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|Contributor||Jamie Foxx, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Weinstein, Reginald Hudlin, Christoph Waltz, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Richardson See more|
|Runtime||2 hours and 45 minutes|
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Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.
Jamie Foxx as Django
Django (Jamie Foxx) is a freed slave, trained as a bounty hunter by Dr. King Schultz.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie
Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a vicious and cruel owner of the plantation, “Candyland.”
Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz
Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) is a German-born bounty hunter who teaches and works alongside Django.
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and featuring an award-winning cast, Jamie Foxx stars as Django a slave who teams up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to seek out the South's most wanted criminals with the promise of Django's freedom. Honing vital hunting skills, his one goal is to find and rescue the wife (Kerry Washington) he lost to the slave trade long ago. When their search ultimately leads to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the infamous and brutal proprietor of "Candyland", they arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Now their moves are marked and Candie's treacherous organization closes in on them.
- Aspect Ratio : 16:9 - 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 13.5 x 1.5 x 19 cm; 80 Grams
- Audio Description: : English
- Director : Quentin Tarantino
- Media Format : PAL, Subtitled
- Run time : 2 hours and 45 minutes
- Release date : 15 Sept. 2014
- Actors : Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson
- Dubbed: : Catalan, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Hindi, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Producers : Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher, Harvey Weinstein
- ASIN : B00LTQPASG
- Writers : Quentin Tarantino
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,311 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Essentially a German bounty hunter sunddenly comes out of nowhere, releases a group of slaves and takes one of them, the titular hero, along with him as the bounty hunter has to try to find someone to collect on. Django makes a deal to help the bounty hunter so long as the bounty hunter agrees to help Django find his wife, still held captive on a plantation in Mississipi.
There are some stunning performances from all concerned, the story has the usual wicked sense of humour that all Tarrantino films have but in this case the seriousness of the subject matter of slavery is respected and Tarrantino doesn't overdo it. The part with the KKK and their bags is obviously taking a serious dig at the stupidity of white supremicists and it's absolutely hilarious.
The best part has to be as Django and Schultz enter the the lair of Mr Candie, a dyed-in-the-wool white supremicist, racist psychopath. Samuel Jackson as the "uncle tom" character, servile and lickspittle to DiCaprio's Candie is brilliant, you just instantly hate Jackson's character and you get the feeling Jackson loves every minute of it knowing everyone will hate his character.
DiCaprio puts in a wonderful performance as the utterly vile Mr Candie, a prententious racist slave owner and there's a rather nasty undercurrent of incest hinted at in his rather overenthusiastic affection for his sister, as if DiCaprio's character wasn't vile enough!
The stars of the show are definietly Foxx and Waltz, the character's affection one another's well being really comes out and you truly believe they care deeply about each other, the arrangement isn't just one of convinience, not something you can just write in a script and hope it works, it takes a special kind of actor to make it come to life.
I loved every minute of this film and I can't wait to watch it again and start looking for the little things I missed the first time through.
There are certain things taken from John Jakes’ famous North & South series which Tarantino has obviously seen and loved, and some deserve a mention, for example, Leonardo Di Caprio’s bloody hand with the planter family ring is a near copy of the scene with David Carradine’s bloody hand with the ring (who would later star in Kill Bill). Di Caprio’s performance is nearly identical to both Swayze’s and Carradine’s depiction of the Old Southern Gentleman.
An aged Lewis Smith appears Django Unchained, he brandishes his beloved Bowie knife as a little nod to the North & South television series, the knife is central to his character.
Don Johnson who appears in John Jakes’ The Rebels as part of the planter aristocracy almost reprises the same role as “Big Daddy” in Django Unchained.
That black girl could have been me in America. I swear.
But the django hes a black Prince charming I adored it. ❤️
Dr Schultz uses Django and the white American legal system against the founding stock in order to murder thier people in cowardly ways while he grows rich. This all comes crashing down at the end of the film, as his trickery finally fails, he loses his ill begotten riches and the realisation that he has been found out causes him to take action that effectively takes his own life. The gore is over the top, the script is self agrandising for the chosen and hateful towards the usual; it is your standard tarantino entertainment. I loved every minute of it. It reveals truth over and over and will have you laugh out loud many times.
5 stars for this film especially applies to the later part of the film with one scene in particular - the best is towards the end, with the introduction of DiCaprio and Jackson, both of whom are the stars of the show and allow one to partially forgive exposure to the seemingly endless repulsive trickery of the main character, and cowardly murders of Django that encompass the first half of the film.
For the acting of DiCaprio and Jackson this film is worth 5 stars; the commitment of DiCaprio is something quite extraordinary to witness and the comedic value of Jackson is excellent. The dinner scene was one of the most entertaining things I have had the pleasure of watching from a Holywood production. Bravo.