Bitch Slap: Grindhouse Done Right?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2008 at 9:06 am,

bitch slap poster Bitch Slap: Grindhouse Done Right?I’ll just start right off and say that Bitch Slap (yes, that’s really the title) isn’t the sort of movie we usually cover here at Screen Rant – but then again I did review the double feature Grindhouse, half of which was a blast (Robert Rodriguez’ Planet Terror) and half of which was one of the most awful, terrible movie experiences I’ve ever had the displeasure to sit through (Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof).

I can enjoy a guilty pleasure like anyone else, evidenced by the fact that I thought Planet Terror was a blast. And this flick falls in the same category. On the other hand Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof was torture to sit through, with unending minutes of painful, unending, trailer-park-chick-version of Oprah dialog.

Hopefully this film will be more like Rodriguez’ film than Tarantino’s.

I had the pleasure of meeting the three leading ladies of the film at the San Diego Comic-Con and to my surprise they were not only gorgeous but intelligent and well-spoken when it came to discussing the film.

I understand that those involved are still shopping around for the best distribution deal. The film was originally slated to open later this year but now they’re targeting an early 2009 release.

Here’s a picture from the Con:

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Me (on the right) w/Erin Cummings, America Olivo, & Julia Voth of Bitch Slap
(who cares who the other guys are)

Here’s the official synopsis:

“At its core, ‘Bitch Slap’ follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…”

And there’s no misdirection regarding the intent of the film:

“‘Bitch Slap’ is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the ‘B’ Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s – 70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of ‘Dragstrip Girls,’ ‘Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill,’ Kung Fu Nun’ and the pantheon of Blacksploitation films, ‘Bitch Slap’ will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty!”

This movie looks like it’s all about hot women with low cut tops in control. If you want to see the trailer, which is semi-safe for work you can watch it here, and JoBlo.com has the character posters. There is also a behind the scenes video. What we have for you are some exclusive pictures from the shooting of the film. icon smile Bitch Slap: Grindhouse Done Right?

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Camero and Gage

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“Hel”

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Hel and Trixie

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Trixie

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Once again, Hel

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“Hercules” reunion

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Michael Hurst in a green screen shot

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Another green screen scene being shot

There’s a bit of a “Hercules” and “Xena” reunion on this film as the writers have worked on both series plus both Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless are in the film.

Believe it or not, it’s tough to strike the right balance with this sort of film – it can be bad in a good way or just plain bad (*cough* Death Proof *cough*). I hope it turns out to be the former and not the latter.

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  1. so true PLanEt terror ownD,grindhouse
    this looks pretty badass .
    hope fully sum kik@$$ sword_play in this film.

  2. Liz! One of your comments finally made it through without getting caught in the spam filter! :-)

    And the only part I liked about “Death Proof” was probably the first 15 minutes or so.

    Vic

  3. I thought the second half of Death Proof was pretty cool, personally. I think the aping of the tedious old-style car films was intentional, but modern audiences just won’t accept that sort of thing. But Planet Terror was a better all-around film, and b**** Slap looks pretty cool too.

  4. Death Proof was really good. I’m not even a huge Tarantino fan, but Kurt Russell was one of the creepiest characters who has been on screen before No Country For Old Men came out. There was plenty of good suspense and the obviously tongue in cheek dialogue kept a fast pace. Sure it wasn’t Oscar worthy, but it sure was fun.

  5. @Greg

    Hey, I know some people liked it. Me, I remember actually thinking during the movie that if I had a fork I would have gouged my eyes out rather than watch it.

    If I hadn’t intended on writing a review I would have walked out (as much of the audience did during Tarantino’s half).

    Vic

  6. I also enjoyed Death proof, i thought it played out well and was a good way to make it entirely character driven. I actually felt fine watching them talk in the bar, and felt like sitting there myself listening.

    Maybe it just depends on time of day or mood, but ya, this should of came before planet terror in the double-feature

  7. oh crap, I forgot my most important point.

    Kevin Sorbo is 200 pounds of awesome. I’m sold on this and I’m glad he’s getting some appearances nowadays (as bad as meet the spartans was)

  8. I felt the exact opposite: I loved Death Proof and was hoping for more as the film ended-In my opinion, Planet Terror was an opportunistic vehicle to cash in on the bio terror zombie film-It truly sucked!!! Brolin was the only highlight!

  9. TOTALLY agree with Vic

    I am a huge Tarantino fan and was broed to friggin tears during Death Proof – Russell was the only decent thing in it

    I am eager to see Tarantino’s new war film but seriously, the guy hasn’t done anything that has truly energized or excited me since JACKIE BROWN

    I think after his fallout with his writing buddy after Pulp Fiction and going truly solo, all he has done is do tributes and remakes of the movie styles that influenced him and hasn’t done anything ‘original’ for quite a while.

  10. Dave, have you seen the Kill Bill flicks?

  11. Sure have

    Part 1 was good but didn’t click hard with me

    Part 2 (especially Madsen) was much more what I was after and liked it better… but still not enough to make me want to spend money on the movie on DVD which is telling….

    My point is he really used to excite me. All his earlier films has Roger Avary’s writing and influence in them – Reservoir Fogs, The True Romance script and Puilp Fiction. Then the two split up and go their separate ways.

    Tarantino does Jackie Brown (adapting from the source material of the novel and its a brilliant character piece.

    Now solo, he disapears for 5 years. Then starts his ‘recycling’ period: He comes back with Kill Bill which is HIS take on 70s style kungfu and B action movies he grew up on. Then he does his segment of Grindhouse – once again ‘tributing’ the style of 70s movies he grew up on. (and turning in what I felt was incredibly tedious and boring 90% of the time)

    Now he is doing the WWII movie – a ‘remake’ of another 70s B movie
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076584/

    I am really just curious if the guy can do something fresh and original anymore, like his earlier works – or was that amazing spark those works were infused with were the result of his and Avary’s collaboration.

  12. I LOVE YOU JULIA VOTH.

  13. Color me surprised at this reunion, especially given the bitter remarks Kevin Sorbo made about Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert (and even his wife Lucy Lawless) for his lack of getting work. Maybe he was PMSing that day.

  14. RENEE O’CONNOR AS A NUN.. HOT HOT HOT GOOD LORD.THAT WOMAN IS SEXY….ANOTHER XENA ALUMNI

  15. KEVIN AND LUCY WERE NOT ON THE SET TOGETHER AT ALL. THEY FILMED ON DIFFERENT DAYS.ROB AND SAM HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PRODUCTION. DON’T COUNT ON KEVIN BEING IN ANY MOVIES ROB TAPERT PRODUCING.HOWEVER KEVIN WAS ONLY TELLING THE TRUTH BUT STILL YOU DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.