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Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

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A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, ... See full summary »

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Hideaki Itô ...
Gunman
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Yoichi
Kôichi Satô ...
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Ruriko
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Renji Ishibashi ...
Village Mayor
Yoshino Kimura ...
Shizuka
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Piringo
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Benkei
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Sheriff
Taigi Kobayashi
Yutaka Matsushige
Toshiyuki Nishida
Shun Oguri ...
Akira
Masato Sakai ...
Taira no Shigemori
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A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth. Written by IMDb Editors

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An epic tale of blood, lust and greed. See more »

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Action | Western

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Rated R for strong violence, including a rape | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Düello  »

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Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,172 (USA) (29 August 2008)

Gross:

$48,034 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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Trivia

When the sheriff is talking to old Quentin Tarantino's character the sheriff talks about Akira (his son) and Tarantino replies "every time I hear that name it touches my heart, what can I say, I've always been an anime otaku", (Japanese slang for a person that is a fan of anime, manga, and Japanese video games and culture) this is a reference to the classic anime film "Akira". See more »

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Right before the end-fight it starts to snow heavily for some reason, probably just for aesthetics. However, a thick blanket of snow covers everything except the chest filled with gold-nuggets. No snow seems to have fallen on the chest at all. See more »

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[first lines]
Ringo: [shoots a snake out of the claws of a flying hawk and cuts egg out of it]
Cowboy: [draws his gun on Piringo and whistles appreciatively]
Boss: Piringo. Been looking for you. It's the end of the road for you.
Boss: [gong] What's that sound?
Ringo: That's the sound of the Gion Shoja temple bells.
Boss: What?
Ringo: You know, those Heike and Genji boys. On a distant island, these to clans split into the Reds and the Whites. Waged a war. Sort of like that, uh, War of the Roses, ya know? In England?
Boss: Who won? The Whites?
Ringo: This ...
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Recommended Only For Those Who've Seen EVERYTHING
6 September 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Imagine an American Western drowned in spaghetti sauce, chewed up and regurgitated by a Japanese. That's pretty much what happened here.

Sukiyaki Western Django takes place in an alternate universe where nineteenth-century Nevada is populated entirely by the Japanese and the only white man around is Quentin Tarantino!

This is colorful (figuratively and literally) and action packed with great production values but the whole thing's just too gimmicky and cute for it's own good. Like seemingly all Japanese movies these days, it's self-indulgent as hell. This tries hard to be a cult film by pandering to film nerds and fanboys, the most easily impressed people on the planet.

This wasn't thrilling or exciting and I never really connected to any of it's characters, probably due to the language problem. Having all the actors speak simplified English was a mistake. This would have been better dubbed or in Japanese with subtitles. Hell, I had to turn on the subtitles anyway!

What I would really like to have seen was director Takashi Miike attempt to make a real western with an American cast. It would probably be better than the ones Ang Lee attempted!

Go watch the REAL Django!


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This movie sucked in so many ways. neosoul84-1
I liked it better when it was 'A Fistful of Dollars' duckman7777777
I thought it was great... why hate? blackandwhiteradio
Japanese Remake of 'Fist Full of Dollars' bzerker01
spaghetti western? not really. detsamurai
Looks like Miike pulled a Tarantino. sbac
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