Three leading UK cinema chains will not show Quentin Tarantino’s new movie The Hateful Eight after disputes with the film’s distributor.

Cineworld, its subsidiary, Picturehouse, and Curzon, which own over 135 cinemas between them, will not screen the film due to a rights agreement made with Odeon.

The Odeon Leicester Square will show the film in a ’70mm Ultra Panavision presentation’ – a format which has not been in use for almost 50 years.

This isn’t the first time Tarantino has been in the news for his films. In November, the director protested at a police boycott of the film, and claimed he would not be intimidated by police forces.

Tarantino has been famed for releasing films representative of various cultures and featuring deep characters. Django: Unchained was a figurehead of controversy, after it amazed fans with a very realistic, and very gritty portrayal of the reality that was slavery in the Old West. It was labelled as racist and abhorrent to film, but Tarantino made the point of “this is what it was like during slave trade”. He was merely depicting an accurate representation of white and black relationships, however vile and wrong they may have been (the scene in Leonardo DiCaprio’s dining room notwithstanding).

Inglorious was another film that sparked some media attention, after the title of the film was debated by critics and was even changed to just one word, albeit reluctantly by the film’s director. The film follows a troop of Jewish fighters against the Nazis in WWII, and stars Brad Pitt and Spectre villain Christoph Waltz.

The Hateful Eight follows the story of seven men, each looking to claim the bounty on a woman that the hangman has captured. The film will star the likes of Sam L Jackson and Kurt Russell, and will still be shown at Odeon and Vue theatres across the UK.