The upcoming Quentin Tarantino Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), is set to be released as two versions. Tarantino has publicly announced that the 70mm version, set for a December 25th debut in some 100 cinemas, will run 3 hours and 2 minutes, and include an overture and intermission. The general release digital version, premiering January 8th, 2016, will be six minutes shorter with some alternate scene takes.
The Hateful Eight is set in Wyoming in the post-US Civil War years, and stars Kurt Russell as a bounty hunter attempting to bring a female fugitive, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, to trial. While travelling by stagecoach to their destination, they encounter a fellow bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man (Walton Goggins) claiming to be the sheriff of the town where Russell is headed. A winter blizzard then hits and the group is forced to take shelter at a stagecoach station. With the operator of the station apparently gone on a family trip, four men unknown to Russell’s group are also there waiting out the storm. Suspicion and tension then follow:
The Hateful Eight was filmed in the Telluride area of south-western Colorado.
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