3/27/11

Inglorious Bastards (1977)

Whatever the Dirty Dozen Did, They Do It Dirtier!

Inglorious Bastards
This is the original 1977 (or 1978, depending on who you talk to) version of Inglorious Bastards.  The important thing to know about this movie is that it stars Bo Svenson who played Ivan in the two-part Season Three episode of Magnum P.I. called "Did You See the Sunrise" where Thomas Magnum asks Ivan that famous question, "Did you see the sunrise this morning?" and then blows the Soviet colonel's head off with his M1911.  It was awesome.  Sure, Bo Svenson also played the minister in Kill Bill Vol. 2 but that' doesn't really matter because the important thing is, he was in Magnum P.I....  Fred Williamson is also in this move.

Inglorious Bastards really isn't that similar to the 2009 Tarantino film, Inglourious Basterds .  It takes place behind enemy lines in Nazi occupied France but that's pretty much where the similarities end.

A group of ragtag criminals are being transported to a military prison when their truck comes under fire from a German plane.  Because of the ensuing ruckus, the prisoners manage to escape and decide to make their way to freedom in Switzerland.  During their travels, hi-jinks and death are their companions as they kill Nazis, accidentally kill Americans, befriend a German deserter, get chased by naked gun-wielding Nazi women and finally, in an attempt to earn their freedom, agree to blow up a bridge and steal rocket technology from a German train for the American government.  Not all of the Bastards make it.

"I know you Thomas,  I had you for three months at Duc Hua."
Inglorious Bastards is a fun film.  It has plenty of action, some racist and less than politically correct banter, and a little bit of nudity thrown in for good measure.  The Deuce calls it "The Dirty Dozen with nudity and a shot of blaxploitation" and I think that's an apt description.  It's definitely worth watching.

Violence Rating:  3.5 out of 5
Booby Rating:  2 out of 5

And Happy Birthday, Quentin Tarantino!


And not a single fuck was given that day.


 

30 comments:

Erika said...

I've never watched the original one. But I loved Tarantino's one.

I know you said that they aren't similar but still... Tarantino's one has made me want to watch the original.

elexerdelex said...

Wow that trailer made me nostalgia back to the a-team (original)
I have a feeling I will watch this movie with a much better story line then inglorious basterds

TheHarvester said...

wow, i didn't even know there was an original version. thx for the info

D4 said...

Another one here who didn't know there was an original. Sounds fun!

Bart said...

ww2 was so badass.

The Simple Dude said...

I've always wanted to see the original, and knowing the dude who played Ivan is in it makes me want to even more.

Those were great Magnum episodes - seeing Magnum get revenge for the way Ivan treated him and his buddies in Nam... guess I am not the only one who watched that show!

SD
The Simple Dude

Lhosreiff said...

I prefer the new version.

PvtCarlin said...

Most remakes aren't as good as the originals but with these movies, that is certainly the case.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Erika said what I wanted to say.

Breedlma said...

Tarantino is awesome!!!

thenitefalls said...

Watching this trailer makes me feel a cheerful and victory vibe. I'll check it out since it's about World War 2 :D

Tasos said...

Oh? I thought Tarantino...ahh never mind! looks like a promising trailer, I'll check out the movie when I get the chance. cheers for the review!

THUNDERCAT832 said...

I need to start doing my freaking research! I had know clue there was an original! *kicks self in head*

Biff Tanner said...

Inglorious Bastards much better then the remake.

Jay.CA said...

sounds awesome, except for the okay rating. :D

Electric Addict said...

looks like a cool movie thanks

G said...

Ah the original!!!! awesome!

Malkavian said...

Never saw the original. Saw the Tarantino one and it was a good movie but not great in my opinion

Rabidmoose said...

I liked the new one but haven't seen the original.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Is it ignorant that I didn't know there was an 'original'? Might have to check it out and clear up that bout of momentary idiocy.

Meghan Moran said...

Wasn't into the remake too much, maybe the original will be more my style. If a movie is a remake they should come right out and say it. It almost feels deceitful if they don't.

Rob said...

I loved this movie. I have yet to see the remake.

ed said...

i didnt think the tarantino was that great, original looks good

ebm93 said...

I have to watch this!

Raw said...

This one looks pretty entertaining, thanks!

Frosty said...

Very interesting, I didn't even know the one recently out was a remake

Alex DeLarge said...

I think the only thing the two films have in common is the title, minus the spelling and killing Nazees

Major.Mack said...

still havent seen either

Sam said...

Ohhh I have to watch this!

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I really need to check this out. I love Tarantino's version, but it definitely left me wanting more. With the cast and dialogue as it was, that could have been a six hour movie and I would have been riveted in place.

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