'The Hateful Eight' Featurette Shows Why You Should Be Excited for 70mm

Sweeping vistas, rich colors and minute details being only some of the reasons.

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Quentin Tarantino has reached back into the past in more ways than one for his upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. In addition to its setting in the Wild West of the 18th century, Tarantino also strove to make the cinematic experience an occasion by bringing back the mid-century roadshow, which saw moviegoers of that era dress up in their Sunday best to watch epics such as Gone With the Wind and Ben Hur, complete with musical overture and intermission. In addition, Tarantino has revived the 70mm Ultra Panavision film format for The Hateful Eight, which he promises will deliver stunning results with its ultra-wide angle, and rich colors and detail. So that moviegoers today will experience the film as he intended, Tarantino has chosen a limited release to ensure that the theaters showing the film are able to screen it in the original 70mm format. Watch the featurette above for an in-depth explanation of the many merits of this bygone medium.

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