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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, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.

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Credited cast:
Hideaki Itô ...
Gunman
Masanobu Andô ...
Yoichi
Kôichi Satô ...
Taira no Kiyomori
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Ruriko
Yûsuke Iseya ...
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Renji Ishibashi ...
Village Mayor
Yoshino Kimura ...
Shizuka
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Piringo
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Benkei
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Taigi Kobayashi
Toshiyuki Nishida
Shun Oguri ...
Akira
Masato Sakai ...
Taira no Shigemori
Hideaki Sato
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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.

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An epic tale of blood, lust and greed.

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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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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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Quentin Tarantino's character's name, Piringo, is probably an amalgamation of famous Pinkerton Detective Charlie Siringo, and famous outlaw John Peters "Johnny" Ringo. It may also be a reference to the "Ringo" films starring Giuliano Gemma. See more »

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In the scene where The Gunman (Hideaki Ito) and Shizuka are intimate, you can see that The Gunman has had some kind of booster shot on his right upper arm that has left a scar. You see this as he takes off his shirt and then jumps into the bed. Don't think is a booster shot but more of a bullet shot scar. 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?
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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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