Essentially, Quentin's epic western is set in post-Civil War Wyoming, and stars Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson as bounty hunters who, along with Russell's fugitive charge (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) and a man claiming to be a sheriff (Walton Goggins), seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. After encountering four strangers there, they must face the fact that they may not reach their final destination after all.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT is the first film shot in Ultra Panavision 70mm film since 1966. In today's predominantly digital world, Tarantino is one of the few Hollywood filmmakers who staunchly supports the traditional film medium: As his New Beverly theater in Los Angeles screens exclusively 35mm.
The film will screen domestically in two versions. The roadshow version: which will screen on 70mm starting December 25, includes an overture (featuring a score by the iconic Ennio Morricone) and an intermission. Then there's the multiplex version: which will screen digitally starting January 8, is six minutes shorter and features no intermission. The Hollywood Theatre will be the only theater to open the roadshow version of the film in 70mm in Portland on Christmas Day.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT will be the fourth 70mm film screened by the Hollywood since the Theatre restored 70mm film projection to its arsenal in early 2015. Previous 70mm screenings have included Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (in March), Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO (in July), and Sam Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH (in November). 70mm, which reached its pinnacle in the 1960s and 1970s, features a greater aspect ratio and higher resolution than traditional 35mm film and is considered by many cinephiles to offer the best movie viewing experience available.
The Hollywood Theatre's 2015 to 2016 70mm film screenings are sponsored by Koerner Camera Systems. Additional technical support has been provided by NW Projection. The Portland Mercury is also the official media sponsor of the Hollywood's 70mm film screenings.
Tickets will open to the general public on Friday, November 6th. So for more information, please visit the Hollywood Theatre’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT webpage.