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I know this has been out on DVD for a while but it's only recently I've finally got round to buying it. As a fan of Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and B-Movies in general this is a fantastic selection of 55 Grindhouse Trailers from the 70's that cheered me up. This type of cinema has never really gone away. There have always been low budget remakes of bigger films (Just check out the Sci-Fi and Horror channels on Sky to see loads of them), but these come from an era when exploitation was at its height and they are just so much more funny and rewarding than a lot of the current day cheap remakes
With the emergence over the past few years of big budget films from Tarantino, Roth, Rodriguez and others, who obviously hold this type of cinema close to their hearts, there has been something of a rediscovery of many of these films. Watching the Trailers in this format is probably the best way to see them, because with a few exceptions, the trailers are far superior and funnier than the finished movie purely because to get people into the cinema they showed all the best bits in the Trailer. I know this as I watched many of them back in the late 70's and early 80's before the DPP introduced the Video Recordings Act.
Hopefully a few of the better made ones will see the light of day on DVD in the future (some are already out), the rest it's fair to say can just stay as a Trailers and there is no better way to see them than on this collection. Add to that a short documentary on Grindhouse Cinema and a Poster Art gallery this all adds up to a brilliant way to spens a couple of hours, especially with some mates and a beer. Now I've just got to get Volume 2