Celebrating Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking career spanning two decades, Miramax, NCM Fathom and IGN present two of his most acclaimed works – Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction – each in theaters for only one night this coming December. Tarantino XX: Reservoir Dogs 20th Anniversary Event will hit select movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m., and Tarantino XX: Pulp Fiction Event will follow two days later on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. 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. The events will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in more than 625 movie theaters across the country.
Released on Oct. 23, 1992, Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut assembles four 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. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival and awarded the International Critics Award at the Toronto International Film Festival that same year, Reservoir Dogs is raw, violent and unforgettable.
Two years after his groundbreaking debut, Tarantino released Pulp Fiction. Recognized as one of AFI’s “Top 100 Films of the Last 100 Years,” Pulp Fiction, set in the basking sun of Los Angeles, follows a burger-loving hit man (John Travolta), his philosophical partner (Samuel L. Jackson), a drug-addled gangster’s wife (Uma Thurman) and a washed-up boxer (Bruce Willis), as their four tales converge in a story of violence and redemption. Honored with an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earning seven total nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, Pulp Fiction has been named one of the best films of all-time by Time and Entertainment Weekly.
Miramax and Lionsgate Home Entertainment will also release the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, on Blu-ray November 20, 2012. 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. The set also features striking, original artwork designed and illustrated by Mondo. Then, to top off the Tarantino goodness, the filmmaker’s newest film, Django Unchained, will be released in theaters on Christmas Day.
Check out trailers, movie posters and images from Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, below.