'Django Unchained' director Quentin Tarantino has blasted Channel 4 presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, during a heated interview on Thursday night.

The filmaker, who is known for his violent films such as 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', told Guru-Murthy: "I'm shutting your butt down," when he was probed on a link between violence on screen and in real life.

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Christoph Waltz as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django

Tarantino's latest film 'Django Unchained', which received five nominations for both the Oscars and Baftas this week, once again centres heavily on violence as it tells the story of a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who frees a slave (Jamie Foxx) and partners up with him to liberate his wife (Kerry Washington) from the hands of a fearsome plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

In the US, the film was released days after the Newtown school massacre, in which 20 children were killed in Connecticut.

Its world premiere was cancelled in the wake of the school shooting, which occurred just days earlier.

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When asked about the link between enjoying film violence and enjoying real violence, Tarantino snapped: “Don’t ask me a question like that, I’m not biting.”

When asked why, he claimed: “Because I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master.

“You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey.”

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Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

He refused Guru-Murthy's attempt to engage in a debate and told him bluntly: “I’m here to sell my movie. This is a commercial for the movie, make no mistake.

“I don’t want to talk about what you want to talk about. I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence.

“The reason I don’t want to talk about it is because I’ve said everything I have to say about it.

“If anyone cares what I have to say about it, they can Google me.”

When Guru-Murthy tries to question him again, Tarantino said: “I’m shutting your butt down,” and laughed.

Watch the interview in the video above.

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It's not just the film that has caused controversy: slavery-era action figures tied to 'Django Unchained' are also raising questions about whether they're appropriate.

A line of figures of the film's main characters are on sale online, manufactured by toy maker NECA in partnership with the Weinstein Co.

Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, called the action figures "a slap in the face of our ancestors."

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  • Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx

    Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx seen at the UK premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss Photography/Invision/AP)

  • Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington arrives at the UK premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss Photography/Invision/AP)

  • Jamie Foxx

    Jamie Foxx arrives at the UK premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss Photography/Invision/AP)

  • Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington

    Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington arrive for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington

    Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington arrive for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    (left to right) Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

  • Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington arrives for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Quentin Tarantino

    Director and writer Quentin Tarantino poses in front of fans for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington arrives for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington arrives for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz

    Jamie Foxx, right, greets Christoph Waltz, as they arrive for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Jamie Foxx

    Jamie Foxx poses in front of fans as he arrives for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington

    Jamie Foxx holds the dress of Kerry Washington as they arrive for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Quentin Tarantino

    Director and writer Quentin Tarantino arrives for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    (left to right) Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    (left to right) Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

  • General view of the arrivals area at the UK premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss Photography/Invision/AP)

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    Director Quentin Tarantino arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    Jamie Foxx arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

  • Django Unchained Premiere - London

    (left to right) Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx arriving for the premiere of Django Unchained at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    US director Quentin Tarantino gestures as he arrives on the red carpet for the UK premiere of the film Django Unchained in central London on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL,LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Django Unchained - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Actress Kerry Washington attends the UK Premiere of 'Django Unchained' at the Empire Leicester Square on January 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    US actor Samuel L. Jackson arrives on the red carpet for the UK premiere of the film Django Unchained in central London on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL,LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US director Quentin Tarantino looks on as he arrives on the red carpet for the UK premiere of the film Django Unchained in central London on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL,LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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