American Grindhouse

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One Sentence: A great movie history. 

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Nudity: Tons

Release: On Video On Demand Soon. 

American Grindhouse is a documentary about exploitation films starting from the beginning of the movies all the way till now.  It is an amazing look at what exploitation is, why it happened, and how it happened.  The documentary has tons of people talking about their roles in exploitation and the history of it from their point of view.  John Landis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen and tons and tons of others all giving their view on exploitation and grindhouse theaters.

Not only does this documentary have the cred from a filmmaker point of view, it also has the clips.  Tons of clips from tons of movies, all credited and all amazing.  There seems like clips from over 100 movies (I am not sure of the exact number) and they are all valid and part of this amazing documentary.  They truly help make this documentary amazing. 

American Grindhouse is one of my favorites of SXSW so far, it will be on Video On Demand soon and is also trying to be put on DVD and possibly theatrical release so keep an eye out for it if you want to know more about exploitation in Hollywood since the very beginning. 

4 Stars

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