It was released theatrically in North America as part of a double feature with Quentin Tarantino 's Death Proof under the title Grindhouse , to emulate the experience of viewing exploitation films in a " grindhouse " theater. In addition to directing the film, Rodriguez wrote the script, directed the cinematography, wrote the musical score, co-edited, and produced it. Released on April 6, , Grindhouse ticket sales were significantly below box office analysts expectations, despite mostly positive reviews. S and released separately, Planet Terror and Death Proof screened in extended versions. In rural Texas, go-go dancer Cherry Darling, resigning from her low-paying job, runs into her mysterious ex-boyfriend El Wray at the Bone Shack, a restaurant owned by brothers J.