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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Episode #109

Universal Pictures released Inglourious Basterds to theaters on August 21, 2009. Quentin Tarantino directed the film starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, and Eli Roth.

‘Inglourious Basterds’ Plot Synopsis

In German-occupied France, a young Jewish refugee named Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses Colonel Hans Landa slaughter her family. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero, Fredrick Zoller, takes an interest in her, and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the Basterds; Lt. Aldo Raine’s ruthless group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers. As the relentless executioners advance and the young girl’s plans are set in motion, their paths cross for a fateful evening that changes the war, and history forever.

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Universal Pictures released Inglourious Basterds to theaters on August 21, 2009. Quentin Tarantino directed the film starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, and Christoph Waltz.

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  1. Great podcast. You should really see hurt locker Chris, it’s a great film. I’m predicting none of the others will put Over the Edge in their top 100, that seems like more of a LTMR review. As far as Avatar goes, I see little chance of the sequels bombing. the original was such a phenomenon in China back when China was sort of an untapped market with regards to Hollywood films. Now box office has grown so much there that Fate of the Furious can make 400 mill there alone. And a bomb like Warcraft can make 200 there. because of those factors I wouldn’t be surprised if Avatar 2 makes a close to a billion in China alone. And I’m sure 20th century fox knows this. I follow the industry trends pretty closely, box office is way down in this country and has been for sometime. Many Hollywood blockbusters really aren’t made for the US anymore.

    1. I agree. I think that’s one of the reasons why HBO, Netflix, et al are doing so well right now. They have stories made for the US market, and you can watch them in the comfort of your own home on a 49″ $350 4k TV. Why go to a theater and spend $60 (or more) on an average movie for tickets and concessions? What is the better value for your money?

      As far as the Avatar sequels, I think they will make tons of money in China too. That film has connected with the Chinese people where Star Wars has failed; even with Disney casting two of China’s biggest action stars in the film. 20th Century Fox is probably banking on Avatar succeeding in China again, but given their success with The Revenant in Russia in 2015, I’m going to guess they will be looking for big returns in other countries too.

      Warcraft’s success in China was always a given I think based on the popularity of the game in that country. I still don’t know what people see in the The Fast and the Furious franchise though. I guess they are not for me.

      …and you’re the second person to recommend The Hurt Locker to me. I am a fan of Jeremy Renner and have that film on my list to see.

      1. Going back to Tarantino, I think he’s sort of turned into a parody of himself. You said you are sick of his extreme violence, I also was sick of that and his trademark dialogue as well in hateful eight. I wonder what the other Tarantino film that is in Patrick’s top 100 since this and Pulp Fiction are his 2 most acclaimed films. Surprised none of you mentioned Mike Myers in Basterds it was sort of an odd moment of stunt casting for no apparent reason.

        1. Well, Quentin is developing a film about the Manson Family murders, so I’m assuming his ultra violence will continue. IDK what Patrick’s other top 100 Tarantino film is; I assume Reservoir Dogs, but haven’t asked him.

          Mike Myers was a stunt for sure. I feel like he was cast just so he could keep his SAG card, but unless it’s ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer,’ I don’t have a lot to say about him.

          1. Have you or Matt heard what Uma Thurman said about Tarantino in ny times yesterday? It’s pretty shocking, I wonder if his career will be affected by this. Hollywood is changing in big ways lately.

          2. I did hear that which surprised me. I thought those two genuinely liked each other, but I don’t think it will affect Tarantino too much. It does depends on how he works going forward though.

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