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"The Hateful Eight" 7OMM Road Show Gala premiere in Berlin Tuesday, 26. January 2016

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Written by: Gerhard Witte, in70mm.com reporter, Berlin Date: 27.01.2016
"The Hateful Eight" 7OMM Road Show Gala premiered at the Zoo Palast in Berlin (Germany) Tuesday 26. January 2016. Gerhard Witte, local in70mm.com reporter was on the spot to take the pictures. A concentrated Quentin Tarantino signing autographs for his fans in Germany. Image by Gerhard Witte

• Go to "The Hateful Eight" 7OMM Roadshow Gala premiere in Berlin Tuesday 26. January 2016

I didn't attend the German Gala Premiere at around 8 pm, but I was curious to see what there would happen in front of the cinema and, of course, throwing a look at the premiere guests – especially at the announced Quentin Tarantino. Berlin's blood-red illuminated "Zoo-Palast" looked in the darkness like a sparkling diamond.

There were, of course, many onlookers and everything had been well prepared. Of course were there fencings between the invited guests, the numerous press people with their partly big cameras and the interested people from the street like me. It was often not easy for me to push my way through the jostling crowd – especially, when stars like Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell (John Ruth "The Hangman") and perhaps, I unfortunately didn't notice it, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Daisy Domergue "The Prisoner") came to the fencing in order to enjoy onlookers with their signatures. Tarantino took himself a lot of time for that. TV and radio were on spot and reporters interviewed the stars.

Here a new YouTube clip showing all in front of the cinema's impressive curtain interviewed by Steven Gätjen, and another clip about the Berlin premiere.
 
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Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70

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• Go to "The Hateful Eight" 7OMM Roadshow Gala premiere in Berlin Tuesday 26. January 2016

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"The Hateful Eight" – a German poster of Quentin Tarantino's 8th movie. Experience it in stunning 70mm format.

On Saturday (30.01.2016), I watched the movie at the 12 noon performance (see the four additionally inserted photos taken by me in the gallery). There was even distributed an attractive 16-page colorful souvenir brochure, all translated into German language. Prior to the main feature, the cinemagoers were informed via a slide projection about the 12-minute intermission (No. 29 in the gallery). Apart from some short slight image flickering at the movie's beginning, the screening was good, masked in a correct aspect ratio. The sound convinced – the blizzard outside Minnie's Haberdashery, an inn in the mountains and a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass, filled the whole auditorium (I shivered a little bit). It was great to enjoy the movie with an OVERTURE and an INTERMISSION – a roadshow feeling. You could see a CINERAMA logo at the beginning of the movie, which is a nice reminder of earlier times.

In my mind's eye, real CINERAMA was only the 3-strip (3 x 35mm) projection onto the deeply curved (mostly louvered) screens also with its impressive magnetic SEP MAG 7- Channel Surround Sound. By 1963, American major film studios agreed that 3-strip CINERAMA was too complicated (filming and projection, the problem with the seams – a highly technical job), too personnel-intensive and, of course, also too expensive. Then came Stanley Kramer's epic comedy "It´s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (USA, 1963), shot in single lens Ultra Panavison-70 film format. It was presented "in 70mm CINERAMA" projected with a special CINERAMA lens in order to compensate for the distortions caused by the new single-lens projection process to the right and left side of the deeply curved screens and with its 6-Channel Magnetic Surround Sound on the film. At the time, there were also produced some CINERAMA rectified prints.
 
I admire Quentin Tarantino for his dedication and courage that he had shot the movie in Ultra Panavision-70 and that he is also presenting it worldwide as a 70mm Roadshow Event. A thank you for that, and also thanks to Berlin's "Zoo-Palast" for retaining and practicing the analogue 70mm projection technology, the Weinstein Company (an independent American film studio) for the movie's distribution in the USA and Universum Film in Germany.

…and apologies for the partly blurred images. I am unfortunately no expert in the field of photography. I added them anyway because I wanted to give an impression of the event's atmosphere. In the OVERTURE image (No. 30) you can also see the cinema's rising balloon curtain shortly before the music's end.
 
 
   
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