Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
We’ve known for a while that Quentin Tarantino‘s next film, The Hateful Eight, was coming in the Winter. We just didn’t know what date to circle on the calendar. Now we do. The film will open in limited, 70mm release on December 25 before a wide, digital release on January 8. Read more about the Hateful Eight release date below.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news. Here’s a comment from Erik Lomis, the present of distribution at The Weinstein Company
Our long relationship with Quentin Tarantino is one of the cornerstones of this company, so it’s incredibly special to us to be releasing his latest film in such a spectacular way on 70mm – we can’t think of a finer Christmas gift to be giving movie lovers and Tarantino fans this year.
The 70mm release was detailed a bit last week. You can read about it here but basically, the filmmaker has been working with Panavision and more to make 50 theaters across the country able to screen the film in the super high quality film format. It’ll even be presented at a wider aspect ratio, hopefully giving fans an experience they can’t duplicate at home.
Here’s the plot description of The Hateful Eight:
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In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…