‘Django Unchained’ Breaks Shackles In China As Pic Opens May 12

April 26, 2013
‘Django Unchained’ Breaks Shackles In China As Pic Opens May 12

BREAKING: China has given the thumbs up and will allow Quentin Tarantino’s slavery saga Django Unchained into the country after all. Per a Sony spokesman: “We are delighted that audiences throughout China will be able to experience Django Unchained beginning Sunday, May 12th. There is tremendous excitement, anticipation and awareness for the film and we thank the local authorities for quickly resolving this issue.” A lot of ticket sales were at stake here, so this is big. Let’s hope that Chinese moviegoers and critics give Samuel L. Jackson the love he didn’t get enough of here in the U.S., playing Calvin Candie’s main house servant Stephen. I maintain this role was perhaps a more haunting performance than Jackson turned in on Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, and Jackson was robbed by not getting a sniff of an Oscar nomination.

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