And just like that teaser promised yesterday, we now have our first real look at Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained in an official first trailer.
According to the people who know about these things, the trailer is essentially just a fancier recut of the 10 mins of footage that was shown at Cannes recently to much fanfare. It does however omit the King of Polyester, Don Johnson, who apparently stole the show. Guess we’ll just have to wait for the inevitable second trailer for that.
In the mean time, you can have a look at Jamie Foxx killing white folk and gettin’ paid for it.
Any trailer that starts with some moody Johnny Cash thrown on top of it, is already nudging towards the Win column, in my opinion. However, you add in what looks like a group of talented actors just having a great time, with some real flashes of classic Italian filmmaking techniques from Quentin Tarantino (Man, I love that , and I think we have
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…
Last Updated: June 7, 2012