Despite the box office failure of Grindhouse, scads of DVD companies are releasing disks claiming to replicate the grindhouse experience. For historical accuracy, the best I've seen is the Welcome to The Grindhouse series from BCI/Navarre, each of which features a trashy double feature of B-movie goodness and includes a handful of trailers for similar films. However, if you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, the best of the recent grindhouse style releases is theGrindhouse Experience series. There are two volumes released separately and each offers twenty ultra cheesy flicks on five double-sided DVD's for a reasonable price. Of course this stuff isn't for everybody, but most B-movie connoisseurs are going to have a hell of a good time with these.
I'm going to be looking at the second Grindhouse Experience collection, and I'll be breaking this up over two installments of Killer B's. I was worried that even a seasoned pro like myself might suffer trash movie burn out if I had to tackle all twenty at once. Nearly all of these are non-U.S. productions with most hailing from Italy. Be advised that none of these films are in pristine condition, and in fact they appear to have been mastered from old VHS copies. Some even have a few minutes where the video on the original tape cuts out completely for a few minutes, creating a sort of video tape version of a missing reel. Also, all of these films have been released under multiple titles, so click on the link to each film's IMDB entry for a full list. Here we go: