[quote=“autephex, post:2, topic:3207”]What do you guys prefer for the “Grindhouse” features Death Proof and Planet Terror? The individual blu ray releases or the one packaged as “Grindhouse” and features both films with the theatrical cuts, and plays all the trailers and whatnot just like the theatrical release?
I know the individual releases feature the extended cuts of the film, with particularly Death Proof having a lot of extra scenes included. But from what I’ve read (not a lot), Tarantino likes both cuts and did the theatrical cut himself with specific intention.
I realize that the packaging as the Grindhouse feature is basically gimmicky, and usually I’d always prefer the extended cuts, but in this case I do like the idea of watching the films back to back, with all the trailers and everything just like it was in the theatre. Plus sometimes any more I prefer a cut down film if the shorter cut works well. I’m not familiar enough with the different cuts to really know the differences at this point though.
Maybe I’ll end up getting the Grindhouse release and the individual blu rays. Already have the extended versions on DVD.[/quote]
I tend generally to prefer extended cuts of movies (although I’m not too bothered if for instance a UK release of something has been subjected to, say, 12 seconds of cuts. I’m not that bothered) but in the very specific case of Grindhouse I prefer to think of it as one movie experience as originally envisioned by the filmmakers: The fake Machete trailer, Planet Terror, the fake trailers for Werewolf Women of the SS, Don’t and Thanksgiving, and the shorter version of Death Proof. I’ve got Grindhouse on blu-ray and that’s how I think of it: As one movie. In fact, although I enjoy the criminally underrated Death Proof in any guise, I somewhat illogically find Planet Terror a bit of a chore to sit through UNLESS it’s as part of the wider Grindhouse experience. Strange (and sad) but true.