Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

"Inglorious Bastards"

I just finished watching "Inglorious Bastards" thanks to Netflix on demand.

"But, Sabot! You already said you saw "Inglorious Basterds!" Ah yes! I did! And then I saw there was another version that was done in 1978. The reviews I saw suggested that it was some sort of cult classic, so I just had to watch it. The "correct" name for the film is "Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato". It's essentially a spaghetti war movie, and like the spaghetti westerns of the decade before, it was pretty enjoyable for its liberal coating of cheese. It's like the Dollar Tree version of "The Dirty Dozen."

You just KNOW that Tarantino saw this film and fell in love with it. He's a big fan of cheesy, campy movies which this definitely qualifies. In sort of a "six degrees of separation" which also makes me suspect he loved this movie, one of the lead actors was Bo Svenson whom he cast as the preacher in "Kill Bill II." Checking IMDB reveals that Bo also had a part in "Inglorious Basterds."

So if you have Netflix on Demand and are looking for a war movie which you probably never saw before, give it a watch. It's not great cinema, but it's nice mindless entertainment.
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