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Sukiyaki Western Django

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The wife chose Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django to watch tonight. It’s a pretty weird movie, and it often slips its toe over the line into tedium, but I always stick through a Miike film. It’s basically a Japanese spaghetti western, with an all-Japanese cast speaking English through thick accents. I guess it’s sort of like Yojimbo and A Fistful of Dollars through the lens of Miike nutbaggery.

A while back some dudes on the forum were talking briefly about it. Mat gave it a C+, which is pretty fair. Recommended for Miike fans – but then, most Miike fans have probably already seen it.

3 Comments

  • Posted May 31, 2009 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    I’m a miike fan saw this i enjoyes it for the most parts drug on to long though in some all in all worth a look if you want a new spin on the spaghetti western….but i guess for ethnic trems we should really call it like a lo mein western. Thats Chinese though. Whats a japanese noodle dish…..udon a udon western…….

    Dig that…

  • Posted May 31, 2009 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    terms oops. and enjoys…..

  • Metal Mikey
    Posted June 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I realize this movie is more of a valiant attempt rather than a success from Miike, but I still enjoyed it for what it was. The visual style was pretty interesting, there were a hella-lot of great action sequences, being a Spaghetti Western nut didn’t hurt me none, and nor did finding the dancer/hostage lady to be very delicious to look at.

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