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Sukiyaki Western Django

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Cast:Kaori Momoi, Koichi Sato, Quentin Tarantino, Takaaki Ishibashi

Director: Takashi Miike


Year: 2007


Two clans, the white, Genji clan, led by Yoshitsune, and the red, Heike clan, led by Kiyomori, battle for a legendary treasure hidden in a desolate mountain town. One day, a lone gunman, burdened with deep emotional scars but blessed with incredible shooting skills, drifts into town. Two clans try to woo the lone gunman to their side, but he has ulterior motives. Dirty tricks, betrayal, desire and love collide as the situation erupts into a final, explosive showdown.

I fear many out there may not of heard of Takashi Miike, best known for cult classics Audition and Ichi the Killer, with this film he again shocks and redefines the spaghetti Western. The film's dialogue is all English and purposely so, but some of it is hard to make out what their saying but that is fine you get the point. The film borders on being a true western to being something very different but one thing is for sure it remains original till the very end. The movie offers comedic escapades that are quite hysterical and then we swing to the very dramatic and tragic scenes of loss, murder, pillaging and revenge. There might be times when you scratch your head at what just happened but there is no denying the fun. Sukiyaki Western Django is about as close to an Italian western you are going to ever see. Director, Takashi Miike has has been put in the spotlight over many of his films because he always pushes the genre his is making to its limit and this is no exception. He pays great homage to a genre long gone but in doing so he has created his own gem that is sure to be around for a very long time.The DVD comes in a Limited Edition Steelbook Packaging. Released by First Look Studios. ***** Out Of *****