Yes, though you may not have known it, the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film is actually a remake of this 1978 international smash. Originally characterized by the ad tag line, “Whatever The Dirty Dozen did, they do it dirtier!” and available tomorrow for the first time on Blu-ray, the film chronicles a gang of condemned criminals who escape from an Allied prison camp with a plan to blast their way to the Swiss border, only to find themselves volunteering for a suicide mission deep inside Nazi occupied France.
While the flick may lack edifying qualities, it’s definitely worth a watch and includes an extra entitled “a conversation with Quentin Tarantino and Enzo G. Castellari” which should provide great insight into Tarantino’s interests and motivations for the remake.
Check out the trailers for the original and the upcoming remake after the jump.
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