U.S. Trailer for 'Sukiyaki Western Django' is Heavy on the Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino directs in between acting gigs. He played an Elvis impersonator in a Golden Girls episode. He exposed the homoerotic subtext of Top Gun in 1994’s Sleep With Me. Most recently, he’s signed on for a genre-blending action film for Japanese super-cult-status director Takashi Miike, entitled Sukiyaki Western Django (The picture is inspired by Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Spaghetti Western, Django). Marrying Old West themed gunplay with samurai sword action, Miike shot the “Sushi Western” in Japan and hired a predominately Japanese cast, but the dialogue is in shaky English.

Tarantino’s directorial influences are many, though Miike obviously ranks high amongst his heroes, and this color saturated, over-the-top (but absolutely tame by Miike’s less-commercial standards) trailer accentuates the parallels between them. Though Quentin is more of a featured player rather than a headlining star, this American preview for the film makes the most of his drawing power. An August release in the U.S. release seems likely. (Video via MTV News)

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Posted by Ted Zee on March 19th 2008 | Home Page | 0 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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