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"Adult Supervision Is Required": Brand New Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Unleashed

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 10, 2012 7:43 PM
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Jamie Foxx Django Unchained

As fans to wait to unpack the myriad of influences that are bound to be felt throughout Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slavery-era, vengeance flick "Django Unchained," a brand new trailer has arrived to give everyone a new taste. And one filmmaker QT has revealed played a role in his approach is none other than the Italian cinematic maestro, Sergio Corbucci, who directed "Django," the spaghetti western that Tarantino is obviously homaging this time around.

"As I was working on an essay about how Corbucci’s archetypes worked, I started thinking, I don’t really know if Corbucci was thinking any of these things when he was making these movies. But I know I’m thinking them now. And if I did a western, I could put them into practice," the director recently wrote in The New York Times. "When I actually put pen to paper for the script, I thought, What will push the characters to their extremes? I thought the closest equivalent to Corbucci’s brutal landscapes would be the antebellum South. When you learn of the rules and practices of slavery, it was as violent as anything I could do — and absurd and bizarre. You can’t believe it’s happening, which is the nature of true surrealism."

The new trailer is familiar in tone (rock n' roll-ish, bad-ass, etc.), but features lots of new footage and gives us a better look at Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Jonah Hill (as a Ku Klux Klansman) and some of the other supporting characters in the picture. There is one pretty killer line in the end, where Leonardo DiCaprio's evil plantation owner character laughs, "adult supervision is required" which is a nice touch given the bloody R-rated nature of the film and its hot-button subject matter (slavery in the South). It's actually an improvement from what we've seen thus far and genuinely seems playful, with a devilish sense of humor.

Also, for soundtrack trainspotters, note at the end of the trailer: there's a little sting from Luis Bacalov's "Django" main theme from the original 1966, aforementioned spaghetti western. As one commenter notes, "I'm A Man" by Black Strobe (featured in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla") is the other major tune in the trailer. "Django Unchained" stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and comes over on the horizon Christmas Day. A few new images from the trailer below. [Apple]

Django Unchained, trailer, Sam Jackson
Django Unchained, trailer, Kerry Washington
Django Unchained, trailer, Sam Jackson, DiCaprio
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Django Unchained, trailer, Jamie Foxx
Django Unchained, trailer, Kerry Washington
Django Unchained, trailer, Jonah Hill
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10 Comments

  • Tommy G Warren | December 2, 2012 5:10 PMReply

    I believe Quentin's "Django" will be a successful western for todays audience... We need more "Westerns" with engaging stories that move the emotions of audiences.

  • jean vigo | October 11, 2012 12:01 AMReply

    Is it me or does this look like someone's been watching a lot of Coen Bros. films?

  • cirkusfolk | October 10, 2012 9:44 PMReply

    This looks so good and is easily my most anticipated movie of the year. The one thing that plagues me though is the fact the the production itself was plagued with set backs, drop outs and last minute rewrites. The shoot lasted a whopping 130 days and I don't know if that's good or bad. So whether the film is awesome, horrible or anywhere in between, I will always wonder what it could've been. Would it have been better or worse. I'm hoping for a massive making of doc on the bluray, maybe a film in and of itself like Heart of Darkness or Full Tilt Boogie.

  • Ade | October 10, 2012 8:21 PMReply

    The tune playing through the trailer is I'm a Man by Black Strobe, also used in Guy Ritchie's Rocknrolla. And that looks like Zoe Bell hiding behind the hankerchief.

  • G | October 10, 2012 11:28 PM

    Zoe Bell would be cool. I'm hoping it's Uma Thurman.

  • AS | October 10, 2012 8:36 PM

    It was also used in the TV Spots for Inglourious Basterds.

  • jason | October 10, 2012 8:19 PMReply

    I was just wondering at what point Tarantino was going to "borrow" the music Luis Enríquez Bacalov music from the Carbucci 1966 film and there it is at the end of the trailer .

    Bet anything that's the end credit music ....

  • bazler | October 10, 2012 8:17 PMReply

    Having read the script, this trailer gives away a great deal.
    It all looks great, but this trailer is oddly structured, and a mess overall.

  • jimmiescoffee | October 10, 2012 7:53 PMReply

    jonah hill.....ughhh. so out of place, so unnecessary, so have 'the sitter' fresh in my mind.

    overall, nice trailer.

  • bondgirl | October 12, 2012 10:44 PM

    The Sitter? You saw that trash?

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