Inglorious Basterds 4K review by Bobby Blakey
Throughout his career Quentin Tarantino has delivered some amazing films. I have been a huge fan for years and even a weak Tarantino film is still one of the best around. In 2009 he took on the Nazis with the Inglorious Basterds starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger, B.J. Novack, and Mike Myers. Now Universal is bringing the violent war flick to 4K for the first time.
Inglorious Basterds follows a young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus who witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa in German-occupied France. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid 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", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.
I love everything about this movie from the first time I saw it in theaters. Not only does it have all the signature Tarantino style, but it felt like something different from him at the time. The cast are brilliant with Christoph Waltz stealing the show alongside Eli Roth who both chew up the world around them. The pacing is excellent and it keeps you engaged from beginning to end wondering how it is all going to play out. This was also one of the first times Tarantino took on a real life event and twisted the history for his tale. It was a glorious moment that I personally loved, but know some hate when he does this.
The movies itself stands on its own, but this new release steps it up visually. The aesthetics of the his films are always on point, but the 4K
version takes it to a beautiful new level. This film doesn’t need bells and whistles to make it worth adding it to your collection but this version definitely steps it up and worth the price.
In addition to the film this new release offers up bonus content including featurettes, interviews and so much more. Grab your copy of Inglorious Basterds on 4K for the first time available now from Universal Home Entertainment.