Three Quentin Tarantino Screenplays Get a Grand Paperback Release in 2016

Amid all The Hateful Eight chatter, a tiny bit of news almost got lost and buried. Three Quentin Tarantino Screenplays, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Django Unchained, will get a marvelous paperback re-release on July 2nd this year. Grand Central Publishing, who also released The Hateful Eight this year, with a foreword by Elvis Mitchell, will release three of these classic Tarantino screenplays, but with a twist, so definitely worth the purchase, even though you might already have some old paperback or a downloaded copy of them. Update: We tried to reach out to the publisher to find out more, but did not receive a proper response so we don’t know if those are in fact shipping today or if they will be delayed again.

Update: For some reason this went nowhere. We currently have no idea when this will go ahead, but it seems like the release of these paperbacks is not happening anytime soon. Bummer.

Pulp Fiction gets a very special treatment. This paperback features the never-before-seen handwritten first draft of the screenplay, with scenes different from the film, an introduction by a film scholar and a brand new foreword by Quentin Tarantino.

Not many people know that Tarantino handwrites the first draft of his screenplays in his distinctive scrawl (see the title and chapter cards in Inglorious Basterds). He recently unearthed the first draft of this, his most iconic screenplay, and decided to publish it to show fans where it all began. PULP FICTION follows the intertwining lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of bandits in four tales of violence and redemption. With new cover art envisioned by Tarantino, PULP FICTION, along with Kill Bill, and Django Unchained, will be designed to look great as a stand-alone, but also to coordinate as a complete collector’s set for the Tarantino fan.

Kill Bill arrives in print for the first time this way, with different scenes than in the movie, an introduction by a film scholar and a foreword written by Quentin Tarantino.

In this epic, novel-esque sceenplay that was split into two films by the studio, a woman known only as The Bride awakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now, she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her-a team she was once part of. With new cover art envisioned by Tarantino himself, KILL BILL, along with Django Unchained, and Pulp Fiction, will be designed to look great as a stand-alone, but also to coordinate as a complete collector’s set for the Tarantino fan.

  • Release date: July 2nd, 2016
  • Pre-order now: From Amazon.com (paperback or kindle)

Django Unchained also arrives in print for the first time, with scenes that didn’t make the final cut, an introduction by a film scholar, and a foreword written by Quentin Tarantino.

In Tarantino’s most recent film, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner with the help of a German bounty hunter-a role that won Christoph Waltz an Academy Award. With new cover art envisioned by Tarantino himself, DJANGO UNCHAINED, along with Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction, will be designed to look great as a stand-alone, but also to coordinate as a complete collector’s set for the Tarantino fan.

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Sebastian H

Sebastian H

Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives. He lives in Berlin. He also runs the SWDb and GCDb, Furiouscinema.com, robert-rodriguez.info and nischenkino.de

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1 Response

  1. Kazushi says:

    Hi, looks like they will be released on 19th July according to the website of the publisher (btw. there’s only an ebook listed, not a paperback) -> http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/search/?q=tarantino