The Watching Hour: The Inglourious Basterds
Italy, 1978, 99 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Black Comedy, Drama, War
Language: English, Italian, German, French English Sub-Titles
See the original film that inspired Tarantino!
Archival 35mm presentation - Cult favorites Fred Williamson (BLACK CAESER) and Bo Svenson (WALKING STAR) star in this Italian knock-off of THE DIRTY DOZEN. Arrested for crimes against the army, five World War II vets escape when their prison convoy is attacked by the Germans. Caught behind enemy lines, and not looking forward to serving prison sentences in their own countries, they decide to fight their way to neutral Switzerland. This zoom-happy exploitation pic later inspired Quentin Tarantino's long-gestating World War II project of the same name.
DIRECTOR: Enzo G. Castellari
Principal Cast: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson