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
This was to me a good movie when I saw it the first time, but not the best from this director. However this presentation brings it out in all of it's glory.
One Utuber said the picture was "dark". He was reviewing it with an LCD TV, and this movie will bring out the flaws in any cheap Tv. Watching on my OLED77," I was reminded as to why I bought this set. The picture is a bit dark, but full of detail, deep rich colors. Killer soundtrack.
A blond, barefoot in a red dress, looking out of a six ft tall round window, surrounded by black with sunshine outside, and the voice of David Bowie kicks in, singing the theme from Cat People. Amazing. As is the scene where a movie is projected onto a cloud of smoke created by a burning third Reich.
Say what you want about Tarentino, he is quite a director.
And this is quite a movie. Brad Pitt is at his best. A complete justification of the 4k format.
Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious is one of those films that got better with each viewing. Not enough to call it my favorite of his catalog, but enough to say I really enjoy it now and look forward to revisiting it.
Now that Universal Studios is giving Inglourious a promotion to 4K, it’s a good reason to revisit it! Now, the only thing this set has to offer is a greatly enhanced viewing experience. The 1080p Blu-ray was reference quality in its day, but I found this new 2160p HDR10 and HDR10+ presentation to be simply beautiful - and well worth the upgrade for. However, I can see folks hoping for a more aggressive object-based audio mix and/or a new selection of bonus features being a bit deflated with this release. To that point, I’ll simply argue that the price point to upgrade for image quality only isn’t too severe. And if you've never owned this film, well that just makes the decision a little easier. I’m safely calling this one Highly Recommended.
I'd read a lot of professional reviews saying the video quality wasn't anything incredible. I hadn't previously seen the Blu Ray release of the movie, so I cannot speak to how much of an improvement this 4K release presents, but going in blind, it looked really good to me. Not a showcase film for HDR, but all in all, this was a really event presentation and I enjoyed the audio track as well. For the sale price I got it at, it was a no brainer.