Event Cinemas George Street hosted the black carpet and exclusive 70mm Roadshow premiere screening in Sydney of The Hateful Eight on Jan. 13, 2016, complete with a 12-minute intermission, programs and popcorn.
An enthusiastic Quentin Tarantino told the audience that any chill they may feel in the cinema wasn't from the air conditioning.
"This movie is cold," he said, referencing its dark tone and its white-and-windy snowscapes, which he added made the film just perfect for viewing in Australia's hot summertime. "But if you feel it getting colder, it's not just the snow," he said with a grin. "It's just good filmmaking."
Tarantino then introduced stars Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson to warm applause. Russell said he had not been in Australia "for 20 years, but it's always nice to be back."
Social media-savvy Jackson took a selfie with the audience for Instagram before speaking. "Hello Sydney!" Jackson said. "Let me offer you the first 'motherf---er' of the evening, because there will be a lot."
A bonus for fans — Tarantino, Russell and Jackson stayed to watch with the audience. In the carousel below are some photos Matt and I took from the carpet.
Below are the front and the back of the program provided at the screening:
Here is how WHO used the image of Jackson on social media, plus a photo of Tarantino also taken on the carpet:
But the actor I wish came to Sydney: Walter Goggins. I love his portrayal of Boyd Crowder from Justified (see this still from the show). In Hateful, Goggins provides electricity, unpredictability, humour and menace as Chris Mannix, the maybe-sherriff of Red Rock.