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Film Review of The Hateful Eight 70mm Roadshow Release

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The Hateful eight combines grit, drama, suspense, mystery and bloody violence in order to push the Western genre to another level.

When I found out about “The Hateful Eight 70mm Roadshow” release, I just knew I had to attend this special event at the Rivoli cinemas in Camberwell. The roadshow edition provided us with a printed program about the film, an opening overture and an intermission introduced approximately at the two hour mark of the film. All these wonderful nostalgic elements improved my experience a great deal as I enjoyed the official eighth film by one of my favourite directors, Quentin Tarantino.

The story is set years after the civil war and tells the journey of two bounty hunters, a prisoner and a sheriff travelling through the harsh winter landscapes of Wyoming on a stagecoach speeding towards a town called Red Rock. The four eventually take necessary shelter from the pursuing blizzard at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach lodge where they are greeted by a number of suspicious strangers with unknown agendas. As cabin fever sets in on all guests, paranoia mounts to a boiling point, eventually the nefarious characters reveal their true motives, which ends with a climatic explosion of violence and blood shed.