Two brand new sixty second TV spots have arrived to remind us all that Tarantino’s slavery/Western/revenge flick is coming, and that all important release date is getting closer. The film arrives in US cinemas on Boxing Day, but here in the UK we have to wait a few weeks later.
However, these new TV spots are here to continue to tease us, and with the release not far off, the promotional material is about to really kick into gear. Not only that, but with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey having its world premiere in New Zealand tonight, Django Unchained is now the last film to go in front of critics and awards voters ahead of next years Oscars.
The two TV spots are a mixture of footage we have already seen, and the odd bit of new stuff to enjoy. The focus is definitely on the comedy here too, with quick, witty dialogue and the odd bit of near slapstick comedy. All of this matched with Tarantino’s impressive directing skills, the setting, the odd bit of violence and what promises to yet another killer soundtrack, Django Unchained (I would hope) should be high on everyone’s must-see list.
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Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole.
DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the UK by Sony Pictures on 18th January 2013.
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