Newswire: The Hateful Eight’s ruination by digital projectors to start a couple days early

Deadline is reporting that The Weinstein Company has moved up—again—the moment that Quentin Tarantino’s heart is fated to break—that is, the date that the director’s lovingly crafted The Hateful Eight will be subjected to the cruel binary manhandling of digital movie projectors, instead of the bespoke 70mm machines Tarantino has invested so much money and energy in getting his blood-soaked drama aired upon. But while Tarantino would presumably prefer his film to live on forever in its current roadshow format—or possibly touring the country city-to-city in a wagon, like an old-timey magic lantern show—the time has apparently come for The Hateful Eight to get its wider release, two days earlier than initially planned. The film will begin showing in digital format tomorrow, December 30, with pre-shows beginning later tonight (although the roadshow screenings will continue as planned). Presumably, the digital release of the …

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