After debuting, laden down with bells and whistles, on a US TV show, the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s WWII pic, Inglourious Basterds, has gone online over at Yahoo.

A true teaser, the promo revolves around the pivotal speech by Brad Pitt’s Lt. Aldo Raine, in which he lays down the law to his group of Jewish soldiers (aka the Basterds): he wants Nazi scalps. Lots of Nazi scalps.

While Pitt, clearly having fun with Raine’s gruff Southern lilt, tackles the typical Tarantino monologue, we get brief flashes of some of the movie’s action, while blood-spattered graphics tell us that the story takes place ‘once upon a time in Nazi-occupied France’ and that ‘you haven’t seen war until you’ve seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino’.

I’m hugely excited about this movie – the widely leaked script is enormous fun, and the teaser implies that QT has captured that same sense of demented glee, notably in Pitt’s performance and the brief appearance by one pissed-off Adolf Hitler.

Eagle-eyed viewers will also be able to spot the first glimpse of Diane Kruger as German movie star and spy Bridget Von Hammersmark, in a bar confrontation that may become the movie’s defining scene; Melanie Laurent as vengeful farmer’s girl, Shosanna, who drives the plot; and Eli Roth as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz, one of the most prominent Basterds who wields a baseball bat with all the gruesome relish you might expect from a guy who directed Hostel.

But enough from me – what do you think? Click here to check out the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s eagerly-awaited Inglourious Basterds