Don't Trailer

Fake Trailer found in the movie Grindhouse

Grindhouse Double Feature Available on DVD

The Grindhouse double feature is supposed to be released in the US on June 8, 2008.  The individual movies had been released separately, already, but neither contained the "fake trailers" that appeared in between the two movies.

Matthew Macfadyen appeared in the "Don't" Trailer.   Hopefully the double feature dvd will also contain the trailers.

"Don't" Trailer (Grindhouse) Opens in US


The theatrical release of Grindhouse, which has the "Don't" mock Trailer opens in the US today 

Naming of Don't Trailer

Completing the trailer literally right after he wrapped up shooting on "Hot Fuzz", Wright had to shoot, edit, grade, mix, etc. and deliver the trailer all in the space of six days. He managed to rope in some big stars apparently to appear in his trailer, but won't reveal who and is keeping it all a surprise.

His trailer is inspired by "American trailers for European films". Back in the 70's with horror films, and to this day in fact with movies even like "Pan's Labyrinth", the US trailers for these films try to fool the audience into thinking they're watching an American film.

Thus the narrator says everything, there's no dialogue to give away that people aren't speaking English. There's also the tendency to re-title things with more punch and sex appeal so he's squeezed in a reference that the film's original title was "something boring" like 'An Incident at Cobb Hall' which gets re-titled for the market.


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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Edgar Wright Says Don't 

Edgar Wright's trailer in Grind House seems to be the least discussed part of the whole package. Clearly too subtle and refined a taste, eh?

Here's all I know - and it isn't enough, so any more, please send it my way:

The film is called Don't. Various captions appear during the trailer to Don't do this, Don't do the other - such as Don't Scream. I'm not 100% sure but I am prepared to bet that Don't Get Me Started and Don't Even Get Me Started are not among them.

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg both appear - but they're just two in a 30 strong cast. As the trailer is only 90 seconds long, that's a lot of faces in not a lot of time so try not to blink. Nobody I have spoken to who has seen Grind House recognised Simon and Nick but, yep, they're both in there.

I put it to Edgar that the trailer was looking a little Pete Walker-like, from the fragment I'd seen, but he told me "
There's not too much Pete Walker in there, a little more Argento and Bava, with a pinch of Legend of Hell House" - which disputes most people's assumption that he's simply done a Hammer pastiche.

Aside from Death Proof, the Don't trailer is the one thing I'm most looking forward to in Grind House - whenever it finally makes it out in the UK.


From Film Ick 

Edgar Wright and Don't

Secondly, and even more esoteric -- Edgar Wright's trailer for Don't in Robert Rodriguez' and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse. There are four trailers altogether through the film, one before the feature rolls, and three in the middle, but the one that had everyone talking after the movie was over was Don't. Without spoiling anything for you, Don't is a perfect example of old trailers for foreign films that would come to theaters during the late 60s and 70s. Because they wouldn't want to reveal to audiences that it was a foreign film with accents (even British ones), the trailer would cut just before any of the characters would speak, and would be extremely heavy on narration from the announcer. Wright's trailer nails it, and is the funniest of the bunch. My advice, don't go to the bathroom between Planet Terror and Death Proof, or you'll miss out on a lot of fun stuff.

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