Did you catch Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood? The film released earlier this year in July. It was the auteur’s ninth film in his career. According the the man himself it was his most personal film he’s made yet. I’d have to agree with him. It dealt with lots of issues and challenges that filmmakers and artists face deeper in their careers.
It follows the multiple paths of: Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie), Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), and Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt). Hollywood and the world is changing around Dalton and Booth, and they have to maneuver their way in the new Hollywood world. Sharon Tate is a fledgling actress trying to find her way in the industry. There’s also something more sinister at work in an old ranch film studio involving the Manson clan. Yes, that Charles Manson. In addition to the three stars of the film, the cast is massive and intricate. Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Margaret Qualley, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, and many more.
The film was the highest box office draw for Tarantino in his career and it’s easy to see why. The film is a magnet for movie lovers, 60’s lovers, and people interested in the Manson murders. That’s why it’s so exciting that the film is coming out on Blu-Ray later this year. December 10th to be exact.
What Goes In the Blu-Ray?
If you’ve never bought a Tarantino Blu-Ray before, first off, what’s wrong with you? The director/writer loves to give his films all the extras, behind the scenes, and anything else they could need to be that much better on home video. For those out there that want more than just extras on a disc, there’ll be a special collector’s edition of the film also. This edition comes complete with the film in brilliant 4K, a 7″ vinyl record with two of the soundtracks best songs, a vintage replica poster of Rick Dalton’s Operazion Dyn-o-mite, and finally a recreation poster of the MAD Magazine cover of Rick Dalton’s Bounty Law parody, Lousy Law.
The 4K Blu-Ray edition comes packed with over TWENTY minutes of extra or extended scenes. It also includes five behind the scenes featurettes, Quentin Tarantino’s Love Letter to Hollywood, Bob Richardson — For the Love of Film, Shop Talk — The Cars of 1969, Restoring Hollywood — The Production Design of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and finally, The Fashion of 1969.
In addition to the normal 4K Blu-Ray edition, Target, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy will have retailer exclusive special editions with different packaging, and other goodies.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Is Worth Your Time
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was one of the year’s best films (I’ll debate myself whether it’s the best, or if Ready or Not takes that spot). You owe it to yourself as a movie fan to watch this film more than once. So when the Blu-Ray comes out on December 10th, I know I’ll be re-watching and trying to see if it’s Tarantino’s true masterpiece or not.
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