Quentin Tarantino says he ‘will never work with Disney’ after cinema dispute

Director claims Disney bosses forced famed LA theatre to delay 'The Hateful Eight'

Legendary director Quentin Tarantinohas struck out at Disney, following December 2015’s dispute around the delayed showing of The Hateful Eight in an LA cinema.

The director – known for his graphic, comic-book esque style of film making – alleged that Disney bosses had ‘forced’ staff at the famous Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles to continue showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, rather than screening Tarantino’s latest western movie in 70mm, which was released a week later in the US on December 22 2015.

In a report by Deadline in December 2015, Tarantino hit out Disney on The Howard Stern show, saying that the company are “engaging in extortionist practices against us… They’re coming out to destroy us, to grind us into the gravel”. You can watch the interview in the video below.

Now, in another interview with Confidenti@l on Tuesday (23 February), when questioned about healing the rift with Disney, he responded “No, they f**ked me over… I would never work (with Disney) in any way, shape or form after what they did to me” according to New York Post“>The New York Daily News.

“They f**ked me over and I made them a lot of money for Pulp Fiction, and that really is a bad way to treat a former employee who has worked very well for them” he added, referring to the 1994 film’s production house Miramax, which Disney owned at the time of the film’s release.

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Last month (January) Kurt Russell dismissed suggestions that Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight is misogynistic.

The epic western’s main female character, Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Daisy Domergue, receives brutal treatment at the hands of Russell’s character, John Ruth a.k.a. The Hangman, who frequently punches her in the face.

Responding to suggestions that this violence is misogynistic, Russell told News Corp Australia Network: “When people say that, they reveal themselves.”

Continuing, Russell explained that his character in the film treats all prisoners equally regardless of age, gender or anything else. Summing up John Ruth’s mentality, Russell said: “You step outside that box, I’m going to beat the shit out of you – I don’t care if you’re a five year old kid, I’ve got a license here that says I can kill you. Forget misogyny, I can murder you. You have no rights, nothing.”

He also suggested that it would have been sexist for Jhn Ruth not to treat Daisy the same as other prisoners, saying: “If you don’t treat that woman (the same) — who in this case is every bit deserving of it — what are you, a sexist? You don’t think women are equal to men?”

Tarantino earned no Oscar nominations for his work on The Hateful Eight, but the film received nods in three other categories: Best Cinematography, Best Original Score for Ennio Morricone and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh.