The first film centers on a go-go dancer named Cherry Darling, the second on a battle-scarred stunt driver known only as Stuntman Mike. The first film deals with a deadly virus that turns people into oozing pustules of glop you don't want to be anywhere near, the second with a guy who gets his thrills by driving head first into other cars. The first film has a woman with a machine gun for a prosthetic leg, the second a woman who straps herself to the hood of a car racing along at 100 mph.
Get the feeling we're not in Masterpiece Theatre territory here?
Grindhouse (Weinstein Co.) Starring Rose McGowan, Kurt Russell, Josh Brolin. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Rated R. Time 130 minutes.