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Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

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A nameless gunfighter arrives in a town ripped apart by rival gangs and, though courted by both to join, chooses his own path.

Director:

Takashi Miike
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hideaki Itô ... Gunman
Masanobu Andô ... Yoichi
Kôichi Satô Kôichi Satô ... Taira no Kiyomori
Kaori Momoi ... Ruriko
Yûsuke Iseya ... Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi ... Village Mayor
Yoshino Kimura Yoshino Kimura ... Shizuka
Quentin Tarantino ... Piringo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takaaki Ishibashi ... Benkei
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Sheriff
Taigi Kobayashi Taigi Kobayashi
Yutaka Matsushige
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida
Shun Oguri ... Akira
Masato Sakai Masato Sakai ... Taira no Shigemori
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Storyline

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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Who will be the last man standing? See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Düello See more »

Filming Locations:

Tsuruoka City, Yamagata, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,172, 31 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,034, 21 September 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (international cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The characters who are named have been so after actual historical figures in the Tale of the Heike. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The international cut version, shorter by 23 minutes, omits several scenes for pacing reasons and also all the scenes where the big Genji/Minamoto henchman after having his balls shot off develops a crush for his leader Yoshitsune. This version was screened at several film festivals and is featured on most of the DVD releases outside of Japan. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Django Unchained (2012) See more »

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why can't I vote ZERO on IMDb
22 February 2009 | by samuraigamerSee all my reviews

1/10 is too much for this movie, and I don't think its creators had such high expectations. I've seen movies that are parodies of other movies (scary movie),i've seen movies that are parodies of itself (hot shots),but i've never seen a movie that is a parody of parody of itself.

In the beginning I thought the whole asians-in-western set up was funny.But then it came : - AWFUL 'acting' by Tarantino (i'm not sure I can call it acting) - AWFUL acting by everyone after him.They all must have skipped acting school or the cast selection was made in an AA rehab - SURREAL dialogs and questions or sentences that the viewer is not meant to understand (cause the film is too smart for the average joe. COMPLETE LACK of realitycheck throughout the movie.Kinda like Hot Shots but without the fun part. MESSED UP story.The dialog is too stupid to really focus on and understand the background story (if there was such a thing).By the end u will be lucky if u understood half of what went down.And of course there some twists that you won't care and can identify only by looking how surprised everyone around is.

Even if X-Men and Robocop would made an appearance half-way through the movie to throw a couple of punches and then take off, no one would mind cause the movie certainly had room for that too

-37/10 a movie that insults the viewer's intelligence.Burn every video store that sells it.Maybe that will teach em


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