Sukiyaki Western Django

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  • Famed Japanese director Takashi Miike, best known for the cultics Audition, Ichi the Killer and The City of Lost Souls, redefines the spaghetti western in his English language masterpiece SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO. A tale of two clans written in blood: the white Genjis, led by Yoshitsune, and the red Heikes, led by Kiyomori. As they battle for a legendary treasure hidden in a desolate mountain, a lo

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Studio: First Look Home Entertain Release Date: 11/11/2008 Run time: 98 minutes Rating: RAmazon.com
The prolific Takashi Miike co-wrote and directed this strikingly postmodern remake of Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Spaghetti Western, Django. The story is much the same, but the highly stylized fusion of Japanese gangsterism and operatic musings on the Western form makes for a wild and unexpected cult movie. Still, there is not much here beyond the film’s relen… More >>

Sukiyaki Western Django

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5 Comments
  1. I am so happy this thing is being released on Blu-ray (just got a ps3)!!From what I’ve gathered this is going to be a two-disker, i’s going to have BD Live Special Features like access to exclusive making of features, trailers and more! There should be deleted scenes too. I am stoked and can’t wait to play this baby in 1080p!!!!

    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This is an amazing film that you’ll dislike only if you go into it not knowing what to expect (which is really your own fault). Watch the trailer in advance, take it for what it is, and enjoy it. Some of you guys are taking it way too seriously. There are some cheesy sound effects for sure, but otherwise it was a really exciting yet somber film. Highly recommended.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I’ve only seen a handful of spaghetti westerns and enjoyed about half of them. This film is an obvious interpretation of that genre taken to a new level.

    Essentially a Japanese samurai movie set in a western style Nevada desert town. The production team and cast consisted of mostly Japanese talent (Quinten Tarrantino is the exception), but they are all speaking english (not dubbed).

    The film is funny, full of blood, and full of over-the-top martial arts and Shakespearean tragedy. Overall a fun romp through two genres mashed together.

    The blu-ray transfer is terrific, although the film has a very stylized treatment. The video looks great, but the audio is what I noticed the most. Excellent use of surround channels and good placement of effects.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I watched it twice in a row. Artistic, colorful and in the grove with Suzuki’s work like Pistol Opera; but this western is more stylishly western than any other Japanese film of this period. Cheesy Kabuki comic book look is hypnotic. Story is fun. A/V quality of BD is great! TrueHD power and Hi Resolution in all it’s glory!

    WARNING: Graphic use of grain and paper moon may upset limited observers.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I just watched this on Blu-Ray. It is an amazing visual experience. The contrast between the Reds and the Whites, the dirty look of an old west town, this movie just oozes visual panache.

    The plot is certainly reminiscent of spaghetti westerns although is a little hard to follow based on the extremely poor audio track. It is very hard to follow what is being said because the voices are very low compared to all the other audio, I imagine if you crank up the volume the problem would not be as bad, but it is ridiculous that you should have to blow your ear drums out in the action sequences just so you can hear what they are saying during the dialogue sequences.

    This is maybe not a movie to own but it is certainly worth watching at least once.

    This movie earns its R. There is violence and some rape/attempted rape that might be unsettling for some people to watch.

    Rating: 3 / 5

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