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"The Hateful Eight" to be released on Christmas Day in 70mm
Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming Western "The Hateful Eight" will hit limited theaters on Dec. 25, before going wide two weeks later on Jan. 8. The film will be released in the 70mm format.
“Beloved by filmmakers and cinephiles for its wide-scope and high-resolution image quality, 70mm stock captures nearly twice the landscape of the more common 35mm and digital styles,” read a statement announcing the release date. “Because of its unique quality and its importance to the art of filmmaking, Quentin, TWC and a number of other major Hollywood directors and studios have negotiated deals with Kodak to continue production of 70mm and other film formats despite their higher costs and complexity of use.”
"The Hateful Eight" stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. The film centers on a group of bounty hunters who "get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception" while caught in a blizzard in post-Civil War Wyoming. It's Tarantino's eighth film and his first since 2012's "Django Unchained," which also opened on Christmas. — Chris Eggertsen