Trivia / Grindhouse

  • Acting for Two: Michael Biehn plays Sheriff Hague in Planet Terror and appears again in the fake trailer for Thanksgiving.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Quentin Tarantino 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.
    • Rose McGowan 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 Machete was released in late 2010, and Hobo with a Shotgun was released in 2011. Rob Zombie 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.
  • Executive Meddling: 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, Robert Rodriguez revealed in an open letter he cast Rose McGowan 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.
  • Loophole Abuse: Robert Rodriguez wanted to cast Rose McGowan 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.
  • No Export for You: The theatrical cut of Grindhouse wasn't released on home video in the US and Canada until more than 3 years later, 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.