Quentin Tarantino Hates Streaming Video, Netflix and Technology in General

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It probably doesn’t surprise too many people that Quentin Tarantino has a certain level of respect for traditional technology. The ways in which he films and produces his movies immediately displays a certain penchant for that vintage feel often forgotten as technology advances.

But it became even more obvious that Tarantino not only avoids it, but particularly hates the most recent advancements, especially into digital streaming. In an excerpt for documentary film ‘I Lost it at the Video Store’ Tarantino goes on a rant (first reported by The Independent) revealing how much he despises services like Netflix that leave him feeling literally empty handed

“I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can’t watch a movie on a laptop. I don’t use Netflix at all. I don’t have any sort of delivery system. I have the videos from Video Archives. They went out of business, and I bought their inventory. Probably close to eight thousand tapes and DVDs… I have a bunch of DVDs and a bunch of videos, and I still tape movies off of television on video so I can keep my collection going.” 

The guy just loves a physical copy of a film, and at the end of the day this completely makes sense, Netflix and other streaming services can remove movies and TV shows on a moment’s notice, leaving us without access to our favorite titles.

While the world moves more toward streaming video, it certainly seems like there’s room for the vinyl record version of movies to stay intact, at least among a small subset of movie buffs.