I wont even bother hiding my thoughts about Inglourious Basterds before I send you over to Paracinema to read my review. There is no way for me to even get into all of the things that I enjoyed about Tarantino's latest effort in just one blog post, but I narrowed it down to the best of my abilities. It's nice to see Tarantino rule the box office once again, as I feel without him, we as fans of obscure and odd films would have a lot less access to many of the movies that he has brought to light over his career.
If not for Hollywood’s most hyperactive director, I would bet that I would have never seen films like Yuen Woo-ping's Iron Monkey (one of my favorite martial Arts films), or Lucio Fulci's The Beyond in theaters. Let alone own a The Beyond collectible eyeball that I received for being one of the first five people to buy a ticket! Even knowing and loving the films of Sonny Chiba for what seems like forever, I almost forget that my reason for that discovery is due to Clarence Worley enjoying a triple feature of Sonny Chiba films on his birthday in the Tarantino written, True Romance. Even his now defunct Rolling Thunder label put out some awesome releases, namely Jack Hill's Switchblade Sisters amongst other lesser known to the masses titles.
Tarantino's presence in Hollywood, whether you like it or not, is a great for fans of cult cinema while making it easier for a ton of little known gems to be released and for us to discover. Even with him just mentioning that his Elle Driver character's look is inspired by Christina Lindberg's character, Madeleine from the rape revenge film Thriller: A Cruel Picture (aka They Call Her One Eye), brought immediate attention to the film, and resulted in not one, but two different releases of the movie. I could keep going here, but you get the drift.
Normally I would post the trailer for the film that I am covering at Paracinema, but I will take a wild guess that all of you have already seen that trailer numerous times. Instead, I will put up some trailers for the films mentioned in this post. Hope you folks enjoyed your stay here at the Chuck Norris Inn. A complimentary Baby breakfast will be served starting at 6:30 AM for those of you staying with us for the evening.
Inglourious Basterds Paracinema...The Blog!
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
And of course, The Inglorious Bastards