'The Hateful Eight' is X-mas gift to movie lovers; 70mm Premiere all set, Digital version available in Jan 2016
The Hateful Eight will be a treat for moviegoers on Christmas Day. The Quentin Tarantino film will be shown on a 70 mm format in limited theatres on December 25, 2015. Its digital version meanwhile will be released on January 8, 2016.
According to a report of First Post, Erik Lomis, the Weinstein Company President of theatrical distribution and home entertainment was quoted as saying that it would be an honour for them to be releasing The Hateful Eight on a fantastic 70 mm which will be their gift to Tarantino's fans this Christmas and for the whole year. After the limited two-week release in selected theatres, the movie will be shown worldwide in digital format.
It has been earlier reported that Quentin Tarantino's new Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles was converted into a film projection, being a director who is into old-fashioned film instead of digital. The Verge reports that The Hateful 8 was shot in a 65 mm projector which means this can be viewed in a larger format which is only in cinemas that still have film projectors. This also means that those who get to watch The Hateful 8 on Christmas Day will have the chance to view the movie in abundant colors that are said to be incomparable to digital. However, this does not mean that those who get to watch in on digital film will not get satisified with the movie's effects.
Digital Spy says the movie will be set in Wyoming after the civil war where 8 travellers are caught together in a blizzard. The H8ful 8 bounty hunters will be played by Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins and Tim Roth. Channing Tatum and Zoe Bell will also have an appearance.
The Hateful Eight will be Tarantino's eight movie following Django Unchained which was also shown on Christmas Day in 2012.