Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ Poster is Retro, As Expected

Published 3 years ago by , Updated April 12th, 2012 at 8:58 am,

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While 2011 had a few great films, 2012 looks to be packed to the brim with highly-anticipated and incredibly promising genre flicks, from The Avengers to Prometheus to The Dark Knight Rises to The Amazing Spider-Man to Skyfall to The Hobbit. And then, of course, there’s Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

Today, The Weinstein Company unveiled the official poster for Django Unchained, Tarantino’s first full-on homage to the westerns of yore – and specifically spaghetti westerns as made famous by Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly).

The man hatless man appears to be Jamie Foxx’s character, Django – an ex-slave turned bounty hunter on the hunt for his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who has been forced into prostitution by Leonardo Dicaprio’s villainous plantation-owner, Calvin Candie. The man with the hat appears to be Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), who plays the German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, otherwise known as the man who trains Django to become a badass gunfighter.

Check out the poster below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies (click to enlarge):

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Ultimately, the poster tells us what we already full well knew – Django Unchained is going to be Quentin Tarantino’s take on spaghetti westerns. The poster itself is even retro-styled like that of an actual western poster from the 1960s or 70s. Simple. Intriguing. Aesthetically excellent. One can probably expect a lot of extreme zooms and close-ups throughout the film, with music a score reminiscent of Ennio Morricone’s best.

Only Tarantino could bring together such an eclectic but awesome cast of actors. Besides the aforementioned Foxx, Waltz, Washington, and Dicaprio, Django will feature Kurt Russell as Ace, the ruthless fiend who oversees Candie’s plantation; Sam Jackson as Candie’s house-slave and right hand man, Stephen, a master manipulator; and Sacha Baron Cohen as Scotty, the man who purchases Broomhilda as a “female companion.”

What do you guys think of the poster, Screen Ranters? Let us know in the comments.

Django Unchained hits theaters December 25th, 2012.

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Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. This looks awesome already! Can’t wait!

  2. This is one movie I have been waiting for for a long time. I love Tarantino’s movies.

  3. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Awesome poster… definitely purchase worthy

  5. I’ll be keeping with the tradition I have of going to the movies on Christmas Day and seeing a film that is not “merry” in any way.
    Last year it was The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This year it’s Django Unchained.

  6. Looks very cool. I can not wait to see this! Hopefully I can go on Christmas day.

  7. Looks neat. Hope it’s better than the Bastard film

  8. Super pumped for this!!

  9. cant wait for this movie

    but heres a question guys Leonardo DiCaprio also starring in The Great Gatsby and its been released on the 25th December the same day as Django Unchained. wouldnt that put Leonardo DiCaprio in a situation having two movies he starring released on the same?

  10. Broomhilda’s character is a RAPE VICTIM, not a prostitute. Referring to a Black female rape victim as a prostitute was a common excuse used by White male rapists in antebellum and Jim Crow North America who attacked and terrorized women and children through sexual force.

    • I never said she was a prostitute, I said she was forced into prostitution, which is the same thing as rape, I agree. I don’t appreciate being compared to racists who attacked and raped women during Jim Crow America.

  11. “she was forced into prostitution” It was not prostitution. It was RAPE.

    • That is the same thing. I don’t even…what is the definition of rape? To force someone to have sex. Forcing someone into prostitution is the same freaking thing as rape. In using the word “prostitution,” I was providing details of the plot. She is a slave in Leonardo Dicaprio’s character’s brothel. Money exchanges hands for her rape. You’re right, if she is forced to have sex in the film–which, to be honest with you, I have no idea if it comes to that–that is straight up rape. You are literally arguing with no one here.

  12. “You’re right, if she is forced to have sex in the film–which, to be honest with you, I have no idea if it comes to that–that is straight up rape.”
    She is forced to have sex in the film == RAPE.

    • Okay, so you knew that, but I did not. I haven’t read the script like you obviously have. Also, I already agreed a billion times with you that it’s rape, so…uhm, I don’t know what else to say here?

  13. Donella, don’t shoot the messenger. all of those things are bad situations that no one should be put in. and i agree with both of you. but we shall see what really happens when the movie comes out. i like the cast.

    • Didn’t shoot him, zoom. Just corrected him. He asked for clarification. That’s all that happened. Calm down.

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