Christmas is going to be coming with more than just a few gifts this year for movie fans, including the theatrical release of Quentin Tarantino’s massive new Western, The Hateful Eight. While a lot of noise has been made about the movie’s length and scale, perhaps the aspect of the movie that has gotten the most attention from Tarantino himself is the film’s 70MM presentation.
Along with the obvious differences between the 70MM format and the more traditional projections, Tarantino has also revealed that the film will be coming in two different cuts as well, with the 70MM version being a few minutes longer than the other. In a new featurette for the movie too, Tarantino, some of the film’s cast, and its production crew discuss the film’s theatrical rollout, which will begin in a few select theatres throughout the country, in a roadshow format, before expanding to more theatres in the following weeks.
For those of you who don’t know too, not only will the roadshow screenings be presented in the format that Tarantino himself recommends seeing the film in, but will also be a callback to some of the roadshows of Hollywood’s past, which will include the previously mentioned additional footage from the film, as well as a musical overture and intermission.
Check out the full featurette below:
What’s so cool about this featurette in particular, is seeing how excited everyone involved in the movie was to be shooting in such a classical way. The film itself will only be the eleventh movie in history to be shot with these Ultra Panavision lenses too, which provide the widest images in cinematic history, and while the film’s premise might not warrant the format (eight people trying to kill each other in one confined space), it looks like Tarantino is using the lenses in some fairly creative ways. If anyone make it work too, it’d be him.
The Hateful Eight is set to hit limited theatres on December 25th, before expanding wide on January 8th, 2016.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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