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Inglourious Basterds [Blu-ray] [2009] £6.99 @ Amazon

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The first Quentin Tarantino film to be made and released in the high definition era, hopes were understandably high for the Blu-ray of Inglourious Basterds. Fortunately, the disc pretty much delivers … Read More
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The first Quentin Tarantino film to be made and released in the high definition era, hopes were understandably high for the Blu-ray of Inglourious Basterds. Fortunately, the disc pretty much delivers what you’d want from it.
The film pulls together an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, who heads up the Basterds of the film’s title. They’re a group of commandos working behind enemy lines, who look to strike the Nazis where it hurts. Yet the film works best when it focuses elsewhere, ironically, in particular on Christoph Waltz’s stunning depiction of Nazi officer Landa. He’s at the heart of the film’s finest moments, and is rightly attracting many awards for his performance. He’s the peak of a strong movie, and Inglourious Basterds ranks as one of Tarantino’s most downright enjoyable films to date.

As for the Blu-ray? The transfer of the film is very sharp and very impressive, and rewards the high definition premium. As does the active and vibrant surround sound mix, which picks up both the subwoofer-engaging moments of mayhem along with the subtler moments with ease. It’s the finest way to watch Inglourious Basterds outside of a cinema. Now we just need Tarantino’s back catalogue to get the proper high definition upgrade treatment too… --Jon Foster



Although Quentin Tarantino has cherished Enzo G. Castellari's 1978 "macaroni" war flick The Inglorious **** for most of his film-geek life, his own Inglourious Basterds is no remake. Instead, as hinted by the Tarantino-esque misspelling, this is a lunatic fantasia of WWII, a brazen re-imagining of both history and the behind-enemy-lines war film subgenre. There's a Dirty Not-Quite-Dozen of mostly Jewish commandos, led by a Tennessee good ol' boy named Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) who reckons each warrior owes him one hundred Nazi scalps--and he means that literally. Even as Raine's band strikes terror into the Nazi occupiers of France, a diabolically smart and self-assured German officer named Landa (Christoph Waltz) is busy validating his own legend as "The Jew Hunter." Along the way, he wipes out the rural family of a grave young girl (Melanie Laurent) who will reappear years later in Paris, dreaming of vengeance on an epic scale.

Now, this isn't one more big-screen comic book. As the masterly opening sequence reaffirms, Tarantino is a true filmmaker, with a deep respect for the integrity of screen space and the tension that can accumulate in contemplating two men seated at a table having a polite conversation. IB reunites QT with cinematographer Robert Richardson (who shot Kill Bill), and the colours and textures they serve up can be riveting, from the eerie red-hot glow of a tabletop in Adolf Hitler's den, to the creamy swirl of a Parisian pastry in which Landa parks his cigarette. The action has been divided, Pulp Fiction-like, into five chapters, each featuring at least one spellbinding set-piece. It's testimony to the integrity we mentioned that Tarantino can lock in the ferocious suspense of a scene for minutes on end, then explode the situation almost faster than the eye and ear can register, and then take the rest of the sequence to a new, wholly unanticipated level within seconds.

Again, be warned: This is not your "Greatest Generation," Saving Private Ryan WWII. The sadism of Raine and his boys can be as unsavory as the Nazi variety; Tarantino's latest cinematic protégé, Eli (director of Hostel) Roth, is aptly cast as a self-styled "golem" fond of pulping Nazis with a baseball bat. But get past that, and the sometimes disconcerting shifts to another location and another set of characters, and the movie should gather you up like a growing floodtide. Tarantino told the Cannes Film Festival audience that he wanted to show "Adolf Hitler defeated by cinema." Cinema wins. --Richard T. Jameson
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#1
already posted
#2
mofokiss
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That was for play.
#3
Problem is it's not a very good film.
#4
Excellent film
#5
Play has cashback, so its cheaper from there
#6
Great film, great price

Why am I always skint as this time of year, damn you christmas
#7
Great film!
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bigsky
Problem is it's not a very good film.

the problem is you don't have a good taste in films!

the first scene in the house with the jew hunter is brilliant and the scene in the basement bar is unbelievable, Christophe Waltz' performance in this has to be one of the best acting performances ever seen on screen!
#9
Brilliant film at a great price :)
#10
fantastic film and it looks amazing in HD, it is worth seeing for Cristoph Waltz incredible performance alone!
#11
rossi
bigsky
Problem is it's not a very good film.


the problem is you don't have a good taste in films!

the first scene in the house with the jew hunter is brilliant and the scene in the basement bar is unbelievable, Christophe Waltz' performance in this has to be one of the best acting performances ever seen on screen!

+1 It actully is one of the best films ever made.
#12
Blender

+1 It actully is one of the best films ever made.


It is actually the most historically inaccurate film about the second world war that I have ever seen!

It took the edge off my enjoyment of this film because it was so unbelievable. Tarantino is a great entertainer but there where so many liberties taken with the subject that I couldn't get into it. I agree with Rossi that Christophe Waltz puts in a fabulous performance, but it's not one of the best films ever made, and is certainly not the best Tarantino film.

Edited By: bigsky on Dec 06, 2010 15:03
#13
Awesome film, great price. Blu Ray too!
#14
bigsky
Blender
+1 It actully is one of the best films ever made.
It is actually the most historically inaccurate film about the second world war that I have ever seen!It took the edge off my enjoyment of this film because it was so unbelievable. Tarantino is a great entertainer but there where so many liberties taken with the subject that I couldn't get into it. I agree with Rossi that Christophe Waltz puts in a fabulous performance, but it's not one of the best films ever made, and is certainly not the best Tarantino film.

The story was supposed to be inaccurate, that was the whole point of the film, its a story that just happened to take part during the 2nd world war, none of it is actually supposed to be based on true events!

Anyway, i do actually think this is Tarantinos best film and im a big Tarantino fan!

but each to their own! i know people who like tarantino but didnt get this film, not many mind you
#15
bigsky
Blender

+1 It actully is one of the best films ever made.


It is actually the most historically inaccurate film about the second world war that I have ever seen!

It took the edge off my enjoyment of this film because it was so unbelievable. Tarantino is a great entertainer but there where so many liberties taken with the subject that I couldn't get into it. I agree with Rossi that Christophe Waltz puts in a fabulous performance, but it's not one of the best films ever made, and is certainly not the best Tarantino film.


LOL !!!!!
Nah, really ? Next you'll be telling us that not everything on the internet is true !
#16
cracking film, ordered :)
#17
bigsky
Blender

+1 It actully is one of the best films ever made.


It is actually the most historically inaccurate film about the second world war that I have ever seen!

It took the edge off my enjoyment of this film because it was so unbelievable. Tarantino is a great entertainer but there where so many liberties taken with the subject that I couldn't get into it. I agree with Rossi that Christophe Waltz puts in a fabulous performance, but it's not one of the best films ever made, and is certainly not the best Tarantino film.


What?! Are you telling me Hitler didnt get his face obliterated by gunfire and blown up in a cinema in real life?!?
#18
Blender
What?! Are you telling me Hitler didnt get his face obliterated by gunfire and blown up in a cinema in real life?!?


LOL! No, I'm afraid that's not exactly how it happened ;-) That's my problem with this film.

If it was pure fiction I could easily dispel belief and go along with it. But because it is so definitely linked to a real historical incident with real people then all the inaccuracies just make the film silly. It's silly to the point where I laughed out loud and that detracts from the shock and disgust that Tarantino is more than capable of creating. It's not Pulp Fiction, nor is it Reservoir Dogs. Kill Bill may have been more playful but was still shocking. This however is too nonsensical and, I think, undermines Tarantino's credibility.
#19
bigsky
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What?! Are you telling me Hitler didnt get his face obliterated by gunfire and blown up in a cinema in real life?!?
LOL! No, I'm afraid that's not exactly how it happened ;-) That's my problem with this film.If it was pure fiction I could easily dispel belief and go along with it. But because it is so definitely linked to a real historical incident with real people then all the inaccuracies just make the film silly. It's silly to the point where I laughed out loud and that detracts from the shock and disgust that Tarantino is more than capable of creating. It's not Pulp Fiction, nor is it Reservoir Dogs. Kill Bill may have been more playful but was still shocking. This however is too nonsensical and, I think, undermines Tarantino's credibility.

sorry bigsky but you're just not getting what Tarantino has done with this film, the whole point is hes not made another boring film about a true story thats been done over and over and over and over

Edited By: rossi on Dec 06, 2010 20:56
#20
rossi
bigsky
Blender
What?! Are you telling me Hitler didnt get his face obliterated by gunfire and blown up in a cinema in real life?!?
LOL! No, I'm afraid that's not exactly how it happened ;-) That's my problem with this film.If it was pure fiction I could easily dispel belief and go along with it. But because it is so definitely linked to a real historical incident with real people then all the inaccuracies just make the film silly. It's silly to the point where I laughed out loud and that detracts from the shock and disgust that Tarantino is more than capable of creating. It's not Pulp Fiction, nor is it Reservoir Dogs. Kill Bill may have been more playful but was still shocking. This however is too nonsensical and, I think, undermines Tarantino's credibility.


sorry bigsky but you're just not getting what Tarantino has done with this film, the whole point is hes not made another boring film about a true story thats been done over and over and over and over


+1
#21
good price but avoid this self indulgent tarentino cack. Brad Pitt is quite funny, but that's the only redeeming feature. He really should have given up after Pulp Fiction....

now imdb tells me he's making Kill Bill 3....as if two films weren't enough ffs!
#22
rossi
sorry bigsky but you're just not getting what Tarantino has done with this film, the whole point is hes not made another boring film about a true story thats been done over and over and over and over


You don't have to be sorry rossi - I don't like the film and I haven't met anyone that does.

I think your point that "hes not made another boring film about a true story thats been done over and over and over and over" is sad: The second world war wasn't just a little skirmish - it was a critical period that shaped modern society. There are many poignant films based on true events of the war, and I think it is important that history is not corrupted for the sake of one director's ego.

I mean, seriously, a bunch of red-necked nazi scalp hunters? It's just nonsense and actually portrays american troops as no better than the people they are fighting. If I was an American I'd be embarrassed by that plot.

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