Lionsgate and Miramax, two of the major film studios in Hollywood (possibly the world), are planning on a collaborative project to honor a highly-acclaimed director. The two film studios are in the process of developing a boxed set of Quentin Tarantino’s filmography to be released in Blu-ray before the end of the year. The boxed set will include eight of Tarantino’s films and throw in two additional discs’ worth of extra features, which is about five hours worth.
Titled “Tarantino XX”, the Blu-ray boxed set contains films chosen by the famed and often controversial director himself. The films to be included in the boxed set are the famed Tarantino’s most popular and definitive films, an illustration of his accomplishments and contributions to the industry in the first 20 years of his venture. Definitive titles that film buffs and regular moviegoers have long since enjoyed, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, the two Kill Bills, and Inglorious Basterds are definite shoe-ins for the collection. True Romance and Death Proof round out the number of films to make eight feature ones.
For the five hours of extra features, a critical retrospection of Tarantino’s films is included along with a feature title called “20 Years of Filmmaking.” The feature contains a number of interviews involving critics, actors, and filmmakers familiar with Tarantino’s work. For a touch of poignancy, there’s a tribute to Sally Menke, Tarantino’s late editor. The Blu-ray boxed set, for many of those familiar with Quentin Tarantino’s work, is also a celebration of his many famed collaborations. A revisit of the films in the collection will recall the influential contributions of Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, and Steve Buscemi among many others.
The Blu-ray boxed collection is scheduled to be released by November 20 and will retail for the price of $119.99. The set will come in collectible packaging with original artwork illustrated by MONDO. The boxed set’s release coincides with the twentieth anniversary of Reservoir Dogs, which, incidentally, is just a month before the theater release of another Tarantino film, Django Unchained. For Tarantino fans and admirers, the Blu-ray boxed set from Lionsgate and Miramax would make a nice present sitting under the Christmas tree, waiting to be unwrapped.