Premiere The Hateful Eight: EYE offers exclusive 70mm screening

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the greedy bounty hunters in Tarantino's newest

14 December 2015

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will be screening in EYE on 70mm from 7 January. EYE is the only theatre in the Benelux to screen the 70mm version. This stunning widescreen version offers an extra 6 minutes of western spectacle. For this special event, the screen of Cinema 1 has been adapted and extended to maximum size.

Good westerns have a straightforward storyline and Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film to date is no exception. Seven men and a woman are thrown together in wintry Wyoming, not long after the end of the Civil War. A blizzard is raging across the hills of Wyoming and four passengers heading for Red Rock decide to seek shelter in a stage coach stopover. They are the bounty hunter John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth, his fugitive, Daisy, Major Marquis ‘The Bounty Hunter’ Warren (with three fresh corpses in tow) and Chris ‘The Sheriff’ Mannix. Waiting for them in the stopover are Bob ‘The Mexican’, Oswaldo ‘The Little Man’ Mobray, Joe ‘The Cow Puncher’ Gage and ex-general Sanford ‘The Confederate’ Smithers. Who will reach Red Rock unscathed?

For his western shot in spectacular Ultra Panavision 70 – with an original score by Ennio Morricone – Tarantino worked with some of his favourite actors, including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Bruce Dern. The film was shot with an anamorphic lens, the same lens that was used to make Hollywood classics like Ben Hur (1959) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1962).

The Hateful Eight is filmed on 70mm celluloid, a format that is no longer used. Tarantino cut a different version of this film, which is six minutes longer. To be able to screen The Hateful Eight in this format, the filmmaker restored 70 mm projectors that were gathering dust in American depots. EYE is among the few theatres in the Netherlands to own a working 70 mm projector and also acquired a special Ultra Panavision lens for this event.

Tickets for the 70mm version are € 15 (reduced rate: € 13.50 Friends Pass: € 12.50; Cineville supplement € 5; with the exception of the NFC/KNF Pass, free tickets are not valid). Tickets for the digital version are € 12.50 (reduced rate: € 11; Friends Pass: € 10).