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Lionsgate readies 'Tarantino XX' retrospective

Posted Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM Central
Last updated Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM Central

by John Couture

In every generation there are a few film makers that rise above their peers to define their era of film. Capra. Hitchcock. Coppola. Spielberg.

For the last 20 years, Quentin Tarantino has been elevating film making to such a degree that I wouldn't even hesitate to include him in this rare group. Lionsgate and Miramax apparently agree with me.

The two studios are combining forces to release Tarantino XX, an 8-film retrospective that will highlight Tarantino's career stretching from his first film Reservoir Dogs to 2009's Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino himself selected the films that will be included in the collection and I think everyone will agree that it's a pretty good representation of his work.

The films included are Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino wrote all of the films and directed all of them except True Romance which was directed by the late Tony Scott.

Also included in the 10 disc Blu-ray collection are two discs with all new special features specifically created for this set. The new features clock in at over five hours and include:

  • 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 special collection also includes collectible artwork created by MONDO. The art can be seen below.

The collection will be available on November 20 for a suggested retail price of $119.99. Quentin Tarantino's latest film Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day.