The Hateful Eight Blu-ray Coming March 29th

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Pre-orders, Thriller, Western on February 19th, 2016 by Dave

The Hateful Eight Blu-ray

The Hateful Eight Blu-ray release has been announced by Anchor Bay Entertainment, scheduled for March 29th, 2016.

This western thriller was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

It is the story of eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover some time after the American Civil War.

The score was composed by Ennio Morricone, and was his first complete western score in 35 years.

Morricone won a Golden Globe for the score, and the film has received three Academy Award nominations.

In a rare support for celluloid, the film saw limited early release on 70 mm film, as well as a wide digital release.

The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.

The Hateful Eight was directed by Quentin Tarantino, whose body of work includes Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious BasterdsKill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Django Unchained.

The film was mostly well received by critics with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 75% and an IMDb score of 8/10.

The Hateful Eight was quite successful in the cinema, taking in $53.4M at the US box office, for a total over $133M worldwide.

Planned features for the disc include a 1080p video encode presented at 2.76:1, with lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

A pair of behind the scenes featurettes are also planned.

The retail price is $39.99, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $24.99, saving 38%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

The Hateful Eight Blu-ray Extras:

  • Beyond the Eight: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
  • Sam Jackson’s Guide to Glorious 70mm

The Hateful Eight Blu-ray Synopsis:

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all.

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