The Shelf of Movie Languishment: The Weinstein Company spent three million dollars to pick up the finished film for distribution and give it a wide release in 2007. Then Grindhouse flopped — despite large amounts of publicity and a warm reception from critics — alongside several other big-studio horror films released around the same time. The Weinsteins concluded that horror films were now an unsound investment, so they sold the film to Senator Entertainment US, which later went out of business and left this film in limbo for years. The film eventually showed up in Britain in 2008 (where it made back its budget at least twice over) and finally received an official American release in October 2013.
Short Run in Peru: The film was released in Britain in 2008 and didn't get any kind of legal release in America until 2013.