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EAGLES OVER LONDON (BATTLE SQUADRON) arriving on Blu-Ray! HOLY...!


#1

AAAAAH! OMG! Enzo G. Castellari’s Battle Squadron is coming to Blu-Ray!



You know, the movie that Quentin said was mega-awesome and he and Castellari had a screening and a Q&A and everything…It’s clear that we have to thank Quentin for the attention that he brought onto this and onto “Inglorious Bastards”, which also will get released on Blu.



If you are not excited for this, then clearly you don’t deserve the oxygen you are consuming every day.



Personally, I love small italian (exploitation) action-movies like that. Can’t fucking wait!



ALL ABOUT IT:

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#2

Meh…



I couldn’t sit through the original Bastards film and that’s like his masterpiece.


#3

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
I couldn’t sit through the original Bastards film
[/quote]

you should see someone… and I’m talking a shrink, not a girl :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

oh please, none of us even knew who the guy was before Basterds.





here’s a treat from to me!





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#5

I know I didn’t know who Enzo was before Basterds but I totally dug Inglorious Bastards. A fun little romp if you don’t take it too seriously.



Oh, and can’t wait for another Enzo G. picture. As far as exploitation I rank his stuff as some of the most fun to watch.


#6

Is this the movie where Enzo wasn’t pleased with the zooms? (Regarding a Q&A clip where Tarantino had screened the movie with Enzo)

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
oh please, none of us even knew who the guy was before Basterds.
[/quote]

I knew about him long enough to know that he previously had made Keoma and Any Gun Can Play. But I’ll be honest and say that those aren’t even in my top 10 spaghetti westerns…Even in a list made up of NON-Leone spaghetti westerns. But I do admit that AGCP does have one of the best opening sequences in Italo-Western history (The Uncut version, that is)


#7

They may not be in your top ten but did you like them?


#8

Wellll…Of the two, I liked Keoma more (AGCP starts out okay but slowly fizzles) The only aggrivating thing about Keoma–And if you’ve been following the criticism of that movie–is the music score. It tends to be excrutiating. But there sure are some astonishing visuals that help saves it.



About a year ago, I rented Enzo’s The Big Racket. Now that’s a flick I can recommend! Hardly a dull moment in that bad boy!


#9

[quote=“Laydback”]
Wellll…Of the two, I liked Keoma more (AGCP starts out okay but slowly fizzles) The only aggrivating thing about Keoma–And if you’ve been following the criticism of that movie–is the music score. It tends to be excrutiating. But there sure are some astonishing visuals that help saves it.



About a year ago, I rented Enzo’s The Big Racket. Now that’s a flick I can recommend! Hardly a dull moment in that bad boy!
[/quote]

Now I’ve seen the Big Racket and really liked it! I was just asking about the others cause I hadn’t seen Any Gun Can Play and was contemplating getting it.


#10

I knew and loved Enzo’s movies before Quentin said he was cool. Kill Them All and come back alone (I think that’s the english title. Orig.: ammazali tutti e torna solo), Keoma and The New Barbarians (aka Warriors of the Wastelan, Orig.: I nuovi barbari) were favourites of mine for a long time.



It’s interesting how Quentin creates markets for movies just by mentioning a name or making a new movie. In german speaking countries, tons of Shaw Brothers and other chop sokey flicks got released after Kill Bill, and german TV stations had old Kung Fu movies again.


#11

[quote=“Col. Crazy Kenneth”]
I knew and loved Enzo’s movies before Quentin said he was cool. Kill Them All and come back alone (I think that’s the english title. Orig.: ammazali tutti e torna solo), Keoma and The New Barbarians (aka Warriors of the Wastelan, Orig.: I nuovi barbari) were favourites of mine for a long time.

It’s interesting how Quentin creates markets for movies just by mentioning a name or making a new movie. In german speaking countries, tons of Shaw Brothers and other chop sokey flicks got released after Kill Bill, and german TV stations had old Kung Fu movies again.
[/quote]

That’s something I’ve always loved about whenever he has a new movie is I’ve learned about a whole bunch of movies just by the fact that he’s such a fan and has a chance to chat them up. It would have taken me many many years instead of a few years to discover a lot of great film.


#12

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
oh please, none of us even knew who the guy was before Basterds.
[/quote]

not true. some of us are actual cineasts to whom Enzo Castellari is not exactly unknown… far from it.