original version. this one is similar to the remake, but not to such a degree that the word “remake” really fits. it’s about a band of misfit soldiers who are being hauled away when their convoy is attacked. they get loose and try to make it to switzerland. there isn’t the same nazi retribution angle that there is in the remake. it’s also similar to dirty dozen because of the premise that these guys are less than stellar soldiers who are on a mission for the forces of good. good idea with some 70s style execution. lots of action and the little italian guy is good for comic relief. the dvd also features a conversation with quentin tarantino and the director of this version. worth it for fans of 70s film or for those who are really interested in seeing one of the influences of the tarantino film.