Eighties Action returns by the beach bucket load as Italian movie making juggernaut Enzo G. Castellari returns to do what he does best. Film making has been in his family for generations and ever since the Sixties Enzo has been involved with many of the Euro greats. Writer, producer, stunt coordinator, stunt man, actor and director, he's pretty much done it all. From the cult spaghetti westerns, through the gloriously gritty and politically incorrect crime flicks of the Seventies, right through the glory days of the Action Eighties and well into the less prolific Nineties. The style and flair as a Director is clear for all to see that has even a passing liking for the Action genre. The Bronx Warriors movies, Striker, Hammerhead, are but a few examples of the ballistic bliss that he hit the video stores with in days gone by.
One of his Action war movies from 1978 The Inglorious Bastards, as most will now be aware of has been dusted down by Quentin Tarantino and is due to hit the multiplexes this summer as Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino has long been a fan of Enzo's and this is his opportunity of showing the love and respect he has of the man and the Euro style of Action movies. Let's hope the bastardisation of the movie titles spelling proves to be the only miss fire !.
It really is a great thrill to learn of a new movie from the mighty Enzo G. Castellari. It's a family affair, as his son and daughter have both been involved in the making of it, most likely along with some familiar faces and movie making assistance from the old days. Let's hope that whilst in France at the Cannes Film Festival, helping to promote Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Enzo himself has as much success in getting a deal for Carribean Basterds so the movie gets an early distribution, and we can revel once again in the Action glory of one of Euro cinemas true greats.