The Hateful Eight is slated to hit cinemas in the United Stated and Canada this Christmas day, but those who are near a theater equipped with 70mm projectors will get the film a full two weeks in advance, according to the auteur himself, Quentin Tarantino.
Speaking with Variety, Tarantino also added that the 70mm version of the film will have different cuts, and include a twelve-minute intermission. This cut, according to The Film Stage, runs over three hours long with the overture included:
The Hateful Eight had first test screening. 3+ hours w/ overture & intermission. @SamuelLJackson & JJL have biggest roles. Strong response.
— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) September 19, 2015
Although the first screenings are over three hours in length studios have been known to cut films down in order to accommodate more showings during the film’s stay in theaters.
There is currently no word as to whether or not the 70mm cut will live on after its run on home video and which cut Blu-ray edition will have. There is currently an April 2016 home video release date. Watch the trailer after the jump.