The New York Times today have an article on Grind House, talking to just about everybody involved. If you don't have time to read it, then here's a few bullet points:
- Planet Terror is 80 minutes long, Death Proof around 90.
- There are four trailers between the two features: one by Eli Roth, one Edgar Wright, one by Rob Zombie and one by Robert Rodriguez.
- Tarantino suggests that Death Proof is missing a reel too - we already new Planet Terror is.
- Josh Brolin and Marley Shelton's characters in Planet Terror are a married couple; Rose McGowan's character is the ex-girlfriend of Freddy Rodriguez'.
- In one scene, Brolin's character tortures his wife by 'slowly and deliberately pricking her hands with her own needles' - she's an anesthesiologist, so, er... Brrrrr!
- Tarantino is claiming to have cooked up one of the top-three car chases of all time, if not the greatest, citing Vanishing Point as partial inspiration.
- The dialogue for the lead female characters in Death Proof is compared to a mix of Sex and the City and teenage girls' MySpace profiles.
Maybe I'm just behind the times - but then, so is Grind House. Definitively, deliciously and deliriously from another time.