Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill: Volume 1', 'Volume 2', 'Jackie Brown' to be re-released by Lionsgate

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’, ‘Volume 2’, ‘Jackie Brown’ to be re-released by Lionsgate

Lionsgate is back in business with Quentin Tarantino.

The Hollywood studio announced on Thursday that it has acquired the distribution rights to three of its classic films, Kill Bill: Volume I AND II AND Jackie Brown.

In addition to re-releases of those iconic titles, Lionsgate will be partnering with Tarantino to celebrate Kill Bill20th anniversary later this year with a new remastered 4K edition. The studio has longstanding ties to the director behind some of the most classic films of the past three decades, pulp Fiction AND Once upon a time in Hollywood between them.

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“Starting with Hyenasa favorite of Lionsgate libraries for nearly 20 years, we have expanded what is now Hollywood’s largest portfolio of Tarantino films to include Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight AND Proof of death in addition to the films we just rounded up,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts on a call Thursday following the release of his company’s fourth-quarter earnings.

“It was a real coup for us to get the three Quentin Tarantino films. We have eight, which gives our library a very unique situation in Hollywood. And we’re going to take advantage of that,” Jim Packer, president of worldwide TV and digital distribution at Lionsgate, told analysts, in his take on the three-film distribution deal.

Tarantino is now preparing The film critic, the name of the script that the director wrote and will direct this fall. Timeline details are being kept under wraps, but the film is believed to be set in late 1970s Los Angeles, with a female lead at the center.

Tarantino still hasn’t found a studio partner for his 10th film, which could put Lionsgate in line to take on that role.