NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The best way to experience the "DJANGO UNCHAINED" ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK [Loma Vista/Republic Records] is on the special edition vinyl release available in stores April 16.
Coinciding with the Academy Award-winning film's DVD and Blu-Ray release, the vinyl is perfect for record aficionados, Quentin Tarantino diehards, and all music lovers alike. The 2-LP package includes 2 180-gram red splattered records in a double gatefold package and full-size artwork.
Recently, legendary writer and director Tarantino's latest epic was honored with two Academy Awards including "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Supporting Actor" for Christoph Waltz. In addition, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington received NCAAP Image Awards for "Best Supporting Actor" and "Best Supporting Actress", respectively.
To date, the soundtrack has sold over 300K copies worldwide. Meanwhile, the film from Tarantino won the Golden Globe Award "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Supporting Actor" for Christoph Waltz at the BAFTA Awards. It's nominated for a total of 5 Academy Awards including "Best Picture, "Best Original Screenplay", "Best Supporting Actor" [Waltz], "Best Cinematography", and "Best Sound Editing".
At the box office, the movie galloped right to the top. Upon its Christmas Day release, "DJANGO UNCHAINED" made $15 million dollars and debuted at #2—a record for an R-rated film. Since then, it's become Tarantino's highest grossing and most successful film to date.
The soundtrack matched the film's level of esteem and fervor. Entertainment Weekly featured it on the "Must List", and Rolling Stone wrote, "'DJANGO UNCHAINED' marks the first time Tarantino has collaborated with artists to create original music for his film and soundtrack. Four original songs from the film were also short-listed for "Best Original Song" at the Academy Awards.
Be sure to pick up the vinyl this Tuesday as they will fly off the shelves faster than bullets from Django's revolver.
Django Unchained Official Soundtrack Store ft: Limited Edition Vinyl: http://www.myplaydirect.com/django-unchained-soundtrack
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About The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films:
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards®, the most wins in the studio's history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius's THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay's UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I'M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH'S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; and BULLY. Currently in release are LAWLESS, THE MASTER, THE INTOUCHABLES and THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. Upcoming releases include QUARTET, DJANGO UNCHAINED and ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH.
TWC is also active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production and current President of Television Meryl Poster, with credits including the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, spin-off series Big Ang and Mob Wives: Chicago, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently in pre-production on the martial-arts epic Marco Polo for Starz. TWC additionally has 17 series in different stages of development, including The Nanny Diaries, being adapted for ABC by Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls).
About Sony Pictures:
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/
About Quentin Tarantino:
With his vibrant imagination and dedication to richly layered storytelling, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, Tarantino's World War II epic, assembled a renowned international cast and was a critical and box office sensation, garnering numerous awards, including six BAFTA nominations, ten Critics Choice nominations, four Golden Globe nominations and eight Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Achievement in Directing.
Prior to INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, Tarantino thrilled audiences with acclaimed favorites RESERVOIR DOGS, JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL VOL. 1 & KILL BILL VOL. 2, and GRINDHOUSE. Tarantino also co-wrote, directed and starred in PULP FICTION, which won numerous critics' awards, a Golden Globe and Academy Award® for Best Screenplay, and the Palme D'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino's next film is the highly anticipated DJANGO UNCHAINED, featuring an all-star cast that includes Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, and will be released in theaters on Christmas Day.
About Loma Vista Recordings:
Loma Vista Recordings is a new record label founded by Tom Whalley in partnership with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group. Loma Vista Recordings' current roster includes: Cillie Barnes, Cut Copy, Ghost, Little Dragon, Damian Marley Rhye and Soundgarden whose first studio album in fifteen years, King Animal, debuted at the top of the Billboard Rock Chart and number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Whalley is best known for his extensive A&R and artist development experience and his innovative integration of technology into marketing and promotion. He has a proven track record of discovering hit artists including Bonnie Raitt, the Beastie Boys, and MC Hammer during his time as Head of A&R at Capitol Records, seminal artists such as Tupac Shakur, Nine Inch Nails, and Primus while serving as President of Interscope Records, and chart-topping artists, Michael Buble, The White Stripes, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, and Big & Rich, among many others while Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. Records.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Owl City, The Voice (NBC-TV), Gotye, Of Monsters & Men, Mayer Hawthorne, among many others.
It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Republic Nashville (The Band Perry), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Lava Records (Jessie J, Black Veil Brides), Aware Records (Mat Kearney), Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), XO (The Weeknd), Loma Vista (Soundgarden, Damian Marley) among others.
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