Quentin Tarantino says he’ll opt for an old fashion video store over a streaming service any time.
The 54-year-old filmmaker said in a recently surfaced interview that he feels that streaming sites and movie channels, unlike old school rental shops, do not provide the same opportunity for exploration and discovery.
“I’m not on Netflix, so I can’t even tell you exactly how that works,” he says. “But even if you just have all the movie channels in your [TV] package — and that’s something I do have — so you hit the guide and you go down the list, and you hit there and you watch something or you tape something, and maybe you never get around to watching it or you actually do watch it, and then maybe you watch it for 10 minutes or 20 minutes, and maybe you start doing something else, and [you decide], ‘Nah, I’m not really into this.’ And then that’s kind of where we’ve fallen into.”
Tarantino added that before, when you went to the video store, you were more committed to the experience. You really had to search for things, picking up boxes, reading the back of those boxes and making a choice.
“[T]he point being is, you were kind of invested in a way that you’re not invested with electronic technology when it comes to the movies. Now, of course, we all rented three movies and didn’t get around to watching the third one, but there was more of a commitment to what you ended up getting.”
Tarantino is currently working on his untitled ninth feature film.