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Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD) (English Audio) (Standard Edition) (121-Minute Cut) (Japan Version)

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An English-language remake of Sergio Corbucci's classic 1966 western Django set in historical Japan, starring Japanese actors with questionable grasp of English? If anyone could pull it off, it'd be Miike Takashi! A crazy offering even by Miike standards, the deliriously entertaining Sukiyaki Western - Django had camp cult classic stamped all over it from day one, and the cast and crew deliver with straight-faced, winking exuberance. The film is set amidst a fusion mishmash of dusty hills and painted backdrops, cowboy hats and Japanese period costume, providing an appropriate environment for the looney tunes genius of Miike. Bombastic action and copious, inventive bloodshed are present and accounted for, but the violence is more of the terrifically entertaining variety of Ryo Ga Gotoku than the stomach-turning feats from his Ichi the Killer days.

It helps of course that Sukiyaki Western - Django features a veritable who's who's list of talented actors: Ito Hideaki (Umizaru), Sato Koichi (What the Snow Brings), Iseya Yusuke (Casshern), Ando Masanobu (Big Bang Love, Juvenile A), Oguri Shun (The Neighbor No. 13), Kagawa Teruyuki (Sway), and vetarans Ishibashi Renji and Momoi Kaori. There's even a spot for fanboy-cum-director Quentin Tarantino, who gives a surprisingly good performance in his narrating role. Most of the Japanese cast learned their lines phonetically, and drawl them out with fragmented flair, adding to the camp value of the film. Comprehension is not guaranteed, but entertainment is heaped out in big, hearty servings.

After centuries of war, the rival Heike and Genji clans have been reduced to little more than scrappy gangs of ill-kempt stragglers. The Heike led by hot-tempered Kiyomori (Sato Koichi) and the Genji led by criminally cool Yoshitsune (Iseya Yusuke) both catch wind that there's gold to be found in the small, remote town of Yuta. Showdown in little Yuta is inevitable when both clans come rolling into town at the same time. Joining the fray is a mysterious, nameless cowboy (Ito Hideaki) with the fastest guns in the east. Both clans are eager to enlist the ronin into their ranks, but he will only offer his services to the highest bidder.

This edition comes with director's commentary and theatrical trailers.

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Product Title: Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD) (English Audio) (Standard Edition) (121-Minute Cut) (Japan Version) Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD) (英、日語配音) (Standard Edition) (121分鐘版本) (日本版) Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD) (英、日语配音) (Standard Edition) (121分钟版本) (日本版) スキヤキ・ウエスタン ジャンゴ スタンダード・エディション SUKIYAKI WESTERN スタンダード・エディション Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD) (English Audio) (Standard Edition) (121-Minute Cut) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Sato Koichi | Ito Hideaki | Iseya Yusuke | Ando Masanobu | Sakai Masato | Ishibashi Takaaki | Ishibashi Renji | Tanaka Yoji | Shiomi Sansei | Quentin Tarantino | Oguri Shun | Matsushige Yutaka | Kimura Yoshino | Kaori Momoi | Kagawa Teruyuki 佐藤浩市 | 伊藤英明 | 伊勢谷友介 | 安藤政信 | 堺雅人 | 石橋貴明 | 石橋蓮司 | 田中要次 | 鹽見三省 | 昆頓塔倫天奴 | 小栗旬 | 松重豐 | 木村佳乃 | 桃井薰 | 香川照之 佐藤浩市 | 伊藤英明 | 伊势谷友介 | 安藤政信 | 堺雅人 | 石桥贵明 | 石桥莲司 | 田中要次 | 盐见叁省 | 昆顿塔伦天奴 | 小栗旬 | 松重庆 | 木村佳乃 | 桃井薰 | 香川照之 佐藤浩市 | 伊藤英明 | 伊勢谷友介 | 安藤政信 | 堺雅人 | 石橋貴明 | 石橋蓮司 | 田中要次 | 塩見三省 | クエンティン・タランティーノ | 小栗旬 | 松重豊 | 木村佳乃 | 桃井かおり | 香川照之 Sato Koichi | Ito Hideaki | Iseya Yusuke | Ando Masanobu | Sakai Masato | Ishibashi Takaaki | Ishibashi Renji | Tanaka Yoji | Shiomi Sansei | Quentin Tarantino | Oguri Shun | Matsushige Yutaka | Kimura Yoshino | Kaori Momoi | Kagawa Teruyuki
Director: Miike Takashi 三池崇史 Miike Takashi 三池崇史 Miike Takashi
Release Date: 2008-02-06
Publisher Product Code: GNBD-1429
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Publisher: Sedick International
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005130970

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
伊藤英明 / 佐藤浩市 / 伊勢谷友介 / 三池崇史 (監督) / 遠藤浩二 (音楽)

[特典情報]
映像特典:予告篇集

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
本編121分
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)

[ストーリー]
源氏と平家の決戦、壇ノ浦の戦いから数百年後。とある山間の寒村に言い伝えられる“お宝”を探し求め、義経率いる源氏軍(白)と、清盛が指揮する平家(赤)が対立し村人を巻き込んでの抗争を繰り広げていた。そこに心に傷を負った一人のスゴ腕ガンマンが流れ着く。「いったいお前はどっちの用心棒になるのだ!」それぞれの思惑がぶつかり合い、裏切り、欲望、そして愛が入り乱れ、事態は壮絶な戦いへと激化していく…。

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Professional Review of "Sukiyaki Western Django (DVD) (English Audio) (Standard Edition) (121-Minute Cut) (Japan Version)"

December 7, 2007

Thank God for English subtitles. Yes, the latest from Japanese cult icon Takashi Miike, his spin on the spaghetti western, is technically already in English but thanks to the vast majority of his performers speaking no English at all and having to deliver their lines phonetically, trying to watch this film without subtitles would have been an exercise in pain. With them, however, the film is a loopy explosion of energy, the most overtly crowd pleasing effort from the prolific cinematic freak show since Zebraman. Bright, brash, violent, and intentionally camp, Sukiyaki Western Django is that rarest of things: an intentional cult film that succeeds on all fronts.

Miike begins by tearing a page out of another brilliant Asian western - Wisit Sasanatieng's Tears of the Black Tiger - giving us a prologue placed on a hyper-stylized sound stage. The painted backdrops are obvious, and intentionally so, designed to play up the extremities of what is to follow. It's as though Miike's letting us know that he's in on the joke. Yes, it's all very fake and very silly, he's saying, but by god we're going to have a good time with it. In the middle of this painted setting, with the cardboard cut out sun and a completely two dimensional mountain in the background, is a cowboy in full western garb cooking a pot of sukiyaki over an open fire. The cowboy is none other than Quentin Tarantino, an outspoken fan of Miike's work, here returning the favor Miike paid him by appearing in Eli Roth's Hostel, and his part is far from the self indulgent wank many feared when he appeared on set. Instead it falls to Tarantino to establish the basic story, a spin on England's War of the Roses, and the tone of the piece through a ridiculous piece of ultra-bloody violence and also by gradually altering his accent away from his natural tones and into the stilted rhythms that come from delivering lines you don't actually understand but have had to learn by sounding them out. Yes, just in cased you missed the point from the sets and the initial blood spray spattering all over the painted back drop, Miike is letting you know once again: he knows the English language thing is supremely silly, he's in on the joke, now stop whining about it and have some fun.

And fun you will have.

Here's the story. Two clans - the Red and the White - have been at war for centuries. Their numbers are seriously depleted, the clans reduced to little more than wandering gangs, but the battle rages on. Drawn by rumors of an enormous hidden treasure both gangs have set up shop in a remote western town to search while sniping at each other from a distance, a potentially explosive situation that the vast majority of townsfolk have wisely fled. Into the midst of this powder keg rides a nameless stranger, a taciturn quickdraw artist who prefers to shoot first and ask questions later. So skilled that his addition to one side or the other would permanently tip the scales and end the long running clan feud, our wanderer offers his services to whichever clan is prepared to offer up the largest share of the treasure, once found.

Beyond this there isn't much point in talking about story. It's not that there isn't more there, it's that there are so many extreme characters and set pieces that going any farther would quickly devolve into a list of favorite moments. There's the unexpected Shakespeare fixation, the woman caught between clans, a crossbow, dynamite, a Gatlin gun, and rampant, stylish bloodshed. As is the case with virtually everything Miike has ever done, there are lulls from time to time, moments where the story threatens to bog down, but he more than redeems those moments with his manic energy, inventive action set pieces, sudden bursts of gore and some hysterically funny sight gags. Miike has a very gifted cast here - one of the leads is currently shooting an English-language feature with the director of City of God - all of whom clearly get the joke and relish the chance to be involved.

Sukiyaki Western Django captures Miike in his glossy, crowd pleasing, supposedly mainstream mode - this is far more the Miike of Zebraman and The Great Yokai War than the Miike of Ichi the Killer - and it is one of the very best examples of the type, a near perfect fusion of the raw energy that made so many cultists fans in the first place and the technical polish that has become increasingly evident in his more recent work. It is stylish, surprising, occasionally shocking but mostly just very, very fun.

by Todd Brown - Twitchfilm.net

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10 (3)

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September 18, 2008

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Special Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
A very special and unique movie, I've never watched such an interesting movie like this one. At first you'll feel a bit strange about the background, but after that you'll enjoy it. You cannot expect the movie shows you the reality -- and that IS movie! Just enjoy the imaginations by the directors, and you feel very funny watching it. And I love the Box very much.
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March 25, 2008

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worst movie ever saw ! Customer Review Rated Bad 1 - 1 out of 10
Really weird and pleasant atmosphere : western and japanese backgrounds, and I thought it could be a nice movie but I was wrong. Finally it's the worst movie I ever saw ! YoY
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March 19, 2008

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Miike Has Done It Again! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Just got this brilliant box set in the mail yesterday, watched it last night (including all the special features lol) & loved every minute of it!
a great film with bad English, swords, bullets & heaps of guns. also one of the best assembled casts ever in japanese film history (not to mention one of japans finest director's also) & you have a great 2 hours a head of you.
the film is accompanied by 2 special features discs packed with great stuff. & to top it off it comes with an awesome storyboard book of the full film!
the film i give 9, but the entire box set is perfect so gets a 10
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