Sukiyaki Western Django Sizzle Reel Trailer
by Alex Billington
March 18, 2008
The first footage from Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django has arrived and its actually quite impressive. However, I really despise this movie. I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival last year and it was utter crap. The 3 minutes or so you get to see in this trailer make up the first 5 minutes and the last 30 minutes of the movie, that's it, seriously. It's a 2 hour movie, so what's left is an hour and half of the most boring half-English talking scenes you could ever imagine. Some may call it a masterpiece, but I call it a waste 2 hours, despite how much I enjoyed that last 30 minutes.
It was painful to even watch this. I was at a midnight show after about five days of hardly any sleep, so I was kicking myself to stay awake. Each new scene I was hoping that just minutes later someone would fire a gun, but I had to wait a full 90 minutes before something remotely exciting ever happened. That gatling gun, yea, it's pretty cool, but you don't see it until the last 20 minutes and they use it for about 10 before the guy gets killed and it's forgotten. I'm just telling you the truth, because I don't want you guys wasting your time either. Anyway, enjoy the sizzle reel - it's the best part.
Watch the sizzle reel for Sukiyaki Western Django:
(We're working on getting a better version - please be patient.)
Set during "The Genpei Wars" at the end of the 1100s, the Minamoto and Taira gangs face off in a town named Yuda, while a deadly gunman (Ito Hideaki) comes to the aid of the townsfolk.
Sukiyaki Western Django is directed and co-written by renowned Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike, known for countless horror films including Ichi the Killer, Audition, Gozu, and One Missed Call. The film arrives in US theaters sometime in August of 2008 courtesy of First Look Studios. The latest poster is featured below.