R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
The film used Panavision anamorphic lenses with an aspect ratio of 2.76:1, an ultra-wide ratio that was used on a few movies in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Raintree County (1957), Ben-Hur (1959), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and Khartoum (1966).
Major Marquis Warren:
Got room for one more?
Major Warren says "May I join you, general?" and sits in front of him. The general's hands switch from being over and under the blanket between shots.
The roadshow version of the film opens with a faux-vintage Weinstein Company logo, in flat white-on-blue with a very 70s font along with a "Cinerama" logo. The first few credits appear in the same font as the logo's before switching to Tarantino's usual Friz Quadrata. The standard release opens with only the normal Weinstein Company logo before going directly into the sweeping Panavision shots.
From the week of December 25th to 31st 2015, the film was shown exclusively in a 'Roadshow' version at 100 locations across North America (about half of them were 70mm film projection, the other half digital). This version played without previews and ran 187 minutes, including a 4-minute Overture and a 12-minute Intermission. The 'Multiplex' version (digital only) runs 167 minutes, and was shown from January 1, 2016 onwards. In addition to not having the Overture and Intermission, it removes approximately six minutes of footage that Quentin Tarantino felt played better in the 70mm format.
English, Spanish, French
$16,240,000 (USA) (30 December 2015)
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