Long Overdue ‘Grindhouse’ Blu-ray Enters the World with a Whimper

Remember when all of the chatter online was about a Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double feature team up known as Grindhouse? This is in a time before it made a less than impressive box office run in April 2o07. At the time, the still unknown power of the internet was cited as the reason for the event film’s surefire success. Then it failed at the box office. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying it. Nor did it stop us from counting down the days until the home video release, one that would undoubtedly include a two-disc edition with both movies and all of the awesome intermission trailers. And then that didn’t happen. The two films were released separately, much to the dismay of the world of geekdom.

Now here we are, more than three years later, and today will see the release of Grindhouse in its intended form: as a two-disc Blu-ray set complete with trailers, extras and more. So why aren’t we talking about it with the fervor of yesteryear? Why hasn’t this release taken its place among the year’s most anticipated? Well, it has been three years since all of the hoopla was squelched by sad box office numbers and pundits who were quick to point fingers at the internet’s lack of clout. And perhaps we’ve all forgotten that this is the release we’ve been waiting for all along. It has me wondering, quite simply: do we even care anymore? Or was our love for Grindhouse just a momentary blip?