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Quentin Tarantinos Hateful Eight to open Christmas Day

Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film has locked down a festive release date, as The Weinstein Company has announced that The Hateful Eight will open on December 25th in the US. A perfect post-Christmas dinner activity for those hoping to settle their bloated bellies with Tarantino’s signature blend of chewy dialogue and kinetic action.

The Christmas Day opening kickstarts what’s being described as a ‘two-week roadshow’, where the 70MM prints of the movie will be screened around the country at various cities. Tarantino’s personal love of the film format spearheaded the decision, which means many of those lucky enough to catch the flick in that time period can see it as the director intended.

Many movie theaters nationwide are currently retrofitting their equipment - with Tarantino's help - by bringing in old school projectors to screen the mammoth 70MM prints. If you’re unable to make during that fortnight, the film will be rolled out in a digital widespread release on January 8, 2016. There’s no news as yet on a UK release date.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.