Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Component Complicates Hateful Eight Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Component Complicates Hateful Eight Deals

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EXCLUSIVE: Some deals on The Hateful Eight held up by home entertainment strategy, say sources.

The Weinstein Company's Quentin Tarantino western The Hateful Eight has been the talk of the AFM all week.

Exciting cast additions, a script confined to TWC's office, a Tarantino presentation and lofty asking prices have been followed by a number of bidding wars, with some distributors reportedly prepared to pay double digit MGs for the rights to Tarantino's eighth film.

In a stunt Tarantino himself might have welcomed, one company even offered TWC a vial of its blood as a symbol of being prepared to give 'their last drop' for the film.

Other buyers have found themselves caught in holding patterns, which have made commitment to other acquisitions more difficult.

So where are the deals?

Multiple sources have told Screen that TWC is looking to get 'creative' in its packaging of deals with some home entertainment rights potentially being held back from distributors and TWC mulling cutting home entertainment deals directly with Netflix. …

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