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Quentin Tarantino wants a 'Django Unchained' miniseries on television

Quentin Tarantino wants a 'Django Unchained' miniseries on television © The Weinstein Co. / 'Django Unchained' Quentin Tarantino wants a 'Django Unchained' miniseries on television

By Greg Gilman

Hold off on buying that "Django Unchained" Blu-ray. Quentin Tarantino says he wants to release 90 minutes of new footage in a 4-hour television miniseries.

"I have about 90 minutes worth of material with 'Django.' It hasn't been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of 'Django Unchained,'" USA Today reports Tarantino told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. "But I wouldn't show it like a four hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part mini-series. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter."

"Django Unchained," a slavery revenge tale starring Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kristoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, was a winter hit in 2012 before winning two Oscars.

Foxx played a freed slave who joins a bounty hunter (Waltz) in a quest to save his long-lost wife (Washington) from a sadistic plantation owner (DiCaprio).

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Tarantino said he prefers packaging the extra footage as a miniseries because releasing a four-hour cut of the film would "be an endurance test" for audiences.

"We'd use all the material I have and it wouldn't be an endurance test. It would be a mini-series. And people love those," Tarantino said. "People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour mini-series that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That's how I thought it could work."

Tarantino was in France to host a 20th anniversary screening of "Pulp Fiction" on Friday, and will be paying tribute to Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars" on Saturday.

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