The Hateful Eight “Ultra Panavision” Vlog. Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight (2015) movie featurette entitled “Ultra Panavision” has been released. Samuel L. Jackson introduces the project, talking about the “70mm Roadshow” spectacle of the release. He speaks about the history of the roadshow, how it had reserved seating, a musical overture, and a program of the evening to go with your seat. He mentions Ben Hur, “glorious 70mm”, and how the The Hateful Eight roadshow will begin on Christmas Day.
Quentin Tarantino continues speaking about the history of the roadshow, the movies that had this kind of release, and the spectacle of it all.
James Parks speaks about seeing Lawrence of Arabia and the excitement of an intermission to talk about the film and mingle.
Robert Rodriguez praises the roadshow and how cinema is “something to be revered”.
Tarantino speaks about the advantages of 70mm film, and why he decided to have this kind of release for his latest film, The Hateful Eight.
Samuel L. Jackson mentions how the film is shot on 65mm and projected on 70mm, and how this enhances your viewing, making it “even doper”.
Bob Richardson, the DP, speaks about how beautiful the film looks.
Kurt Russell mentions how it took a little getting used to how wide the shots are.
Jennifer Jason Leigh speaks about the power of that frame.
Tarantino guarantees, “to some degree or another”, that there will be 70mm film prints “out there in the world, screening for people who care”.
Samuel L. Jackson speaks on Tarantino’s determination on making The Hateful Eight the 11th feature shot in ‘Ultra Panavision’, the widest frame there is. Ben Hur was one of those features.
Tarantino speaks about seeing Ben Hur in its original format, and that it was “truly, truly amazing”. He speaks about the lenses used for Ultra Panvision, how they haven’t been used since Laurence Olivier’s Khartoum.
Bob Richardson mentions how Tarantino and himself flew to Telluride to test the lenses before principal photography commenced.
Stacey Sher, Producer, mentions how they watched the test footage at a Director’s Guild screening room, and how it blew everyone away.
Samuel L. Jackson makes a silly reference to Jackie Brown by retrofitting a quote from it. It’s a little corny.
Jim Roudebush of Panavision speaks about how they had to retrofit the cameras in order for Tarantino to shoot his film.
Shannon McIntosh, producer, and Tarantino, speak about how helpful Panavision was throughout the process.
Tim Roth mentions how using these lenses makes him feel like his in a movie, as opposed to a hard-drive (a criticism of the digital age).
The Hateful Eight also stars Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, Zoë Bell, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir and Gene Jones.
Check out the newest featurette starring the director, producers, actors and Panavision employees. What do you think?
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