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THE HATEFUL EIGHT: A movie is a really big thing

HATEFUL 8 prints 600 [1]

Photo: Barbara Grassia.

DB here:

The latest dispatch from the Hateful Eight platter farm [2] in Valencia CA, overseen by veteran film guru Chapin Cutler [3] of Boston Light & Sound [4]. Chapin writes:

This is a picture of the last three Hateful Eight prints leaving our print assembly location in Valencia. They are destined for local LA presentation locations.

Most of the other prints have been delivered or will be today [18 Dec.].

All locations have had their equipment delivered, save one;  due to facility issues, that venue’s equipment will be delivered Monday. By Sunday night or early Monday morning, all but the expected and remaining nine venues will be complete. The remaining nine will be done by end of day, Wednesday, 23.

Just to remind you, from Chapin’s previous message [2]:

Each shipping case is 5 ft. x 5 ft. by 1 ft. thick. When loaded, it weighs about 400 lbs. . . . With the reel full, out of the box, the film and reel weigh about 250 lbs. Four people can easily lift it onto a platter deck.

I’m asking Santa for one.


Thanks to Chapin for his work on the project and his cooperation with our blog. Thanks as well to the thriving and inspiring Art House Convergence [5].

If you haven’t yet seen the list of Hateful Eight 70mm venues and showtimes, you can find it here [6].

P.S. 23 December 2015: Thanks to Gary Meyer of Art House Convergence, here’s a link to a very full story [7] on the rehabbing of projectors for Tarantino’s Great Experiment.

P.P.S. 31 December 2015: Be sure to check this suspenseful tale [8] of projecting the movie…with Tarantino in the audience.