Lionsgate and Miramax have officially announced that they will release Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection. The collection contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. Street date is November 26th.
To complete this high definition 10-disc set, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection also features two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics' retrospective on Tarantino's groundbreaking catalog of films and "20 Years of Filmmaking" that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.
Blu-ray Special Features – 2 Discs
Critics Corner: The Films of Quentin Tarantino – In-depth critics' discussion piece exploring Tarantino's films that redefined cinema and the impact of one of the most influential writers/directors of our time.
20 Years of Filmmaking – Take a look at Tarantino's career from the beginning, with interviews from co-workers, critics, stars and master filmmakers alike as well as a tribute to his greatest collaborator, Sally Menke.
Quentin Tarantino's directorial debut, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (1992) and awarded the International Critics Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (1992), is raw, violent and unforgettable. Four perfect strangers are assembled to pull off the perfect crime, but when a botched robbery reveals a police informant among them, their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush.
Pulp Factoids Viewer
Playing It Fast and Loose
Profiling the Reservoir Dogs
True Romance - Director's Cut
Runaway lovers Clarence and Alabama (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) play a dangerous game with a stolen suitcase containing $5 million worth of cocaine. They head for Los Angeles, where they'll sell the goods and begin a new life, but both sides of the law have other ideas. This dark comic web of crime, murder and mayhem from writer Quentin Tarantino and director Tony Scott (Top Gun, Spy Game), features an ensemble cast including Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini and Christopher Walken.
Audio commentary by Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette
Audio commentary by Tony Scott
Audio commentary by Quentin Tarantino
Scene selective commentaries by Val Kilmer, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt and Michael Rapaport
Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
Alternate Ending with Optional Director and Writer Commentary
Original 1993 Mini-feature
Behind-the-Scenes Interactive Feature
Animated Photo Gallery
Pulp Fiction has been hailed by critics and audiences worldwide as a film that redefined cinema. A burger-loving hit man (John Travolta), his philosophical partner (Samuel L. Jackson), a drug-addled gangster's moll (Uma Thurman) and a washed-up boxer (Bruce Willis) converge in four tales of violence and redemption. The film was honored with an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay (1994) and earned seven total nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It has also been listed as one of the best films of all-time by Time and Entertainment Weekly.
Interviews with Cast
Critics' Retrospective on the Movie's Place in Film History
Pulp Fiction: The Facts
Production Design Feature
Siskel & Ebert At the Movies – The Tarantino Generation
Independent Spirit Awards Footage
Cannes Film Festival Footage
Charlie Rose – Tarantino Interview
Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch follows a cash-smuggling flight attendant (Pam Grier) who is busted by an ATF agent (Michael Keaton) and a cop (Michael Bowen). When pressured to help with their investigation, she agrees to do one last run for a ruthless arms dealer (Samuel L. Jackson). Mistrust and suspicions arise when Jackie plays the opposing forces against each other in an effort to walk away with the dough. Robert Forster earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar® nomination for his role as Max Cherry, a bail bondsman who falls for Jackie and becomes embroiled in the scheme.
Breaking Down Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown: How It Went Down – Retrospective Interviews with Cast and Crew
A Look Back at Jackie Brown – Interview with Quentin Tarantino
Chicks with Guns Video
Siskel & Ebert At the Movies - Jackie Brown Review
Jackie Brown on MTV
Deleted and Alternate Scenes
Kill Bill Vol. 1
In the first volume of this gritty revenge saga, an assassin (Uma Thurman) is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill (David Carradine), and other members of his Deadly Vipers Assassination Squad. In this epic tale of survival The Bride sets out to bring justice to all those who wronged her, including a reformed suburban mother (Vivica A. Fox) and the Japanese Yakuza crime-lord (Lucy Liu).
The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 1
The 184.108.40.206's Bonus Musical Performances
Kill Bill Vol. 2
The murderous Bride (Uma Thurman) mercilessly continues her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill (David Carradine), and his two remaining associates: Bill's degenerate younger brother (Michael Madsen) and a vicious one-eyed swordswoman (Daryl Hannah).
The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 2
Damoe Deleted Scene
Chingon Musical Performance
Kurt Russell stars as a tough-talking, psychotic serial murderer who transforms his stunt car into an indestructible killing machine, then climbs behind the wheel to stalk and terrorize a group of women on the road. What he doesn't realize is that he's picked the wrong babes to mess with.
Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
Introducing Zoe Bell
Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
The Uncut Version of Baby, It's You performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
A Jewish cinema owner in Nazi-occupied Paris is forced to host a movie premiere for the Third Reich, where a radical group of American soldiers, The Basterds, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), plan to roll out a score-settling scheme. The film was honored with an Academy Award® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (2009, Christoph Waltz) and earned seven total nominations, including Best Motion Picture of the Year for Lawrence Bender and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino.
Extended and Alternate Scenes
Roundtable Discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Elvis Mitchell
I'd love to check out those bonus discs, but I already have all these movies. Definitely a must-have set for any fan who doesn't though. Too bad there's still no proper release of From Dusk till Dawn to include here.
I've come to believe The Whole Bloody Affair is more or less just another myth. It's been talked about for nearly ten years now, and announced for about four years, and it's still not happening. Probably some inside joke that only Tarantino and his inner circle are privy to. They'd have to do a better job than they did with the combined Grindhouse, for me to bite anyway.
I already own all but two of the films in this set (True Romance and Death Proof). Nonetheless, perhaps after a substantial price drop I'll consider this set, since the extra features as well as the graphics and packaging are quite intriguing.
NO From Dusk Til Dawn
NO Full Tilt Boogie
NO Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair/ Cannes Film Fest cut screened at the New Beverly Cinema in L.A. last year.
NO QT commentaries
NO Natural Born Killers
NO new extras worth more than $20
So it's a double dip that features the same movies every fan already has, but this time in a brightly-colored box. Neat.
I imagine The Whole Bloody Affair would come out around the time Vol. 3 is hitting theaters. So there could be up to two years before that comes out. I do own half of the movies in this set, but that handsome box makes it very tempting. I'll probably wait for a price drop around Christmas.
Own all of them except for True Romance and Jackie Brown and the extended cut of Death Proof(though I don't want it as I have Grindhouse). Would only think about buying if there was a remastered version of Reservoir Dogs.
Some of you need to read better. QT himself picked which movies he wanted included in this set. He considers Natural Born Killers to be Oliver Stone's film and not his. And Four Rooms, besides not being available on BD yet, was largely the work of others. I can see why he didn't include them. Beyond that, people need to stop assuming that every customer has been collecting blu-rays for years. Not everybody will own the individual releases. A nice box set like this can be very inviting to new converts and upgraders. It's that simple.
@Bad Feeble. That's good to hear as I love that movie, but just can't bring myself to buy the Echo Bridge mess. Still, they wouldn't include the Alliance disc in the US release of this box set. We still need a proper US release. Maybe some day.
I own them all already, plus I own Grindhouse so I have the better (shorter) version of Death Proof. All of the movies are exactly the same as the individual releases.
I can't justify buying this set for two discs of "documentaries" of people kissing QT's ass between film clips.
i love these director's box sets, but the only movies here i don't own are "True Romance," "Kill Bill" and the extended cut of "Death Proof," and i was less than enthralled w/ the "Kill Bill" movies. if this set is cheap enough & i can get a few bucks selling my other copies, i might consider it...
Hmm. The only Tarantino film I have on Blu-ray is Pulp Fiction. I've been meaning to upgrade Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, the Kill Bills (though I was holding out for a Whole Bloody Affair edition), Death Proof in Grindhouse, and Inglourious Basterds, so I may pick this up. He's still one of my favorite directors.
Unless you really want the case cover? and extra interviews...why pay over $80 when you can buy each bluray for $8-10?...in some cases $5.99....No Four Rooms...maybe worth it if everyone on Earth who buys blurays didn't already own almost all of these...I wonder how many copies they are making? if its a limited run of lets say 200,000 and not 2 million then my be worth collecting...but who has the number of copies produced?
Really, Lionsgate? This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Reservoir Dogs, and instead of giving us a new AVC-encoded tranfer with lossless audio, you just shell out the exact same outdated MPEG-2, lossy audio disc? You make me sick!
I have to agree with TypeSlowly as there are a lot of things not in this set that could have spiced it up, especially considering all this movies are readily available and in our collections. Sadly, though, the 5 hours of new bonus material will probably entice me to double-dip. I'll sell the discs I have and hopefully I can make the price reasonable as I don't want to pay $40 for 5 hours of bonus features.
Welly welly well. Miramax thinks they can pull a fast one on the fans. Let's put all the discs most of the fans alreday own in a cool looking(hrrm) box, add som talky reduntant extras, make it look like they need this because Tarantino wants them to own it. Anybody else felling it? The force that takes control over your brain, stearing you to the pre-order button on Amazon. Bollocks!
My guess is that Tarantino himelf had little or nothing to do with this and they(the suits) just wanna make a few bucks before releasing "The Whole Bloody Affair" and a re-mastered(corrected colors and a lot less of the old DNR) "collector's edition of Reservoir Dogs next year. In other words business as usual.
I wonder if Reservoir Dogs will still have the outdated mpeg 2 codec? Even so, I'll wait for a single remastered and updated release of that as I have all of these (except for True Romance, which apparently has horrible PQ).