Quentin Tarantino Would Like To Release A ‘Django Unchained’ TV Miniseries

Quentin Tarantino

Cannes has been under way for several days now, and as anticipated a flurry of exciting and bizarre headlines have begun to emerge. One of the most interesting, at least as far as cult film fans are concerned, involves a special announcement made by none other than Quentin Tarantino a few short nights ago.

While addressing a room of press and fans, Tarantino expressed a desire to transform Django Unchained into a four-hour, four-part TV miniseries. To accomplish this, the director would take the current film and insert footage originally left on the cutting room floor. “I have about 90 minutes worth of material with Django,” he told the crowd. “It hasn’t been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained. But I wouldn’t show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part mini-series. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter.”

Many in the press are reporting that Tarantino is expressly referring to networks like HBO, Starz, and Showtime, but I do not see why Netflix or even Amazon would not jump at a chance to claim exclusive rights to the Django Unchained Tarantino always wanted to release. I know if I had the option I would prefer a digital platform for this series. Others might not want to experiences all four hours, but there will certainly be those who do (myself included).

The theatrical cut of Django Unchained is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD.

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