@ lee nicholson The fascination of Tarantino is exactly this, what you said: he puts his own stamp on previous stuff in a new light so to speak. I am a movie-guy, who watches and watched mostly so-called b-movie stuff from all genres and all I can say: most of them entertain me. Tarantino tries to show this love in his way in making his own version of it.The movies which inspired him or still inspire are mostly fun. And inspiration is - for me - not stealing. Stealing would be a complete theft without mercy. Tarantino ackknowlegdes all his love in scenes, dialogues, music and credits. Sure he can real low-budget movies, but that would make it even more interesting in my opinion. He uses his own imagination for his versions, i.e. tributes, homages or whatever you want to call them. The idea behind writing Tarantino is - you probably read the thread - is to lift up Seagal's reputation outside the fandom. For me, who enjoyes a lot of so-called "weird" movies, it is a great idea. I am a happy man, so I enjoy my life. Live your life to your goal, nobody forces you to buy or to watch stuff. Edit: has anyone made a decision yet? I am waiting.