New Featurette for Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' on its Ensemble Cast
"We've got eight people that are very different, very dangerous and to varying degrees, hateful…" The Weinstein Company has debuted a new featurette for the upcoming Tarantino movie The Hateful Eight, starring one helluva ensemble cast. The eight who get stuck in a blizzard at Minnie's Haberdashery are: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Demian Bichir. This featurette explores the dynamics and relationships of the cast, to compliment the technical featurette about 70mm from before. The best part about this is the cast, and Goggins is one of my favorites, plus Jackson as always. Check out this fantastic 4-min featurette below.
Here's the new "Ensemble" featurette for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, direct from YouTube:
The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained). Six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape carrying bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. But their journey is about to get disrupted by a blizzard, leaving them stranded at Minnie's Haberdashery with six other travelers (Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Demian Bichir), and they might not all make it out alive. The Weinstein Company will open The Hateful Eight in a limited 70mm roadshow release starting on December 25th, 2015, Christmas Day, later this year. We'll see ya'll in theaters then.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
BNN667 on Dec 6, 2015
I always get so damn excited when he puts out a new one. And I've never been disappointed. It's an event for me, and this is probably his strongest cast since Pulp Fiction.
grimjob on Dec 6, 2015
Damn. I still have no reservations about this film. This looks great!
DAVIDPD on Dec 7, 2015
this looks SO good !
dan on Dec 7, 2015
I read the script, way back, when just before the infamous L.A. staged reading. Although I've never been a Tarantino fan, I liked it a lot. I laughed all the way thru it and thought I'd like to see it as a film. I like Westerns and I liked most of Django Unchained as I found it pretty funny right from its beginning. So why not? However, the more I see of the footage and the marketing I feel less inclined to trouble myself with it. The acting is way too over-the-top for me, even from Russell which troubles me. Too much schtick and playing to the crowd for my tastes and I've seen nothing humorous in the footage that I saw in the script so I'll take a pass until in comes around on cable. I also found myself chuckling at how everybody thought everybody who worked on the film was the cat's meow. I thought it was a lot of bullshit and they seemed too much like door-to-door sales people pushing their Fuller Brushes to the ordinary neighborhood housewife! Perhaps that's just me, eh? Hope you all enjoy it though. Cheers!
Bo on Dec 7, 2015
are you as pompous in real life?
dan on Dec 7, 2015
I wouldn't call it pompous, Dan. That's a pretty pompous judgment on your part, are you aware of that? Probably not, but yes I am this way in everyday life and those that know me enjoy my ironic and humorous nature and the balls to speak the truth as I see it. And what I said about these actors, etc. is the truth. It certainly is in my circle of friends of whom I consider very intelligent, knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around. You may disagree, Dan, and that's okay. However, to judge someone pompous in a pompous manner is behaving without self-awareness. I'm very aware of what I say and do...at all times, Dan. Are you? Cheeers, and I hope you enjoyed the ego aggrandizing bullshit these actors displayed here...I've no problem with that, but alas, simply cannot enjoy that kind of silly marketing to the herd mentality. My bad, eh?...lol...I wouldn't let it bother you, Dan....but that doesn't bother me either. Peace.
Bo on Dec 8, 2015
no bo, pompous is correct - and you prove it every time you post.
dan on Dec 8, 2015
I shall not waste any more of my time attempting to converse on the level you insist conversing on, Dad. I would only point you towards my 'rather pompous' reply above to one Dotpols as it should really get your blood and judmental temperment going. Did you really actually post below...'this looks SO good'. Dan, Dan...I rest my case with you.....SO good...SO?...I shall refrain from inhibiting the level you reside in and commenting on that SO thing. It's tough and the temptation is great, but I shall resist!....lol...take care, Dan and the only suggestion I have for you is to cultivate an awareness you seem to lack which is to know when you are out of your league. Nothing to be ashamed of. Not realizing it is what is shameful. Peace, Dan. Hope you enjoy the movie they have successful sold to you...lol....and....Cheers, mate!
Bo on Dec 8, 2015
Bo, your friends may enjoy your opinionated approach to things, but it shows a lack of self awareness not to realise that an online forum lacks the critical ingredient that makes your attitude seem funny to your friends; namely context. Your friends have known you obviously for some time and are aware of a lot more of you than some isolated and what seem outwardly like pompous, judgmental and dismissive assessments of things that you currently only have limited information on. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I can see how in certain contexts your commentary would be funny or ironic, but in isolation from such contexts AND without being able to hear things like the tone of your voice or see your face, it is equally possible you could just be being pompous and dismissive, as Dan said. As for the film, well it looks like a fun break from the comic book dominated box office.
Dotpols on Dec 8, 2015
Well, Dotpols, I have no problem with your view on my posts. It seems to me these 'terms' pompous' etc. are rather silly because you, and especially Dan, have difficulties with views different from your own. Although I hesitate to catogorize you along with Dan because of the intelligence within your post. I re-read my original post and have no reason to change it. Pompous is difficult to ascertain itself for the same reasons that you state the difficulties with my stated views as being humorous or ironic WITHOUT being able to hear the 'supposedly' person or seeing them. Look, this is all rather childish to me having people label me with these kinds of labels. I am correct in my assessment in both the acting I've seen so far in this film and the low-level 'selling the herd' their wares. If one can't see that I've great pity for them and expect these kinds of nonsensical name-calling and judgmental retorts. I am no body and my opinions are of no value and I certainly do not think of myself as important. How silly! As the wise old sage is known to have said, "Nothing is important as you think and nothing you think is important". Keeping that in mind I wonder why the Dan's feel the need to confront people by labeling and judging them. Isn't that rather pompous? It's just a question, but I would be inclined to believe that only insecure and immature people feel the need to confront someone about their views by doing the exact same thing they are confronting them about. Weird, eh? It all comes from lack of (self) awareness. Pointing the finger at others and labeling them for such and such is just a mechanism born out of fear in order to not look in the mirror of self and do the work that's reflected there. Easy to look and blame and judge others. A bit more difficult to look at one's self. Also easy to project what is going on within one's self onto to others hoping to experience the relief from one's own short-comings by placing them upon others. Eh? Look, I've enjoyed responding to your personal post to me. It's what I live and breath for. The silliness of this over-blown nonsense of a film by Tarantino and their manipulative behavior to sell their 'special bar of soap' to the folks didn't slip by me. It certainly requires a degree of sophistication and a level of consciousness to be aware of what I expressed in my post. The anger and name-calling is typical of those that lack these requirements and I see it a lot on this site and the internet in general. The herd, sheep, do not like to be awakened from their slumber and react judgmentally and often violently when confronted with their living life while sleep-walking. And they certainly do not like someone to not be a member of the herd and their consensus reality. It's why they are so easily manipulated and 'sold' a bill of goods by the merchants of our rather simple-minded culture. It's why, as you mentioned, these super hero, comic book movies are so popular these days. Plus the likes of Tarantino. The horror, man....the horror!....lol...cheers!
Bo on Dec 8, 2015
A fair response Bo. You got very much to the crux of what I was saying with this point in particular though: "Also easy to project what is going on within one's self onto to others hoping to experience the relief from one's own short-comings by placing them upon others. Eh?" Bald text divorced from visual, auditory and historical context is almost like a literary form of the Rorschach Test; people fill what they read with all their own assumptions, prejudices and insecurities. So in a sense, you are right that the response of people like Dan says plenty about them, but by the same token the "bald text" can be read so many ways without adding layers of context on top of it that such reactions are inevitable, particularly when your comment is being critical of something people like.
Dotpols on Dec 8, 2015
Very, very well said, Dotspol. In addressing the second paragraph, I might only add that these people you're talking about do indeed fill what they read with all their own assumptions, prejudices and insecurities. They do this without any awareness and thus without taking any responsibility that that is what they are doing. So, what am I to do about my 'bald text' as a writer? Change it, sugar-coat it for the masses and thus reducing my views and perceptions to that level? I think not. I can only state that my own education and spiritual development came as a result of reading and studying, what you refer to as 'bald text'. Need I bring up the likes of Nietzsche or Oscar Wilde or Charles Bukowski for chrissakes and Hunter Thompson? Which by the way, Dotspol, labeling it as 'bald text' comes very close to lingering within the 'taking a stance to defend the ignorant masses' who haven't a clue that their perceptions are distorted by their own assumptions, prejudices and insecurities. You are also probably right that 'such reactions are inevitable when one's comments are being critical of something people like'. And isn't that sad? I mean, really. I applaud your loving acceptance of this kind of inevitable behavior from people who can't handle something they like being criticized and the understanding that comes with that. I understand it all, believe me. I am also fully aware of how challenging my posts must be to these kind of unsophisticated and angry and insecure and very immature people from my experiences posting my views and opinions on these very film forums, but what's one to do? All this Dan type name-calling is worthless in that they are not addressing their real problem, which is not the bald text, but that they are insecure and something they like being criticized sets them off on their lack of awareness, angry name calling. I don't take this on. I state my views and opinions, which I will say again, are usually correct without any intentions of personally criticizing people. I'm very specific with stating my views only regarding the cultural sickness being presented. When people react to me personally then I address their reactions. Notice that the Dan's do not want to understand or discuss my viewpoints. They only want to 'kill the messenger' because the feelings they themselves have generated are to severe for them to address and take responsibility for. Someone's got to point this out or they will remain ignorant and unaware forever. I don't try to enlighten them. I'm just doing my dance and expressing my views. If someone learns something or if they get angry and upset I've no control over and also no preference. It is what it is and will be what it will be. Whew!...lol... Having said that, Dotspol, I will end with this little tidbit you might find, or might not, amusing. I was watching Hitchcock's North By Northwest last night. Within the first few minutes with Cary Grant's character being introduced as an Advertising Executive he is giving dictation to his secretary as they walk out of an elevator. They get into a taxi cab and she's responds to something he has said along the lines of ...'but isn't that a lie'? Grant, with irony of course, says ...'We in advertising don't like to refer or think of it as a lie...we prefer to refer to it as Expedient Exaggeration'. I literally laughed out loud as I thought of 'this' discussion and my 'bald text' (sorry) pointing out the absurdity of the Hard 8 featurette pumping the masses with this exact same thing...huge exaggeration and bullshitting!! What's wrong with the world and the people in it and on these film sites, these fanboys, that they do not even realize things as simple as what Grant stated back in 1959. Like I said....the horror....the horror....lol.... You take care. Shall I bring up the meaning behind this name you use? Mildly wondering is all....Peace.
Bo on Dec 9, 2015
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