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I have a confession to make and it's really going to ruin my street cred, but it's eating away at me and I need to get it off my chest. I've never seen the original From Dusk Till Dawn movie. I know, I should go sit in the corner and think about all the shame I've brought to my family for this ignorance, and I'll do that in just a second, but first: Let's chat about about the official trailer for the upcoming TV adaptation, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

As someone who has never seen the original Quentin Tarantino film, I think this new series—which premieres March 11 at 9pm on the El Rey Network—looks pretty cool. I don't know the story or the characters (so there's absolutely zero risk of me being let down by unrealized expectations), but here's what I do know: The series is also from Robert Rodriquez, who directed the film, and it's airing on the network that Rodriquez created in 2013. It stars Wilmer Valderrama and some good-looking dudes I don't recognize, and it features both guns and vampires. 


If anything, I'm actually surprised by how much I'm intrigued by this project, considering it's yet another series about the fanged ones, which have pretty much reached a pop culture saturation point. Witches are taking over TV and vampires aren't showing any signs of slowing, but I am drawn to these shows—we all have crosses we must bear—so I'll probably check it out... once I figure out if I even have the El Rey Network (right now, it's available on Comcast, Time Warner, and DirecTV). But for the record: No power on Earth is going to get me to watch Dracula. That's just something I refuse to do.


Will you watch From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series? Does it feel and look similar to the film? On a scale from 1 to 10, how burnt-out are you on vampires?


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AIRED ON 10/27/2015

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Not thrilled with the vampire shtick, as a general rule. That said, Rodriguez is the man, and the fact that this particular vampire mythology is already at least somewhat familiar due to the movie means that it'll probably get the shot that "just another vampire show" would not.


Don Johnson and Robert Patrick bring some cred to a largely unfamiliar cast. The guy playing Richie (Quentin's character) seems suitably weirdo-creepy, but the guy playing Seth (Cloontang's character) is gonna have a helluva time matching the smooth-creepy vibe of the original.

From the trailer, it kinda seems like the start of the show is going to be an almost dead on retelling of the way everything started in the movie, with maybe a bit more detail in that initial robbery that went sideways. But I can take that- although clearly we'll see some differences once they get to the Titty Twister- can't kill off EVERYONE at the first stop, right?

Worth a shot, for sure. Also how cool would it be if Rodriguez could convince Cheech to come back and do another spot as the barker outside the bar? Man that would be sweet...
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i'm kinda sick of vamps at the moment. its not so bad when you are seeing the truly old style of vamps, the stuff that makes you look at shadows a different way. i miss that. too many of the vamps these days are the fluffy weird stuff that i can't decide if i want to laugh my ass off at the fact that this is what they think entertains us or upchuck in the trash bin by the couch because its pure sleaze.

as for this series, i will wait and try it when it comes out on netflix or something... plus i have way too many other show that i know are good to watch, some of which i am behind on by a few seasons. so i think my time will be better spent elsewhere. hopefully it will turn out to be decent and i will be able to enjoy it when i get to it.
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There's a channel called El Rey?? That's kinda boss..
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And I'm really sick of vampires, they're always done "wrong" these days.

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these days vamps are either too powerful to be believable/entertaining, pure sleaze, or they have a bad case of the sparkles :P
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It could go either way... It doesn't look like there's any good female characters in it though - they're all just poor actress bimbos there to be a pretty face, nude or get killed... I am not a fan of that type of sleaze, so I am unsure about watching it. It looks a little cheap in a way and there's so much else to watch already.
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Looks like it can go either way.
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sorry but its a Robert Rodriguez movie with Quentin Tarantino acting in it... remember the devil is in the details Kaitlin but yeah looks intriguing and entertaining so yeah I'm gonna add it to the watchlist :)
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Well, that looked like an overly-serious mess with entirely too little focus on the actual crux, and utterly charisma-free Gecko brothers.
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From what I recall From Dusk till Down was a fun somewhat whacky & at the time not unoriginal movie with a cool soundtrack, very Tarantino's 90's fare... Not sure the thin plot can be stretched to the length of a full series but I guess it is worth a try
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I thought it was very original ..... for the time
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Dear Sophia Vergara,

If ever you a second chance to create a show, based in Texas that has a gritty grindhouse type feel to it, watch this and pay attention...there's going to be a test after words.

Regards,
Any network willing to give you another shot


When I first saw the movie...I HATED IT! "This is by the same guy who wrote Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers and Pulp Fiction? What the hell?!?!?" At the time, I didn't realize or understand that Tarantino was the ultimate of movie nerds and that extended to all genres. I also knew little of his protege Rodriguez. Repeated viewings resulted in me liking/appreciating it more and more and it's one of the films where, at the end, I really wanted the story to continue.

Almost 20 years later, here we are. Given events of the film, I presume this series takes place prior to the brothers walking into The Titty Twister. I'll take a prequel.

Robert Rodriquez has earned MORE than enough street cred for me to give this series a shot.
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I have no interest in this show. The first 80 minutes or so of the movie was a really boring hostage story that didn't contain a hint of anything supernatural or anything that resembled comedy. It was really boring. Then Salma Hayek did her thing (youtube link), and let's just say that I snapped out of the boredom and started paying attention. Then the movie just exploded into the most over the top splatter fest ever, and it was funny.

The show looks like it's copying the least interesting things from the movie: the characters and the vampires. It's not going to be able to do what the movie did: Bore us for a long time and then make us horny, just to put us in the right state of mind to enjoy a splatter comedy, and then give us 15 minutes of that.
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You obviously missed the intent of the first 80 minutes of the movie ( sorry shall I spell it out for you "shock value') . If you cant figure that out your opinion is irrelevant - stick to cartoons - the plots are easier to follow - I would recommend the Road Runner
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LOL. Did I make you cry by saying that the movie was boring for 80 minutes?

What do you mean by "shock value"? If you're saying that the hostage part made the splatter part shocking (and therefore more enjoyable), then you're saying essentially the same thing I did. You just failed to mention how boring the hostage part was.
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irrelevant
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Normally I'd argue and deride your clearly flawed sense of good taste.... then I saw your name. So instead I will simply say: You, sir, are entitled to your opinion.

I for one thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and I'll definitely be giving this show a shot.

Now I must go check in on Moss and the gang...
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Too many parallels to the movie. The reenactments of similar looking actors seemed emberassing in the trailer....
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"everybody be cool .You .. be cool." Yawn. He even tried the same Clooney voice lol. Didnt work for me. Loved the movie but Selmas not in the series so ... bummer:-)
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SO lame... They even tried to get a Selma Hayek lookalike it seems. Very uncreative.
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Only 2 seconds of that trailer resembled the movie. Barely.
Not excited for this anymore.
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The original film was a classic. George Clooney looks so much better than the guy on this trailer but i love Robert Rodriguez's flicks (Desperado, Machete, The Faculty, Sin City, Planet Terror) so count me in.
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I'd give it a go if some Canadian network picks it up. I've never heard of the El Rey network.
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Interesting. They flash up on the screen that it's based on the movie, then twenty seconds later they satate it's an original series. How is it original if it's based on other source material?
I'll give it a shot, first ep anyway, if it ever comes to Australian TV.
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I think it's "original" only in the sense that it was made to be aired on this network first. The word distinguishes it from shows that were made for some other network and aired there first.
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Generally, when a network states a series as 'original' when it's based on preexisting source material, it's because the series is intended to diverge from it's parent source. For this one, it's an episodic re-imagining that will go into far more detail than the movie ever had time to do
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Yeah I think some ppl believe the show will include the movie as part of its canon, and be a sort of prequel to events shown in the movie, when its apparent that it will be an extended re-imagined telling of the the same story.
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El Yay! =D
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Ugh...I'll check it out, but it looks cheesy as hell. And that's coming from a big fan of the original movie.
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Another vampire's show. Nah, please.
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Firstly...tut tut! I can't believe you haven't seen the film!It's awesome by the way and I'm intrigued enough to see the pilot and see where it goes from there. The trailer doesn't make me feel it's necessarily good, but it might be okay, I guess I'll just wait and see. It looks like they've decided to start it all off by sort of remaking the film slightly, with a robbery and taking a family hostage with Robert Patric playing the Harvey Keitel role and someone else playing the Juliette Lewis role. I hope it's good and it may just be if Rodriguez himself is involved.
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Yep the guys are good looking . I like watching good looking folks doing weird stuff with great dialogue. Count me in
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Looks great. Then Wilmer happened.
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How dare you, sir?! That's Handy Manny you're talking about!
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Yes I'll be watching the Pilot.
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I guess it's just because of the movie -- as Winter Diorama is usually enough to turn me off a series -- but yeah, I'm kinda looking forward to this too. The trailer didn't really impact my anticipation either way... sorta looks stupid, sorta looks fun.
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First Kaithlin you are forgiven. We can't watch everything out there. I constantly have friends asking have you watched this or that it is great... And usually no I haven't. Not enough hours in the day. Anyway there are elements of the film - but it definitely is not
the film. It does feel different. Cinematically it feels a bit like a cross between True Blood and The Walking Dead. It looks sharp in a clean good way. Was that one of the longest trailer spotting a new series Ever? Will I watch it? Yes I will give it a chance. Am I burnt out on vampires sadly yes about 7/10. I gave up on True Blood and have not watched any of the recent crop of vampire series. Dracula looks the pits! In the last year I rewatched Buffy and Angel getting my vampire fix that way. Both are standing the test of time so far.
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Sure i'll check it out. Plus I just saw big kahuna burger.
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