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.
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
Summer of 2008
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 www.subwaycinema.com
Film Fetish Trivia: This film is a remake of the 1964 Clint Eastwood western A Fistful of Dollars.