While on the Tonight Show, Django Unchained star Don Johnson revealed a short, but very sweet new clip from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Thankfully that clip has now made its way on-line, and we can share it with you below.
The clip doesn’t last long, but see’s Jamie Foxx as Django and Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz trying to persuade Don Johnson’s Spencer Gordon ‘Big Daddy’ Bennett to let them in. The clip showcases Tarantino’s tight and what appears to be perfect script, and the comedy works terrifically while also putting the viewer in a position of uncertainty. Hell, even the horses’ comedy timing is spot on. What this cip proves is what I have been thinking all along based on the trailers and TV spots, Django Unchained is Tarantino back to his best.
A new TV spot has also been released today offering up just a tiny bit of new footage, plus some new images from the film. You can see all the good stuff at the bottom of this post.
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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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