Without wanting to go all Al Pacino.. FUCK YOU WEINSTEINS!..FUUUUCKKKK YOUUUU!!
Here’s the news as simply as I can put it without breaking out in some kind of tourettes style outburst. Due to the Weinstein’s influence; Momentum (the UK distribution company for Grindhouse) will not only be splitting the film into two separate pieces, but they’re not releasing Death Proof until September the 21st, and Planet Terror has no release date as yet.
OK… here’s the thing, I was cool waiting until June (the original slated release date when it was all in one piece), I really was. I wasn’t happy about waiting and having to attempt to avoid youtube clips, reviews and smug stateside people on message boards until that date… but I was going to try and give it a go. If for nothing else just for the cinematic sanctity of taking in the new Tarantino film, and the new Rodriguez film, ..together…unspoilt and in one sitting.
I can’t have this film dangled over me like filmick whitebait anymore, I’m already sick of waiting, and i’m sure as hell not going to hang around until September just to see the film in a state it wasn’t designed to be shown in anyway… AND… PAYING FUCKING TWICE FOR THE PLEASURE!!!!
Here it is, straight up… I’m not waiting until September. I will be downloading Grindhouse, either that or i’m going to walk down the road and buy it on dvd from a Chinese guy in Tesco’s car park.
I rarely download films, and I’m a more than frequent cinema-attendee, which considering the prices in London where I live (It averages about Â£9 a ticket.. that’s.. well considering the low-dollar at the moment, about US$20) isn’t something to be scoffed at. I just can’t wait another five months for something I’ve already been waiting a year for.
I could cry about It a bit more, call for boycotts, but I’m sure people can make up their own minds how to deal with the situation. I know what I’m doing.