EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino has teamed with Sony Pictures Television on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Quentin Tarantino Present the Swinging Sixties. It’s a series of 10 films personally curated by Tarantino, including Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Easy Rider — all of which served as a specific influence in the creation of his upcoming 1969-set film.
The 10 films from the Columbia Pictures library, dating from 1958-70, will air over consecutive nights in more than 80 territories worldwide beginning about one week before Sony’s July 26 theatrical release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in each market. Interstitial segments featuring specially created conversations between Tarantino and film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film, along with a first look at scenes from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The film series will premiere in the U.S. on Sony Movie Channel from July 21-25, with two films airing nightly leading up to the July 26 domestic theatrical release of the film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.
In a collaboration among several Sony Pictures units, films from the series will then air over the ensuing weeks on Sony Pictures Television’s networks in over 60 territories worldwide timed to the local market release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The series also will air in roughly 20 territories via regional broadcasters including Australia (SBS), Canada (Bell), France (OCS), Italy (Rai), Japan (The Cinema) and New Zealand (SKY NZ).