Sukiyaki Western Django (Bloody Benton Cover) (Steelbook Packaging) R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Millennium
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 10,317
Rating: 3/4 -- A stylish and fun genre throwback that honors the films of the past while crafting a rip-roaring new experience with a gritty and clever verve. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jul 6, 2019
Miike's 'wild east' take on the western genre is a colourfully violent stand-off of pastiche, politics and punk. Full Review
Projected Figures
Jan 20, 2009
Pastiche rides the high frontier in "Sukiyaki Western Django", a film that strips the "Kill Bill" model of genre spoof down just to referents, quotes, and iconography, leaving strewn along its path the wreckage a blunt critic might call "the point." Full Review
MUBI
Nov 17, 2017
3 stars out of 5 -- [T]his recounts an archetypal samurai-feud story as a hallucinatory tribute to Italian Westerns....It's a fever-dream of a film...
Empire
Mar 1, 2009
Rating: B- -- The flick's a lot of sound and fury and dynamite that signifies nothing while paying tribute to everything Full Review
I.E. Weekly
Sep 12, 2008
Rating: 2/4 -- The lurid sets and savage and startling action will undoubtedly have cult appeal as the conventions of physics, history and genre are all ignored in this overblown fever dream.
Globe and Mail
Sep 1, 2008
Everything in "Sukiyaki Western Django" has been said before... Full Review
Gay City News
Mar 8, 2018

Product Description:

SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO is prolific Japanese cult director Takashi Miike's samurai tribute to the Spaghetti Western genre. With an irreverent style and an obvious knowledge of the oater canon, Miike sets out to celebrate the factory line artistry of films such as Sergio Leone's A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and Sergio Carbucci's DJANGO, while fully embracing the dazzling, post-modern aesthetic of movies such as KILL BILL and DESPERADO. And while homage and cinematic genre mash-ups can both be high on genuine artistic vision, it's clear from the supremely stylized opening prologue--with its transparent set pieces, outrageous kill shots, and cameo from that anointer of cult films himself, Quentin Tarantino--that Miike is out to have fun above all.

The story follows a Man With No Name gunfighter brought to a small village in Nevada to protect the townspeople from two rival gangs at war over a treasure hidden in the nearby hills. Themes of honor, tradition, loyalty, and family give the film some dramatic weight, but SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO primarily works as a high-octane action flick, albeit one made by a director with style and smarts. The samurai sword lust, kung-fu bar brawls, and John Woo-style operatic gun play remain completely gripping regardless of plot. Yet though the basic story has been told by everyone from Dashiell Hammett to the Coen Brothers to Akira Kurosawa, it's one that has clearly worked its way into the pantheon of contemporary myth and makes for solid dramatic ground on which an entertaining spectacle can unfurl.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 8,680
  • UPC: 687797123275
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