The value of Django Unchained action figures skyrocketed over the weekend as news hit the Internets that The Weinstein Company requested the toys be pulled from shelves after receiving complaints that the dolls were offensive and trivialized the horrors of slavery.
Could Django turn into this season’s Beanie Babies? (Collider)
Before Quentin Tarantino’s Django is Unchained across cineplexes on Christmas Day, there will be a limited release of Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 original film, Django, on 12/21 to give audiences some backstory of the spaghetti western. (Deadline Hollywood)
We’ve heard of the great Tarantino, but what about Ezio Tarantelli? This illustrious Italian artist created a whole slew of “bella” foglios and locandinas for lots of 60s and 70s B-movies (much like Sandro Symeoni and Antonio Mos), including many spaghetti westerns — and he also had an inglorious basterd poster of his own design called Bastardo Vamos A Matar!
Master autuer, Quentin Tarantino, not only reinvented action movies with his trademark funny/violent fight scenes as well as recharged the careers of John Travolta and Pam Grier — he also re-established the artful marketing of character posters with Jackie Brown. And many more movies like Pearl Harbor and The Hangover have since jumped on the bandwagon.
Pam Grier was the queen of 70’s blaxploitation movies — and seemed stuck there in cinematic history — until Quentin Tarantino rejuvenated her career in 1997 with Jackie Brown (which had one of the coolest opening credit sequences ever right here).
And now Miss Foxy has pulled out the big guns with a new book!