Official Direct Thread: The Hateful Eight (SPOILERS)

Wahl-eWahl-e Seattle
edited December 2015 in Direct
This is your official thread for QT's The Hateful Eight. What are your expectations? Hopes and dreams? And (once you've seen the movie) favorite moments, fan theories, references, lines, characters? Discuss! 
"Do you know what nemesis means?"
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  • ArctorArctor The Netherlands
    Here's a tip: don't watch The Revenant first, the contrast is too big. Thank me later ;)
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  • MichelleMichelle California
    I am so excited to see this!  Seriously counting the days. 
    Arctor said:

    Here's a tip: don't watch The Revenant first, the contrast is too big. Thank me later ;)

    Another that I'm looking forward to!   This has got to be DiCaprio's darkest role yet.
    "Scorch the damn earth before you." - Liz Taylor, AHS
  • DaveyMacDaveyMac Tokyo
    edited December 2015
    Oh man, I'm so jealous everyone stateside gets to see Hateful Eight this week or at the very latest, January. It probably won't show up here until March or April. Aside from Star Wars or Harry Potter everything shows up here way after every other country has had their fill.
  • Very excited to see it and will come back with comments!
  • Every time I hear the cast I go watch the movie after so just watched Django and very much up for Hateful 8, again gotta wait till January over here too though
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  • I'm in a pinch as I have the dvd screener of this, but I also have tickets to see the roadshow, but that isn't until the 30th.

    I'm going to hold off for "Glorious 70mm", but it's killing me.
  • I'm fortunate to have a theater close by for the 70mm screening on Xmas day. Should be a lot of fun.
  • MichelleMichelle California
    On the flip side of this, is anyone going to watch The Ridiculous 6 on Netflix?  Looks like maybe it's a spoof of The Hateful 8.  I might check it out this weekend, but I may want to see Hateful 8 first...?
    "Scorch the damn earth before you." - Liz Taylor, AHS
  • ArctorArctor The Netherlands
    @Michelle I've seen it. It was pretty funny, well worth it. It has nothing whatsoever to do with H8 though, just the name is a spoof on that.
    Michelle
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Arctor said:

    @Michelle I've seen it. It was pretty funny, well worth it. It has nothing whatsoever to do with H8 though, just the name is a spoof on that.

    Thanks.  It's got Blake Shelton, which means I'm immediately all in, but good to know it's also a good movie.  :)
    "Scorch the damn earth before you." - Liz Taylor, AHS
  • I can't help but wonder if the title of this is inspired by Fellini's 8 1/2, which is obviously titled that way because it was his eighth and a half film (seven features and three half films or shorts I believe?)

    I saw this last night and really enjoyed it. It was like a bleak Theater of the Absurd play, but set in the middle of a blizzard in the Old West - Wyoming to be exact.

    Once again, QT gets amazing acting performances from everybody involved. And that score Ennio Morricone made for this film was phenomenal. I was instantly sucked into this universe within the opening bars. Morricone really gave this a cold, wintry Spaghetti Western feel.
    DaveyMac
    All the nightmares came today, and it looks as though they're here to stay...
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Not sure how I feel about it yet. It's definitely better than Django, but I consider that his worst movie (worst in comparison; none are bad). Can't wait to hear the podcast. They've all been spectacular and insightful.
    I just want to be famous enough that a porn parody gets made about me.
  • Samuel L Jackson is such a freakin boss. The movie was ok'ish when SLJ wasn't the main focus, but by god it's awesome hearing him give those long lines of dialogue. I honestly think there were a couple of scenes that might have been his best work yet, up there with him talking about the book of Ezekiel. 

    Overall as a movie, it was really good but not great. Music was awesome, the gore was terrifying and hilarious, and the acting was great from everyone but Channing Tatum (admittedly, not the biggest role). The story was pretty forgettable, and that is its biggest drawback. There were scenes I must have missed the point to, because I didn't see any reason for them to be there. 

    Still, if anyone is on the fence, I'd go see it. Be prepared for a slow burn of a movie, but it's mostly worth it. 
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Is it really 3 1/2 hours long like mentioned on Direct?
  • I love this movie! It's got plenty wrong with it, but it appeals so hard to my taste and it's a fantastic 3 1/2 hours!

    Should we start a spolier thread or mark this one as spoiler, don't want to ruin the movie for people, as the premise is that theres a mystery?
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  • Is it really 3 1/2 hours long like mentioned on Direct?

    It's officially 3 hours and 2 minutes. When you see it in the theater, there's a 10-15 intermission after about the 1:45 mark.
    All the nightmares came today, and it looks as though they're here to stay...
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    edited December 2015
    AntManBee said:

    Is it really 3 1/2 hours long like mentioned on Direct?

    It's officially 3 hours and 2 minutes. When you see it in the theater, there's a 10-15 intermission after about the 1:45 mark.
    Great thanks. I am seeing it either way. I was just curious. QT's movies rarely lag, and tend to really fly by, like the guys on Direct have touched on a few times.
  • Yeah, I'm not sure how far we can go with spoilers. The other Tarantino movies were already pretty old by the time the threads went up, but this one isn't even two days yet. That being said, minor spoiler below in white


    Does anyone else want to believe that the letter was real? I don't have much to go on, but the story of the General's son makes me believe that he will say anything to get people to do what he wants them to do. Insisting that the letter was real would have only made things worse in the cabin, so denying only makes sense. He could have copped to it being real at the end, but maybe he just didn't want Mannix to be pissed off as he was dying. I don't know, I guess I just want the letter to be real. 
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    I saw this on BloodyDisgusting.com (a meh horror website, but occasionally they post okay stuff). It is a video and running tally of all the deaths from QT's movies. A fun game is to estimate how many deaths total there are. I was WAY off.


    FlashGordon
  • Spoil away! We record at 11:00 a.m. PST Sunday morning. 
    "Do you know what nemesis means?"
  • FlashGordonFlashGordon Leeds, UK
    edited December 2015
    Ok cool well  MAJOR SPOILER WARNING for  the below, if you've not seen the film don't read this.

    Only a couple of things that I think could have been improved, was I the only one watching this thinking the part of Tim Roth was written for Christopher Waltz? The  intelligent european with a gentile nature that turns sinister and I couldn't stop thinking how much better he would have made that role. 
    It didn't quite feel as fully formed as Django but I still really like the narrower more introspective approach this film took . I didn't think much of Channing Tatum and I like him generally, but he's not cut out to play evil.

    Kurt Russell , Sammy J, Goggins and Jennifer Jason Leigh totally made this movie though, just brilliant acting  from all of them

    There is that beautiful way QT sets things up for them to perfectly snap into the story later, like the Lincoln letter, "when the hangman catches you , you hang" etc

    The kinda of Agatha Christie situation, The Ennio Morricone score along with the cinematography, together, makes this such a beautiful film to just sit back, drink in and watch unfold.

    . The Atlantic's review said this "It feels like Tarantino is trying to talk about the bizarre patchwork that makes up modern American society, and the dark history underpinning its modern conflict" That writer felt like it didn't work, as a theme I felt like that came through pretty well mixed perfectly with the Tarrantino style.

    One last nod to the humor, as usual this was actually really funny- Largely from Sammy J's delivery, On killing crackers- "drown em, shoot em, drop a big ole rock on their head. Burn em!" , when he punches Domergue out the coach and  just shooting people up, "anyone else want to make a deal?' 


    So yeh I LOVED this movie,


    ksa1001DaveyMac
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  • I saw the 70mm roadshow version this weekend. It came with this awesome booklet about the movie and characters. I felt like the ending was definitely a metaphor for putting differences aside to fight the real bad guys. Glad Walton Goggins got a meaty role. I think he's a great actor.
    FlashGordonUnderwoodksa1001Jovial_FalconDaveyMac
  • You only need to hang mean bastards...but mean bastards you need to hang. 
    FlashGordonJames
  • UnderwoodUnderwood Philadelphia, PA
    Saw the 70mm Roadshow version of this Christmas afternoon with my dad, we both loved it. There was some parts that were lacking for sure, but the acting all around was magnificent, especially Samuel L Jackson. I can not say enough good things about his performance in this movie. When I tell people that 75% of this movie is in one room they think thats a negative, but the storytelling and acting make it a fun, fast moving three hours.
    ksa1001
    "The mouse lady had kind eyes"
  • JamesJames southern California
    Saw it today. I felt the same way about Christoph Waltz in Tim Roth's role (though Roth was excellent). SLJ was great, as per usual -- Jennifer Jason Leigh was incredible as well, in a role that required her to spend much of the movie covered in an ever-increasing amount of blood and whatever garbage Kurt Russell chose to throw at her in the moment.

    I've sat through 3+ hour movies before: some that seemed like 4+ hours, some that seemed like 3+ hours but were worth it, and some that were so good I was unaware of the time passing -- this was definitely the latter.
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    I saw it last night in what was admittedly one of the worst theater experiences of my life (movie aside, this fucking brew and view theater needs to get it's shit together, they're killing me), but I'm confident that I can be put in the "didn't like it" category.  I didn't hate it, and QT is still very good building tension, but I wish he'd come up with something new to defuse it. 

    The performance were great, but I thought the script was creaky even though the dialog was still mostly crackling.  Kind of wish QT would move on from the subject of race, it's pretty one note at this point. I didn't see it in 70mm, but my gut says it was "wasted" on the project. 
  • ksa1001ksa1001 Plano, TX
    edited December 2015
    Just saw the roadshow last night. I was already in, but wow. The scene/story before the intermission left my party almost speechless. To say I didn't see it coming was an understatement. SLJ & Walton Goggins give award worthy performances and I'll have to re-watch now that I know who is who and see if they drop hints to it or not. Really enjoyed it, and it FLEW by for me (at both the intermission and the end I had no clue that much time had passed).


    Was just listening to the podcast. When you guys mention Mr. Ruth seemingly going from nice to mean for no reason in the guitar scene....He WAS being nice and enjoying it, but once he asked for the additional verse, she starts singing about how "John Ruth is behind me and going to die soon". THAT is what caused him to destroy the guitar, not just to be mean.


    I also love the "Every Frame a Painting" series

    There is one on David Fincher that got me into them.
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Oh, and somehow we didn't get an intermission either. What chapter was it before? Daisy Domergue Has a Secret?
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Oh, and somehow we didn't get an intermission either. What chapter was it before? Daisy Domergue Has a Secret?
  • ksa1001ksa1001 Plano, TX
    edited December 2015
    @A_Ron_Hubbard  Yes the intermission is directly after the shooting of Bruce Dern's character. We're left w the awesome thoughts of fellatio and return from intermission w a voiceover from QT that we didn't have prior.


    Speaking of..the podcast does make me wonder....was that story accurate or not? Were we seeing it b/c it actually occurred(as I initially thought) or b/c that's what the father was picturing? 

    I"m going to re-watch tonight at home, wonder if there are any tells.
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