A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this western from visionary director Quentin Tarantino. Two years before the Civil War pits brother-against-brother, German-born fugitive hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz) arrives in America determined to capture the outlaw Brittle brothers dead or alive. In the midst of his search, Dr. Schultz crosses paths with Django (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and skilled tracker who seeks to rescue his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Once Django has aided Dr. Schultz in coralling the Brittle brothers, the two team up to capture some of the most wanted men in the South. Meanwhile, Django never loses sight of his mission to free Broomhilda from the treacherous slave trade before it's too late. Upon arriving at Candie's nefarious plantation, dubbed Candyland, Django and Dr. Schultz discover that slaves are being groomed for gladiator-like competitions by Candie's malevolent right-hand man Billy Crash (Walton Goggins), and together they skillfully work their way onto the compound for a closer look. But just as Django and his partner locate Broomhilda and plot a daring escape, Candie's house slave Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson) catches wind of their plan, and informs his master of the betrayal. Now, as a clandestine organization attempts to back them into a corner, Django and Dr. Schultz will have to come out with pistols blazing if they ever hope to free Broomhilda from Candyland and the clutches of its vile proprietor.~Jason Buchanan
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it's Hard to imagine that it wasn't difficult to act out these role's ! that being said , they were absolutely brilliant . it's a bit gruesome but it add's to the reality and believability of the movie ! Awesome flick Mr. Tarantino .
A really good movie done in a spaghetti western genre. Christopher Waltz gives a coolness to his character that keeps you chuckling while eagerly anticipating what'll happen next. The storyline is far out and loaded with bizarre twists and peculiar intricacies, as viewers would expect from a Quentin Tarantino film. And the gun scenes? They are wild, man! Very enjoyable movie in my opinion.
Great story, great acting and amazing actors! Love it, I've watched it over and over.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Tarantino flick.
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Great film with great performances. Contains sensitive material about racism before the civil war so fair warning. But the story and characters tackle the material really well along with sharp directing and filmmaking in general. This is a great transfer of the film with a really solid steel case design. It’s just the general poster really but don’t fix what ain’t broke. Along with the steelbook’s quality, it looks great in your steelbook or blu ray collection.
I had a co-worker tell me about this movie, it's pretty good. I wouldn't say it's mind blowing, but it definitely gets you thinking about the past and the horrible way slaves were treated, though that's not the central theme of the movie. This is my kind of hero movie, better than anything marvel or dc puts out.