Ah, Christmas. The happiest time of the year (except not really because Halloween wins everything), where we all wear ugly, comfy sweaters, drink our favourite hot beverages and hang out with friends and family. It’s also that time of the year when we watch a bunch of nostalgic, and even a bit depressing, movies.
It’s beautiful and all, but it’s missing something. Like, I don’t know… a touch of Tarantino?
Luckily, this year’s Christmas will have a whole new dose of Quentin Tarantino’s genius as his new movie, The Hateful Eight, will come out this holiday season.
To make it even better and more exciting (is that possible?!), the movie will debut with a special 70mm film print on Christmas Day. Now, this is beautiful not only because it’s helping to keep the art of film alive, but because Quentin Tarantino has been pretty open about his opinion on the never-ending battle of film vs digital, rooting for the art of film. It’s only fitting that his new movie will debut in a special screening in this format.
A wider digital release will begin on January 8th. The holiday spirit will still be alive by then, so let’s take it as a belated Christmas gift (or a New Year’s present).
The Hateful Eight is a western set in post-Civil War Wyoming. It follows eight westerners seeking refuge in a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass during a blizzard. That’s pretty much all we know about the plot, as it has been kept under strict secrecy after the script was leaked a few months ago. There was a moment in time when we were not going to get this movie, but thankfully, Tarantino changed his mind.
Tarantino has a very special talent to put together unforgettable ensembles and this will be no exception. The cast is made of pure badassery: Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zoë Bell, Channing Tatum and, of course, Samuel L Jackson.
With its release coming later this year, I would say it’s only a matter of weeks until we get a full trailer. With blood and all those Tarantino-style details we all love.
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