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  • Unforgiven-Japanese Samurai remake of Clint's classic movie

    The film stars Ken Watanabe (Inception) as a swordsman who takes a job as a bounty killer. It's the same role that Eastwood played in the original film, but he was a retired outlaw gunman.

    The story takes place in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido in the 1880s, during a time when Japanese settlers were displacing the native Ainu people. Watanabe plays a samurai with a fearsome reputation as a swordsman who is living in retirement with his Ainu wife when poverty and a large bounty tempt him into action again.

    I'm not sure when the movie will be released in the U.S., but it's set to be released in Japan on September 13th, 2013. The movie was directed by Lee Sang-il (Hula Girls) and also stars Kunimura Jun, Yagira Yuya,Sato Koichi, Emoto Akira, Koike Eiko, and Kutsuna Shioli.

    The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

  • #2
    Interesting... its like a reverse tribute for Seven Samurai being made as the Magnificent Seven...

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    • #3
      Looks good. Will definitely check it out when it hits stateside. Watanabe is a great actor.
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      • #4
        "But I was buirding a house".

        "A common thug can kill someone, but it takes the talents of an intelligence service to make a murder appear to be a suicide or accident death." -- James Angleton, CIA, Chief of Counterintelligence.

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        • #5
          Watanabe is perhaps better known for his role as the Samurai lord in The Last Samurai opposite Tom Cruise.
          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            Watanabe is perhaps better known for his role as the Samurai lord in The Last Samurai opposite Tom Cruise.
            Or the sympathetic Japanese general n Letters of Iwo Jima - also an Eastwood movie.
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            • #7
              That does look good...hope it's released here!
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              • #8
                Hellboy30 : Do you know that Clint Eastwoods movie . A Fist Full of Dollars comes from the Japanese Samuri movie Titled Yojimbo ( The Bodyguard ) If you watch both you will see it. But Akira Kurasawa said his movie was pirated by Sergio Leon . Go Figure ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Yankee View Post
                  Hellboy30 : Do you know that Clint Eastwoods movie . A Fist Full of Dollars comes from the Japanese Samuri movie Titled Yojimbo ( The Bodyguard ) If you watch both you will see it. But Akira Kurasawa said his movie was pirated by Sergio Leon . Go Figure ?
                  Yes, my coworker & I were discussing that the other day....he is a huge fan of Akira Kurasawa, & I have seen most of his films as well.
                  The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yankee View Post
                    Hellboy30 : Do you know that Clint Eastwoods movie . A Fist Full of Dollars comes from the Japanese Samuri movie Titled Yojimbo ( The Bodyguard ) If you watch both you will see it. But Akira Kurasawa said his movie was pirated by Sergio Leon . Go Figure ?
                    Turnabout is fair play after all. Even if it's 40 some years later.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hellboy30 View Post
                      Yes, my coworker & I were discussing that the other day....he is a huge fan of Akira Kurasawa, & I have seen most of his films as well.
                      Okay I just wanted to point it out.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by R. Evans View Post
                        Turnabout is fair play after all. Even if it's 40 some years later.
                        Yes quite true

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                        • #13
                          I want to watch it!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Matt Jones View Post
                            That does look good...hope it's released here!
                            If not, there's always Amazon and it's sure to have subtitles. That's my just-in-case plan.
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