Hot Fuzz actor Simon Pegg feels pretty strongly about Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse film. Pegg goes so far to say that the poor U.S. box office reception is a “tragedy”.
The British comedian/actor is completely appalled that the film is being split for its European release.
Pegg reveals, “It is f**king ridiculous. It is a brilliant film and it really annoys me that they have kind of got the knives out for him (Tarantino).
“I think there was a slight miseducation of the great American public about what Grindhouse was and what it meant. It is a big cult movie really and because it didn’t have a great weekend splash everyone is saying it is a flop.
“In 10 years time no one is going to have Are We Done Yet? – the film that was top of the box office that week – in their DVD collection but they will have Grindhouse, because Grindhouse is a classic. So much of this is about box office receipts. It seems to be out of the hands of the artists and more of the hands of the accountants. That is just a tragedy really.”
As we all know, because we reported it here, Grindhouse producer Harvey Weinstein said that “a revision of U.K. release plans (will) allow audiences the chance to see the films separately.”
Boo! Let them see it all!