I must admit, I used to not like Quentin Tarantino’s movies. Too violent, too intense, too bloody, too in-your-face.
But then I learned to embrace the whole Tarantino vibe, because if I didn’t, I’d be missing out on a major force in the film industry. That’s who he is. That’s what his movies are. And with all the intense stuff, the characters are still front and center, like the Big Kahuna Burger scene from Pulp Fiction. All his films are a celebration of super-dark, super-edgy filmmaking.
If you’re new to Tarantino, start with Pulp Fiction, then move on to Reservoir Dogs. Just give him a chance, that’s all I ask. And if you’re already a Quentin Tarantino fan — which means you’re a serious film lover — the must-have release of the year is coming to blu-ray on Nov. 20, 2012.
Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds.
The 10-disc set includes 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. More specifically…
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.
The master of grindhouse cinema shows no signs of slowing down, as his much-anticipated film Django Unchained hits theaters Dec. 25, 2012. It stars Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter who sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Here’s the trailer. Prepare yourself for guns, whips and explosions:
The Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $119.99 (though it’s available on Amazon right now for $83.97, so hop over there and pre-order it). The set also features original artwork designed and illustrated by MONDO (www.mondotees.com).
Update: Here’s a peek at the inside artwork, created by Mondo artist Ken Taylor. Cool, huh?