For those of you worried that you wouldn’t get to see Tarantino’s new film before the years end, rest your weary head. According to Deadline Tarantino’s 70mm Western Epic will by hitting theaters in limted relesae on December 25th, 2015 (Christmas Day) for two weeks and then will be getting a wide release on January 8, 2016.
Considering this film is produced by the Weinstien’s it’s obvious (to me that is) that the limited release will be just so the film can qualify for our consideration come Oscar season, which is no surprise as Tarantino films usually fair very well during that time with his last film Django Unchained winning both Best Original Screenplay (Tarantino) and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz).
Reportedly this will be Tarantino’s last movie before he goes into retirement, although initially the project was canceled as the script leaked online shortly after the film was announced which enraged Tarantino but after calming down and doing a quick rewrite of the scripts third act he decided to make to movie.
December 25, is looking to be a pack day for Oscar contenders (excluding The Force Awakens), we have recent Academy Award Winning Alejandro Gonzales’s The Revenate staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, David O Russel’s Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro and the latest in remakes and sequels no one on earth wanted we have latest Alvin And The Chipmunks; Sony’sConcussion; Warner Bros’ Point Break; and Open Road’s Snowden directed by Oliver Stone and starring Jospeh Gordon Levitt.
The H8ful Eight stars Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russel, Jennifer Jason Lee, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen.