As of Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Django Unchained Blu-ray (R)
Movie: 3 and 1.2 stars out of 4 stars
Disc: 3 stars out of 4 stars
Quentin Tarantino nabbed his second Best Screenplay Oscar for this Spaghetti Western/Civil War mash-up which is arguably his most violent and bloody effort to date. Jamie Foxx plays the title character, a slave whose freedom is purchased by bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and spends the rest of movie mowing down white war criminals and attempting to reunite with his wife (Kerry Washington). Tarantino caught a lot heat for heavy use of the "N" word -- mostly from people with no clue of how people in the south spoke in the mid-19th century. Superb and just a tad too long.
Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.40:1), audio: English (Dolby DTS-HD MA 5.1), French and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), subtitles: English and Spanish.
• 3 featurettes
• Promo reels
• Additional DVD + UltraViolet/iTunes digital copy disc
Starz/Anchor Bay, $39.99