Celebrating two decades in Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking career, Miramax, NCM Fathom and IGN have teamed up to present two of his most acclaimed works, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, each hitting theaters for only one night this December.
The “Tarantino XX: Reservoir Dogs 20th Anniversary Event” is slated to hit select movie theaters nationwide on December 4th with “Tarantino XX: Pulp Fiction” following two days later on December 6th. Each cinema event will include a special feature showcasing Tarantino’s 20-year career and a selection of hand-picked movie trailers from films that inspired him as a filmmaker.
“There is no doubt that Quentin Tarantino’s writing and directorial style has reinvented filmmaking as we know it,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Join Vincent, Jules, Marsellus Wallace, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blonde and the rest of his infamous characters as they return to the big screen in this special two-night Fathom event.”
Reservoir Dogs was originally released on October 23, 1992, and was named the “Greatest Independent Film Ever Made” by Empire Magazine. It was Tarantino’s directorial debut, which assembles four perfect strangers to pull off the perfect crime. But, when their botched robbery reveals a police informant among them, their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (1992) and awarded the International Critics Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (1992).
Two years after his groundbreaking debut, Tarantino released Pulp Fiction, which was hailed by critics and audiences worldwide as a film that redefined cinema. Recognized as one of AFI’s “Top 100 Films of the Last 100 Years,” it was set in the basking sun of L.A., and followed a burger-loving hit man (John Travolta), his philosophical partner (Samuel L. Jackson), a drug-addled gangster’s moll (Uma Thurman), and a washed-up boxer (Bruce Willis), as their four tales converge in a story of violence and redemption. It was honored with an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (1994) and earned seven total nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Additionally, Miramax and Lionsgate will release the “Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection” on Blu-ray November 20. The set contains eight films personally selected by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, plus two extra discs packed with over seven hours of exclusive, never-before-seen interviews and special features.