20th Anniversary Blu-ray Box Set

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Includes 8 films plus 2 bonus discs with over 7 hours of never-before-seen special features!
“I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Telegraph

1985

At 22, Tarantino begins working at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, California. The store specializes in rare and obscure films.

1990

Tarantino writes the first draft of Reservoir Dogs in three and a half weeks.

1991

Reservoir Dogs is filmed in 35 days in locations around Los Angeles.

1992

Reservoir Dogs premieres at the Sundance Film Festival and is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Reservoir Dogs
“To this day I actually think that…rather than go to film school, just get a camera and try to start making a movie.”
— Quentin Tarantino, BAFTA Guru
“A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, ‘Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.’”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Charlie Rose Show

1992

While living in Amsterdam, Tarantino begins writing the screenplay for Pulp Fiction. His experience inspires Vincent Vega’s observations of Dutch culture.

1993

True Romance, written by Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott, is released. Tarantino refers to the screenplay as his most autobiographical to date.

True Romance
“Sure, James Gandolfini almost beats Patricia Arquette to death and she has to blow him away with a shotgun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not romantic.”
— Quentin Tarantino, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

1994

Video Archives closes after moving to Hermosa Beach, California. Quentin acquires nearly the entire inventory.

“I don’t believe in elitism. I don’t think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The New York Times

1994

Pulp Fiction is unveiled at a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival and causes a sensation, winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

1995

Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary win the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Pulp Fiction’s unique non-linear narrative structure is widely praised as an evolutionary step in filmmaking.

Pulp Fiction
“When it comes to the actual writing of the piece… it’s about character. I don’t lead the characters, I let the characters lead me.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Charlie Rose Show

1995

After completing Pulp Fiction, Tarantino directs and makes a cameo in the final segment of Four Rooms, “The Man from Hollywood.”

1995

Tarantino acquires the film rights to Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch and begins adapting it into his screenplay for Jackie Brown.

“My movies are painfully personal, but I’m never trying to let you know how personal they are.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Village Voice

1995

Tarantino creates Rolling Thunder Pictures to release exploitation classics including Switchblade Sisters, Detroit 9000 and Mighty Peking Man.

1996

From Dusk Till Dawn, a horror-crime-action-thriller written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez, is released.

1997

Jackie Brown opens in theaters on Christmas Day. The tagline for the film is, “This Christmas, Santa’s got a brand new bag.”

Jackie Brown
“Ordell was all my mentors as a young man growing up. Ordell was who I could have been…if I didn’t have artistic ambitions. That was it. If I hadn’t wanted to make movies, I would have ended up as Ordell.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The New York Times

2000

Tarantino offers Uma Thurman the Kill Bill script and the role of “The Bride” as a 30th birthday gift.

2001

Iron Monkey is released in the US, marking Tarantino’s first professional involvement in a martial arts film.

2003

Eight months before his personal homage to Kung Fu bows at the box office, Tarantino presents Hero to American audiences.

2003

Kill Bill is split into two separate films after Tarantino’s original version clocks in at more than four hours.

2003

Kill Bill: Volume 1, Tarantino’s over-the-top chick-ninja bloodfest, is released in theaters.

Kill Bill: Volume I
“I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away. It’s that kind of movie.”
— Quentin Tarantino, IGN
“I’m the orchestra conductor, the audience’s reactions are my orchestra, and the sounds you make… and your feelings are my instruments.”
— Quentin Tarantino, BAFTA Guru

2004

At the first test screening for Kill Bill: Volume 2 in Austin, Texas, the audience gives the film a five minute standing ovation.

2004

Kill Bill: Volume 2 hits theaters, completing The Bride’s bloodsoaked revenge saga.

Kill Bill: Volume II
“I’m a big fan of action and violence in cinema. I always said that it’s almost as if it’s one of the reasons Thomas Edison invented the camera was to film violence, because it is so good.”
— Quentin Tarantino, BAFTA Guru

2005

Tarantino directs a scene in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s neo-noir film adaptation of Sin City. His fee — $1.

2005

Tarantino directs the two-part season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His work on the episodes, “Grave Danger: Volumes 1 and 2″, earns him an Emmy nomination.

“When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them ‘No, I went to films.’”
— Quentin Tarantino, BBC News

2007

The American Cinema Editors society honors Tarantino with the prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.

2007

Death Proof is released alongside Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror as part of the Grindhouse double feature. Tarantino receives his first credit as cinematographer.

Death Proof
“I don’t consider this a movie-movie… This is not fantastical. You could get a car to do this. You could meet a guy like Stuntman Mike. And if you do, you’re fucked.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Guardian

2008

Empire Magazine names Reservoir Dogs the “greatest independent film of all time,” cementing its status as a modern cult classic.

“Movies are my religion and God is my patron… When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.”
— Quentin Tarantino, Empire Magazine

2009

Inglourious Basterds debuts at the Cannes Film Festival. When asked about the unusual spelling of the film’s title, Tarantino says, “I’m never going to explain that.”

2009

Inglourious Basterds receives eight Oscar nominations — including best picture, best director and best original screenplay.

Inglorious Basterds
“I enjoy the war-mission subgenre but I want to forward it, make it bigger, broader, more artistic…
I got to write a war film and a love letter to cinema.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Daily Beast

2009

Roger Ebert names Kill Bill one of the 20 best films of the decade, saying “Put the two parts together, and Tarantino has made a masterful saga that celebrates the martial arts genre while kidding it, loving it, and transcending it… This is all one film, and now that we see it whole, it’s greater than its two parts.”

2012

Tarantino receives the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for Django Unchained at the Hollywood Film Awards.

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“I was always talked about for my first two films like I was some sort of flash in the pan. Now, at the end of two decades in the business… I am here to stay.”
— Quentin Tarantino, The Telegraph