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Tarantino to release 4-hour Django Unchained mini-series?

May. 23, 2014by:

The Cannes film festival is home to all sorts of weird and cool news (how about that EXPENDABLES 3 convoy?). Quentin Tarantino dropped some ideas on a theater audience about possibly editing together a 4-hour cut of DJANGO UNCHAINED. Furthermore, his plans for presenting this extended version of Django would be a little bit different.

Here's what Tarantino had to say:

I have about 90 minutes worth of material with Django. It hasn't been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained. But I wouldn't show it like a four hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part mini-series. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter. We'd use all the material I have and it wouldn't be an endurance test. It would be a mini-series. And people love those. The movie concept would be too much. People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour mini-series that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That's how I thought it could work.

This sounds very similar KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR, but I do like his idea for approaching it as a mini-series. I think that would be much easier for the general populace to take in, even if die-hard fans would swallow the whole thing in one gulp.

Can we commission another stand-up from this man, please?

Extra Tidbit: Are you down for an extended Django?
Source: USA Today

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2:34PM on 05/25/2014
I say go for it, nothing like watching white hollywood racists profit off the work of black hollywood racists.
I say go for it, nothing like watching white hollywood racists profit off the work of black hollywood racists.
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10:11PM on 05/24/2014

No thanks

Movie wasn't that good, I would rather have more Inglorious. Also- tidbit - NO THANKS his comedy sucks
Movie wasn't that good, I would rather have more Inglorious. Also- tidbit - NO THANKS his comedy sucks
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11:58PM on 05/23/2014
I'll take it any way I can get it. Id much rather have the extended cut on bluray though. I'm positive when QT does actually retire we'll get extended cuts of every single one of his films. Or god forbid when he passes away the studios that own the rights will crank out extended cuts.
I'll take it any way I can get it. Id much rather have the extended cut on bluray though. I'm positive when QT does actually retire we'll get extended cuts of every single one of his films. Or god forbid when he passes away the studios that own the rights will crank out extended cuts.
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11:44PM on 05/23/2014
I'll take it any way I can get it. Id much rather have the extended cut on bluray though. I'm positive when QT does actually retire we'll get extended cuts of every single one of his films. Or god forbid when he passes away the studios that own the rights will crank out extended cuts.
I'll take it any way I can get it. Id much rather have the extended cut on bluray though. I'm positive when QT does actually retire we'll get extended cuts of every single one of his films. Or god forbid when he passes away the studios that own the rights will crank out extended cuts.
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7:29PM on 05/23/2014
I'd be really excited for this but I mean Kill Bill is already over 10 years old and there's still no sign of The Whole Bloody Affair. I'll start getting excited for his fantasy cuts once he actually starts releasing them.
I'd be really excited for this but I mean Kill Bill is already over 10 years old and there's still no sign of The Whole Bloody Affair. I'll start getting excited for his fantasy cuts once he actually starts releasing them.
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6:48PM on 05/23/2014
While the film was certainly disjointed I doubt I could sit through the entire film again unless it was totally restructured ala Blade Runner. Drectors Cut. If not for the controversial language and subject matter, this would've been looked at differently by critics and audiences. The narrative is disjointed, the edits are awkward like a work print and the music cues are off putting even for Tarantino. One of his worst films yet.
While the film was certainly disjointed I doubt I could sit through the entire film again unless it was totally restructured ala Blade Runner. Drectors Cut. If not for the controversial language and subject matter, this would've been looked at differently by critics and audiences. The narrative is disjointed, the edits are awkward like a work print and the music cues are off putting even for Tarantino. One of his worst films yet.
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3:18PM on 05/23/2014
Cool, but I'd rather see The Whole Bloody Affair. Or at least get a version of Kill Bill volume 1 where the House of Blue Leaves sequence is in color, even if it's not technically The Whole Bloody Affair.
Cool, but I'd rather see The Whole Bloody Affair. Or at least get a version of Kill Bill volume 1 where the House of Blue Leaves sequence is in color, even if it's not technically The Whole Bloody Affair.
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2:46PM on 05/23/2014

bring it on

I'd be excited for this. I know Tarantino does this with a lot of his movies, what we see on the screen is only a portion of what was filmed. I'm more excited to see this treatment done to "Inglourious Basterds". Show more of the Basterds. But for now i would like to see more Django.
I'd be excited for this. I know Tarantino does this with a lot of his movies, what we see on the screen is only a portion of what was filmed. I'm more excited to see this treatment done to "Inglourious Basterds". Show more of the Basterds. But for now i would like to see more Django.
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2:40PM on 05/23/2014
It was too long as it currently sits. 4 hours would be unbearable.
It was too long as it currently sits. 4 hours would be unbearable.
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3:15PM on 05/23/2014
Agreed. That entire year movie's seemed to not know how to end.
Agreed. That entire year movie's seemed to not know how to end.
3:17PM on 05/23/2014
Agreed. After the part where Django gets captured I was thinking "Does this movie ever end?" Then he gets sold to slave traders and the movie goes on for another 45 minutes. Way too long.
Agreed. After the part where Django gets captured I was thinking "Does this movie ever end?" Then he gets sold to slave traders and the movie goes on for another 45 minutes. Way too long.
3:20PM on 05/23/2014
I really loved Django (it was my favorite movie of 2012), but I do feel that it could have used a bit more editing. Even just fifteen minutes would have done a lot.
I really loved Django (it was my favorite movie of 2012), but I do feel that it could have used a bit more editing. Even just fifteen minutes would have done a lot.
3:37PM on 05/23/2014
The whole point of making it a miniseries is to keep it from being so long. True Detective was amazing, but I wouldn't watch an 8 hour movie. I'm sure there would be a number of new sideplots to keep it interesting to watch over a month.
The whole point of making it a miniseries is to keep it from being so long. True Detective was amazing, but I wouldn't watch an 8 hour movie. I'm sure there would be a number of new sideplots to keep it interesting to watch over a month.
6:47PM on 05/23/2014
Your existence is unbearable
Your existence is unbearable
10:28PM on 05/23/2014
Jhowlington hahaha so funny
Jhowlington hahaha so funny
2:32PM on 05/23/2014

Here's tha ting

If you're planning it for a home audience, then who gives a fuck how long the movie is? That was the concept behind the extended cuts of LOTR, I can spend a whole afternoon watching a four hour cut of a movie I love - pause it, go take a piss, watch some more, pause it, go hit Taco Bell, go back to watching it - and I'll have a great ass time doing it. That's the thing. At a theater, after two and a half hours - I'm struggling. But I will watch thirteen goddamn episodes of House of Cards the
If you're planning it for a home audience, then who gives a fuck how long the movie is? That was the concept behind the extended cuts of LOTR, I can spend a whole afternoon watching a four hour cut of a movie I love - pause it, go take a piss, watch some more, pause it, go hit Taco Bell, go back to watching it - and I'll have a great ass time doing it. That's the thing. At a theater, after two and a half hours - I'm struggling. But I will watch thirteen goddamn episodes of House of Cards the day of, at home it doesn't really matter.
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2:18PM on 05/23/2014
I would rather see a four hour director's cut of the film.
I would rather see a four hour director's cut of the film.
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5:06PM on 05/23/2014
I enjoy long, quality filled films. This and Wolf on Wall Street are recent examples.
I enjoy long, quality filled films. This and Wolf on Wall Street are recent examples.
1:07AM on 05/24/2014
i just facepalmed cuz thats basically what hes offering lol. and ur saying ud rather see a four hour version of what...hes offering lol
i just facepalmed cuz thats basically what hes offering lol. and ur saying ud rather see a four hour version of what...hes offering lol
9:05PM on 05/25/2014
But I meant as one film. Not as a miniseries.
But I meant as one film. Not as a miniseries.
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