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Django Unchained [Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Copy] (Bilingual)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2013
Definitely Quentin Tarantino's best movie in recent years and definitely one of his films period. I have watched this movie from beginning to end multiple times and it's still exciting every time. Like Quentin's older flicks the jokes don't get old, they get quotable. Django Unchained has everything mixed together perfectly, plot, action, character development, suspense, aaaaaand over the top swearing, with all of it paced just right for the stories needs. Jamie Foxx gives one of his best performances as Django and Christopher Waltz as Dr. King Schultz has certainly stolen the show with his humor and exceptional beard. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a villain you start to like immediately. Certainly not for his cruel actions but for his gentleman hospitality that he extends to Django and Dr. King even though he has his suspicions. Now we all know that we don't watch Tarantino movies for the action, we watch them for the dialog. Quentin always writes the most interesting dialog and Django Unchained is no exception. Every time I saw this movie everyone kept quite, glued to the screen, and at full attention just waiting to hear what would come out of the characters mouths next. Now there were a couple scenes that made me wonder if the Quentin went to far with how slaves were treated but that just helped me realize we're not as desensitized to violence as politicians like to think and that things can still have a real impact on viewers. If you have the opportunity you should definitely take the chance to view this movie because it truly is a one in ten thousand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2013
You could describe "Django Unchained" as a Spaghetti-Western buddy-movie cousin of "Kill Bill". Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz evolve, through a series of jaw-droppingly unpredictable scenarios, into a deadly duo on a heroic quest of rescue and revenge. The plot twists are unpredictable and compelling, and the acting by the two heroes, and by Bruce Dern, Don Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio as a series of villains who must be disposed of a la "Kill Bill", is superb.

Some viewers have an understandable problem with the mayhem and gore, but as in "Kill Bill", the violence quickly becomes so over-the-top that as you begin to emotionally discount the overkill, you come to understand how other movies and filmmakers use the withheld promise of impending violence to manipulate you. In contrast, Tarantino mocks such clumsy and overt manipulation by quickly taking the physical mayhem to cartoon levels, thus removing it from the equation as a driver of plot. He doesn't key you up for a shootout climax of violence like so many action and Western movies do, because by the climax, any thirst for blood you might have had has long been washed away by flowing hemoglobin. Instead, you thirst for justice and fulfillment, and the tension over how and if that might be achieved is what drives the suspense that makes the movie.

Some critics of the film seem to feel that black slavery was actually a walk in the park with a benevolent Grandma for its victims, and they're horrified at the fact that slaves were forced to fight to the death, or were whipped and branded, or were raped at will, and were treated as animals. That truth is too much of a clash with their narrative of America as the special and perfect creation of gentle Jesus meek and mild. Donald Trump spoke out against the movie as "racist", and you can imagine the part he liked least was flamboyant plantation-owner Don Johnson leading a bumbling proto-KKK lynch mob. It probably evoked too many parallels with recent birther yup-fests that idolize The Donald as their heroic leader.

This movie is a masterpiece. It makes you care about the characters, and it involves you so masterfully that you take away lasting emotional and intellectual consequences from having lived the experience. It will leave you thinking about a number of important things long after you have the pleasure of watching it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2013
This movie is clever, well written and extremely entertaining. A must see for any adult as long as you don't mind crude language and a lot of blood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2013
Full of realistic situations as they would have occurred back in the wild west this southern slave gone bad is a very entertaining and full of suspense. Not for the faint of heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2013
One of Tarantino's best movies to date, mash up of grand story telling(screenplay) and amazing camera shots with stellar acting has become a hallmark of Tarantino's work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2013
GREAT GREAT Movie!!! So that is why I am giving it a 4. I was sooo disappointed in the lack of special features. I would say there is a total of 30 minutes extra on the blu-ray only.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2014
I don't even know how you write such an awesome story like this one. Amazing movie. Great deal, and it comes with the Blu-Ray and DVD.
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Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) is a well spoken bounty hunter who acquires Django (Jamie Foxx) to find and kill some men who are wanted, "dead or alive." Dr. Schultz isn't too keen on the "live" part.

The film divides itself into two parts. After the bounty hunting episodes are through, our duo conceive a plan to rescue the wife of Django (Kerry Washington) by purchasing her from Candie Land plantation. Dr. Schultz has no stomach for slavery or slave owners. Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't enter the film until the second part.

Like Tarantino films it incorporates humor. The bag over the head scene was reminiscent of something we might have seen in "Blazing Saddles." The flashbacks are minimal and not confusing. There is of course the over the top climatic ending and plenty of blood.

I have to question the use of the MF bomb several times in this picture. The first know usage of the word is the 1930s. It is speculated the phrase originated during slavery as a way to describe white owners who would take black mothers as comfort women. The phrase would of had a specific meaning and not used in the generic sense that Samuel L. Jackson tossed about.

Tarantino fans will not be disappointed. Great sound track.

Parental Guidance: F-bomb,N-word, nudity (Kerry Washington). No sex. Killing and slow motion blood splatter.
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on January 15, 2015
“I think Quentin Tarantino” give us movies that makes us look at our self more carefully, the one
scene with Dogs, would make anyone uneasy, and very queasy, but the most shocking aspect of this is,
is the part played by “Samuel L. Jackson” a man who’s determination to keep his life as comfortable as he
could, an the dedication to his master is unprecedented beyond believe, it’s like he lost all hope for himself
an his fellow slaves, I have a new found love for “Leonardo Dicaprio” a guy I never like, until I saw Blood Diamond”
an Aviator” watching the terror in his eyes playing Calvin Candie” was most engrossing,
Christoph Waltz” you are amazing to watch in your craft, and the naked Kerry Washington, um yum???
Widescreen 2.40:1 1080p High Definition.
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Runtime 165 Min.
I Think I’m Filled After Watching This...Django.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 23, 2014
This is not Trantino's best movie. That honor belongs to Reservoir Dogs. But, this was one of the most interesting movies of 2012. This is definitely the most memorable Jamie Foxx movie. I would say Ray ranks second and Collateral ranks third. Foxx gives a very memorable performance as the titular hero, and is ably supported by Christoph Waltz and Dicaprio. For those interested in the story, it is this: Django used to be a slave and had lost the love of his life, and was searching her when he finds out that she has been bought by a notorious slaveowner played by Dicaprio. He decides to go get her from him. The rest of the movie is filler details. As with any Tarantino movie, the dialogues are sharp and the action is great. And, there's a lot of style. Also, watch out for an excellent performance by Sam Jackson.
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