“They are going out of their way to f—k me”: Disney’s “Extortionist Practices” Horrified Quentin Tarantino, Lost All Respect For Studio Almost Overnight

Quentin Tarantino has some bitter words for Disney.

“They are going out of their way to f—k me”: Disney’s “Extortionist Practices” Horrified Quentin Tarantino, Lost All Respect For Studio Almost Overnight


  • Quentin Tarantino is angry at Disney for stealing the spotlight from his film.
  • He revealed that ArcLight Theaters did not honor their contract with his movie.
  • The filmmaker vowed to never work with Disney forever.
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Quentin Tarantino and Disney are two of the biggest entities that helped shape the modern film culture. While they operate on different niches and are working on polar ends of the spectrum, both of them defined and revolutionized the art of cinema. It’s not difficult, though, to see why they won’t get along well.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino has acknowledged the influence of Disney in some of his works, but the veteran filmmaker still won’t forgive the studio for what they did to him. He was never a huge Disney fan, and it seems he will never be.

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Quentin Tarantino Was Furious At Disney For Stealing The Spotlight From His Film

While guesting at The Howard Stern Show in 2015, Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino expressed his displeasure at Disney as the studio seemingly dominates contemporary cinemas. He stated in the interview how the much-anticipated Star Wars film took his project’s chance to thrive:

So, we were going to play at the Cinerama Dome. We were going to open there and play there exclusively for two weeks, and Star Wars was going to play the two weeks before us.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out in 2015, and generations of fans went to see the film of the famed franchise. Tarantino’s movie was yet to be released two weeks later, but Disney decided to make a change in schedule. The director revealed:

Disney who owns Star Wars decided, ‘Well, you know what, maybe we want to play throughout the entire holiday season.’

The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight (2015)

ArcLight Theaters was threatened by Disney and later admitted to Tarantino that they could not honor their agreement regarding his film, The Hateful Eight, due to the high demand for the Star Wars movie. The renowned filmmaker got furious and said:


They are going out of their way to f—k me. As far as I’m concerned, let all the entertainment reporters call up Disney, as of now, and ask for their comments about their extortionist practices.”

Because of this horrible experience, Tarantino vowed he would never work with Disney in any shape or form.

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Quentin Tarantino Revealed Disney Once Earned Money Off His Films

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

In another interview with NYDailyNews via IGN, Quentin Tarantino revealed that Disney made so much profit out of Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill through Miramax. He revealed:


They f—ked me over, and I made them a lot of money for Pulp Fiction, and that really is a bad way to treat a former employee who has worked very well for them.”

He was clearly enraged with the studio and had repeatedly called them “vindictive.” Nonetheless, Tarantino has become one of the most internationally acclaimed directors of all time.

Sources: The Howard Stern Show, NYDailyNews via IGN

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