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The Inglorious Bastards (Three-Disc ''Explosive'' Edition!)

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Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson, ...

The Inglorious Bastards

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
99 minutes
performer:
Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson
director:
Enzo G. Castellari
author:
Sandro Continenza, Sergio Grieco

We gave it a B

From the moment Quentin Tarantino announced that his next project would be a remake of this obscure spaghetti WWII flick, The Inglorious Bastards has been hailed as a lost B-movie classic. If only. What it is, in fact, is a reasonably entertaining rip-off of The Dirty Dozen, with gentle giant Svenson (TV’s Walking Tall) and all-around cool customer Williamson (Black Caesar) leading a group of GI prisoners making a run for the Swiss border. Along the way they mow down Nazis, spy on skinny-dipping fräuleins, and swap macho one-liners. The action may be first-rate, but the dialogue is tough sledding. The set’s highlights include a rousing soundtrack CD, a couple of nostalgic docs, and a conversation between Tarantino and director Enzo G. Castellari, who’s barely able to get a word in edgewise. B