Squelching across a God-forsaken ghost town near the US/Mexican border, always dragging a heavy coffin, blue-eyed Django, a drifting, mud-spattered, former Union soldier, saves runaway María from certain death. But, the wooden container with the mysterious content has already caught the attention of the racist ex-Confederate officer, Major Jackson, and his gang of white supremacists, and before long, things get nasty. Now, the guns have the final say, and as if that weren't enough, Jackson's sworn enemy, General Hugo Rodríguez, and his feared revolutionaries, enter the picture, wanting to have a piece of the action. Can Django, the taciturn stranger with the lighting-fast right hand, take on two armies of murderous henchmen, and live to tell the tale?Written by
Franco Nero was just 25 years old when he appeared in this film. Make-up was used to make him appear older. See more »
With the exception of a sawed-off shotgun used by one of Jackson's men, the firearms shown throughout the film are historically inaccurate for a film set in the years immediately following the American Civil War. These weapons are the Colt Single Action Army (first made in 1873) and Colt New Service (1898) revolvers, Django's machine gun (a fictional model with a barrel based on the 1866-71 Montigny mitrailleuse, but a firing mechanism and belt-fed magazine inspired by the 1895 Maxim gun), and the Winchester 1892, 1894 and 1906 lever-action rifles. See more »
[to a gang]
A woman shouldn't be treated in that way.
What's that you said?
It's not important. And if I bothered you, would you accept my apology?
[shoots all five]
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Restored version by Blue Underground includes restored scenes not found on previous releases. See more »
I first discovered this movie a while back, after seeing Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained". I loved DU, so when I heard there was more where it came from, I got really exited. After seeing the film, i must say that it was quite enjoyable and worth checking out. Franco Nero gives a great performance as Django, the bad-ass coffin-dragger. It's really different from Jamie Foxx's performance in DU, but that just makes it more interesting. It's nice to see that Tarantino didn't completely remake the original.
The music is also great, and gives the film a great "feel". I wasn't aware that the music in "Django Unchained" was the same as in this one. So it came as a big surprise when the song Django popped up in the intro (which by the way, the intro is awesome and sets the mood perfectly). The music stays great throughout the film, and the songs never feel out of place.
Something I was surprised by, was a particular scene in the movie. I wont spoil it, but I will say that the scene actually kinda shocked me. I can handle violent content, but i was just so surprised that they would allow it in 1966. Thats probably why it was banned in multiple countries.
In conclusion, you should watch this film if you liked "Django Unchained". It's quite interesting seeing how much movies like these have changed, and how different from DU it is. But it's still very entertaining, and it helps that it has a great story. Check it out if you like westerns.
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