Enzo G. Castellari’s Quel maledetto treno blindato (aka Inglorious Bastards), the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film will play at LA’s New Beverly Cinema Wednesday and Thursday night along with Castellari’s La Battaglia d’Inghilterra (aka Battle Squadron).
Bastards tells the story of a group of 5 GIs facing court-martial in France. When their convoy is attacked, they escape and make their way to safety across the Swiss border, engaging in assorted acts of heroism along the way.
Battle Squadron is based on the true story of German spies infiltrating the British army on the eve of the Battle of Britain.
Mr. Castellari will be there for a Q&A on Wednesday in celebration of his 80th birthday and the release of the Inglorious Bastards 3-Disc DVD set. Schedule permitting, he will also be joined by stars Bo Svenson and Fred Williamson.
Come on out and support your local repertory cinema. The fun begins at 7:30 each night and LiC will be there Wednesday if one of the monkeys saves me a spot in line.
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