December has more than its fair share of highly anticipated titles, but somehow we suspect Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained will have no trouble setting itself apart from the pack. The second full-length domestic trailer for the “Southern-fried Western” offers plenty of juicy new footage, including better looks at stars Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jonah Hill. Even better, it does a bang-up job of showing off Tarantino’s twisted sense of humor and kinetic style. Watch it after the jump.

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Trust Tarantino to take such a horrifying and tragic topic and turn it into something darkly hilarious, much as he did for World War II in Inglourious Basterds. I wonder what other atrocity he’ll tackle next?

I know Jamie Foxx wasn’t necessarily the fan favorite when he was first announced, but by now it’s clear Tarantino made a great choice. His Django looks like a stone-cold badass, but he’s also believable as a caring man willing to go to any length to rescue the woman he loves. But the performance I’m really looking forward to is Leonardo DiCaprio‘s as plantation owner Calvin Candie. DiCaprio’s fallen into a rut of playing traumatized souls, and it’s fun to see him mix things up as such a gleefully nasty villain.

Django Unchained gallops into theaters December 25.

Synopsis:

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award(R)-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award(R)-winner 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.

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