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Quentin Tarantino Wants to Release 'Django Unchained' Unused Footage as Miniseries

May 23, 2014 (6:26 pm) GMT
The 'Inglourious Basterds' helmer says he has a fair amount of scenes that ended up on the chopping block and wants to release them on TV instead of theaters.
Quentin Tarantino Wants to Release 'Django Unchained' Unused Footage as Miniseries

expresses his desire to release a director's cut of his Oscar-winning movie "" on TV. There are deleted scenes clocked in at one hour and a half, and he wants to release it as a miniseries. The theatrical version is 165-minute long.

"I have about 90 minutes worth of material with Django. It hasn't been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of 'Django Unchained'," the director said at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 23. "But I wouldn't show it like a four hour movie."

He elaborated, "I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter. We'd use all the material I have and it wouldn't be an endurance test. It would be a mini-series. And people love those."

"You show people a four-hour movie and they roll their eyes. Show people a four-part mini-series and they'll sit and watch it all in one sitting."

Tarantino also talked about his other project, "". He said he had "calmed down a bit" from the shock of finding that his script leaked a few months ago. "The knife in the back wound is starting to scab," he said. "I'm in no hurry [to release the film]. Maybe I'll shoot it, maybe I'll publish it, maybe I'll do it on stage. Maybe all three."

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