While I'm a fan of nearly all of Tarantino's films, he has been on a phenomenal groove lately, producing what I believe to be two of his best films- Inglourious Basterds and Django. As Tarantino himself even stated, The Hateful Eight is a more contained and small-scale story when put in comparison to something like Kill Bill. It's more of a throwback to earlier Tarantino, especially Reservoir Dogs- a group of strangers in a room who can't trust each other. Reading what Tarantino has said about the film makes me very excited and this trailer is a pretty solid tease as well. I liked the snowy atmosphere and the way that the trailer mixed humor with the constant threat of spectacular, Tarantino-style bloodshed. With a great cast, one of my favorite directors and some awesome filmmaking tricks (this was shot on the same lenses that filmed classics like Ben-Hur), The Hateful Eight is one of my most anticipated for the rest of the year (and on a side note, the poster shown below is straight-up incredible).
The Hateful Eight stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Zoe Bell, James Parks, Dana Gourrier and Samuel L. Jackson, and will debut in limited 70 mm release on December 25. It will debut in wide release on January 8, 2016.
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