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Inglourious Basterds

Released 2009
Distributor The Weinstein Company

About Inglourious Basterds

A die-hard believer in the power of film (in particular 35mm), Quentin Tarantino reimagines the end of World War II with the Third Reich trapped inside a burning movie theater. The cast is typically Tarantinian, including turns from Brad Pitt as the Southern-fried squadron leader Aldo Raine, Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill (!) and TFH’s own Eli Roth as “The Bear Jew”. But it’s Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa, a glint-eyed monster known as “The Jew Hunter” who steals the show (and won an Academy Award for his trouble.)

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.