Last 70mm film in India in Jan?
In January, Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino will ditch new-age digital projection, and release his next, The Hateful Eight, in India, in 70mm film projection technology, which has almost reached the brink of extinction.
The movie that stars Hollywood actor Channing Tatum in the lead, was shot on 70mm. In fact, it is being said that this might be the last 70mm film to be made. Hence, the Indian distributors of the movie are leaving no stone unturned to release it in as many screens as possible. They are also in the process of hosting a special trailer launch at one of Mumbai’s 70mm theatres, and are planning to rope in a celebrity, who has worked in a 70mm film, to launch its release.
Commenting on this, Kamal Gianchandani, CEO of a leading cinema distributing chain, says, “It is by far one of Tarantino’s finest works, and possibly, the last 70mm film. We are thrilled, and are eagerly awaiting its release. Some of the world’s most iconic films are made in 70mm, and this is definitely ruling the league of such movies. It’s a sheer joy to enable Indian audiences to enjoy Tarantino’s unique creative intent, and we are certain that the movie will be in cinemas for a very long time.”