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American Grindhouse (2010)

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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

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Eddie Muller ...
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Himself - Director, Animal House
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Himself - Director, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
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Herself - Director, Mi Vida Loca
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Himself - Director, Gremlins
Herschell Gordon Lewis ...
Himself - Director, Scum of the Earth
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Himself - Director, Wizard of Gore
William Lustig ...
Himself - Director, Maniac Cop
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Himself - Director, Cujo
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Himself - Actor, The Last House on the Left
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Himself - Actor, Foxy Brown
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Himself - Director, Coffy & Foxy Brown
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This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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Giving Audiences What They Want Since the Dawn of Motion Pictures.

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$986 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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$4,584 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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Joseph Ellison and Ray Dennis Steckler were both also interviewed for this documentary, but neither interview was used in the final finished version of the film. However, both interviews are featured as extras on the DVD. See more »

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American Grindhouse is an essential documentary on the grindhouse theatre entertainment
20 March 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this fascinating documentary on the exploitation movies of the last 100 or so years on Hulu.com. Many interesting insights from various figures like John Landis, Joe Dante, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Jack Hill, Fred Williamson, and the late Don Edmonds, the last one had died not long after filming his interview. He's the one responsible for that infamous Nazi (or possibly anti-) flick that introduced Ilsa (which I have yet to watch in its entirety). This possibly won't be the last word on the various genres that played in various grindhouse and drive-in theatres over the last several decades but it's certainly one of the most essential that I'd highly recommend. Many quotable lines and interesting clips abound here.


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