Saturday, February 26, 2011
Robert Forster ( Narrator )
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Plus many others....
This documentary is divided up into many creatively titled sections. Such as, "Let he who is without sin... see our movie", "It's not vulgar... it's educational", "Perversion... for profit" and "Gore-galore".
It covers movies from the silent era to the present. Even burlesque and pulps are featured.
Directors, actors and film historians make appearances. All the folks being interviewed, share their memories and opinions.
There's tons of clips and photos on display.
I highly recommend you watch it.
Quote from the movie LORD LOVE A DUCK ( Tuesday Weld as Barbara Ann ): "It's periwinkle pussycat, don't you just love it?..."
Quote by director Herschell Gordon Lewis: "The campaign is more important than the film itself"
Quote by actor David Hess ( referring to THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT ): "I had a subway car empty out on me once... When I was just sitting there, and this was because all the posters were up in the subway"
Quote by director Jack Hill: "People criticized COFFY and FOXY BROWN for being almost racist from the black point of view, and my feeling was, why not?... We've been watching racist movies all our lives... Why not see what it looks like from the other side, and enjoy it?"
WIDEscreen & FULLscreen
Color & black and white
Region - Not applicable
Company - Lux Digital Pictures
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable
OBTAINED AT - HULU
PRICE - Free
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!... I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this film.
There's a shitload of alleged "GRINDHOUSE" documentaries out there. Far too many times, it's just somebody interviewing friends, acquaintances and co-workers. AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE seems to be the "real deal" folks.
As far as I know, this documentary is NOT availbale on region one DVD.