- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
As noted in the words regarding Les Miserables, we've come to a point at which films going through the DI process should look transparent and perfect to the original, and such is the case with Mr. Tarantino's Django update.
Shot on film, and taken through a 4k DI, the Panavision source material is perfect. Filtered, softer interiors look to be precisely what they are, and exteriors pop with detail and resolution.
I've a feeling that Anchor Bay will be selling more than a dozen of these Blu-rays, as the public has shown their appreciation to not only the Django legend, but along with it, to some of the funniest sequences in film history, along with some of the most violent.
My only advice to those who may be sensitive to political correctness, is to turn off your PC function, and enjoy.
One of the great pleasures of this film, is visiting with actors, some of whom we've not seen in years. As well as others, who may be almost unrecognizable. The fun is figuring out who these people are before the end credits roll. One of these is Franco Nero, who played the original Django, back in 1966, and has been working in film ever since. He may be best known here as Lancelot in the 1967 Camelot.
On a tech note, I'd love some input from those into both Civil War history as well as weaponry. While the Django theme makes note in its lyrics to Colt .45, we're certainly in a pre-.45 era.
What I'm seeing seem to be Remington revolvers, very popular during the war. But are there others used in the film that might be of later vintage?
Django Unchained is a terrifically satisfying piece of entertainment, presented to perfection on Blu-ray.