June 21st, 2012 at 12:00am admin
The 1970′s is considered the best era for Grindhouse, rape and revenge films. These films had reached the apex of their popularity, and were coming out in droves. The films were increasingly violent and crude, which is what excited audiences the most.
“Vanishing Point” is one of the most famous Grindhouse films of its time. Released in 1971, this film would remain forever iconic with it’s white Dodge Challenger chase scenes.
” Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” was the first Blaxploitation film, released to a swarm of controversy in 1971. This was the first film to blend Grindhouse aesthetics with the rising black culture.
“Zombi 2″ is one of the most famous Grindhouse flicks from the 1970′s, and for very good reasons. Intended as an unofficial sequel to “Dawn of the Dead”, this Lucio Fulci directed film remains one of the most shocking of its kind. It was originally heavily censored in America, yet the European edit soon made its way overseas. The films graphic visual style has been copied numerous times, and is still present today. Its influence can be seen in such films as “Kill Bill” and “Shaun of the Dead”.
The 1970′s were the Golden Era of Grindhouse films, and are still influencing the cinema of today.
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