Quentin Tarantino's hotly anticipated The Hateful Eight is due for release this month, but unfortunately will not be released in many Irish cinemas.
This is owing to a dispute between the film's distributors Entertainment Ltd and major cinema chains Cineworld and IMC.
A statement from Entertainment explained the origin of the dispute:
Cineworld had made us aware that they were very unhappy that The Hateful Eight had been booked into the Odeon Leicester Square for an exclusive 70mm Ultra Panavision presentation, and specifically that they would therefore not be able to play the film at their Picturehouse Central venue. Due to the special facilities required for the unique 70mm Ultra Panavision presentation we needed the largest theatre and screen possible in the West End and the Odeon Leicester Square was the natural choice.
Cineworld conifrmed the situation to disappointed fans on twitter.
@whenshall Hi Will, unfortunately we won't be screening due to a disagreement with the distributor. Apologies.
— Cineworld Cinemas (@cineworld) January 5, 2016