Inglourious Basterds [DVD] [2009]

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  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • Rating: R
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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (495 out of 511)

Special Features


  • Extended & alternate scenes
  • Nation's pride-the film within the film

Synopsis


Inglourious Basterds
A group of hardened Nazi killers stalk their prey in Nazi-occupied France as a Jewish cinema owner plots to take down top-ranking SS officers during the official premiere of a high-profile German propaganda film. As far as Lt. Aldo Raine (aka Aldo the Apache," Brad Pitt) -- is concerned, the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Raine's mission is to strike fear into the heart of Adolf Hitler by brutally murdering as many goose-steppers as possible, or die trying. In order to accomplish that goal, Lt. Raine recruits a ruthless team of cold-blooded killers known as "The Basterds" which includes baseball-bat-wielding Bostonian Sgt. Donnie Donowitz (aka "The Bear Jew," Eli Roth) and steely psychopath Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz (Til Schweiger), among others. When the Basterds' secret rendezvous with turncoat German actress Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) goes awry, they learn that the Nazis will be staging the French premiere of "The Nation's Pride," a rousing propaganda film based on the exploits of German hero Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Brühl), at a modest theater owned by Jewish cinephile Shoshanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent), posing as a Gentile after the brutal murder of her family by the ruthless Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). As the Basterds hatch an explosive plan to take out as many Nazis as possible at the premiere, they remain completely oblivious to the fact that Shoshanna, too, longs to bring the Third Reich to its knees, and that she's willing to sacrifice her beloved theater in the process. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt - Lt. Aldo Raine
  • Christoph Waltz
    Christoph Waltz - Col. Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa
  • Eli Roth
    Eli Roth - Sgt. Donnie Donowitz
  • Michael Fassbender
    Michael Fassbender - Lt. Archie Hicox
  • Diane Kruger
    Diane Kruger - Bridget Von Hammersmark



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glourious Bonus Disc

    Posted
    hihat

    It's wonderful to revisit Tarantino's exuberant re-telling of WWII from the moviemaker's perspective. Though most reviewers have cited Christophe Waltz for his brilliant turn as the "Jew Hunter" here, all the performances are sterling, and I must give special props to Brad Pitt as Aldo the Apache. This is an iconic role, his Indiana Jones, and he knocks it out of the park with spot-on comic timing and a good-ol'-boy accent. I also want to commend Best Buy on the third Bonus Disc they have included in this edition. This disc contains an interview and audience Q&A session with QT and the NY Times Magazine editor at a Times seminar just before the film premiered. Though her questions and film knowledge are fairly pedestrian, the audience fares better, and QT is in fine form throughout. He also reveals that the last film he had gotten a high from watching was Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell -- an excellent choice! In short, this edition of IB is the one to buy, and BB is the place to buy it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cool action scenes

    Posted
    FEEDOGS101
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    This movie makes no apologies, asks for no forgiveness, it's a no holds barred assault on the senses. Tarantino doesn't care if he offends, if he steps all over stereotypes and clichés, this is film making at it purest. It's great to see a film maker whose work clearly isn't interfeared with by the powers that be. Tarantino is a master of effortlessly cranking up immense tension and suddenly mixing it with laugh out loud moments; you're not sure if you should be looking away in disgust or rolling around laughing, either way it's a roller coaster and one not to be missed! It's not for everyone, certainly if you're not a fan of Tarantino's style, this may be a little hard to swallow, but never-the-less, it is a film which simply has to be seen. No self respecting film fan should miss this. And the performance of Christoph Waltz... Oscar don't you dare ignore him!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    World War 2: Tarantino Style

    Posted
    Fiedy88

    I'm a huge Tarantino fan, so naturally when I saw the trailer for IB, I was interested. The time came around for it to be released, and I wasn't disappointed. This film is WW2 through the eyes of an extreme filmmaker. It is violent, very violent, but only in spurts, not throughout the whole film. That being said, it does move a little slower than his previous films, relying heavily on dialogue, but the script is great. The actors really pulled it off, whether it be a southern Brad Pitt, a German Diane Kruger, or Christoph Waltz, who in my opinion, should definitely receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for his role. He was a guy you loved to hate. This film isn't really true to history, you'll see what I mean, but it's Quentin's spin of the event. If you don't like Tarantino, you probably won't go for this movie, but I still say give it a shot. If you're into war stories, definitely check it out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    jtunez1

    What an excellent movie. Quentin has done it again!! The man cannot miss!! This movie shows an excellent view of WWII. Giving the US another glory shot in the arm, not that they needed it. It's a great story line with a handful of commandos going into Europe & wreaking havoc on the Germans with guerilla warfare with a special twist. It may not be historically accurate but its a great story and well acted by all. Brad Pitt is even good in this movie and I'm not neccesarily a Brad Pitt fan. It just goes to show once again the brilliance of Tarantino. He is a true genius and I can't wait to see his next movie and the one after that, and the one after that, etc. I've seen all of his movies and have enjoyed each one more than the last.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tarantino's Best Film

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    Branden
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    I had a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket, so I visited my local Best Buy. Much to my satisfaction, I located this on the Blu-Ray sale rack for $7.00. Since I had only ever seen this movie on TNT during their semi-annual showings, I was happy to finally have a copy to watch in all its "gloury". The film is an excellent tale that presents dark humor, drama, etc. all at once by an equally impressive cast who play their parts well. Brad Pitt is the quippy keystone holding the rest of the expansive cast together with the atypical character he plays compared to his other roles in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Tarantino's best... but still good

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    lamonica34
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    Tarantino's ear for good dialogue will always surpass any other screenwriter's in my mind. My only complaint is about the few similarities in this film to some of his earlier works. When there are similarities between films one can usually describe them as homage's to the great works of the past. However, when the similarities lie between the works of the same artist, it just seems like sloppiness to me. Thankfully there are not many of these moments in the film, and no amount of sloppiness could keep me from enjoying Brad Pitt's performance. I still laugh uncontrollably when he tries to speak Italian.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tarantino at his finest

    Posted
    JD215
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    This movie is hands down Tarantino's best movie to date. But I don't see him making anything that can top this movie unless of course he makes a sci-fi movie which is possibility. Anyway, it contains some easily quotable lines, memorable characters, and an explosive ending in which [spoiler alert] Hitler dies in a hail of gunfire and dynamite. It also has Christoph Waltz giving the best performance of his entire career that earned him his first Oscar. And Tarantino should have won the Oscars for Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome - especially for the price I got!

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    Mike
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    I love this movie - and at a sale price of $7.99 - I couldn't turn it down owning a Blu-Ray copy. The picture and sound are perfect... every clank of Bear Jew's bat hitting the wall(amongst other things) is perfect! The picture quality is what we've all come to expect from the Blu-ray format. Also, these extras are really nice - including the movie inside the movie! If you don't own I B on Blu-ray - treat yourself and get this! (Funny - the movie title itself throws an error for "bad language" when doing the review!)

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