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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Hobo WIth A Shotgun

Back when the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino Grindhouse double feature was released - with its accompanying bogus trailers for non-existent exploitation films - the studio held a contest for aspiring filmmakers to create their own fake "grindhouse" trailers. The winner of that contest was Canadian filmmaker Jason Eisener, and his trailer was for a violent urban vigilante flick called Hobo With A Shotgun. Nasty, violent, and politically incorrect, Eisener's trailer had a nicely authentic, suitably sleazy grindhouse flavor.

But, just as Rodriguez's fake trailer, Machete, led to an actual feature, so did Hobo, and it's due out on video in July after limited theatrical showings. I'm looking forward to checking it out on disc next month. The trailer above is for the actual feature, and stars Rutger Hauer in the lead (I love his soliloquy in the trailer above). David Brunt, who played the hobo in the original trailer, apparently has a role in the feature as a cop.

Here is the original faux trailer:


Charles Gramlich said...

I definitely want to see this.

Chris Benjamin said...

What I miss from the original trailer is the frequent use of the word "hobo." The repetition of the title by the gravelly-voiced narrator is what gave this faux trailer its drive-in feel.