added: Mon, Nov 26th '12
Sorry Jamie Foxx, but there's only one true "Django." And no, he's not a bounty hunter searching for his long-lost wife. The Django we're talking about was portrayed by Italian actor Frank Nero in Sergio Corbucci's classic spaghetti western about a coffin-dragging gunslinger who single-handedly fought a tyrannical gang of outlaws. But if you haven't seen the original 1966 movie, then lucky for you because you'll have a chance to catch it on the big-screen. Rialto Pictures will be reissuing "Django" into US theaters, starting in New York and Los Angeles on December 21st.
So before you get your beady little eyes fixed on Quentin Tarantino's hotly-anticipated "Django Unchained," why not take some time to check out Corbucci's seminal shoot'em up. You can start by watching this trailer, which features our favorite anti-hero arriving in one of the muddiest towns ever depicted in a western, only to get himself stuck in a middle of a pistol battle, while saving a damsel in distress. And just listen to that awesome theme song -- yeah, this is the Django we know and love.
Franco Nero stars as the lone stranger who roams the West dragging a coffin filled with chaos towards a destiny ruled by vengeance. Co-writer/director Sergio Corbucci packs his landmark classic with indelible images, unforgettable performances and some of the most shocking brutality of an "Spaghetti Western" ever made. This is the still-controversial epic that defined a genre, launched a phenomenon and inspired over 50 unofficial sequels. This is the one and only DJANGO!
directed by Sergio Corbucci
starring Frank Nero
release date December 21, 2012 (NY and LA; other cities to follow)