Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
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.
Machete was NOT a trailer for Grindhouse. It was a fake trailer for a fake movie that came between the two actual films. I went to the theater and saw it.
It created enough buzz, that they actually made the movie.