Heralding the Apr 6 release of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double feature Grindhouse, a Los Angeles repertory cinema will host Quentin Tarantino Presents the Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival 2007 from Mar 4-Apr 30.

The event at the New Beverly Cinema will screen more than 50 exploitation films from the 1970s that Tarantino has loaned out from his private collection, many of which are unavailable on DVD and have not played in theatres for several decades.

'Grindhouse is a tribute to the movies I have loved for decades that have mostly been under-appreciated and forgotten,' Tarantino said. 'I'm thrilled to have this chance to show the original works for a new generation to discover, and to give Los Angeles the rare opportunity to see these gems on the big screen.'

Titles include the sexploitation films The Girl From Starship Venus and The Legend Of The Wolf Woman, blaxploitation films Brotherhood Of Death and The Mack, teen summer comedies The Van and Pick-up Summer, and the martial arts classics Fearless Fighters, Super Man Chu, Chinese Hercules and Black Dragon.