DJANGO UNCHAINED comes home in April

On April 16, Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED on DVD and Blu-ray.

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained tells the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles, dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of Candyland, an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival.

DU picked up Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Waltz and was nominated for Best Picture.

The Blu-ray release will also contain DVD and Ultra-Violet formats and has a SRP of $39.99. Special features have not yet been announced, but expect a lot.