Sukiyaki Western Django with cowboy Tarantino, making U.S. premiere at New York fest

Sukiyaki Western Django shot with Quentin TarantinoSUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO will be making it’s U.S. premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival in NYC, between June 20 and July 6, 2008.

Here my snapshot of the Miike fantasy, which features a cameo appearance by Quentin Tarantino.

Action Adventure Western

Famed Japanese auteur Takashi Miike, best known for cult classics “Audition”, “Ichi the Killer”, and “The City of Lost Souls”, redefines the spaghetti Western with SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, a tale written in blood. Two clans, Genji, the white clan led by Yoshitsune, and Heike, the red 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 sides, but he has ulterior motives. Dirty tricks, betrayal, desire and love collide as the situation erupts into a final, explosive showdown.

Takashi Miike

Masa Nakamura and Takashi Miike

Toshiaki Nakazawa, Masato Osaki, Nobuyuki Tohya

First Look Studios

Hideaki Ito, Koichi Sato, Yusuke Iseya, Quentin Tarantino, Masanobu Ando, Takaaki Ishibashi, Yoshino Kimura, Teruyuki Kagawa, Masato Sakai, Shun Oguri, Kaori Momoi

Release Date
Summer of 2008


Filming Locations


You can catch the trailer for the film at the Japanese website:

Tickets for the New York premiere, go on sale this Monday, June 9th. You can order then from

Film Fetish Trivia: This film is a remake of the 1964 Clint Eastwood western A Fistful of Dollars.

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