From Dusk Till Dawn was released in 1996 and this year marks the 25th anniversary of the film. To celebrate the milestone, Robert Rodriguez has been busy (as usual) restoring the film for a 4K release, as he stated in an interview with Forbes.
Written by Quentin Tartantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film follows the Gecko brothers, played by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, on the run from the law. On their escapades they run into a family (Harvey Keitel, Juliette Louis, Ernest Liu) taking a road trip in their RV. With the heat getting closer they kidnap the family, takeover the RV and arrive at a bar across the border into Mexico where they await their contact.
And that’s where the fun begins. From Dusk Till Dawn turns into a vampire-slaying romp. It was most notable for the juxtaposition between the first half of the film, which was a slow burn-psychological-machismo journey that then turned into an exploitation vampire battle. Complete with all the blood and gore.
What do you expect when you have Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero in the cast? And let’s not forget this was the film that brought the attention of Hollywood to George Clooney.
A 4K Release of From Dusk Till Dawn Is Coming
From Dusk Till Dawn spawned numerous sequels and it’s own television series. It also starred Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Fred Williamson and John Hawkes.
Here’s what Robert Rodriguez had to say about the From Dusk Till Dawn 4K restoration:
I actually just finished a color correction for a 4K version. It looks gorgeous. It was cool to see. I can’t wait for that to come out to celebrate the anniversary, It feels like it was a lifetime ago, but it doesn’t feel like it was that many years ago if that makes sense. I felt like I’ve had three or four lives in this life, but 25 does sound like a lot of years. It was a different life for me back then, for sure. I was starting out, the independent film scene was exploding, and From Dusk till Dawn was an independently done film. It was really low budget. It was crazy how we shot that.
Hopefully, Rodriguez is able to release the From Dusk Till Dawn 4K restoration this year in time for the 25th anniversary. Until then, you can always check out the excellent documentary on the making of From Dusk Till Dawn – Full Tilt Boogie. Seriously, check it out. It’s a great look at how the film was made.
Are you looking forward to this 4K restoration of From Dusk Till Dawn? Would you like to see more of his films on 4K? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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