TRAILER: The Hateful Eight

Deadline recaps the trailer from the new Quentin Tarantino film:

The feature is set in the decade after the Civil War and stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Damian Bechir, Michael Masden and Tim Roth as travelers forced to hunker down together as they ride out a blizzard. The characters include a bounty hunter, his gallows-bound quarry, an ex-Union officer-turned-bounty hunter, a Southern renegade who claims to be a sheriff and a crusty former Confederate general. Everyone’s bound to get along, right? Tarantino’s Hateful Eight script was infamously leaked online more than a year and a half ago, followed by finger-pointing, lawsuits and the Oscar winner putting the project on the shelf. That was then followed by a standing ovation received live reading with Tarantino and most of what became the film’s cast in downtown L.A. on April 20, 2014. With all that and a sneak peek at Cannes in the rearview, it’s time to see what all that fuss was about.

The movie opens on Christmas day.

  • MattM

    Can Jennifer Jason Leigh finally receive the recognition she deserves?

    • WildGift

      THANK you!

  • Gyeo

    That movie poster looks like I could be for Oregon Trail.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I’m not a fan of Westerns but DAMN this looks awesome and what a cast!

  • oikos

    I find Tarantino’s films entertaining. I love the Kill Bill movies and Django. This one looks fun too but I might wait for streaming.

  • Tor

    At first I thought it was another Prop 8 film……

  • Rene Salinas

    At first glance I thought it said the Hateful Right. I was like oh they made a movie about them?

  • TommyTune

    So Kurt Russell is still alive after all. I had begun to wonder. I thought he was quite the hunk back in the day.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      I remember him even as a child actor, but I loved him in Death Proof.

      https://youtu.be/hBqzCXlG7Sg

      Especially when the girls kicked his ass at the end.

      https://youtu.be/aSZoCaL7HIo

    • RJ Tremor

      He was in Furious 7 too.

      • JCF

        Is his next project Noxious 9? ;-/

    • grindstone

      Still a hunk, to some of us.

      • SockMikey

        He seriously revved my engine.

  • Octavio

    The title reminds me of a cantankerous 1962 Oldsmobile 88 that broke down so often it was almost the singular cause for her mental break at that time. Nasty bit of Detroit steel, that. 🙁

    Edit: What’s up with the guy who has dingo balls hanging from the brim of his hat? That’s sooooo Howdy Doody circa 1952.

    • Ed Burrow

      dingo balls.
      yep, i lol’d.

      • Octavio

        I had serious doubts anyone would know what I was referring to. The term is a rather high context idea shared only by a select few. 🙂

        • bdsmjack

          I think it’s ‘dingle’ balls, no?

          You say ‘dingo,’ and I say ‘dingle.’

          I say ‘dingle,’ and you say ‘dingo.’

          Dingo! Dingle!
          Dingle! Dingo!

          Let’s call the whole thing off!

          • Octavio

            But honey chil’ . . . that’s how we spell and say it in the barrio. 🙂

          • SockMikey

            Here I go thinking it was Dingle Berries… 🙂

    • SockMikey

      I immediately thought of who would be the top 8 meanies and wacko’s that are featured on JMG.

      (The anti-gay and religious wacko’s, not us oh so stable commenters…. 🙂

  • Disqusdmnj

    Oh man, but to find a local theater that will play this in its 70mm glory!

    The idea of having to go into NYC to see it depresses me.

  • KentDean

    See it in Ultra Panavision 70. I wish!

  • ColdCountry

    Scenery looks good, and there are horses….

  • bkmn

    Needs some Sam Elliott, but then everything needs some Sam Elliott.

    • Rene Salinas

      Did you see him guest star on Parks and Rec? He was hilarious.

    • Uncle Sal

      and just about everybody. . . hey, sam, remember me? or was that just my imagination?

    • grindstone

      But it has Walton Goggins. All is forgiven, as long as he gets LOTS of dialogue.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    At first I thought the movie included Christoph Waltz, but it was Tim Roth in the Christoph Waltz part. Tarantino likes to work with the same actors again, and again. I wonder why he never worked again with Travolta?

    • dinosaurtime

      Wait- no Christoph Waltz? If he’s not in it then I’ll be so disappointed.

    • Mickey Bitsko

      In one shot, when he’s stroking his beard, Tim Roth looks like he’s parodying Waltz. And there’s also the pipe.

  • BeaverTales

    I like Tarantino ensemble movies, but Pass.
    Getting tired of post (civil) war moralistic dramas. He should try hardcore sci-fi

    • J

      I have no idea how it would work, but I really, really want him to direct a Star Wars film. One of the Anthology projects, not a main Episode. Take his love of cinema and compare it to early Lucas before he sold out, and I’d love to see the results.

  • Gil

    Looking forward to hearing Ennio Morricone’s original score.

  • leastyebejudged

    Another stupid, violent, irrelevant nonsensical film for a stupid, violent and irrelevant public.

  • canoebum

    Tarantino is a guilty pleasure for me. Not many of the people around me are willing to go for the ride. I’m in for this one, too.

    • Octoberfurst

      I have to admit that Tarantino is a guilty pleasure for me too. Normally I don’t like violent movies but there is something about Tarantino’s over the top violence in his films that I really enjoy. I loved Kill Bill & Pulp Fiction. I don’t know why—I just do. 🙂

  • Mickey Bitsko

    “Woohoo! Now we’re talkin’!”

    Authentic western gibberish Tarantino style. Looks good.

  • Queequeg

    I thought maybe it was a movie about 8 Republican presidential candidates.
    I’m not a fan of Tarantino, too much violence just for the sake of violence, so I won’t be seeing this film. Also, he seems to have ripped off the Sense8 graphic.

  • MattPS

    It’s “Bichir”, not Bechir.

  • What I like about Tarantino is his tendency to hire unknown and has-been actors in his films, which can turn out to be quite nostalgic and campy.