China Pulls ‘Django’ Before Premiere

Spoiler alert: as long as viewers can see the blood, they can probably get the plot of Django Unchained. China allegedly pulled Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated film Thursday, the day of its premiere in the country, due to an unspecified technical problem. It was an unexpected move, considering that the film's most violent scenes had already been cut by China’s rigorous censors. “We had high hopes about the film yesterday,” said Tian Zaixing, the general manager of a movie theater in Kunming. Photographer Xue Yutao said he was one minute into the movie at a Beijing theater when employees walked in and shut it off.