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Django Unchained

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Django Unchained
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Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz.
Title: Django unchained
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2013
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (166 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures present ; a film by Quentin Tarantino ; produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone ; written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012
Special features include production design featurette, soundtrack promo
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz.
Branch Call Number: DVD Western DJANGO
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Credits: Produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar ; written and directed by Quentin Tarantino ; director of photography, Robert Richardson ; edited by Fred Raskin.
Performers: Leonardo Dicaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Walton Goggins.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen 2.40:1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: English and dubbed Spanish soundtracks with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Bounty hunters Drama Slaves United States Drama Plantation owners United States Drama Spouses Drama Esclavos Teatro. bidex Hacendados Teatro. bidex Personas casadas Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Western films
Action and adventure films
Historical films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films-United States
Topical Term: Bounty hunters
Slaves
Plantation owners
Spouses
Esclavos
Hacendados
Personas casadas
Publisher No: WC59725 Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Jul 16, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I appreciated the style more than the content. That is, I enjoyed the cinematography and some the light humor throughout the film. Unfortunately, the end was anticlimactic; the demise of Django’s foes comes all too quickly and easily.

Jun 27, 2014
  • Sanrin rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Tarantino unfortunately sets a high bar for his movies. Django fell short. The editing felt sloppy, the camera lingering on scenes too long, making explicit things that would have been more powerful implied or left to the reader's imagination. For example, in one scene, a cruel slave trader is left injured and surrounded by his slaves. Rather than show them glaring at the trader as he starts to beg and bargain in panic and move on, Tarantino stays until you see what happens, and it is not as good as what I would have imagined. This happens a few times. The soundtrack, usually a powerful component, feels clumsy. And finally, women are reduced to cliches -- the beautiful (but helpless) object of love and the reason for the quest (Kerry Washington) never seems fully realized, for example. Disappointing coming from the director who gave us "Kill Bill" and "Foxy Brown."

But even with all these flaws, a Tarantino movie is still thought provoking, surprising, and cinematic. He draws powerful parallels between bounty hunting and slavery, and no character escapes moral compromise. With some hilarious moments, such as the KKK complaining about how hard it is to see under their prototypical hoods.

Jun 06, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As always with Taratino, lots of gore, but there is also a bit of wit. Although not much social commentary.

Jun 02, 2014
  • L4dybug5113 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best movie I have seen in awhile...bloody tho. Taratinio did not disappoint , this was a great thing to see that slaves fought for freedom.

Jun 02, 2014
  • jkovacs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My husband and I enjoyed this very much. Tarantino is a master at his craft. I didn't love the gore, but I would just close my eyes for a moment. Great acting and a great story.

Apr 27, 2014
  • AmyEighttrack rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I put off watching this one for a long time, because of the supposed gore. Without commenting on the amount of gore - which is, after all, a Tarantino trademark - I have to say I really liked the story; it was great!

Apr 23, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

+Tarintino makes his B Class-like Movies seem like they could be, S Class Movies; and he does it like no one else ever even could. In other words, he makes legendary B Class Movies of his seem as legendary, S ranked-echelon-status movies. +Gobs of altruism and alliteration galore... much and many more... +Loved the good doctor and splendid side-kick character for their brilliance and lucid look into roles of becoming more masterful than most mere mortal men... and even then, and when, and while especially under scrutinizing, pressurizing scenes to deliver lines of whit amongst chaotic, simpleton, simian-thinking, authoritative men, and their monkey minded, madmen, henchmen. +I loved the getting into character class roles, coming from the heroes' actions as to when they encountered, foolish, slave-trader factions; I loved seeing the KKK event when while for the first time and having it unfold; and when while they, the KKK, were attempting to rally and organize themselves, they were sinfully comical by being as belligerently bold; I loved how the slave owners attempted to tackle the sticky issues and situations of there being a free blackman standing right before them; of this I thought and felt it to be wickedly awesome and witty thru their, the slave-traders’ farcical, failing approaches that they heinously held; and while the slavers' antics were seemingly noble enough to their own selves in their own real time, those moments had become knowingly then to us as wily, clever tactics to tackle juxtaposition between that of them, they, the said bad dudes, to that of us and our supposed, said, modern human behaviors; add now then, this is our method as to how we all justify just about anything to ourselves for just about any reason... and this is reason now enough, to see... individual story of yours, mine, and ours, is yours, mine, and our mutually inclusive story; and thus, this story shown from afar… through the infamous, fourth wall of one's window frame of time and space, (such as thru: television screen, movie projector, computer screen, and especially the eye of human mind), we are then able to perceive through this device, a glimmer of our unlearning curves, a glimmer of our unlearning lives, and a glimmer of our selfish selves; and by this strategic device, we can then achieve and perceive cosmic-like clarity; we can then see of our own silly inane and insane, said or unsaid, sickly-society, of our own sickly selves, and of our own sickly notorieties; and we can become more than ably apt; we can become more than ably ameliorated; we can become more than ably augmented; we can become more than ably adept in at seeing our own current unaware selves through cosmic-like, lenses of clear-like, comparison; and so by this comparison of ourselves, we may have means of viewing other characters and their stories that they exist in and about; and we can compare these characters with our own selves to see mirrors of our own reflecting, phantom selves, being reflected back at us and our selves. +An awesome, somatic flick; it flavored with whimsical characters and crafted wit; way to go Tarintino... and way to go to all who made this wonderful, wunderkind, cinematic, cowboy, remix. From a Devourer of Diligent Men's, Organized and Masterful Opuses; Rating: 6.0/5.0; -Xandor Who; (Edited and Augmented for more common courtesy and for more clerical clarity). (4-23-14).

Mar 10, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow very good

This was good look at how maybe slavery could have been turned around. Jamie Foxx role was like the igniting point in further black power movements in the 1960's. I didn't like Samuel L. Jackson role because it put him into an Uncle Tom role, which is demeaning to black people.

I was watching another movie, and picked this up from the local library because the preview looked fun. I never got it watched, as I always have about 25 things checked out, and this wasn't high on my priority list. Skip ahead two months, and I check it out again, then after renewing it twice, I decide to get it watched, and slip it in the DVD player after TV bingo at my 82 year old mother's house. (We usually watch a nature show after bingo.) Well.....she has a bit of a memory problem, and I had a hoot listening to her comments. (This is a terrible movie......isn't this a wonderful movie.......this isn't my kind of movie.....oh, isn't this a good movie?....etc.) For my part, I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, but from the first blood spray, on, I was alternately, delighted, horrified, and amused. One thing for sure, I was entertained. I think I'll pop it in and watch it with hubby to see what he thinks of it!.....he liked it.....didn't want to watch it, I told him watch 10 min and then turn it off, well, he watched the whole thing, and said he would watch it again!

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Jun 04, 2013
  • rem85 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 02, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Big Daddy (putting his bag/mask on): "Damn! I can't see f**king sh*t out of this thing!"

Bettina: "Yes sir Big Daddy...as you please Big Daddy..."
Django: "I like the way you die, boy!"

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