Monday, February 20, 2017
2/19/17 Episode 37: The Inglorious Bastards (1977)
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I'm familiar with director Enzo G. Castellari. He directed the amazing 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982). But I'm not his only fan; there's Quentin Tarantino. He famously bought the rights to Castellari's The Inglorious Bastards (1977) to direct his own film, Inglorious Basterds (2009). There's even a DVD extra about that on the Basterds disc. It's another obscure film I've read about that I can now watch on YouTube, which is the point of this podcast.
Shadow of the Basterds aside, Bastards is a good film. It's a Dirty Dozen knock-off about escaped American military prisioners who, seconds from escaping to Switzerland, help the good guys fight the bad guys. Fred Williamson is in peak form in this movie, despite what co-host Carl thinks of his acting.