Get ready for lots of “Keyla Espinoza is a Basterd” headlines
After drawing inspiration from Italian cult-genre filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari to make his current film Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino has apparently given some of that inspiration in return. The 70-year-old Castellari has turned up on the Croisette with a promo reel for his first film in 15 years: Caribbean Basterds.
Variety quotes the enthusiastic director as saying, “Quentin’s going to be surprised when he sees the title, and I’m going to say: ‘You were inspired by my movie [Inglorious Bastards], but I just copied from yours with no shame.’ ”
The film stars Venezuelan supermodel Keyla Espinoza and is described by Castellari simply: “Action, action, action and lots of sex and drugs…There is lots of violence against rich folks, and the kids take advantage of the situation to have fun with a few orgies.”
Who doesn’t like orgies?
The best B-movies sometimes come from a single idea and a catchy title. In this case, the single idea was a shooting location, et voilá: Caribbean Basterds. I’m not saying this thing is any good, but you have to admire the man’s enthusiasm and spirit of showmanship. It’s something lacking in so much Hollywood summer product.
Since there aren’t really any drive-ins anymore, I’m guessing this one will turn up on late night cable and DVD.
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