‘Django Unchained’ International Trailer Premieres

Posted on June 14, 2012 by Deaditor 1 Comment

by Marc

The international trailer for Django Unchained premiered the other day and I don’t care where you stand on Quentin Tarantino and his rape of 70’s exploitation cinema, but I personally have no problem with how he puts his personal spin on old films. Sure, Inglorious Basterds in no way resembled Enzo Castellari’s film, but that’s not quite the point. Django won’t have Franco Nero either. But who gives a fuck? Not me. I’d much rather have a thousand Quentin Tarantino inspired re-imaginings than to tolerate a single Platinum Dunes slasher re-boot. At least Tarantino approaches his subject with panache and a love for the genre. Enough with the yammering. We’re going to be following this one closely. Here’s the official synopsis and the trailer, in case you haven’t already seen it…

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 by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) 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…

Django Unchained will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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