|26/07/2007 In: News Buzz|
Japanese helmer Takashi Miike’s “Sukiyaki Western Django,” a tribute to spaghetti Westerns that features a Quentin Tarantino cameo, will world preem in competition at the Venice Film Festival, where Tarantino is hosting a retrospective celebrating the Italo oater genre. Meanwhile, “Searchers 2.0,” a comic homage to Sergio Leone by British helmer Alex Cox (“Repo Man,” “Sid and Nancy”), is also locked into a Lido berth, in the cutting edge Horizons section.
Shot in English, Miike’s eclectic film is centered on two gangs struggling over control of a 19th century Japanese frontier town. Movie is inspired by “Django,” the 1965 spaghetti Western helmed by Sergio Corbucci, which is unspooling in the retro.
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Latest from Miike, who is best known for his chillers and yakuza pics, including “Audition,” “Ichi the Killer” and “One Missed Call,” will be released locally by Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan.
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Japanese Title: スキヤキ・ウエスタン ジャンゴ
Director: Takashi Miike
Genre: Action / Western
Writers: Takashi Miike, Masa Nakamura
Release Date: September 2007 (Japan)
Cast: Hideaki Ito, Masanobu Ando, Koichi Sato, Kaori Momoi, Yusuke Iseya, Renji Ishibashi, Yoshino Kimura, Quentin Tarantino, Shun Oguri, Takaaki Ishibashi, Christian Storms, Toshiyuki Nishida, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yoji Tanaka, Masato Sakai, Hideaki Sato.
Official Website: Sukiyakiwesterndjango
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