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Have a merry Christmas with The Hateful Eight...if you see it in 70mm

06.12.2015

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We have a good news/bad news situation for those of you eagerly awaiting Quentin Tarantino's return to the western genre. The good news is that THE HATEFUL EIGHT is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day! The bad news, is that you can only see it in 70mm. At least, if you want to see it in 2015.

We've heard that Tarantino and Panavision were working hard to outfit 50 theaters across the country with 70mm projectors in order to display THE HATEFUL EIGHT in the highest possible quality. After all, if you take the effort to shoot a film with Ultra Panavision 70mm anamorphic lenses, you want to get your money's worth! As an added incentive to bring audiences to these screenings, the movie will be premiering ONLY in 70mm theaters on December 25th. All the other theaters will receive a digital copy to project on January 8th, a full two weeks later.

I understand that they want to create a need for people to drive out of their way for the 70mm experience (as if that alone isn't enough), but I can't help but think about the fans who wont be in the vicinity of a 70mm-capable theater. We haven't received a list yet of which theaters will outfitted, but we'll be sure to list 'em as soon as we know. Cross your fingers if you don't live near a major city.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT will hit 70mm on December 25th, then everywhere else on January 8, 2016.

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10:31AM on 06/13/2015
It's only a two week difference so I'm not butt hurt about it plus I'd be up in other stuff around that time anyway, family Christmas parties and etc.
It's only a two week difference so I'm not butt hurt about it plus I'd be up in other stuff around that time anyway, family Christmas parties and etc.
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3:36PM on 06/12/2015
Really hope that my local theater will be playing it come Christmas time because it would suck having to wait the extra time to see it. Especially with this being a Tarantino film which is always a cinematic event all by itself.
Really hope that my local theater will be playing it come Christmas time because it would suck having to wait the extra time to see it. Especially with this being a Tarantino film which is always a cinematic event all by itself.
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3:20PM on 06/12/2015

X-MAS

I don't usually go to the movies on Christmas Day, I'll usually go the day after or whatever, but this will be an exception!
I don't usually go to the movies on Christmas Day, I'll usually go the day after or whatever, but this will be an exception!
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2:59PM on 06/12/2015
Hopefully it's showing in 70mm where I live so I don't have to drive.
Hopefully it's showing in 70mm where I live so I don't have to drive.
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2:46PM on 06/12/2015
What's the big deal? This isn't the only movie to get a limited release at the end of the year before releasing wide in early January. Oscar contenders do this regularly.
What's the big deal? This isn't the only movie to get a limited release at the end of the year before releasing wide in early January. Oscar contenders do this regularly.
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2:14PM on 06/12/2015
If it's showing on Christmas Day in Miami, I will 100% be seeing it. However, while I understand why the studio is trying this approach, I think enough people would have seen the 70MM version even if both were released the same day. It's just a marketing tactic to create hype. The positive word of mouth will ensure huge box office numbers for the wide release, much like what happened with American Sniper.
If it's showing on Christmas Day in Miami, I will 100% be seeing it. However, while I understand why the studio is trying this approach, I think enough people would have seen the 70MM version even if both were released the same day. It's just a marketing tactic to create hype. The positive word of mouth will ensure huge box office numbers for the wide release, much like what happened with American Sniper.
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2:12PM on 06/12/2015
News Flash to Tarantino: Your movies are good, but you havent made a movie in 20 years worth driving across the state for anyone to see. Get over yourself, pal
News Flash to Tarantino: Your movies are good, but you havent made a movie in 20 years worth driving across the state for anyone to see. Get over yourself, pal
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2:58PM on 06/12/2015
umm... Django Unchained? Arguably his best?
umm... Django Unchained? Arguably his best?
1:48PM on 06/12/2015

No.

I'm not gonna go out of my way to see it on 70mm, because as much of a celluloid fetishist Tarantino is, he never does anything interesting with the medium. He shoots generic landscape shots and shot-reverse shot/talking heads. Use the medium to push forward an individualistic aesthetic, instead of just doing your version of currently existing ones.
I'm not gonna go out of my way to see it on 70mm, because as much of a celluloid fetishist Tarantino is, he never does anything interesting with the medium. He shoots generic landscape shots and shot-reverse shot/talking heads. Use the medium to push forward an individualistic aesthetic, instead of just doing your version of currently existing ones.
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6:38PM on 06/13/2015
Preach brother.
Preach brother.
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1:46PM on 06/12/2015
Gettin it out there for awards consideration!
Gettin it out there for awards consideration!
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1:42PM on 06/12/2015

Does it really matter?

I mean seriously, I'm not worried about having to see it in 70mm. I'll wait til that is released on Blu-ray. Not driving out of my way to go see it. Plus it will be sold out and I hate going to theaters with a billion people.

i've really lost interest in Tarantino films. This might be good or it might just be another Tarantino flick where he has to make a guest appearance and needs to make a statement about something to prove a point just like in Pulp Fiction when it came to talking about
I mean seriously, I'm not worried about having to see it in 70mm. I'll wait til that is released on Blu-ray. Not driving out of my way to go see it. Plus it will be sold out and I hate going to theaters with a billion people.

i've really lost interest in Tarantino films. This might be good or it might just be another Tarantino flick where he has to make a guest appearance and needs to make a statement about something to prove a point just like in Pulp Fiction when it came to talking about how good his coffee is.
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1:28PM on 06/12/2015
I'll see this regardless, but I really hope there's a theatre in Vancouver showing it on Christmas.

I'll see this regardless, but I really hope there's a theatre in Vancouver showing it on Christmas.

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1:28PM on 06/12/2015
I'll see this regardless, but I really hope there's a theatre in Vancouver showing it on Christmas.

I'll see this regardless, but I really hope there's a theatre in Vancouver showing it on Christmas.

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