Quentin Tarantino looks to take a page out Christopher Nolan’s book and taking it to the next level. While Christopher Nolan gave viewers the change watch Interstellar a couple days early if seen on a film format, Tarantino will not only give a two weeks advance screening but also a longer cut of Hateful Eight for those who want to trek out and watch a 70mm presentation.
In an interview with Variety, Tarantino states that the 70mm cut will be 12 minutes longer and be a roadshow type presentation.
The roadshow version has an overture and an intermission, and it will be three hours, two minutes, The multiplex version is about six minutes shorter, not counting the intermission time, which is about 12 minutes.
In a time where it getting harder and harder to go to the theaters, with rising entry prices and expanding new gimmicks (Primes, Redco, XD) going back to a classic style of viewing from the 70’s is a great incentive to buy a ticket to sit back and enjoy.
The 70 is the 70, You’ve paid the money. You’ve bought your ticket. So you’re there. I’ve got you. But I actually changed the cutting slightly for a couple of the multiplex scenes because it’s not that. Now it’s on Showtime Extreme. You’re watching it on TV and you just kind of want to watch a movie on your couch. Or you’re at Hot Dog on a Stick and you just want to catch a movie.
The sequences in question play in “big, long, cool, unblinking takes” in the 70mm version, It was awesome in the bigness of 70, but sitting on your couch, maybe it’s not so awesome. So I cut it up a little bit. It’s a little less precious about itself.
It has also been confirmed that The Weinstein Company has been paying to install 70mm projectors across the states and hopes to have 100 theaters play the 70mm roadshow version of Hateful Eight. To put it in perspective for The Master only 16 70mm prints were made while Interstellar had 12. If you live in a city that doesn’t have a theater with the ability play 70mm, well its time to move.
Hateful Eight will hit theaters on December 25, 2015 and stars Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern.