* AcclaimedFlop: Got good reviews and was generally said that the movies were a good time, but due to audiences being confused on the double feature part of the movie and rumors that Harvey Weinstein sabotaged the release (see below), it didn't break even.
* ActingForTwo: Creator/MichaelBiehn plays Sheriff Hague in ''Film/PlanetTerror'' and appears again in the fake trailer for ''Thanksgiving''.
* CreatorBacklash:
** Creator/QuentinTarantino has stated that ''Death Proof'' is the worst film he's made. On its own he considers it to be not ''too'' bad, but not as good as the rest of his work and says he'll retire before making something as terrible again.
** Creator/RoseMcGowan has said she was unhappy because she believed that Rodriguez "used" her after she told him that Weinstein raped her -- esepcially since he sold the film to Weinstein. She took it as a betrayal of trust. She was actually ''happy'' the film bombed.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}'' was released in late 2010, and ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' was released in 2011. Creator/RobZombie is also giving strong consideration to do a full length version of ''Werewolf Women of the SS''. The hypothetical ''Grindhouse 2'' would supposedly be ''Don't'' and ''Thanksgiving'', with new fake trailers as well.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Not only was the film a financial failure, but the two films were released separately on DVD instead of in one long package, defeating the purpose of recreating a grindhouse experience. Only in 2010 was the complete package made available... on Blu-ray.
** After Harvey Weinstein was fired from his own company for numerous sexual harassment accusations and settlements, Creator/RobertRodriguez revealed in an open letter he cast Creator/RoseMcGowan as the lead in retaliation for Harvey blacklisting her after one such case (she signed a NDA and couldn't discuss it publicly). He suspected Weinstein screwed over the release of the film for this exact reason.
* LoopholeAbuse: Creator/RobertRodriguez wanted to cast Creator/RoseMcGowan as the lead in ''Planet Terror'', but she had been blacklisted from auditioning for Weinstein Company films due to an NDA from a sexual harassment suit against Harvey Weinstein. Robert pointed out he reported to Dimension Films and worked with Harvey's brother Bob, so Robert could put her in his film if he wanted and Harvey couldn't do anything about it.
* NoExportForYou: The theatrical cut of ''Grindhouse'' wasn't released on home video in the US and Canada until more than 3 years later (aside from a Japanese DVD release.), (it also showed up briefly on pay cable listings such as [[Creator/{{Starz}} Encore]]) and it was barely released overseas ''as'' ''Grindhouse'' at all - both movies were released individually, beyond a very limited release in its original form in Australia.
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