R | | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
There was talk of splitting the film into two parts, like Kill Bill, but Quentin Tarantino eventually rejected the idea and cut a whole lot of the planned film. Among what was cut out includes an entire backstory for Zoë Bell's character, which explains that she wears a ... ...
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
Everybody in the film seems to have perfectly white teeth, even the slaves. In realty, it would be very unlikely for all those people to have white and healthy teeth in the 1800s. Because slaves probably didn't even have the chance to get any dental care, nor even had a tooth brush and paste. And most others were likely to be in the habit of chewing tobacco. And personal hygiene wasn't very common and probably wasn't practiced at the extend that it does today. It all makes the opening sequence even more ironic, considering that one of the main characters, a dentist, arrives in a mobile dentist clinic.
An unusually specific American Humane Association disclaimer stating that no horses were harmed in the making of the film appears very early in the end credits.
English, German, French, Italian
$30,688,000 (USA) (30 December 2012)