Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Django Unchained: A First Look

Calling Tarantino fans, calling all Tarantino fans... Check out the brilliant production stills from his newest film Django Unchained, which is due to drop Christmas Day here in the States. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington and Zoe Bell, Django is Q's loving tribute to the Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood genre of the Spaghetti  Western.

The  film tells the story of Django, an ex-slave turned bounty-hunter determined to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation owner. Can we say, oh hell to the yeah? I have been dying to see this since I first heard the concept. I mean Q and Spaghetti Western... that is a recipe for total awesome sauce in my opinion. 

 Lookie, lookie...











I have to say color me intrigued and impressed. How about you all? Are you as giddy as a school girl for Justin Bieber for this like me? Meh? Or Puhleeze, Mel, another Tarantino film? Don't make me vomit. Talk to me.

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not that giddy, but Tarantino doing a western sounds wicked cool!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I admit, I'm a huge Tarantino fan. Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction are all amongst my all time favorite movies. There was a rumor, Tarantino will be making a martial arts movie in Mandarin, which is so my cup of tea. When I found out he held this project back and decided to do Django first I was kind of disappointed.

I hate westerns, but this one looks incredibly promising, plus, the cast is sensational. I'm looking forward to it.

Melissa Bradley said...

@Alex Most definitely cool. It's all right if you're not giddy. :) I think I have enough giddiness for ten adults.

Melissa Bradley said...

@George I would LOVE to see a martial arts film written and directed by Q. He would make a great one judging by the Kill Bill films, which are amongst my very faves.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Melissa, I'm not a Tarantino fan although his movies have amazing visuals. Slavery meets western? What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.
- Maurice Mitchell
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Matthew Vanacore said...

Wow! My anticipation for this film is insatiable. These photos only serve to intensify my enthusiasm. This film's release date should be declared a National Holiday. I'm sure Tarantino could lobby with Congress.

Melissa Bradley said...

@Maurice I fell in love with the slavery meets Western concept. I think this is going to be a terrific film and not just because I love Q. :) Glad you enjoyed the post.

Melissa Bradley said...

@Matt I know!! My anticipation levels are through the roof. I heard he put together a special trailer for Cannes and I would love to get a gander at that. National Holiday for sure.

Craig Edwards said...

It does look good - I'm interested to see it.

Melissa Bradley said...

@Craig It certainly does look awesome, doesn't it? I cannot wait for Christmas. LOL

M. Hufstader said...

*hyperventilates and keels over*

I can't wait for this one. End of story. It needs to be in my life now! I must say, I'm kind of intrigued by the fact that Tarantino seems to have completely stepped away from his mob-staple and has moved on to "epic" movies in the original sense of the world--world war II, cowboy films. Fuck paying homage to classics (aka: Kill Bill II and spaghetti westerns), he's creating the classics now.

PS: Why can't I find your Avengers review?? *desperately hunts*

Melissa Bradley said...

@M I could not agree more. Tarantino is definitely creating classics. I would consider his characters some of the most iconic in cinema. His writing is beyond brilliant and the way he mixes dialogue and scene is truly a wonder. He truly captures those odd moments, those every day bizarre little conversations that we have had a million times with our friends. Only in Q's world hit men and bank robbers have them.

Sorry! I should have posted something here about my review. My Avengers review is a guest post for my friend Russell at 1:37 Exactly. Here's the link http://137exactly.com/2012/05/06/lets-talk-the-avengers/

Corvus Press UK said...

Just seen the trailer looks cool.