The Hateful Eight

Continuity mistake: When they pick up Warren on the stagecoach, the second shot from inside has the wrong direction of landscape outside, so it seems that Warren changed from the front to the back row.

Revealing mistake: When Warren begins shooting Bob, a massive blood spurt is shown each time he shoots him. Each time he is shot, the blood spurts don't line up with the area where Warren shoots at. The first time Warren shoots Bob, the gun is showing firing at his stomach, but the blood is shown spurting from his chest and the second time he shoots Bob, the gun is fired at the top of his chest, but the blood spurts come from a couple of inches below where he was shot. (01:57:00)

Casual Person

Factual error: The bed in the "Haberdashery" has a box spring under the mattress. Referring to a "History of Bedding": "By 1927...box springs with ticking covers were still new." Having one in this time and remote location would have been impossible.

Jim King

Factual error: When the criminal gang arrives at the Haberdashery and kills Minnie, Six-Horse Judy, et al, there is blood everywhere, including big smears on the floor. In the 1860's/70's, it would have been virtually impossible to clean up all that blood, especially on wood plank floors, but when the second stagecoach arrives carrying Major Warren, John Ruth, Daisy and Chris Mannix they don't notice that a massacre just occurred there. Even today, with much better cleaning tools and solutions, it would be hard.

odelphi

Continuity mistake: When Oswaldo, Joe, Bob and Jody are walking into the cabin, Six-Horse Judy introduces them to the owner, Minnie. In this shot, Minnie's hands are placed together with each other. The shot then changes and her right hand is suddenly placed on her hip. (02:03:10)

Casual Person

Continuity mistake: It goes from a team of six to a team of four horses when showing the morning that Jodi and the gang arrive. Dispute her being "6 horse Judy".

Continuity mistake: After Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) asks everybody to stand against the wall, he orders them to throw away the snowshoes hanging there. They throw them right to the front of the fireplace. In the next shot Warren takes some steps ahead and the snowshoes are in the background: they changed their position. (01:46:00 - 01:47:00)

spade

Continuity mistake: When the new sheriff is trying to get picked up by the stage coach, the bounty hunter throws the sheriff an open pair of hand cuffs. When he throws them back into the coach, they are closed.

William Meeks Sr.

Factual error: Six-Horse Judy has a distinctive New Zealand accent. But the New Zealand accent would not have been in existence as early as the period in which the movie is set. The non-Maori inhabitants of 1860s/1870s Auckland were largely British or Irish settlers who would have spoken with the accents of their native countries, as would their New Zealand born children.

Marcus Scott

Continuity mistake: In the scene after they pick up Mannix in the stagecoach, Warren has his gun pointed at him because they don't trust him. Warren is somewhat relaxed with his arms crossed while keeping the gun pointed toward Mannix, but in the next shot he is right up in his face with the gun, and in the next shot he's relaxed again.

Other mistake: In the beginning of the film when the stage coach is approaching Minnie's haberdashery, a well-worn horse path when approaching the haberdashery but it's been snowing a long time, and there is not a lot of traffic going to the haberdashery so this path should not be so worn.

steven_frankel

Major Marquis Warren: Move a little strange, you're gonna get a bullet. Not a warning, not a question...a bullet.

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Trivia: The guitar that Domergue plays and that was subsequently destroyed by Ruth was a priceless antique from the 1870's on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. Six replicas were made for the film, however Kurt Russell wasn't correctly informed and destroyed the original. Due to this the Martin Guitar Museum said they would never lend an instrument to film shoots ever again. (01:38:00 - 01:42:30)

Michael Buskin

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Question: Was the poison that killed both John Ruth and O.B. (by causing them to vomit blood) purely fictional? Does it have any equivalents in the real life? If it does, then what kind of poison was that?

Answer: It's not PURELY fictional, as plenty of poisons lead to vomiting and bleeding (cyanide, arsenic, etc.), but Tarantino, as is his wont, definitely takes some artistic license and kicks it up several notches for dramatic/gross-out effect.

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