabashedly great.
After watching it, I tracked down Vanishing Point, a movie which was referenced many times during the Tarintino section, Death Proof. Vanishing Point was fantastic as well, and really makes me want to go on a muscle car genre binge. Here is a list culled from some wikipedia’ing (is there a better verb form of that?).
- Two-Lane Blacktop
- Death Race 2000
- Dirty Larry, Crazy Mary
- Gone in 60 Seconds
- The French Connection
I will report back when I have completed this list. Wish me luck, and also if you would like to join me for any screenings, let me know.