Dec 15, 2009 09:34 PM EST

Director Quentin Tarantino and Cast Members Attend Blu-ray and DVD Launch of Inglourious Basterds At The New Beverly Cinema

Inglourious Basterds, one of the year's most critically acclaimed and popular films, received a star-studded launch in celebration of the Blu-ray™ and DVD release, available December 15th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.   Writer/director Quentin Tarantino, producer Lawrence Bender, cast members Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, Diane Kruger, Samm Levine and Omar Doom appeared for a special fan screening of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.  The front of the recently restored Tarantino-owned New Beverly Cinema was turned into a classic Hollywood setting for the red carpet arrivals.
Before the screening,Tarantino introduced the cast in attendance and showed 35mm trailers  from his personal collection of films that influenced him to make INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS including:

The Dirty Dozen
Play Dirty
The Five Man Army
Hornet's Nest
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
Kelly's Heroes
The Big Red One
The Inglorious Bastards

After the screening, Tarantino and the cast celebrated the film's release on DVD and Blu-ray at nearby Grace Restaurant. Inglourious Basterds talent at the party included:  Quentin Tarantino and producer Lawrence Bender, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz*, Eli Stone, BJ Novak, Melanie Laurent*, Omar Doom, Samm Levine and Zoe Bell.  Other talent at the party included Joshua Jackson, Radha Mitchell*, Robert Forster,*  Kevin McKidd* and Mia Maestro*, among others.

*Attended party only

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