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Inglourious Basterds [4K Ultra-HD] [2009] [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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This is a film abundant in explosive action sequences and boisterous needle drops, and not a single second succumbs to distortion or speaker buzz. Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist World War II revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds makes the leap to 4K Ultra HD with a new home video release from Universal. Tarantino's first voyage into rewriting history is a glorious war romp replete with a slew of memorably tense confrontations, perfectly framed shots, bursts of savage violence and funky scoring.

Those are far better movies in my book because he laid the groundwork for the kind of films they were with Inglourious Basterds. It also further established his status as a filmmaker, dipping into unknown wells of genre knowledge, and morphing facets of it and references to it into something entirely his own. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Mixing” spaghetti western” clichés with the World War II "macaroni combat" genre (The Dirty Dozen and similar in title only, 1977’s The Inglorious Bastards), it is nothing but a completely original piece. The seams of the film's construction — Inglourious Basterds is "a collection of scenes" rather than a flowing narrative — are intentional, heightened by the literal chapter titles punctuating each vignette.As war rages in Europe, a Nazi-scalping squad of American soldiers, known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” is on a daring mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Once again, and a portent for a great many future 4K releases, the production houses decide not to really remaster but only to transcode the video codec and utilize the same audio as was there originally. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used except with the prior written permission of The Digital Bits, Inc. Boasting a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender, the film — about a grizzled squad of American soldiers feared by the enemy for their savage tactics and predilection for collecting scalps from their fallen foes — remains every bit as entertaining and hilarious as when it first hit theater screens more than a decade ago.

years after its theatrical release, Universal Studios locks and loads with an impressive upscaled 4K HDR10+ transfer, the same excellent 5. 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.To be honest and straight at the outset, I actually really didn’t like Inglourious Basterds the first time I saw it. Throughout this tense, impeccably crafted sequence, compromised only by the stupid, meaningless sight gag of Landa whipping out a freakish smoking pipe from his jacket, Tarantino keys his roving aesthetic to the homing-missile instincts of the Nazi snake, whose twisted use of language and inflection suggests a wristwatch dangling from the fingertips of a master hypnotist, manipulating the farmer into revealing that the Jewish family is hiding beneath his floorboards. What makes it even more stupid is that the supplied card slip case IS for the UK and so the case just falls straight out of the slip as it is too big for slim cases. Inglourious Basterds comes with the standard Blu-ray version and a redeemable digital code for the film. Man I am glad I have a sweet home theater set-up as I would have been knocking myself seeing it for the first time on a small screen!

Surprising as it is, I know Tarantino can be very hands on with his home video releases (I did work on the Death Proof DVD, he went back and forth a lot on fonts as well as 4×3 LB or 16×19 WS presentation for bonus features).Bursting with "action, hair-trigger suspense and a machine-gun spray of killer dialogue" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), Inglourious Basterds is "another Tarantino masterpiece" (Jake Hamilton, CBS-TV)! This is a highly detailed presentation that has excellent dynamic potential which enables it to be bombastic at one moment and intricately nuanced the next. Moderated by Elvis Mitchell, renowned film critic and curator for Film Independent at LACMA series), A Collection of Django Unchained Trailers. But the scenes themself do nothing but flow, demanding attention, heightened by our knowledge that Hans may know the Jewish neighbors are under the floorboards or Dieter ( August Diehl) may know his tablemates aren't fellow Nazis.

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