"Got room for one more?"
August 12, 2015 10:43 AM   Subscribe

After some recent intriguing revelations concerning Quentin Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" (such as it's wide 70mm release this Christmas and that it will feature the first Ennio Morricone Western score in over four decades), the full trailer has finally arrived.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (62 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is pretty exciting.
posted by Evstar at 10:47 AM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


It looks preposterously stupid, just like every Tarantino movie. There is a 75% chance I'll love it.
posted by skewed at 10:52 AM on August 12, 2015 [24 favorites]


Exceedingly dense testosterone. Oh my!
posted by jim in austin at 10:53 AM on August 12, 2015


I just pitched a tent in front of my local moving picture establishment, so I'll be the first to get tickets when the go on sale!
posted by mondo dentro at 10:53 AM on August 12, 2015


It's 70mm, and yet most of it seems to be an extended indoor dialogue scene. That's funny.
posted by fungible at 10:58 AM on August 12, 2015 [6 favorites]


But that means it will be twice as indoor dialogue-y, duh.
posted by Etrigan at 11:01 AM on August 12, 2015 [6 favorites]


I just pitched a tent in front of my local moving picture establishment,

Now, now, we don't need all the details.

Jennifer Jason Leigh looks positively balmy in this, which is my favorite kind of Jennifer Jason Leigh.
posted by maxsparber at 11:07 AM on August 12, 2015 [15 favorites]




Day of the Outlaw 2?
posted by ethansr at 11:12 AM on August 12, 2015


psyched to see more of Walton Goggins. he was so incredible in Justified.
posted by supermedusa at 11:13 AM on August 12, 2015 [12 favorites]


I just pitched a tent in front of my local moving picture establishment, so I'll be the first to get tickets when the go on sale!

I'm pretty sure they don't issue tickets based on a speed-of-erection standard, man. That's broadway, not Hollywood.
posted by shmegegge at 11:23 AM on August 12, 2015 [14 favorites]


the first Ennio Morricone Western score in over four decades

It appears he can still whistle as well as he used to.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:25 AM on August 12, 2015 [15 favorites]


This is the true tragedy of the current dearth of male millinery. A chap just can't look up slowly from under the brim of a baseball cap without looking like a dufus.
posted by Devonian at 11:27 AM on August 12, 2015 [23 favorites]


I've been jonesin' for some grade-A Kurt Russell.
posted by brundlefly at 11:28 AM on August 12, 2015 [16 favorites]


I am mildly indignant at this being in 70mm because that means I have to go see this at the movie theater and drag my ass out to that one place on the Upper West Side that shows wide-release movies in 70mm.
posted by griphus at 11:30 AM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


That looks like some might fine scenery they'll be chewing. I can't wait!

SLJ: "Get this motherfucker Snake Pliskin off my motherfucking Great Plain."
posted by mosk at 11:34 AM on August 12, 2015 [14 favorites]


This looks like a good time, although I would watch a Tarantino film of these actors holed up in a cabin for a week reading from a dictionary, let alone waving six-shooters around and threatening each other.
posted by dazed_one at 11:41 AM on August 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be.
posted by Ennis Tennyone at 11:41 AM on August 12, 2015 [5 favorites]


YES PLEASE UMM YES

(btw, if you've never seen a movie made for 70mm in 70mm, treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.)
posted by naju at 11:45 AM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


Does anyone else get a flicker/strobe effect mainly on the white spaces when watching a 70mm film? I've only seen one film (The Master) in 70mm and that bugged the hell out of me when I noticed it.
posted by griphus at 11:47 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


This looks balls out fucking insane... ie a standard late era Tarantino
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 11:47 AM on August 12, 2015


I would watch a Tarantino film of these actors holed up in a cabin for a week reading from a dictionary

Umm, funny you should mention that.

I mean look at Death Proof. What was that but I bunch of actors sitting around reading from the dictionary, topped off by an awesomely badass car chase? It should have been a short.
posted by Naberius at 11:48 AM on August 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


I'd love to see a film in 70MM but as far as I know there's not a single theater within five hours of here with the capability to show one.
posted by octothorpe at 11:48 AM on August 12, 2015


Does anyone else get a flicker/strobe effect mainly on the white spaces when watching a 70mm film? I've only seen one film (The Master) in 70mm and that bugged the hell out of me when I noticed it.

Hmm. I also saw The Master in 70mm, and I don't recall anything like what you're talking about.
posted by naju at 11:50 AM on August 12, 2015


griphus, that sounds more like a problem with the projectionist rather than an inherent problem with 70mm.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 11:53 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure if you get a bad projectionist for The Hateful Eight, you can report it to Weinstein Co. and Quentin Tarantino will personally show up to the theatre to kick their ass.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 11:57 AM on August 12, 2015 [19 favorites]


Looks good, but after the ridiculous levels of violence in Django, even for Quentin, I will proceed with caution.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:57 AM on August 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


I really hope one of them is gestating an alien baby.
posted by odinsdream at 11:57 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I find 24 fps to be almost unwatchable with even a small amount of camera motion, unfortunately. The illusion breaks down and my mind just sees a blur of single frames. It actually gets worse with better resolution too. 30 fps is noticeably better and I am completely immersed in a scene at 60fps, but 24 fps is right on the edge for me.
posted by bonehead at 12:00 PM on August 12, 2015


Hmm. I also saw The Master in 70mm, and I don't recall anything like what you're talking about.
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griphus, that sounds more like a problem with the projectionist rather than an inherent problem with 70mm.

I thought the problem may have been my eyes or something no longer being used to film projection, but considering my wife and I were the only people in the theater I think maybe the projectionist wasn't at their most careful that showing.
posted by griphus at 12:01 PM on August 12, 2015


This looks like a lot of fun but December is going to be an expensive film watching month:

- In the Heart of the Sea
- Hateful Eight
- Joy
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Revenant
posted by Fizz at 12:08 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Minor derail - the mechanism and dynamics of when you see flicker are complicated, and the effect varies from person to person and according to mental state. The phenomenon is known as the flicker fusion threshold, and the size of the image you're looking at - which will stimulate more or less of your peripheral vision - will almost certainly affect it.

We now return you to light-hearted discussions about snowy bad-assery.
posted by Devonian at 12:17 PM on August 12, 2015 [11 favorites]


Lawrence of Arabia projected in 70mm changes the experience of the film -- watching it letterboxed to 16:9 is claustrophobic once you've seen it in 2.2:1 70mm.

The set pieces inside the cabin aren't going to benefit as much from the larger frame. But those stagecoach scenes plus seeing what Tarantino can do with a 70mm frame are worth the price of admission.
posted by nathan_teske at 12:19 PM on August 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


Wait, Kurt Russell is in a movie where he's trapped by winter conditions with a group of misfits, and one of them isn't what he seems to be?

What, was Keith David unavailable?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:24 PM on August 12, 2015 [16 favorites]


totally just said "yaaaaaas queeeeeen", forgetting that i'm at work. oh well. they all think i'm weird here anyway.

so pumped for this... 70mm means it'll be playing at the Cinerama, which means chocolate popcorn and good beer for me. come onnnnnn, december.
posted by palomar at 12:27 PM on August 12, 2015 [5 favorites]


This is important information, Palomar, and will be duly considered.
posted by Artw at 12:30 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


After all these decades, Kurt Russell is still Dexter Riley to me.
posted by ogooglebar at 12:36 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Hateful Eight Comic Con Panel - Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Tarentino seems to have drunk rather a large amount of coffee before he came on. And has a bit of a cold.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:37 PM on August 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


Even though we don't have much to go on, this trailer gives me the feeling that it's a very cozy Christmas film. (In the unconventional sense - like how Eyes Wide Shut is a Christmas film.)
posted by naju at 12:38 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


griphus, Village East Cinema on 2nd Ave has 70mm showings.
posted by clockwork at 12:41 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Tarentino seems to have drunk rather a large amount of coffee before he came on. And has a bit of a cold.

Was that coffee 100% Colombian?
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:44 PM on August 12, 2015 [16 favorites]


Man, I miss good Westerns. And Ennio Morricone. Later Tarantino is usually off-puttingly over-the-top for me, not in the enjoyable way, but if it takes his mucking about to revive the genre, I can support that.

Ennio Morricone is a living treasure. That right there is a perfectly good reason for more Westerns to get made. Dude's approaching 90.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:49 PM on August 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


Doctor Zhivago Blend Coffee.
posted by Artw at 12:50 PM on August 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


Wait, Kurt Russell is in a movie where he's trapped by winter conditions with a group of misfits, and one of them isn't what he seems to be?

What, was Keith David unavailable?


As big a fan as I am of "The Thing", that totally didn't occur to me until you just said it. Of course, up until this trailer was released, there was no indication Russell would be the main protagonist in the film (which the trailer now definitely hints at).

(rubs hands together in anticipation) Man, this is getting good...
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 12:53 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


What, was Keith David unavailable?

Don't forget the David Clennon. Makes everything better.
posted by Kinbote at 12:55 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


psyched to see more of Walton Goggins. he was so incredible in Justified.

In this house we refer to The Shield as The Walton Goggins Show.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:14 PM on August 12, 2015 [5 favorites]


As big a fan as I am of "The Thing", that totally didn't occur to me until you just said it.

I'm guessing it is so, so very deliberate on Tarantino's part. I'd put money down that there's a scene in a script somewhere that says Russell loses an eye, and while they're patching him up, he rips off his shirt to reveal a cobra tattoo.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:17 PM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Call me Ron - Captain Ron!"
posted by mannequito at 1:42 PM on August 12, 2015


"I find 24 fps to be almost unwatchable with even a small amount of camera motion, unfortunately."

So 99.9999% of films ever made are unwatchable to you? That's a shame.
posted by jonathanhughes at 2:47 PM on August 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


So 99.9999% of films ever made are unwatchable to you?

heh. I was sort of thinking the same thing. Maybe bonehead just watches The Hobbit trilogy over and over?
posted by Justinian at 2:54 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Some might argue those are unwatchable for reasons other than the frame rate, of course.
posted by Justinian at 2:55 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I think I would love this movie if anyone other than Tarantino had written it.
posted by Soulfather at 2:59 PM on August 12, 2015


The trailer is actually what's left of the movie with the violence edited out.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:30 PM on August 12, 2015 [14 favorites]


Looks good, but after the ridiculous levels of violence in Django, even for Quentin, I will proceed with caution.

i found django to be a truly problematic movie, both in tone and in form. the violence was ridiculous, sure, but the problem was none of it felt particularly calculated, just lazily thrown in for no real reason. the whole film felt weirdly disjointed, and django is easily tarantino's least interesting protagonist ever, a human macguffin who is good at everything for no reason at all. in my eyes the film is a huge blemish on his otherwise pretty stellar career (i have not yet seen death proof).

on the other hand, this film looks like a movie-length elaboration on the wonderful tavern scene from inglorious basterds (notable for it's brief michael fassbender feature) and i would love for him to bounce back with this one.
posted by JimBennett at 5:30 PM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


I realize this is weird but Death Proof is my favorite Tarantino movie ever made; the best word to describe how watching it felt is "relaxing." For me the experience of seeing it for the first time was like floating in an inner tube down a body-temperature lazy river, from which I could watch people on insane water slides doing loop-the-loops while screaming in glee. It was, I think, the first action movie I had ever seen in which all the characters who actually mattered were women, and in which the filmmaker seemed genuinely interested-- in fact, delighted-- in those women's ordinary interactions.

I watched Tarantino's next couple of movies on the strength of that, and came away feeling kind of queasy from the ultraviolence (and also wishing Shoshana had a whole movie to herself), but I didn't get that same feeling I got from Death Proof. Which is fine: he doesn't owe it to me. Plus, I've got Mad Max: Fury Road now, which definitely is not relaxing but definitely is my favorite action movie maybe ever.

This trailer looks like more of the period-piece kick he's been on, which probably not going to be as precisely up my alley as Death Proof was.
posted by nonasuch at 6:48 PM on August 12, 2015 [5 favorites]


Not a fan of Tarantino's early work but after "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained" I have to admit that he's matured as a filmmaker and this LOOKS AWESOME.
posted by jwest at 6:56 PM on August 12, 2015


Man, I'm never gonna outgrow Tarantino, am I?
posted by whuppy at 7:36 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked Inglorious Basterds. Who doesn't like a little Nazi killing now & again? Most of Tarantino's films however, are just too much for me. This looks surprisingly good. I expenct, however, it'll be more of the same old ultra violence. I'll. wait and see
posted by evilDoug at 10:45 PM on August 12, 2015




I realize this is weird but Death Proof is my favorite Tarantino movie ever made;

Not weird at all, Death Proof is awesome. As you said, it's an ultimate "hang-out" movie, and because of this it is kinda relaxing. It's kinda a period piece as well, and I hadda go back and watch Vanishing Point and The Driver and Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and White Lightning after watching it. I still google around every once in a while, trying to figure out both how he came up with the idea of Ships Mast, and how they accomplished such an amazing stunt. Maybe Zoe is just that good?

I was a little disappointed in his last two as well. Probably a big piece of that is they don't lend themselves to a fantastic soundtrack of "found" music, like Death Proof, Kill Bill, etc. I mean, I count on Quentin to find great songs for me to download, you know?

I have high hopes for this new one, but, maybe because I'm old, I run into this thing where everyone loves the later stuff, and I'm still stuck watching Jackie Brown, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs (heck even True Romance) over and over. I'm just doofy, I guess. I have the same problem with Wes Anderson. Everyone went nutzo for his last two, and I was kinda, "meh, lets just watch Steve Zissou again. Or Tenenbaum."

Django had it's moments, but never really totally gelled. Same with Basterds. But that's just me. I was picking up a little Ravenous vibe from this trailer, anyone else? Probably just the lighting/snow scenes.
posted by valkane at 2:40 AM on August 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


I hate westerns and I like about half of Tarantino's stuff but I'll probably see this because I love Jennifer Jason Leigh, one of the most underrated actors ever.
posted by h00py at 5:26 AM on August 13, 2015


I hope Jennifer Jason Leigh gets to keep her shoes on for the duration of this movie.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:51 AM on August 13, 2015 [4 favorites]


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