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American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Action, Comedy | 13 March 2010 (USA)
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

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Elijah Drenner
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Robert Forster ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Eric Schaefer Eric Schaefer ... Self - Film Historian
Eddie Muller Eddie Muller ... Self - Film Historian
John Landis ... Self - Director, Animal House
Kim Morgan ... Self - Film Historian
Fred Olen Ray ... Self - Director, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Allison Anders ... Self - Director, Mi Vida Loca
Joe Dante ... Self - Director, Gremlins
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Self - Director, Scum of the Earth
Jeremy Kasten ... Self - Director, Wizard of Gore
William Lustig ... Self - Director, Maniac Cop
Lewis Teague Lewis Teague ... Self - Director, Cujo
David Hess ... Self - Actor, The Last House on the Left
Bob Minor ... Self - Actor, Foxy Brown
Jack Hill ... Self - Director, Coffy & Foxy Brown
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This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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Giving Audiences What They Want Since the Dawn of Motion Pictures.


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Joseph Ellison and Ray Dennis Steckler were both also interviewed for this documentary, but neither interview was used in the final finished version of the film. However, both interviews are featured as extras on the DVD. See more »

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Features Fight for Your Life (1977) See more »

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Grindhouse from the beginning to present day

I love grindhouse films, especially the gore of Herschell Gordon Lewis, horror like The Last House on the Left, and exploitation films, whether they be blaxploitation, women in prison films, and even nunsploitation.

I guess that makes me weird, but grindhouse films in various forms have existed from the birth of motion pictures. Films like Maniac, Reefer Madness, and more have titillated moviegoers for almost 100 years.

This documentary does an excellent job of reviewing exploitation from the beginning, complete with uncensored clips from the movies they talk about.

If grindhouse is something you are not familiar with, then this documentary will enlighten you. It is for all those who want to know more.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Американский грайндхаус See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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$5,529

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