Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT is coming to Blu-ray from Anchor Bay. This is the 8th film from the visionary director who has made such films as DJANGO UNCHAINED and PULP FICTION. It was filmed in beautiful 70mm and this is what Tarantino had to say:
“If you’re going to shoot your movie and release it in 70mm,
it’s really the way to go: twenty-four frames a second flickering through a projector, creating the illusion of movement.” – Quentin Tarantino
Ultra Panavision 70 is the very rare and exceptional format that Quentin Tarantino and his team used to shoot THE HATEFUL EIGHT, the widest 70mm theatrical release in twenty years. Panavision’s unique anamorphic camera lenses capture images on film in an incredible aspect ratio of 2.76:1. Almost all films seen today are shot in ratios of either 1.85:1 or 2.39:1. Simply put, Ultra Panavision 70 provides an amazingly wide and more detailed image.
The film stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Samuel L. Jackson and is set 12 years after the Civil War. Russell and Jackson play John Ruth and Major Marquis Warren who are bounty hunters. They are after the fugitive Daisy Domergue, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film releases on March 29th, 2016 in a combo pack including the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy.
-Beyond the Eight: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
-Sam Jackson’s Guide to Glorious 70mm