Originally Posted by ROR
Probably, but I don't know for sure.
Originally Posted by KcMizzou
Yes, that's exactly what it was.
No, Machete was a trailer for Grindhouse (which was financed for next to nothing).
It was a homage to the X, XX and XXX films of the 70's (complete with film distortion and flickers). It was done for little to no money (back end for everyone) and although the trailers were AWESOME, no one set out to create the trailers with an intent to make them 90 minute films.
Rob Zombie has been trying to come up with a way to make "Werewolf Women of the SS" into a feature, as has Eli Roth and "Thanksgiving".
The problem with that it's akin to making a short SNL skit into a movie: It was originally conceived in short form, so how do you make it cool and relevant in long form?
The short answer is that many have tried but few have succeeded.