This holiday season, the multiplexes will be crammed with films for you to see, but few will offer the old school moviegoing experience of Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight.” As you know, it will be opening first in a 70mm roadshow version, a slightly longer cut that will unfold directly from film prints, and screen complete with an intermission. But what’s the history of this kind of event?
Well, Tarantino, along with cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell, cinematographer Robert Richardson and more, detail event screenings of yesteryear (people even got dressed up!), and the process it took to shoot in 65mm, and then present in 70mm. And while all of this is great, at the end of the day it’s all about the story we get on screen, so let’s hope “The Hateful Eight” delivers the kind of entertainment worthy of the grand format.
The roadshow of “The Hateful Eight” kicks off on Christmas Day. The film goes into wide release on January 8, 2016. [Live For Films]