Monday, July 11, 2011
365 Movies Day #104 "Sukiyaki Western Django"
So let's talk about Asian westerns. No really, it's a damn cool concept and "Sukiyaki Western Django" is Takashi Miike's play at it. This is Miike's third film to hit the blog with "AUDITION" and only recently mentioned "13 ASSASSINS". It's funny, it's quirky, it's badass sword versus gun versus gattling cannons. It's badass chicks. Heck, it's QUENTIN TARANTINO as a gunslinger. Yes, I managed to work a Tarantino flick into the blog...with him as an actor. I may have one with him as a writer soon.
The film features a few actors American audiences may recognize. Comedian Takaaki Ishibashi was actually in "Major League 2 and 3". Kaori Momoi was in "Memoirs of a Geisha" and Yûsuke Iseya was also in "13 ASSASSINS". The plot is all over the place, but develops nicely and leaves room for plenty of asswhoopery.
Definitely check this one out!
SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO ON IMDB