In 1992, Quentin Tarantino‘s Reservoir Dogs hit Sundance like a ton of bricks. Though it didn’t win the main prize, it was easily the most buzzed about film at the festival. The film hit theaters October 23, 1992, and for the last twenty years cinema has been under the influence of the king dork. To celebrate his reign, there’s now a Blu-ray box set of eight of his movie that’s due out November 20. called Tarantino XX.
The Set includes Dogs, his scripted True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, both Kill Bill movies, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. The set also comes with two bonus discs and artwork by Mondo (as pictured above). Noticeably not included: The full cut of Grindhouse, From Dusk til Dawn, and Natural Born Killers, the latter two he scripted. Also not included: Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, the four hour version of the movie.
As Tarantino has walked away from most supplements, it wouldn’t surprise us if he wasn’t involved in this set in any meaningful way, and the two bonus discs are described like this:
two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics’ retrospective on Tarantino’s groundbreaking catalog of films and “20 Years of Filmmaking” that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.
Having watched the critic’s roundtable on the releases of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, none of this sounds that exciting, and often when they get other people to talk about a movie, it’s usually a hodge-podge of available talents who recently had to sit down for another film’s supplements, instead of talking meaningfully to people who have been influenced by the filmmaker. It’s cool that they’ve done this, but there’s no evidence that it’s worth selling off your old discs to get it. Perhaps when full specs are revealed, there might be a something that makes it worth it.
Will you buy Tarantino XX?