Disc News: Rumors Resurface about Complete Grindhouse Blu-ray/DVD Releases

If you were to ask the most devoted DVD-phile and Blu-ray-phile about his (or her) most anticipated title not yet released on the format in Region 1 (U.S./Canada), you would get answers like Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Robert Altman’s Brewster McCloud, Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons , and The Beatles’ documentary Let It Be.

But probably the two most requested titles are Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, which has been speculated for years, and a complete Grindhouse release with all the faux trailers included. Back in March 2008, a magnificent 6-Disc set for Grindhouse was released in Japan with all the bells and whistles a fanboy could possibly want.

Stateside, so far we’ve seen individual releases of Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Tarantino’s Death Proof in Extended and Unrated forms – no Theatrical Cuts. The Blu-ray Disc release of Terror also included a “Scratch Free” version of the movie.

When Grindhouse was released in theaters, it was presented as a double feature with the two movies and a batch of faux trailers at the start and as part of the intermission section. As separate releases on home video, though, the trailers (except for Machete) were omitted. But it looks like we may see those faux trailers in a complete Grindhouse release once and for all.

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), who directed one of the faux trailers for a film titled “Don’t” tweeted the following recently:

So, get this, tomorrow I am doing a commentary on ‘Don’t’. Some of you will know what that means is finally happening.

Well, this is good news indeed. It was believed that Grindhouse was going to get a release around the time of Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. That never came to fruition. Now the release can coincide with either theatrical and/or home video release of Machete (co-directed by Robert Rodriguez) or the home video release of the Rodriguez-produced Predators.

We’ll give the latest details once we have them, but in the meantime check out the faux trailer for Wright’s ‘Don’t’:


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