If you thought Quentin Tarantino was going soft in his later years with the lack of blood and gore in the US trailer for Django Unchained trailer, think again. The recently released international trailer got the Internet fanatic treatment, and a user named “mrbryce” at Reddit noticed one big, bloody difference: namely that. In a side-by-side comparison of the two trailers, there is noticeably more blood falling against the cotton. In the age of Red Band Trailers being fairly commonplace, is the amount of blood in the trailer offensive, or just true to the Tarantino style of directing? Is it safe to say that most Americans know what they’re bargaining for with a Tarantino film, or is this sort of toned-down take appreciated? Would the amount of blood (and as you will see below, there is a very noticeable difference) in a trailer put off the American public? It’s a bigger discussion that goes beyond this film, but worth mentioning in the context.
Is it possible that this is a case of the MPAA stepping in to restrict, or perhaps just different aesthetics of different editors? Judge for yourself and compare the trailers (and the blood) below:
What do you prefer? The typical Quentin bloody fare, or do you think it’s good to have a little less gore in the trailer? Let us know in the comments. Django Unchained comes out December 25, 2012.
[Image Credit: Sony Entertainment; Reddit/mrbryce]
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