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Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection - 11/20/12

Per blu-ray.com. I thought this was just a repackaging, but the 2 bonus discs actually make this worthwhile if you don't own the previous films.

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.
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Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

Uh....wow.

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Celebrating Quentin Tarantino’s legendary filmmaking, Lionsgate and Miramax are proud to present the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, arriving on Blu-ray Disc November 20th.

Tarantino XX 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. To complete the stunning 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.


Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection showcases one of the most innovative filmmakers of our time and is a must-have for serious film fans, as Tarantino’s highly-anticipated new film, Django Unchained, prepares to hit theaters. Honoring the 20th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs – the cultural milestone that brought Tarantino to the forefront as a cinematic legend – the collection is highlighted by recurring appearances from celebrated actors including Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) and Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), and also includes starring performances from iconic actors such as Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) and Robert Forster (Jackie Brown).


Tarantino XX on Blu-ray also features striking, original artwork designed and illustrated by MONDO (www.mondotees.com). Housed in collectible packaging, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $119.99.

CONTENTS SUMMARY

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.


RESERVOIR DOGS

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.


Blu-ray Special Features*

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.


Blu-ray Special Features*

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
Theatrical Trailer

PULP FICTION

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.


Blu-ray Special Features*

Interviews with Cast
Critics’ Retrospective on the Movie’s Place in Film History
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
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
Stills Galleries
Trivia Track
Deleted Scenes


JACKIE BROWN

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.


Blu-ray Special Features*

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
Marketing Gallery
Stills Galleries
Trivia Track
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).


Blu-ray Special Features*

The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 1
The 5.6.7.8’s Bonus Musical Performances
Tarantino Trailers


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).


Blu-ray Special Features*

The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 2
Damoe Deleted Scene
Chingon Musical Performance


DEATH PROOF

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.


Blu-ray Special Features*

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
The Guys of Death Proof
Quentin’s Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
Double Dare Trailer
Death Proof International Trailer
An International Poster Gallery
BD Live


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

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.


Blu-ray Special Features*

Extended and Alternate Scenes
Roundtable Discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Elvis Mitchell
The Making of Nation’s Pride
A Conversation with Rod Taylor
Nation’s Pride – the film within the film
The Original Inglorious Bastards
Quentin Tarantino’s Camera Angel
Film Poster Gallery Tour
Rod Taylor on Victoria Bitter
Hi Sallys
Killin’ Nazis Trivia Challenge
Trailers

I already own all of QT's films on BD except for RD, which I've yet to buy cuz of the lack of features that weren't ported over from the DVD added w/ the weak image and audio, and KB (yes...I'm still waiting for TWBA).

$119.99..ain't TOO bad but like I said..that's a weak transfer for RD. Really dig the looks on the BDs and the cover of the set...dunno wtf the rest of it looks like or what will actually hold the BDs.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

I'll post in this thread since it was up first (before the double dip post (; )

just like the Nolan set, have no interest as I already own all but 1 from this set
nice set if you are just starting your collection
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

No thanks, passing on his ego release. Would have made a world of difference had he actually released Whole Bloody Affair, and I already have all of these. And I hate all this Mondo bullshit.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

Well, fuck.

I'd love to get this for the bonus discs, but I already own Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill I and II, Rez Dogs, and Inglorious Basterds.

Not sure if it would be worth it for the two bonus discs, True Romance, Death Proof (standalone), and Jackie Brown. Nice covert art, too. The price isn't too bad, though. It's Lions Gate, so it will hopefully be nicely discounted.

Damn, I hate this shit... but still I also own most of this stuff and I really hate it when they repackage a bunch of existing content with a new carrot dangling in front of it.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

I don't have any of QT's stuff on BD, so this will be a nice start.
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I like how it's described as "contains eight films chosen by Tarantino" when the man hasn't solely written or directed any other films than these 8 to date.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

Wahlers, he didn't direct True Romance and it features nothing from Four Rooms.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

actually....True Romance is Tony Scott's. So if you count KB as two films...he's directed 7 in this set. 8 if you count Django Unchained.

EDIT: Donnacha beat me to it.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

I already have most of these, so that's a pass for me. Not a fan of the Mondo art either.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

Why include True Romance but not NBK? tsk tsk...

Still... I already own most of these. Since there's no TWBA, I can safely skip this one.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

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Why include True Romance but not NBK? tsk tsk...

Still... I already own most of these. Since there's no TWBA, I can safely skip this one.
Why would they include NBK? His script was so extensively re-written by Oliver Stone, QT disowned it.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
I already own most of these. Since there's no TWBA, I can safely skip this one.
This.
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Why would they include NBK? His script was so extensively re-written by Oliver Stone, QT disowned it.
I guess I always still considered it his story, even though it was altered. He's still credited for it. I figured the set would include both or neither one...

No matter. That's not what's stopping me from buying the set.
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Re: Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection (11/20/12)

I own all of Tarantino's flicks on DVD but only Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill I & II on Blu-ray. Assuming all the special features are the same as the stand alone releases I'll just stick with collecting those.

Do those 2 bonus discs only contain: Critic's Corner: The films of Quentin Tarantino and 20 Years of Filmmaking? That doesn't seem like very much for 2 discs.
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Fuckers...I have all of Tarantino's films on Blu-ray as is except for the stand alone release of Death Proof, but I may be picking this up if the price is low enough. I like the cover art and would like to own the additional bonus footage.
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Perfect opportunity to release The Whole Bloody Affair: missed.

Am I the only one who finds it strange that only half of Grindhouse (Death Proof) is in this? I know he had nothing to do with Planet Terror, but they're meant to be watched back-to-back.

Anyways... I already have ALL these movies on Blu-ray and there's no significant value past the bonus discs (which look like they could've fit on one BD). So I pass.

Anyone know who did the coverart for Mondo? That's pretty sweet. Looks kinda like Rhys Cooper.
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Fuckers...I have all of Tarantino's films on Blu-ray as is except for the stand alone release of Death Proof, but I may be picking this up if the price is low enough. I like the cover art and would like to own the additional bonus footage.
Same here, but I won't be picking this up. Way to screw-over the diehard fans. If all the movies were new editions, I'd be in, but the same versions I already own? No thanks.
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I'm a capitalist at heart, so I will pick up a couple of these sets to sell right back to the Mondo fans at ridiculous prices.
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I've already got Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglourious Basterds, and True Romance on Blu-Ray. I have Death Proof in the 3-Disc Best Buy Steelbook on DVD, and I have Grindhouse on Blu-Ray. I don't have the Kill Bill films myself, but my dad has them on DVD, so I can watch them when I please (and honestly, I've been waiting for a Whole Bloody Affair SE the whole time).

I'd like the extra bonus discs, and I do think the Mondo artwork is cool, but it's not enough for me to double dip on the films I already own. If Reservoir Dogs had a new edition (one that carried over ALL the extras from the previous two DVDs, for starters), or if they had included The Whole Bloody Affair, then I probably would have bit.
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Do those 2 bonus discs only contain: Critic's Corner: The films of Quentin Tarantino and 20 Years of Filmmaking? That doesn't seem like very much for 2 discs.
Press release mentions that the two discs are five hours worth of content; if presented in HD, I could see that being spread out over two discs.
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Perfect opportunity to release The Whole Bloody Affair: missed.

Am I the only one who finds it strange that only half of Grindhouse (Death Proof) is in this? I know he had nothing to do with Planet Terror, but they're meant to be watched back-to-back.

Anyways... I already have ALL these movies on Blu-ray and there's no significant value past the bonus discs (which look like they could've fit on one BD). So I pass.

Anyone know who did the coverart for Mondo? That's pretty sweet. Looks kinda like Rhys Cooper.
Yep. I already own them all and I'm pretty happy with them. Also, this will already be outdated in less than a year when Django Unchained is released.
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Thanks for posting--this looks great.
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I like how it's described as "contains eight films chosen by Tarantino" when the man hasn't solely written or directed any other films than these 8 to date.
This is all of the movies he's written or directed with the exception of Natural Born Killers (which he wasn't entirely satisfied with), From Dusk Till Dawn (credited with the script, though I suspect he might directed half of the movie), and Four Rooms (he is responsible for one of the four segments).
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This is all of the movies he's written or directed with the exception of Natural Born Killers (which he wasn't entirely satisfied with), From Dusk Till Dawn (credited with the script, though I suspect he might directed half of the movie), and Four Rooms (he is responsible for one of the four segments).
FDTD is now an Echo Bridge title now, right? They probably didn't want to have to deal with negotiating with ANOTHER studio. They've already got Disney(Touchstone/Miramax), Universal, Warners, AND Image in this boxset.

4 studios in a box, gotta be a record, right? Anyone?

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