Foxtel Movies Celebrates Quentin Tarantino
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Academy Award winner, Quentin Tarantino’s latest release Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is in cinemas this month and to celebrate, Foxtel On Demand and Foxtel Masterpiece Movies is showcasing an assortment of Tarantino’s work streaming On Demand throughout August.
The “Quentin Tarantino Spotlight” On Demand collection features the acclaimed Director’s greatest hits all characteristic of Tarantino’s renowned, distinctive style and original film-making including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol 2, Inglourious Basterds, and From Dusk Till Dawn.
The ultra-violent, unusually-chatty heist movie Reservoir Dogs (1992, MA15+) stars Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. Shot in 35 days for just US$1.2 million, the movie introduced the auteur’s trademark blend of comedy, savagery and whip-smart dialogue.
Pulp Fiction (1994, MA15+) is widely regarded as one of the most influential movies of the 1990s. Tarantino’s deliciously dark tale interweaves the story of hitmen Vincent and Jules (John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson, respectively) with that of gangster wife Mia (Uma Thurman), former boxer Butch (Bruce Willis) and nervous armed robbers Pumpkin (Tim Roth) and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer).
Jackie Brown (1997, MA15+) is another of Tarantino’s masterpiece movies with real life, relatable and grounded characters, and compelling dialogue. Set in the 1970s, Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is an ageing air hostess who smuggles money for gun runner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). The movie also stars Hollywood heavyweights Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert de Niro and Chris Tucker.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003, MA15+) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004, MA15+) gave Tarantino an opportunity to show off his action directing chops. Both movies star Uma Thurman as a former assassin who – after awakening from a four-year coma – wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins (Lucy Liu and Daryl Hannah) who betrayed her, including their leader Bill (David Carradine).
Inglourious Basterds (2009, MA15+) is a World War II movie starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender and Eli Roth. It tells the fictional alternate history of the unwitting convergence of two independent plots to assassinate Hitler, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor, and the other by a team of Jewish-American soldiers.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996, MA15+) written by Quentin Tarantino is also included in the Foxtel On Demand collection. The American supernatural crime-horror movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez, and stars George Clooney as Seth Gecko, and Quentin Tarantino as his psychotic murderous brother Richie Gecko, alongside Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Salma Hayek.
All these Movies are available to stream for Foxtel Movies subscribers with all titles On Demand via internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on devices with Foxtel Go, and via Foxtel Now. The iQ4 is Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set top box, designed with smarter features to make finding and streaming your Foxtel favourites easier than ever, while also delivering Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel to subscribers with a compatible 4K TV.