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Title: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 24, 2006, 07:29:54 PM
I just read on several sites that controversial Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (AUDITION, ICHI THE KILLER, VISITOR Q, FULL METAL YAKUZA) has already begun filming a remake of DJANGO entitled SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO. From Sony Pictures no less.

The film will supposedly be shot in english and believe it or not Quentin Tarantino(???) will have a part in the film as well.

I expect there will be some outrageous scenes of violence in this.



Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Kurug3n on December 27, 2006, 07:05:03 PM
Sounds good

*Edit: Colt you forgot Dead or Alive in Miike's list of movies


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on December 28, 2006, 01:13:42 AM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0906665/

Tarantino as Ringo?

If this is set in 1100 I would say there will be no Gatling Gun...hopefully there is a coffin.

Is this even an official Django remake?

And what would an anglo like QT be doing in the middle of a war between two gangs of samurai warriors?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 28, 2006, 12:51:39 PM
Sounds good

*Edit: Colt you forgot Dead or Alive in Miike's list of movies

I didn't forget I only listed a few of his more popular ones. The man has done over dozens of films since and before AUDITION.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: RallyMonkey on December 28, 2006, 02:11:33 PM
The reason Tarantino is in this is because Tarantino and Miike are very close friends.

For instance, he was the one who decided to put the cameo of Miike in Hostel (He was producing).


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Peacemaker on December 28, 2006, 02:16:10 PM
The reason Tarantino is in this is because Tarantino and Miike are very close friends.

It's also because QT is a HUGE fan of Django.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Silenzio on December 28, 2006, 05:12:49 PM
It's also because QT is a HUGE fan of Django.

Quite true. And the spag genre in general. Especially DRaH (Kill Bill showed us that for sure)


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Kurug3n on December 28, 2006, 05:31:17 PM
If they ever decide to release this movie in the US (which I doubt) I can see 1 of 3 reasons of what will happen:

1.Cut so much that its no comprehendable

2.Release it Uncut and leaving people to see it in independent theaters

3.Forget a big screen release and head straight for dvd


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Banjo on December 29, 2006, 07:35:52 AM
Like remakes of any classic movie I'm very dubious about this.Don't like QT but if it has to be made Franco Nero should be involved somewhere ::)


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: pixelated on December 29, 2006, 05:56:04 PM
so any word on if this is actually a remake, or just using the name Django in the title the way countless other movies did...


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Silenzio on December 29, 2006, 08:56:56 PM
so any word on if this is actually a remake, or just using the name Django in the title the way countless other movies did...

yeah it's a remake. Taking a Western and adapting it to a Samurai movie. Sounds familiar, eh? Like the way Sergio adapted a samurai movie to a western, eh? Also, Darren Aronofsky wants to take a samurai Magna (whatever that is) and adapt it into a western. It's like the two genres are interchangable.  ::)


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Kurug3n on December 30, 2006, 12:40:58 AM
now its getting interesting with Samurai's. I mean

Takashi Miike + Samurai Swords= Some Crazy and most likely the most Shocking thing that you will see.

If you guys havent seen any of Miike's earlier work then you really should because this guy doesn't mess around with it comes to gore.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 30, 2006, 01:47:13 PM
A lot of Miike's movies do not involve gore at all. He has even done musicals if you can believe that. The extremely violent films are the ones he is remembered most for.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: RallyMonkey on December 30, 2006, 01:48:39 PM
yeah it's a remake. Taking a Western and adapting it to a Samurai movie. Sounds familiar, eh? Like the way Sergio adapted a samurai movie to a western, eh? Also, Darren Aronofsky wants to take a samurai Magna (whatever that is) and adapt it into a western. It's like the two genres are interchangable.  ::)

The Manga is Lone Wolf and Cub, same manga that Road to Perdition was based off of. So, this will be a samurai manga with two adaptations based off of two different periods of American crime.

I'm waiting for the gangster version next.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Kurug3n on December 30, 2006, 02:09:05 PM
A lot of Miike's movies do not involve gore at all. He has even done musicals if you can believe that. The extremely violent films are the ones he is remembered most for.

I see what your saying but this is going to be a movie with gore being a major part in it.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Silenzio on December 30, 2006, 02:32:49 PM


I'm waiting for the gangster version next.

i see, I remember you telling me the name of the magna, but i had forgotten it.


But, what do you mean by "you're waiting for the gangster version next"? The gangster version of the Magna? are you talkin' about Road to Perdition?  I'm confused.



Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Kurug3n on December 31, 2006, 08:48:48 PM
Wow i just barely saw Audition and im sick just like yesterday after i saw Requiem For A Dream.  :-\


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on December 31, 2006, 09:28:01 PM

I'm waiting for the gangster version next.

"Last Man Standing"?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: RallyMonkey on January 01, 2007, 12:47:37 PM
I was kidding with the gangster comment. And by gangster, I mean "gangsta". Think 50 Cent's Bulletproof.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Franks Harmonica on March 28, 2007, 12:10:32 PM
when you get to the site ..click on the image that looks like this
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/kevinbucket/button.jpg)

http://www.sonypictures.jp/movies/sukiyakiwesterndjango/



Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 28, 2007, 04:01:37 PM
Looks rather fun, thanks for posting FH (Did anyone else have a grin when the Django theme came on at the end  :) )


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Kurug3n on March 28, 2007, 11:02:04 PM
Looks rather fun, thanks for posting FH (Did anyone else have a grin when the Django theme came on at the end  :) )

Yeah i had one but i dont understand the trailer. I mean if the main character isnt the one with the coffin then who is he??


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on March 28, 2007, 11:45:30 PM
I got a mixed feeling about this, but I think I will see it anyway.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on March 28, 2007, 11:55:13 PM
I got a mixed feeling about this, but I think I will see it anyway.

Yeah, I feel the same way. I'm still curious though, so we'll see.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: marmota-b on March 29, 2007, 05:59:44 AM
I didn't watch it, because it wants me to download something for playing it and I don't want to when I'm home alone... but I must say, I don't like the picture of people on the opening site...


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on March 29, 2007, 11:35:53 AM
I can't see it :(


Any word on a release date?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on March 29, 2007, 11:40:33 AM
I can't see it :(


Any word on a release date?

Can't see? What's happening to your computer? It says it's coming in Septermber. Hurry and go get a ticket to Japan!


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on March 29, 2007, 11:41:51 AM
Can't see? What's happening to your computer? It says it's coming in Septermber. Hurry and go get a ticket to Japan!


I wish.


No release for the americas?


Select theatres or straight to dvd methinks.


Does Django have the coffin with the gatling gun in it?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on March 29, 2007, 11:49:46 AM
It's very possible that it'll be shown in the US since all dialogue is in English (let's hope their English doesn't suck). There is a coffin in the film, but this trailer is a teaser but not a spoiler.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on March 29, 2007, 12:50:17 PM

Does Django have the coffin with the gatling gun in it?

I just watched the trailer again. Actually, the hero does have a gatling gun in the coffin. So no surprise.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Silenzio on April 02, 2007, 09:39:47 PM
I can't believe I missed this thread.

Trailer is... interesting.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2007, 10:01:43 PM
I can't believe I missed this thread.

Trailer is... interesting.

Yeah just saw it to.

Missed it a few days ago because I'm not too computer savvy.

It works for me. Though I wonder why Django doesn't have his coffin. Maybe the guy shooting the famous gatling gun at him stole it from him? BIG MISTAKE.


QT plays the role of "Ringo", the scarred racist that Django kills off within the first 20 minutes of the original.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2007, 10:11:24 PM
Hey Sanjuro, is the theme they use at the end the Japanese version of the title song for when the original film was released? Or is it newly created music for this film?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Franks Harmonica on April 02, 2007, 11:03:06 PM
Its a cheesy Japanese cover that was recorded for this film ..


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2007, 11:10:37 PM
Its a cheesy Japanese cover that was recorded for this film ..


speaking of which, wonder why Blue Underground saw it fit not to include the Italian version in the italian language track of Django?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 03, 2007, 01:35:03 PM
There probably wasn't an Italian version of the song since the Italians had the US market in mind all along...well....RITA OF THE WEST is an exception.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 03, 2007, 07:14:07 PM
There probably wasn't an Italian version of the song since the Italians had the US market in mind all along...well....RITA OF THE WEST is an exception.


actually it does exist. I own it.

Click on the link to listen to it...

http://spaghettiwesterns.1g.fi/music/Luis_Enriquez_Bacalov_-_Django.mp3


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Franks Harmonica on April 03, 2007, 10:54:14 PM
That is awesome ... I am assuming that it is the same person who sang the English version?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 04, 2007, 12:24:21 AM
Sorry, I've been missing some postings.

I heard that for this Japanese film, they created a Japanese version of Django song.

Vocal of the English version is by Rocky Roberts. Italian (cover) version is by Roberto Fia.

Italian version is used only in Japan. Here's the reason. Before the film "Django" was released (which by the way,  was released as a sequel to "Fistful of Dollars"), the Italian song by Roberto Fia was on the hit chart for awhile already and his EP record (released as "the original soundtrack" record even though it actually was a cover version) was a top seller in Japan. So, the film distributor couldn't use the original English vocal anymore. They replaced the original Rocky Roberts' English song with Roberto Fia's Italian song on the Japanese release prints. As a result, it lead to a law suit, which is really like a sequel to "Fistful of Dollars."


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 04, 2007, 02:31:27 AM

actually it does exist. I own it.


Hope you got it legally. ;D


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 04, 2007, 11:59:48 AM
Yeah, I've got the DJANGO soundtrack and only the english version of the song is on the disc although there is also an instrumental as well.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 04, 2007, 12:59:38 PM
This is the Japanese EP record with the Italian song by Roberto Fia released as "the original soundtrack" which was a phenomenal hit. The design is similar to the Japanese "Django" poster. I like this design.
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9940/zkysj3.jpg)

Somehow Roberto Fia is credited as "Berto Fia". Side B is "Instrument" version which is also different from widely known "instrument" version in Europe and US.

This is probably the most complete soundtrack CD of "Django" in the world.
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1158/zkyjpcday2.jpg)

It was released in February in Japan. It contains 37 tracks including both songs in Engllish and Italian and alternate instrument versions.   



Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 04, 2007, 09:37:58 PM


This is probably the most complete soundtrack CD of "Django" in the world.
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1158/zkyjpcday2.jpg)

It was released in February in Japan. It contains 37 tracks including both songs in Engllish and Italian and alternate instrument versions.   



Anyway to get this off the internet?


I recently missed out in buying a Japanese Django poster (I don't like the other one's from toher countries) from ebay along with an equally nice Japanese BLINDMAN poster.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 04, 2007, 09:56:07 PM
Here it is. http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B000M2EAKW/ref=dp_change_lang/503-9012644-8805555?ie=UTF8&language=en%5FJP

Japanese Amazon sells to overseas customers also.

I had a Japanese Django poster in Japan but it was ruined  :'(. What a waste!


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 04, 2007, 10:10:05 PM
You can try these sources too.

http://cgi.ebay.de/DJANGO-Luis-Enriquez-Bacalov-CD-EXPANDED-JAPAN_W0QQitemZ160102031209QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.screenarchives.com/display_results.cfm?category=515

Buona fortuna!


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 05, 2007, 10:19:45 PM
According to IMDB this movie takes place somewhere in the 1200's.

How can they be firing revolvers and rifles (not to mention a very large fictictious gatling gun)? And why is Django wearing cowboy gear? Did he visit America almost 1000 years before it was inhabited by folks who wore dusters like that?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 05, 2007, 11:32:59 PM
That's another example of how wrong IMDB can be. According to the narration of the trailer, it's supposed to be several hundred years after Dan-no-ura. It's referring to the Battle of Dan-no-ura which is the final battle between Heike clan and Genji clan. It was a battle to determine who to take the power over Japan. This battle took place in 1185. The story of the film is set in the time several hunded years after that. So I guess those guns and cowboy fanshions are not so off.

Then again, I can't speak for Miike since he claims this is a story beyond history.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on June 19, 2007, 12:31:26 AM
here is the second teaser trailer. They still leave very little to be desired...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7xky1xU0QA&mode=related&search=


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 20, 2007, 06:07:00 AM
What's wrong with it? It looks fine to me. It's a japanese version of DJANGO. Those movies are obviously popular there. Otherwise there wouldn't be 20+ macaroni western bibles. I doubt it will come out here save for maybe a limited release in the big cities.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on June 21, 2007, 06:27:19 AM
What's wrong with it? It looks fine to me. It's a japanese version of DJANGO. Those movies are obviously popular there. Otherwise there wouldn't be 20+ macaroni western bibles. I doubt it will come out here save for maybe a limited release in the big cities.


Nothing is wrong with it, they just haven't shown much yet.
I don't think having the actors speak english was such a hot idea.

I'll be picking up the dvd when it comes out. Xploited might carry it.


Aren't their only 4 Macaroni bibles?


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Nakadai on June 21, 2007, 07:18:55 AM
Looks a tad silly from all i've seen on it so far, but could prove entertaining. We'll see.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 21, 2007, 03:29:26 PM

Nothing is wrong with it, they just haven't shown much yet.
I don't think having the actors speak english was such a hot idea.

I'll be picking up the dvd when it comes out. Xploited might carry it.


Aren't their only 4 Macaroni bibles?

This site lists 15...

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search.html?type=GC&restrict=ALL&strict=&word=macaroni+western+bible


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on June 21, 2007, 04:49:34 PM
This site lists 15...

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search.html?type=GC&restrict=ALL&strict=&word=macaroni+western+bible


Thanks.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 22, 2007, 01:47:55 AM
new trailer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S61ySyaJQSE


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 22, 2007, 11:19:45 AM
I'm actually fine w/ remakes unless they're shot for shot. Those are boring. Reimaginings are usually cool, when done w/ a good director. FoD is technically shot for shot, but it's not done in Kurosawa's style, and it's a western. Either way they're both great films. Yojimbo, I think is a little better.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 23, 2007, 08:43:43 PM
Missed this teaser. Has some alternate footage and some action scenes we haven't seen yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7xky1xU0QA&mode=related&search=


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 02, 2007, 12:43:32 PM
Music video (Japanese version of Django theme song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PplzWwEnvrA

Footage (cool stuff!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JsqCpkrnbc

Looks ridiculous and very violent.
Pretty cool O0


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Silenzio on September 02, 2007, 01:13:41 PM
Dude!

This thing looks action packed!  Will definitely see it!


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sonny on September 02, 2007, 11:42:49 PM

I'm gonna play the lottery every week for the next three months for a chance to fly to Japan and see it in theatres!!!

That thing looks KICKASS beyond belief!!! 


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 06, 2007, 11:39:09 AM
First review here (Looks like they took the "gatling gun in the coffin" gimick and changed everything else)


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33916





"Hi Harry,

Love the site and I don't think I have ever sent in anything before. I am currently at the Venice Film Festival, mainly in order to watch their great retrospective "Western all'Italiana", as I am a fan of the genre and also currently into production of a short western myself, to be shot next year in Almeria.

Anyway...

Tonight I skipped the screening of L'AMERICANO (by Tinto Brass) in order to go see Miike's SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO and thought I'd write you a few words about it, if that's of any interest.

(I'm from Switzerland, so please forgive any mistakes)

The film opens on a very stylized bit of set (the sun is hanging from a rope, cardboard background..) and on Tarantino; very grainy image and strong colors. There I got pretty afraid the whole film would be in that style. Interesting style sure, but not really what I would expect for an hommage to DJANGO and the spaghetti western in general. (maybe the now almost traditionnal "reimagination" is better suited for that film) But it soon changes, as this is only an opening sequence where Tarantino narrates -and he has some fun with the accent- what is to follow. As the camera zooms in his Sukiyaki and the title comes up, the whole crowd (this was a press and industry screening) was cheering. Then starts the real story, about a cowboy coming to a town, divided between two clans, the Geiji and Heike. Storywise, it feels more like YOJIMBO than DJANGO.

Bad news is, the narration soon goes in every directions, with some lenghty flash-backs explaining how the town became to be what it is. Those flash-backs are done in a very Tony Scott/DOMINO style of cinematography, which I don't find totally approriate here, as the opening sequence. And it takes a long time for the story to develop and frankly I did not care that much about the past of the town, I wanted the story to be more about that stranger. When it goes back to "present time" it's quite enjoyable with some funny bits and some welcomed blood.

In mid-story there comes the big nod to DJANGO with a "special weapon" being delivered to town in a coffin. Tarantino comes back mid-way as an old man under make-up, telling us how he trained a particular female character in the film. One cannot avoid thinking of Pai Mei here and the fact that Tarantino first wanted to play that character. I wonder how this all came together, Miike's idea? Tarantino? A chat between themselves? But the reference seems obvious.

Then for the last part all hell breaks loose and it's shootout time. And there as some really cool bits of action there! And a very cool chick with guns!!

As the film reaches the end, I wondered why this was actually called DJANGO. Sure there are some obvious nods to it (the coffin, the mud, the cemetary,...) but apart from that? As it ends, the DJANGO song started but... with japanese lyrics. With it, on a title-card comes the "explanation" about the DJANGO in the title. I won't spoil it here, but it is pretty funny!

So as it was surely enjoyable at times, it did feel way to long in its flash-backs. But I'm pretty sure die hard fans of Miike will disagree and have a blast. I need to add that the production design is quite beautiful.

So there you go, a few words on that one as I don't know when it is to be released worldwide.

Cheers and keep up the good work,

Chaoticlock"


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 13, 2007, 07:43:58 AM
a more positive movie review...

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/review/1905


(http://www.cinemacafe.net/img/template/200703/070327_sukiyaki_west_main.jpg)


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 01, 2008, 11:12:45 AM
Watched this last night and it's pretty bad for the first hour but when the action comes after that it's actually pretty nice. The QT opening is awful. The way this sequence is shot is beautiful and reminiscent of KWAIDAN's visual style. QT makes this scene grating for attempting a Southern accent then switching to a Japanese one.

The only other problem is that all the Japanese actors speak their lines in English with most of them obviously speaking them phonetically like in Miike's IMPRINT. It's kind of funny as the actors stretch a lot of the dialog out--"Whoooo are yoooouuuuu?" as an example. After a while, it gets better and this isn't very noticeable but a couple of the actors speak their lines very well and clearly. On this dvd you can watch it with Japanese dubbed over but no English subs. I can imagine the Japanese dub will be right funny.

Either way, it appears Miike isn't taking the whole film seriously with some of the goofy shenanigans going on although the film takes a more serious turn during the second hour. Some of the characters are great like one of the main villains who likes to duck behind his own men so they can take bullets for him. Another poor soul is being trained to catch a sword in his hands at the right moment as another slices downward towards his skull only to miss the blade as it burrows into his head. He then begins clasping his hands together after the fact.

Don't expect ICHI levels of violence. While it is violent in places, it never reaches the plateau of grue of some of his earlier films. A decent Morriconesque soundtrack and a fair number of homages will instantly stick out from the Leone trilogy as well as Corbucci obviously but anyone expecting a remake of DJANGO will be sorely disappointed as the character doesn't even figure into the movie. He never gets to use his gatling gun. Another character does, though. In fact, the main protagonist looks very similar to Guiliano Gemma which I read was the reason for his casting. Miike's DJANGO is more a remake of FISTFUL OF DOLLARS than Corbucci's movie. But the film retains the muddy atmosphere of Corbucci's movie as well as the coffin with the gatling gun, the spooky, mud-caked graveyards with lots of crosses. There's seemingly also a reference to THE SPECIALIST as one of the villains reveals a suit of armor under his clothes after another villain using some kind of curved bullets(!) plugs him multiple times. For those that like him, Tarantino pops up again later in the film this time buried under a lot of latex.

The best thing this movie has going for it is the cinematography. The visuals are gorgeous to look at and Miike pulls off some bravura shots built around his plethora of quirky characters. Some simultaneously striking and eerie shots throughout and once you get used to the fact that this is a Japanese homage/tribute to spaghetti westerns the film as a whole is a bit more smooth sailing.

ADDENDUM:

Forgot to mention, the DJANGO theme pops up during the end sung in Japanese and using electric guitar and it was very faithful and very well done, IMO. There's also a joke at the end with a closing title referring to a little Japanese kid who grows up to be DJANGO although I'm not sure if this is just a funny coda or if it means there will be another FULL FLEDGED movie utilizing the coffin toting hero.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Sonny on March 01, 2008, 06:17:33 PM
Thanks for the review AC  O0

It's certainly worth watching, even if it's not as great as one might expect it to be. I'll have to be the judge of it when i do get around to seeing it.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: cigar joe on August 31, 2008, 10:30:02 PM
I know this film is on here some place anyway Banjo will fix so I'll park it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/movies/29djan.html


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 31, 2008, 11:21:34 PM

This film is worth a look. I'm not going into it with high expectations though.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: sargatanas on September 01, 2008, 03:20:48 PM
compared to what ?...i'll bite  ^-^


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 03, 2008, 01:49:54 PM
Save your money it's an awful movie.

They're going to release it here cut which will probably end up being an improvement.
The best scene is the first five minutes.
You can leave the theatre after that and come back for the final 10.


EDIT: fuck. I'm at a public library and they don't allow you to "cut and paste".
CJ go to the search engine and type in "Django Remake".
Then tell Banjo to merge this thread with that.


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Banjo on September 04, 2008, 08:26:26 AM
I know this film is on here some place anyway Banjo will fix so I'll park it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/movies/29djan.html

Fixed!  ;)


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on February 12, 2009, 04:54:35 PM
Watched the first 30 minutes and decided I was wasting my time with this movie. Maybe I will give it another go some other time, but I doubt it.  :-\


Title: Re: Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Post by: Dust Devil on March 16, 2010, 12:10:17 AM
Watched the first 30 minutes and decided I was wasting my time with this movie. Maybe I will give it another go some other time, but I doubt it.  :-\

Same here. Tried a few days ago and... this is horrible. Couldn't make it past the first 20 or 30 minutes.

I'll try again one of these days.