Ennio Morricone has never won an Oscar. Just think on that for a moment. The man who wrote the soundtrack for The Good, The Bad, The Ugly has never won an Oscar. To put it in context, the score for The Little Mermaid has won an Oscar, and Ennio Morricone hasn't. The world is stupid. The good news is, the Academy are getting a chance to put things right; the 87 year old Morricone has written the music for Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming Western The Hateful Eight.
Judging from the film's opening track - L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - Versione Integrale, posted up to Youtube yesterday, Morricone is on track to deliver another classic. His full score is getting released via Decca Records (and on vinyl via Third Man) on December 18, 2015. Fans that pre-order the album will be given the chance to receive a hand-stamped, direct-to-vinyl pressing of the Czech National Symphony's recent performance of the score at Abbey Road Studios in London (while supplies last).
The Hateful Eight will be released on December 25, 2015 screening exclusively in Ultra Panavision 70 mm film for a limited period and going wide in January 2016. You want a trailer? Here's a trailer: