Ends Thursday, December 27th
Before you see Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s latest, Django Unchained, catch this stunning new digital restoration of the original 1966 Spaghetti Western that introduced the world to a pistol-packing bad ass named Django!
"More violent and pessimistic than anything before it... Relentless, surrealistically cruel and crazy, it is a film Iâ€™ve seen several times; it never disappoints." â€“ Alex Cox, director of Repo Man and Straight to Hell
â€śA must see! One of the quintessential spaghetti westerns, packed with violence, thrills, and enigmatic motives.â€ť â€“ DVD Verdict Review
â€śRates alongside Leone's Dollars trilogy as one of the daddies of the spaghetti westernâ€¦ Corbucci's style is a mix of social realism, highly decorative visuals, and finely mounted action sequences. For the rest, there are enough mud-wrestling prostitutes, whippings, ear-loppings, explosions and scenes of wholesale slaughter to keep any muchacho happy. Funny, visceral, bloody, no-nonsense entertainment with a touch of class.â€ť â€“ Time Out London
This tough, bloody, gun-crazy 1966 Italian action flick from Sergio Corbucci (Navajo Joe, Super Fuzz) pistol-whipped and hog-tied into submission the spaghetti western genre already made popular by Leoneâ€™s iconic â€śMan with No Nameâ€ť trilogy, creating an international sensation all its own and spawning over 30 official sequels and countless knock-offs. European superstar Franco Nero (he of the unnaturally piercing blue eyes), in his star-making role, is Django, a tortured and enigmatic drifter who limps into a cruddy, mud-caked town (which is seemingly populated only by whores and a bartender), dragging behind him a heavy coffin for reasons unknown. Possibly looking for a little peace and quiet, heâ€™s soon caught up in a crazed battle between racist, red-hooded clansmen and a gang of trigger-happy banditos. As the guns begin to blaze and the bodies begin to drop, our hard-boiled anti-hero plays both sides of the fence, leading everyone to wonder exactly where his allegiance lies â€¦ and perhaps more importantly, exactly who - or what- is in that coffin? Filled with iconic images (Django dragging that damned coffin through the mud and grime) and still-shocking violence (an infamous ear-slicing scene liberally borrowed by Tarantino for Reservoir Dogs), Django is a misanthropic good time at the movies just begging to be rediscovered as Tarantinoâ€™s brand-new Django Unchained (also featuring Franco Nero!) hits theatres. (Dir. by Sergio Corbucci, 1966, Italy, in Italian with English subtitles, Not Rated, Rialto Pictures/Blue Underground) HD Digital