There’s nothing all too paradigm-shifting in this first TV spot for Django Unchained — it, in some ways, feels like a short mixture of the domestic and international preview — but, regardless, it’s a one-minute bucket of western fun. The above shot of Leonardo DiCaprio furiously screaming is, in motion, probably the overall highlight, but let’s not discount our first real look at Samuel L. Jackson‘s loyal house slave, Stephen, or the remix of Ennio Morricone‘s “The Ecstasy of Gold”. (Some extra shots of Kerry Washington are nice, too, mainly since they raise some emotional stakes.) Everyone else (and everything else) still looks terrific.
Watch the trailer below (via Yahoo!):
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…
Also starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen, Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
Do you still need to be sold on Django? Is this the preview to seal the deal?
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