American Grindhouse

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Dive into the sordid history of American exploitation films in this documentary narrated by Academy Award-nominee Robert Forster, and featuring interviews with John Landis, William Lustig, Larry Cohen, Jack Hill, and Herschell Gordon Lewis. This is the story of the movies that kept audiences coming back to the cinema for more, and the filmmakers who helped turn bad taste into fine art.

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Audience Reviews for American Grindhouse

  • Oct 02, 2012
    A very entertaining documentary! The talking heads have fascinating things to say. The stills, audio, and video clips illustrate so well the history this movie is trying to share. A couple American International pictures are mentioned, but the biggest surprise for me is that Roger Corman's name is never uttered. Besides this exception, this doc covers a wide range of exploitation genres and the filmmakers who were happy to oblige the public. The "chapter" headings are: In the Beginning: From Edison to Freaks, Let He Who Is Without Sin... See Our Movie, It's Not Vulgar... It's Educational, Perversion... For Profit, Teenage... Rampage, Sexploitation: From Nudie Cuties to Roughies, Gore- Galore, The Times... They Are a Changin', Blaxploitation: You Dig?, They Caged Their Bodies... But Not Their Desires, The Schlocky... Seventies, Send In... The Nazis, Porn-O-Copia, and The Final Grind... Or Is It?. It is out on DVD, but I watched it free on Hulu.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    Informative, entertaining and unforgettable, American Grindhouse it's a great study about exploration movies, U.S. modern pictures inspirations, the fight to adapt "cinema fashion" and win money. A trip into remarkable and 'bad taste' films. Criative and inspired, dispite doesn't mention some important people in underground low budget industry cinema. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2011
    Interesting documentary about an overhyped part of american culture, if only Tarantino had watched and realised his schtick is passe.
    Jon H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2011
    A documentary about the history of grindhouse/exploitation cinema. It does a very good job introducing Grindhouse to people who may not know much. It misses a few things and has a little room for improvement but overall it does a great job. Great for people interested in the genre and in movie history.
    Professor W Super Reviewer

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