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.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays villain Calvin Candie in this film, was originally the first choice for the role of antagonist Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's previous film Inglourious Basterds (2009). However, Tarantino decided that a German-speaking actor should portray the character, and the part went to Christoph Waltz, ... ...
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
The movie depicts the characters having and using guns that employ metal cartridges. Those would not be available in 1858, the standard round at the time being a paper cartridge containing powder and ball and a separate percussion cap.
Normally, the logo for The Weinstein Company is silent. In this film, it is accompanied with the theme music for Miramax from the early 90s, in a nod to Tarantino's first 2 films.
English, German, French, Italian
$30,688,000 (USA) (30 December 2012)