‘The Hateful Eight’ Delivers Eight Minutes of Clips, If You’re Feeling a Bit Impatient
Tis the season for great films (and holiday cheer, sure), and while we’re all pumped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s another highly-anticipated film hitting theaters just a week later — well, 70mm-equipped theaters. The rest of you will have to wait a couple more weeks to see The Hateful Eight, but if you’re feeling mighty anxious to lay eyes on Quentin Tarantino’s latest, we have several new clips from the film, offering eight (in)glorious minutes of footage.
Above you’ll find the scene in which Kurt Russell’s bounty hunter and his prisoner Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) first run into Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren, and below you’ll find various clips featuring the rest of the cast, played by Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Demian Bichir. There are some great moments in these clips (via JoBlo), including Russell’s glee in watching his bounties hang, Goggins’ delight in meeting Dern’s General Smithers and an explanation of “frontier justice.”
Here’s the official 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…
The 70mm roadshow (Tarantino’s preferred) version of the film hits select theaters on Christmas day, while the digital presentation will roll out to theaters nationwide shortly after.