Kansai Scene Magazine
 

 


by Don Morton



Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino blends the spaghetti western with the WWII action epic to create this swaggering, blissfully amoral action fantasy. It’s difficult to categorize, but the term “audacious” keeps cropping up. There are so many references, both blatant and subtle, to movies and to The Cinema in general that you’d have to call this a movie about other movies. And it is this fusion of styles and sources that makes it work, especially for fans of the director. The film’s two main plots—the exploits of a ruthless band of Jewish-American Nazi-hunters and those of the secretly Jewish woman owner of a Parisian movie theater—come together at the end in a rewrite of history that only a Tarantino could even contemplate. The film consists of often overlong and oddly disjointed sequences of sharp, increasingly suspenseful dialogue, frequently laced with incongruous dark humor, each culminating in an eruption of extreme violence. Personally, I found Tarantino’s penchant for killing off so many of his protagonists a little off-putting, and the machine-gunning of a theater-full of people, even if they were Nazis, was not something I enjoyed watching. But dull it ain’t. (153 min)

Kansai Cinema Listings

UMEDA

TOHO CINEMAS UMEDA

(HEP NAVIO 7~9F) Tel: 06-6316-1312
Wed for women ¥1,000, Fri. first show ¥1,300.
first of every month ¥1,000.
http://www.toho.co.jp

www.tohotheater.jp

Saw 6,
Drag Me to Hell,
Disney’s A Christmas Carol,
Inglourious Basterds,
2012,
The Rebound,
New Moon: Twilight Saga,
Up


From Dec 12
Public Enemies,
Julie and Julia


From Dec 23
Avatar,
The Fourth Kind


UMEDA PICCADILLY

(Above Izumi-no Hiroba)
Tel: 06-6315-1414
Wed for women ¥1,000
www.shochiku-eigakan.com/

2012,
New Moon: Twilight Saga


UMEDA BURG7

(South From Hansin Dep. Store, E-MA Build. 7~13F)
06-4795-7602
Wed for women ¥1,000, after 21:00 ¥1,200,
except Sat every first of the month ¥1,000
www.t-joy.net

Inglourious Basterds,
2012


From Dec 5
Up,
Watchers,


From Dec 12
Public Enemies

From Dec 23
Avatars,
The Fourth Kind



UMEDA GARDEN CINEMA

(Umeda Sky Build. Tower East 4F)
¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1,000
www.kadokawa-gardencinema.jp

The Chicken,
The Fish and the King Crab,
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,
Waltz with Bashir,


From Dec 19,
The Informant

CINE LIEBRE UMEDA

(Umeda Sky Build. Tower East 3F)
Tel: 06-6440-5930
Wed for women ¥1,000, first of the month ¥1,000
www.cinelibre.jp

Coco Chanel,
My Sisters Keeper

From Dec 5
Anvil



THEATER UMEDA

(Umeda Loft B1F) 06-6359-1080
on Wed for women ¥1,000, on Tue for men ¥1,000,
first of the month ¥1,000
.

Black Water,
Synecdoche, New York


MINAMI

TOHO CINEMAS NAMBA

(8F, 3-8-9, Chuo-ku, Osaka) Tel: 06-6647-5705
Wed for women ¥1,000
www.tohotheater.jp/theater/namba

Saw 6,
Disney’s A Christmas Carol,
Inglourious Basterds,
2012
The Rebound

From Dec 12,
Public Enemies,
Julie and Julia


From Dec 23
Avatar,
The Fourth Kind



NAMBA PARKS CINEMA

Inside Namba Park 6F, 8F, 9F
Tel: 06-6643-3215.
Wed for women ¥1,000. All movies after 8pm ¥1,200

Disney’s A Christmas Carol,
Inglourious Basterds,
2012,
The Rebound,
New Moon: Twilight Saga

From Dec 5
Infestation

From Dec 12
Public Enemies,
Julie and Julia,


From Dec 23
Avatar,
The Fourth Kind



CINE POP

(1-2-3 Sennichimae 2-11-5 Shikishima Build.)
Tel: 06-6641-3719
Wed for women ¥1,000, Fri. first show ¥1,300,
first of the month ¥1,000

Inglourious Basterds,
2012,
The Rebound,
New Moon: Twilight Saga

From Dec 12
Public Enemies

 


KYOTO

KYOTO CINEMA

(Cocon Torimaru Bldg. 3F, Shijo-Kudaru, Torimaru-dori.)
Tel: 075(353)4723
Wed. for women: ¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1000

Synedoche, New York,
The Naked Kitchen


MOVIX KYOTO

(Nakagyo-ku, Shinkyogoku, Sanjyo-sagaru, Sakuranomachi 400banchi) Tel: 075(254)3215
Wed for women ¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1,000.
http://www.movix.jp

Whiteout,
Push,
Disney’s A Christmas Carol,
Inglourious Basterds,
2012,
The Rebound,
New Moon: Twilight Saga

From Dec 12,
Public Enemies,
Julie and Julia


From Dec 23,
Avatar,
The Fourth Kind



KOBE

OS CINE MINT KOBE

(Inside MINT Kobe 9-12F)
Tel: 078-291-5330
Tue. for women ¥1,000, Fri. first show ¥1,300 every first of the month ¥1,000

Saw 6,
Disney’s A Christmas Carol,
Inglourious Basterds,
2012

From Dec 5,
Up,

From Dec 12,
Public Enemies

From Dec 23,
Avatar



KOBE KOKUSAI SHOCHIKU

(Chuo-ku, Goko-dori 8-1-6 Kobe Kokusai Kaikan, 11F)
Tel: 078-230-3580
Tue for women ¥1,000, first of the month ¥1,000.
www.shochiku.co.jp/cinema/theaters

2012,
Disney’s A Christmas Carol,
The Rebound,
New Moon: Twilight Saga

From Dec 18,
The Fourth Kind



SANNOMIYA CINE PHONEIX

(Harborland Mosaic 3F) TEL: 078-360-7000
Tue for women ¥1,000

Horsemen,
Rec:2


CINE MOSAIC

(Harborland Mosaic 3f) TEL: 078-360-7000
Tue for women ¥1,000, Fri first show ¥1,300

From Dec 5,
Up,

From Dec 12,
Public Enemies

From Dec 23,
Avatar



CINELIVRE KOBE

(Chou-ku, Namihana-cho 59) Tel: 078-334-2126
Tue for women ¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1,000.
http://www.nikkatsu.com

Synedoche,
New York,
My Sisters Keeper

From Dec 12,
Julie and Julia

From Dec 19,
Death Sentence

 

 

**NOTE
Films and show times are subject to change without notice. Call in advance to check and verify times.

Compiled by Maki Nibayashi

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