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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Inglourious Boners!

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!

The Beyond


Switchblade Sisters


Iron Monkey


Thriller: A Cruel Picture


And of course, The Inglorious Bastards

3 comments:

  1. Tarantino gets a lot of shit and unjustly so. So what if his films have a formula, you pretty much know what you are going to get every time (also see Burton, Tim). As you mentioned, if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have been exposed to some of the lesser known films that he draws inspiration from. And I think anyone can appreciate that. Screw the haters.

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  2. I rarely see non-genre films in theaters, but I am really tempted to get in and see this one, it looks awesome! Glad to see more support for the film, if nothing else I will definitely grab it on DVD

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  3. Planet: Yeah, I'm so over hearing people hate on Tarantino when so many filmmakers are inspired from one another, but he is just more vocal about his influences. I think his film knowledge, and how he got to where he is makes some people a little jealous too.

    Carl: You should certainly give this one a looksee in theaters! Plus, the Horror fan in you will more than appreciate the films gorier moments, as provided by the good guys from KNB!

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