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Django Unchained

Released 2012
Distributor The Weinstein Company

Quentin Tarantino continues his revisionist history of the world with this kinetic revenge saga which is on track to become the highest-grossing western ever made. While working on a book about Italian director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence, Django), Tarantino was inspired to embark on a spaghetti-western influenced project of his own, which he regarded as more of a “southern”. His usual bravura cinematics and eclectic musical choices are on display in abundance, resulting in one more operatic, pop-culture infused instant classic.

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.