Well, hello, Mrs. Alabama Worley
May 19, 2018 7:59 PM   Subscribe

A grindhouse is an American term for a theater that mainly shows exploitation films. This theater type was named after the "grind policy", a film-programming strategy dating back to the early 1920s which continuously showed films at cut-rate ticket prices that typically rose over the course of each day. WTvF! Movies is a Youtube channel that features 7,000 exploitation films, including 1,800 Full Kung-Fu and Martial Arts Movies and 4,100 Full Grindhouse, Exploitation and Drive-In Movies
posted by growabrain (11 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
Wow! So cool! Thank you!
posted by dozo at 8:21 PM on May 19, 2018

Are these in the public domain?
posted by wheelieman at 8:28 PM on May 19, 2018

It looks like the creator of this 'YouTube Channel' has simply aggregated the movies put up by dozens of other YT user/collectors (those that haven't been taken down by the Lords of Copyright). I found one bad movie that was directed by the one classmate of mine who succeeded in Hollywood, and I don't think he'd abandon the copyright... unless he wanted to fully disown it, which is a possibility. Anyway, if you'd rather have your bad movies with running commentary, Rifftrax has a Twitch channel where they constantly play their riffed flicks.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:54 PM on May 19, 2018 [6 favorites]

The internet has problems but it is now easier to keep circulating the tapes than ever, copyright or no.
posted by solarion at 11:57 PM on May 19, 2018 [3 favorites]

Thanks for the link. Googling the “grindhouse ticket pricing” led me to the wiki which lead me to the bio for Bill Landis and the Sleazoid Express. A real fun 4:00 AM rabbit hole.
posted by midmarch snowman at 3:01 AM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

I always thought the name had to do with the blood-splattered fare shown there.
posted by acb at 3:29 AM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

Wow! So cool! Thank you!

The correct quote is "You're so cool. You're so cool. You're so cool."

Cue the Hans Zimmer soundtrack.
posted by humboldt32 at 5:16 AM on May 20, 2018 [3 favorites]

@humboldt32 Deciding on the title of the post, got me to re-watch True Romance, my favorite Tarantino film
posted by growabrain at 6:50 AM on May 20, 2018 [4 favorites]

The Sicilian monolog may be one of his best pieces of work.

I often use Alabama Worley as my player name in MMOs.
posted by humboldt32 at 7:42 AM on May 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

Derail/ By the way, the name of Lee Donowitz's guy was Elliot Blitzer...
posted by growabrain at 3:38 PM on May 20, 2018

.... Hey .... Get some beers..... and some cleaning products....
posted by growabrain at 4:47 PM on May 20, 2018

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