Tarantino hates Netflix, still uses VHS

Cult director likes tangible goods, even analog tape.

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Published Sun, Sep 27 2015 10:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

For a director who boasts his own in-home 35mm cinema and has led the campaign to keep film alive, along with crusading a 70mm release for his upcoming feature 'The Hateful Eight', you'd think Quentin Tarantino would insist on only experiencing films in the absolute best quality possible. So it's more than a bit of a surprise that he's still using ancient VHS technology.

Tarantino hates Netflix, still uses VHS | TweakTown.com

In an excerpt from Tom Roston's upcoming book 'I Lost it at The Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a Vanished Era', explains his reasoning "I have the videos from Video Archives. They went out of business, and I bought their inventory. Probably close to eight thousand tapes and DVDs. I have a bunch of DVDs and a bunch of videos, and I still tape movies off of television on video so I can keep my collection going." Tarantino continues with the admission he also doesn't dig non-physical formats. "I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can't watch a movie on a laptop. I don't use Netflix at all. I don't have any sort of delivery system.

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Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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