SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2015Director Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to shock and awe on the big screen thanks to flicks like "Django Unchained" and "Kill Bill," but it's some recent remarks he's made about streaming that are truly jaw-dropping.

In an excerpt from author Tom Roston's new book "I Lost it at The Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a Vanished Era," Tarantino and other directors discuss services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and what they mean for the future of movies. While many of Tarantino's peers say they've embraced the new technology as an inevitable part of Hollywood's evolution, Tarantino remains unconvinced.

"I am not excited about streaming at all," Tarantino says in the book. "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."

Instead, Tarantino said, he relies on his library of approximately 8,000 VHS tapes and DVDs, and he still tapes movies off of TV using his VCR. But while he's not necessarily alone in disliking streaming services -- in the same excerpt, David O. Russell calls Netflix "a bunch of dreck" -- he does seem to be clinging to the past more than any other filmmaker interviewed.

In fact, Darren Aronofsky said he's specifically thinking of streaming now when he's making movies, going so far as to commission separate sound mixes of flicks like "Noah" so that they can play properly on devices like smartphones and tablets.

"... [T]here's a real audience there, and you have to be conscious of it," Aronofsky said.

"That's the most depressing thing I've ever heard in my life," Tarantino replied.

It didn't make it into the excerpt, but Tarantino reportedly then sat on his front porch and shook his fist at the local young whippersnappers while shouting at them to get off of his lawn. Afterward, he allegedly set his VCR to record "Wheel of Fortune" and went to bed at 6 p.m. Or so we imagine.

[via: Indiewire]

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