If ever there were a better reason for Quentin Tarantino to have saved the New Beverly Cinema, it was to be able to premiere this long lost artifact. B-movie star Duke Mitchell — auteur of Massacre Mafia Style — died during the post production of his grindhouse bound-to-be-epic-legend Gone With the Pope. Editor of the Hurt Locker Bob Murawski had been working on this treasure and Grindhouse Releasing has rescued it from the ashes of 1975.
The premise of the flick is that a hood kidnaps the Pope in order to claim a ransom of $1 from every Catholic in the world. If this gets released, he can have my lapsed buck. Funded by Mitchell’s nightclub act as Dominic Miceli, the King of Palm Springs, this is everything that is sublime and ridiculous about filmmaking.
For your benefit, enjoy the following trailer, courtesy of that magnificent motherfucker over at Filmdrunk. It is assuredly NSFW, unless your boss is undeniably cool.