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‘The Hateful Eight’ Extended Version is Now on Netflix…as a Mini-Series

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  1. [3]
    emnii
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    I don't know why this article is so mad about it. I liked Hateful Eight but that's a long movie. If I'm going to rewatch it, I'm fine with doing it in hour-ish chunks, especially if it's been made...

    I don't know why this article is so mad about it. I liked Hateful Eight but that's a long movie. If I'm going to rewatch it, I'm fine with doing it in hour-ish chunks, especially if it's been made longer.

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    1. Cosmos
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      I saw the "Roadshow" thing Tarantino did when he released it in theaters (really cool and wish it had become a trend), and there was literally an intermission in the middle. The movie was made to...

      I saw the "Roadshow" thing Tarantino did when he released it in theaters (really cool and wish it had become a trend), and there was literally an intermission in the middle. The movie was made to be broken up. Why is anyone upset over this?

      4 votes
    2. Eylrid
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      It's not like people who want to watch the whole thing in one sitting can't do that. It's netflix, it's known for binge watching.

      It's not like people who want to watch the whole thing in one sitting can't do that. It's netflix, it's known for binge watching.

      3 votes
  2. [6]
    cfabbro
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    This article frames it being released as a miniseries as a negative, but I honestly can't help but see it as a positive. Opposite for me again; I very much doubt it would have happened without...

    This article frames it being released as a miniseries as a negative, but I honestly can't help but see it as a positive.

    If so, did Quentin Tarantino have any input on this? For some reason, I have trouble believing he would be okay with this approach.

    Opposite for me again; I very much doubt it would have happened without Tarantino's express approval... so, I am excited to see what he's changed/added to it from the theatrical release to make it work better as a miniseries.

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    1. Cosmos
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      Yeah, Tarantino more than just about any other director sees his movies as his children. He is notoriously demanding over where and how they are released. When the screenplay for this movie got...

      Yeah, Tarantino more than just about any other director sees his movies as his children. He is notoriously demanding over where and how they are released. When the screenplay for this movie got leaked ahead of time, he almost scrapped the entire thing.

      He would never have allowed this netflix release to happen without his approval.

      4 votes
    2. [4]
      dubteedub
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      Yeah, same. Hateful Eight felt really long as a movie and seemed to have a few plot threads that never went anywhere. I think it is perfect to turn it into a longer mini series and add in a bunch...

      Yeah, same. Hateful Eight felt really long as a movie and seemed to have a few plot threads that never went anywhere. I think it is perfect to turn it into a longer mini series and add in a bunch of new footage not previously included.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        Crespyl
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        I'm really glad they've released this version, I had the privilege of being able to see the full "roadshow" extended edition and really enjoyed the whole experience. An important part of the...

        I'm really glad they've released this version, I had the privilege of being able to see the full "roadshow" extended edition and really enjoyed the whole experience.

        An important part of the presentation for that version was specifically having an intermission period halfway through, without that pause the film would've definitely felt overlong, but with the pause it just felt like a bigger story without being overwhelming.

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          tomf
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          100% this. I caught it twice during the roadshow and have seen it twice again since, once without a break. It really needs the break -- especially at the pace everything unfolds. I wish more films...

          100% this. I caught it twice during the roadshow and have seen it twice again since, once without a break.

          It really needs the break -- especially at the pace everything unfolds. I wish more films were willing to take a beat halfway. It shows such a strong confidence in the film.

          I'm excited to see how he decided to split this up.

          3 votes
          1. Cosmos
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            Not only can it show confidence, it can enhance the film too. You can leave the intermission at a key plot point, and allow the audience to absorb what just happened, or think about what will...

            Not only can it show confidence, it can enhance the film too.

            You can leave the intermission at a key plot point, and allow the audience to absorb what just happened, or think about what will happen next, before moving on.

            4 votes
  3. mrbig
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    I might watch this anyway, but, even as a longtime fan, I found the original a tad too long already.

    I might watch this anyway, but, even as a longtime fan, I found the original a tad too long already.

    2 votes