The first 150 moviegoers to the opening day of Sukiyaki Western Django this Friday, will go home with a new shirt on their backs. That’s because producers will be giving them free, limited edition Sukiyaki Western Django t-shirts at the door (see design). That’s not a bad deal, and the design is funky. Details on the opening are at the bottom of the synopsis. Those of you in L.A. hoping for a t-shirt, I just don’t know right now. But I will update this story, if I hear anything concrete on that. Right now, it only have confirmation that they will be giving the tees to the first 150 attendees at the theater this Friday.
Famed Japanese auteur Takashi Miike, best known for cult classics such as Audition, Ichi: the Killer, and Children of Lost Souls, brings a fresh new look at the beloved spaghetti Western genre in Sukiyaki Western Django.
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 poor mountain town. One day a lone gunman, burdened with deep emotional scars but blessed with incredible shooting skills, drifts into town. Expectations reach a boiling point as everyone wonders which gang the gunman will finally decide to join. Dirty tricks, betrayal, desire, and love collide as the situation erupts into a final, explosive showdown.
Sukiyaki Western Django opens in New York at the Sunshine Theater, 143 East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, this Friday, August 29, 2008. Then in L.A. at the Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, on September 12th.