I am happy to report an extended version of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight was released on Netflix. What I wasn’t anticipating that it would be broken up into a four-part miniseries! Each part is about 50 minutes long.
The four episodes are titled, “Last Stage to Red Rock” (50 minutes), “Minnie’s Haberdashery” (51 minutes), “Domergue’s Got A Secret” (53 minutes), and “The Last Chapter” (56 minutes). For those of you who don’t want to do any math, the total length of the film is 210 minutes. The original cut had a run-time of 168 minutes.
This extended cut of the film was released in select theaters for a brief time, which I wish I would have been able to see, but at least we can watch it on Netflix now… in four parts which is certainly an interesting way to present it. It is for those people who can’t sit through such a long movie, so now they can watch it in easy bite size chunks.
It was an awesome movie for sure, what do you think about this splitting of the movie by Netflix?
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…