Django Unchained (2012) Poster


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The Great Train Robbery (1903) (Short)
One of the wanted posters calls for the apprehension of Edwin Porter for train robbery. Edwin Porter was the filmmaker who directed The Great Train Robbery.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
In the screenplay, one of Django's outfits is said to make him look like Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The word "Mississippi" scrolls across the screen in caps in an allusion to the 1939 classic, which had a quite different vision of the pre-Civil War South.
The Blue Gardenia (1953)
In the scene of the first Mandingo fight when Messr. Candie orders his drink he asks for a "Polynesian Pearl Diver and do not spare the rum". This is a direct lift from the Blue Gardenia (1953) by Fritz Lang, in which Raymond Burr orders "A Polynesian Pearl Diver, and DON'T spare the rum".
Seven Samurai (1954)
The shot of the hooded raiders cresting the hill on horseback mirrors the famous shot from "Seven Samurai".
Hercules Unchained (1959)
The title of the movie is adapted from this Italian film.
Bonanza (1959) (TV Series)
In the screenplay, Tarantino describes one of Django's outfits as a little like Elvis in Flaming Star and Little Joe Cartwrigth from Bonanza.
Flaming Star (1960)
In the screenplay, Tarantino describes one of Django's outfits as a little like Elvis in Flaming Star and Little Joe Cartwrigth from Bonanza.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Django appearing through the smoke after the dynamite explodes mimics Eastwood doing the same
Minnesota Clay (1964)
An official still from the film features the "Minnesota Clay Saloon."
Son of a Gunfighter (1965)
Amber Tamblyn plays the character "Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter"; her real-life father, Russ Tamblyn, played the title role in the film Son of a Gunfighter.
Django (1966)
The opening song is the same song which opens the original movie Django (1966) both tunes sung by Rocky Roberts
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Stephen's interrupted final line references the final line of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
Hellbenders (1967)
"Minacciosamente Lontano", "Un Monumento", and "Dopo la Congiura" from "Hellbenders" are heard in the film.
Day of Anger (1967)
"I Giorni dell'Ira" from "Day of Anger" is heard in the film.
The Mercenary (1968)
The bullet going through the flower corsage mimics a similar scene in Sergio Corbucci's spaghetti western Il Mercenario. Corbucci also directed the 1966 film Django. Ennio Morricone's theme in "Il mercenario" arena scene was also used by Tarantino in the soundtrack of "Inglorious Basterds".
The Great Silence (1968)
Django's shooting practice in the snow is a direct reference to Silence's target practice and Tarantino has said that Corbucci's wintery western is a key influence of Django Unchained.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Django and Schultz slowly coming into focus as Stephen watches the arrive at Candyland is like Frank in the flashback
Sabata (1969)
The handgun mechanism that Dr. Schultz uses is based on a similar weapon used by 'Sabata''s titular character.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
"The Braying Mule" and "Sister Sara's Theme" from "Two Mules for Sister Sara" are heard in the film.
Woodstock (1970)
Richie Havens' version of "Freedom" performed at Woodstock is heard in the film.
Hornets' Nest (1970)
"The Big Risk" from "Hornets' Nest" is heard in the film.
The Family (1970)
"Rito Finale" and "Norme con Ironie" from "Violent City" are heard in the film.
They Call Me Trinity (1970)
"Trinity Titoli" from "My Name Is Trinity" is heard in the film.
Lo chiamavano King (1971)
"Lo Chiamavano King" from "His Name Was King" is heard in the film.
Shaft (1971)
Broomhilda's last name is von Shaft - a direct ancestor of the 1970's blaxploitation character Shaft, according to Tarantino. Samuel L. Jackson, from this film, also starred in the 2000 remake of the film.
Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
numerous references
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Candyland exploding
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Dr. King Schultz is having flashbacks of violence while listening to Beethoven, and it causes him to become upset
Deliverance (1972)
Part of the name The Le Quint Dickey Mining Company is a reference to James Dickey, who wrote the poem the film is based on, and also makes a cameo in the film
The Last American Hero (1973)
Jim Croce's "I Got a Name", the theme from "Hero" is heard in the film.
Boss Nigger (1975)
The scene in which Django and Schultz arrive in a town riding horses resembles a scene from "Boss Nigger".
Mandingo (1975)
The subplot about "Mandingo fighting" is inspired by this film, which Tarantino has cited as an influence.
Jaws (1975)
Part of the name The Le Quint Dickey Mining Company is a reference to the character named Quint in Jaws
Taxi Driver (1976)
Dr. King Schultz uses a sleeve gun that is similar to the one Travis Bickle uses in the famous "Are you talking to me?" scene in Taxi Driver.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
When Django reunites with Broomhilda, his hatted figure casts a big shadow on the backgroud wall. Similar to when Indy arrives in Marions bar in Nepal
Under Fire (1983)
"Nicaragua" from "Under Fire" is heard in the film when Calvin Candie and his men arrive at Candyland.
Army of Darkness (1992)
Similar shots of chain gangs in deserts.
Battle Royale (2000)
"Dies Irae (Requiem)" from Battle Royale is heard.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Django's final confrontation with Stephen is reminiscent of the one between Beatrix and Sophie; beginning with an over-the-shoulder shot of him telling Stephen "You're right where you are" after he survives the final gunfight.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kiddo is buried at the grave of a "Paula Schultz" who shares the surname of the movies protaganist, Dr.King Shultz.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The harpist is playing Fur Elise in the parlor; the main motif of which is heard at the beginning of Inglourious Basterds.

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
A billboard for this movie is shown in a photo gallery between segments.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.50 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that Don Johnson from the film will be on tomorrow
Saturday Night Live: Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Jamie Foxx's opening monologue
Saturday Night Live: Martin Short/Paul McCartney (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced on "What Up with That?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.59 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film's director Quentin Tarantino will be on tomorrow
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.67 (2013) (TV Episode)
Bill Maher says ironically that President Obama will be "Django Unchained" in his second term
On Cinema: 'Parental Guidance' and 'Django Unchained' (2013) (TV Episode)
Tim and Gregg review this film
A Haunted House (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Graham Norton Show: Quentin Tarantino/James McAvoy/Alan Davies/Emeli Sandé (2013) (TV Episode)
Talked about during Quentin's interview.
Midnight Movie Review: Review Battle: Django Unchained (2013) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.73 (2013) (TV Episode)
D.L. Hughley says that he saw the film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.8 (2013) (TV Episode)
T.I. mentions the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers (2013) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Anthony Crispino makes a reference to a film called "Django & Cash."
Honest Trailers: Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell: Episode #1.17 (2013) (TV Episode)
W. Kameau Bell asks David Alan Grier about film
The Office: Moving On (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark says, "Please don't hire Jamie Foxx to kill me!" He then references the film.
Tosh.0: The Oscars Spoiler Alerts (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tosh
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.100 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jaywalking participant mentions that he has seen the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.101 (2013) (TV Episode)
Eli Roth says he was happy Quentin Tarantino won an Oscar for writing the film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.49 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.127 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad Paisley mentions that the film dealt with race
Conan: Django Snowchained (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bum Reviews: Django Unchained: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Psych: Dead Air (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn introduces Gus as "Django Unchained."
2013 Billboard Music Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Tracy Morgan compares himself hosting the show to the film's main character
Django Explained (2013) (Video)
the title and opening title fonts reference this film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.161 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jamie Foxx talks about riding a horse in the film
Bara någonting (2013) (Short)
Action scene is referenced
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.96 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.170 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says Paula Deen has been cast as the plantation owner's wife in "Django Unchained 2"
Cluck (2013) (Short)
Imitates the intense cutaway of the dogs devouring the slave worker.
Franklin & Bash: Shoot to Thrill (2013) (TV Episode)
After Jared gives his choice of the best bounty hunter ever, Peter says he thinks it's Django.
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2013) (TV Episode)
"So Take a Hard Ride is a better title than Pike Unchained?"
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Seth Rogen when introducing Jonah Hill, and later mentioned by Jeff Ross.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
the director states that the zoom-in on Lady Catherine is a reference to this film, among other Tarantino films.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.173 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions Kerry Washington appearing in the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.42 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Quentin Tarantino directed the film
Bros Before Hos (2013)
Recommended by Max to costumers
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Hommage to Tarantino
Life Itself (2014)
Title seen in email
Workaholics: Orgazmo Birth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Lucas Bros Moving Co: Freedom Town (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Game Trailers: Grand Theft Auto V (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Trailers: Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones (2014) (TV Episode)
'Django Unbrained'
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Jamie Foxx makes a cameo appearance as a gunman implied to be Django.
Honest Trailers: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
'Django Ungrounded'
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Night of the Living Dead (2014) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
The Smiling Man (2014) (Short)
poster shown
Nostalgia Critic: Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Malcolm
Trainwreck (2015)
Dialogue: "Quentin Tarantino Django"
The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is where they're holding the Django auditions."
Albatross (2015)
The silhouette shot when the tractor is pulling the wagon with the boys to "war". The wagon resembles the carriage that Dr. King Schultz used to commute, in the Wild Western.
Geeks Who Drink: John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a film with Samuel L. Jackson
Comment c'est loin (2015)
DVD seen on shelves in the WonderCash sequence.
The Graham Norton Show: Daniel Craig/Naomie Harris/Christoph Waltz/Sam Smith (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Christoph Waltz; Graham mentions Christoph Waltz had to ride a horse in this movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Samuel L. Jackson/The Kids in the Hall/Sana Amanat/Matt Sorum (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Samuel L. Jackson
Never Fade (Short)
Sean is a huge Quentin Tarantino fan and references his films a lot.

Featured in 

CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
trailer shown
The Big Review: Fall Trailer Park (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was referenced; the trailer was shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.51 (2012) (TV Episode)
Don Johnson introduces a clip from his film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.56 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kerry Washington introduces a clip from her film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.60 (2012) (TV Episode)
Quentin Tarantino introduces a clip from his film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.61 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jamie Foxx introduces a clip from his film
DVD-R Hell: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (2012) (TV Episode)
Cited as a recent example of modern film's look at 19th century history.
Half in the Bag: Django Unchained and 2012 Recap (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Maltin on Movies: Best and Worst Movies of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
says he has yet to see this
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Film 2016: Episode dated 16 January 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed.
The Big Review: Episode #1.13 (2013) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed.
Revealed: Oscar Hopefuls (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
At the Movies: Episode #10.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment looking at significant movies released during the southern summer break.
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best picture, supporting actor, cinematography, sound editing, original screenplay.
The Oscars Red Carpet Live (2013) (TV Movie)
Movies of 2012 presentation.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
Mr. Black (2015) (Short)
Seen on TV. Shows the lunatic personality of the main character.
Nostalgia Critic: Should Found Footage Stop? (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Christoph Waltz/Alabama Shakes (2013) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "New Tarantino Movie" digital short
The Hungover Games (2014)
Django is one of the districts,

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