|Sukiyaki Western Django DVD|
|Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD, 2008, Steelbook Packaging - Gunslinger Cover)|
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This Japanese produced film is a homage in a small way to Spaghetti westerns. It is a frenetic, strange film, combining bits of Samurai and western films with snippets of famous dialogue. If Akira Kurosawa had seen this film (and probably would have turned over in his grave), he would have titled it - "Yojumbles". The Japanese actors are forced to speak english, so it is still best to leave the subtitles turned on. There is a cameo by Quentin Tarentino as a gunfighter named Paringo who mumbles through his part so that he is less coherent than the Japanese actors. He seems to be in every part of the film industry these days, much like something you step in on a farm. What is missing here is characters you can care about, the essence of good film making. This is light fluff, entertaining, but not memorable. There are moments of excellent cinematography, and the Blu ray picture and sound are consistently high, but the digital doctoring of the color and contrast take your attention away from the film at points. If they wanted to make this movie more identifiable to western audiences, it would have been better titled as " A Fistful of Sushi"!
I am a real fan of westerns and enjoy may Japanese movies, even when they are subtitled. With Japanese actors doing a western in English with Quentin Tarantino even making an appearance, I had high hopes for this movie but was ultimately disappointed.
Being the director's first western, perhaps he did not know what he wanted the movie to be. The start came across more like a theater production with its surreal background elements. The movie was mostly serious with just the odd bit a humor thrown in. I think it should have stayed totally serious or have had more humor thrown in for a balance. One brawl fight scene between the main character and another seemed too drawn out and unexciting. The gun fights were well done though.
The delivery of lines at times seemed too subdued/lifeless to me. I also did not like Quentin's character, especially how he delivered his lines.
Visually, the film looked great; however the story was just average to me. This film was sprinkled with some very entertaining moments but for the most part was just a very average viewing experience.
If you like violence movie, this is the one you need to watch , this is very clear the influence of 70 and 80 movies were from China, this is the stile who influence to Tarantino and right now you can enjoy in one new modern stile, this kind the movie always show something different.
The first 10 minutes not are great but after that the movie become dynamite!!
Awesome movie if you love that Tarantino/Japanese style in entertainment. He isn't in this one much but it is a great movie. If you like this one, check out Azumi 1 and 2.
one of the best cowboy movies out there! exciting handsome people in this flick. noit only nice, but extremely visual. unbelievable,stark contrasty and colorful. no need to sully nor balk, but the movie is not only interesting but fun. the red and whites are not only like the Hells Angels but the japanese cliches of non violent cowboys mean nothing in the world of sukiyaki django.. its really that good. i hope you buy this, instead of renting it in the library. dont be foolish nor stupid. follow your cowboy loving dreams in this adventure of comedy, rough house and shooting. cool beans of the dusty kind. make the case. right on sukiyaki western django, you make me so happy!