Two-time Oscar winning director, Quentin Tarantino, is gearing up for his upcoming film. Luckily for his fans, he's holding nothing back in the editing room when it comes to showing what he wants audiences to see.
While we're used to longer, saga events from the Kill Bill and Django Unchained director, this Christmas, Tarantino is giving his fans Hateful Eight, and the added gift of a 70mm print roadshow.
On December 25, there will actually be two cuts available of Hateful Eight, the roadshow and a cineplex version, out for the public's viewing pleasure. While talking to Variety, Tarantino told the magazine:
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.
For regular movie-goers, attending a three hour-long movie might sound like a serious stretch, but it's not unlike Tarantino to surpass the two hour mark and push three (Pulp Fiction clocked in at a 2 hour 58 minute runtime). Plus, a lot of serious film buffs are more than happy to sit through through that kind of movie marathon, as long as it proves worthwhile.
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.
For those who are unable to attend the roadshow, have no fear. Really, the story won't be much different and overall it will be a similar experience. However, the multiplex version was tweaked slightly and handled with care so that it will be a better fit for the theater.
All in all, it just depends on the kind of viewing experience you're looking for. Short and sweet? Cineplex it is. Long, exhausting, and as Tarantino intended? Roadshow is the only way to go.
Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight will be released on December 25.