Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino arrives at The Weinstein Company & Netflix Golden Globe After Party in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” opened in Australian cinemas on Thursday. The cult Hollywood filmmaker Tarantino, while walking the red carpet for the film’s Sydney premiere, said that this movie is by far his best script yet and will stand the test of time. The film is set in the period after the American Civil War. Tarantino movies regular Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell also walked the red carpet ahead of the premiere. Academy Award-winning director Tarantino has already received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography.

Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is the seventh film to have Samuel L. Jackson. While the popular actor has made it his new favourite film, Kurt Russell said that he would never let go of an opportunity to star in a Tarantino film. When the movie hits the screens on Thursday, Tarantino fans are expected to throng the theatres as it’s a 70mm release for a limited time, which is a major drawcard, reports The West Australian.

Tarantino’s latest offering, “The Hateful Eight,” is arguably the most brutal of his films, writes New Zealand Herald. The movie, as the name suggests, is about eight survivors of a society that have been cut asunder, who are holed up in a log cabin during a blizzard. They argue who started the apocalypse and whose fault it is. The film is set in post-Civil War Wyoming. When asked to comment on the movie, Tarantino one can think of it as a horror, mystery or a Western movie.

“I like to look at it more like your first post-apocalyptic movie which could be set in a post-apocalyptic world or an Australian wasteland ... But in this case, the apocalypse is The Civil War,” Tarantino added.

The director also had a lot to say about his Chinese fans and the strict censorship regulation prevailing there. China will be overtaking the US to become the largest film market. However, it allows only 34 foreign films to be released annually.

Tarantino told ABC that his previous film “Django Unchained” was pulled from the cinemas and re-released with a three minute scene cut, never made any money in Chinese market. Nevertheless, people saw it as Chinese bootleggers illegally distributed his films to get around the strict censorship laws.

“I have a lot of Chinese fans who buy my movies on the street and watch them and I'm OK with it. I'm not OK with it in other places, but if the Government's going to censor me then I want the people to see it in any way they can,” Tarantino added.