The 70mm format is one that hasn’t been seen in theaters for over four decades. In their quest to fully recreate the classic moviegoing experience for the release of “Hateful Eight,” Tarantino and The Weinstein Company spent over 18 months planning and researching how to resurrect the technology. The process was more than simply recreating the necessary equipment — bringing back the format also required special training for the projectionists showing the movie.
Now that the hard work has been done, Warner Bros.and other studios are considering special screenings of a number of movies, including re-issues of classic 70mm films, like “Lawrence of Arabia.”
“I think a lot of people are entertaining [the idea of a 70mm release],” says “Hateful Eight” producer Shannon McIntosh. Now that theaters have begun preparing for that film’s 70mm release, he explained, “it becomes a no-brainer” to consider it for other movies.
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