Quentin Tarantino’s Christmas present is one I can’t wait to get my hands on (for some reason Django Unchained opens on the 25th December). I’m a big fan of Westerns and the genre has been sorely lacking in the last few years (in fact, since around the time of Deadwood and Kevin Costner’s underrated Open Range) so I’m very excited about this. To further whet my appetite it looks like Tarantino will be bringing his usual panache to proceedings and by that I mean reams of witty dialogue and lots of over the top violence (something else that is missing from modern cinema).
The there’s the icing on the Christmas cake, the cast. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson round out a pretty damn impressive main cast but I’m pretty sure I saw Walton Goggins and M.C. Gainey (both actors who’ve appeared in the modern day western Justified) in the trailer too.
Finally, there’s a reason to look forward to Christmas!
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, the December 25 release 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…
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