Kurt Russell Criticizes Grindhouse Breakup


Kurt Russell, who starred in the Death Proof segment of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez horror "double feature" Grindhouse, has expressed disappointment over the decision to release Death Proof as a separate feature for European audiences. Appearing today (Tuesday) at a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival, where Death Proof is screening in competition for the Palme d'Or, Russell, acknowledging that he hasn't seen the reedited longer version, said, "I'm disappointed for any audience that they won't get the Grindhouse experience. ... These [two] movies are going to go out there by themselves and they'll live their own life, but my prediction is that 20 years from now, you'll want the Grindhouse experience. ... [It's] something bizarre that you've never experienced before." But, appearing at the same news conference, director Quentin Tarantino defended the new version, saying that the film has changed "180 degrees so far as the emotion" is concerned and that he is particularly pleased with the way Russell's character has evolved in the editing. Standing at the rear of the news conference, producer Harvey Weinstein also joined in the discussion, saying that what Tarantino and Rodriguez originally had to remove from their films so that they could be combined "reduced the essence of the films." It would have been like "cutting [Tarantino's] Kill Bill and [Rodriguez's] Sin City to 70-minute versions," he said. He predicted that European audiences "and hopefully American audiences" will get a lot more enjoyment out of the films when they're seen separately. (Grindhouse was a surprise flop when it was released domestically in April. The $60-million film earned only $24 million in ticket sales.)




22/05/2007


Contactmusic

Tags: Kurt Russell - Quentin Tarantino - Robert Rodriguez - Cannes Film Festival - Harvey Weinstein - Kill Bill - Sin City


Editors Recommendations

Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

Meg Ryan could be headed for a career revival with her latest gig – narrating the...

Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one...

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

Cameron Diaz Has Felt "Betrayal" When Cheated On In The Past

Cameron Diaz is considered one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood today...

Cameron Diaz Has Felt

Banksy Breaks Silence to Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

After weeks of shadowy new works, Bristolian street artist Banksy has broken his...

Banksy Breaks Silence to Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

'Lost' Collection of Andy Warhol Paintings Found on Amiga Floppy Disks

Art historians have recovered a 'lost' collection of Andy Warhol paintings on 30-year-old Amiga...

'Lost' Collection of Andy Warhol Paintings Found on Amiga Floppy Disks

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

Avril Lavigne has fought back against the critics who have labelled her music video...

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

People are once again outraged at something Joan Rivers said – what else is new? The 80-year-old...

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

The 31 year-old actress, who was virtually unknown when cast in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'...

 Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings

Amazingly, it's been a decade since the release of Mean Girls, the movie that has become...

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings


More recommendations

Comments

Kurt Russell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kurt Russell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All