Sukiyaki Western Django extended cut arrives on BluRay
It might be one of the handful of films that Quentin Tarantino got involved that you have never seen. Or, if you are a hard core fan, you have seen it, but certainly only the international version that also got released in the U.S.. Sukiyaki Western Django is a 2007 movie by Takashi Miike and hommage to both kabuki theater and Sergio Corbucci‘s Django, with a guest appearance by Quentin as the mysterious character Piringo. Quentin also narrated the English-language trailer for it (embedded below), the story bears some resemblance to A Fistful of Dollars. It’s a balls out crazy flick with lots of style, some J-pop stars for western heroes, lots of blood and other surprises.
Distributor MVD has taken it upon themselves to re-release this odd spaghetti western hommage made in Japan. They also secured the extended cut version previously only available in Japan (which is 22 minutes longer, albeit does not add too much substance, find a detailed comparison here). It doesn’t have all the shenanigans a japanese collector’s edition had, and unfortuantely it also does not have the Tarantino QnA that was included on the 2009 UK DVD (Amazon), but look below and we think it does not disappoint. Click here to see some previous releases.
About the movie
AN EPIC TALE OF BLOOD, LUST AND GREED. Famed Japanese auteur Takashi Miike, best known for cult classics ”Audition”, ”Ichi the Killer” and ”The City of Lost Souls”, redefines the spaghetti Western with SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, an epic tale of blood, lust and greed starring Hideaki Ito, Yusuke Iseya, Kaori Momoi and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction). Two clans battle for a legendary treasure hidden in a desolate mountain town. One day, a lone gunman, burdened with deep emotional scars but blessed with incredible shooting skills, drifts into town. Two clans try to woo the lone gunman to their sides, but he has ulterior motives. Dirty tricks, betrayal, desire and love collide as the situation erupts into a final, explosive showdown. –mvd
About the release
- Label: MVD Marquee Collect
- Release date: June 30, 2020
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 2.35:1 aspect ratio
- Audio: English 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo
- English and Spanish Subtitles
- Sukiyaki Western Django : Extended Cut (HD, 159:57, with Optional Japanese Subtitles)
- Making of Featurette (SD, 52:37, In Japanese with English Subtitles)
- Deleted Scenes (SD, 06:37)
- Sizzle Reel (SD, 03:12)
- Promotional Clips (SD, 02:58)
- US and Japanese Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots (SD)
- Reversible Artwork
*Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.
QT at the Tokyo premiere in 2007: