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The Hateful Eight in London at The Odeon Leicester Square

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Written by: Mark Lyndon, London, assisted on the tech side by Ben Wales, London Date: 16.01.2016
Majestic OLS black marble facade from 1937 with Large-Format 7OMM poster display - the largest in the UK as far as we know. Image by Ben Wales

Make no mistake, this is a landmark in the history of the cinema, so much so that it has taken two correspondents to cover an event of this magnitude. All credit to Odeon, the film exhibitor that has dominated the British film going scene since the thirties of the last century. Odeon have risen magnificently to the challenge of catering to record breaking demand to see a film which is the talk of the town. We have never seen such massive crowds in Leicester Square, all determined to secure a seat to witness the must see film of the year, if not the century so far.

The buzz and excitement around "The Hateful Eight" is electric and on the technical side, it takes the best projection team in town to pull off a flawless presentation time after time. Michael Mannix, who by an odd coincidence shares his surname with a leading character in "The Hateful Eight" and his colleague Gordon .........were tasked with presenting the only print in the UK. Nothing was left to chance. A 4K Digital Cinema Package was running simultaneously alongside the 70mm UP print as back up to Tarantino and 70mm fans, who are legion. The Christie Digital Projector was like the proverbial scout, always prepared. The 70mm UP print was the only one in the country, it even had it's own security guard. More than that, we cannot reveal.
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Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70

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"Sold Out 14:45" sign at the OLS. Indeed 7OMM is as popular as ever. Image by Mark Lyndon

Just look at the lines at the box office. Everyone loves and admires the Phillips DP70, or Dollar Princess as it was affectionately known by generations of admirers and projectionists. However, my lords, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Queen! Queen Victoria 8. To crown her glory, Hyperion Development, a US based, specialist manufacturer of custom built lenses, provided the H88 Anamorphic Lens, a very high precision piece of equipment and the only one in the UK. The resulting image, skilfully projected onto the screen of the flagship Cinema of London, The Odeon Leicester Square; was simply stunning. Detail and definition, crispness and clarity, vibrancy of colour and shade, that no Digital Cinema Package could hope to equal.

Tarantino's long and hard fought battle to present "The Hateful Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70 to appreciative audiences around the world has been fully and triumphantly vindicated. He has fought the good fight, and he has won.

Key Technical Hate Details by Ben Wales

Two 7OMM time code readers. Image by Ben Wales

Cinemaccancia Victoria 8 35/70mm Projector
Xenon Lamp 4500kw
Platter: 35/70mm Christie AW3
Sound: Twin 70mm DATASAT Reader Head on Projector
Processor: Twin DTS XD10 Media Player with one serves as back up for all screenings
Projection lens: Hypherion H88 for Ultra Panavision 70 prints
Back up: 4K DCP "Roadshow" showing BBFC and Entertainment ident before 70mm and serves as back up player
Screen width: 15m wide, wider than normal Cinemascope and 70mm screenings.

Extra Hateful Images

Box office lines outside OLS


We love the Dollar Princess, but Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Queen Victoria!

Michael Mannix Chief Projectionist with Offcut
Interesting that the leading player in H8 should be called Mannix, as well as the lead projectionist.

Interesting too, that the anamorphic lens is called H88

The Hateful Duo of London. Ben Wales (l) and Mark Lyndon (r) - as far as we know

Mark & Ben in Minnie's Haberdashery. Spoiler alert, we can't recommend the coffee...

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