Despite a strange fading of the rich color, this new, international Django Unchained trailer is a killer. Like the first preview of this sort, there aren’t many portions which feel remarkably new — save for the moment captured right above — with the main standout being a slightly different visual perspective on the various moments. (“You had my curiosity…” being the main standout.) I’m not sure if Quentin Tarantino is trying to choose between one angle over the other in his editing room, or maybe Sony thinks it’ll have a better effect on overseas crowds. But it’s more footage! Don’t complain.
Everyone agrees when I say this looks pretty outstanding, right? Of course.
Watch the trailer below (via Tarantino.info):
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…
Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, and Todd Allen, Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
What are your impressions of this new footage?