This trailer for Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT is going to get a bullet

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Ever since my first experience with Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs I have been a huge fan. Back then some people thought he was some sadistic, over-the-top, blood-fueled director who reveled in violence notched up to the 11 setting. Now? Well, now we know all that to be true – only we love him for it. Able to stitch together genres of the past in a way that is bold, new and refreshing, the guy certainly knows his popcorn flicks. Whether that is a katana-wielding Uma Thurman or a gun-slinging Jamie Foxx, Tarantino knows how to push buttons that many directors are hesitant to. It’s not really surprising he feels comfortable to be so bold though. He often uses the same ‘safe’ actors with whom he has worked with on many projects and every one of his movies has had backing of famous filmmakers the Weinsteins.

So returning to the Western genre last visited in the brilliant and controversial Django Unchained, Tarantino has picked some of his most-loved actors in a movie that looks tense, bloody, and funny as hell. Also known as a standard Tarantino movie. Here’s the plot:

While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man (Walton Goggins) who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. There, they encounter four strangers, and soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.

I don’t care about the story, I just want to see those actors under the direction of Tarantino! Others who will be appearing are Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir and Zoë Bell, there are even some rumours that Channing Tatum will also appear. So to get you as excited as Trevor when his monthly subscription to ‘Darn, troubles of knitting’ arrives here the first trailer:

Doesn’t that look about as Tarantino as it gets?! When can you expect to catch it at the cinema? Well it’s releasing at selected cinemas on 25 December (I for one would totally ditch Christmas to see it) in 70mm format which is cool. It’ll then do a road tour before hitting digital formats that will work at ‘normal’ cinemas, that will be 8 January 2016. As Tarantino’s 8th movie, and someone who has loved his other 7, I cannot wait. What about you?

Last Updated: August 13, 2015

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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