Two great-looking films are heading our way later this year. Each visits the past when heroes required wit and intelligence to match their skill in a fight. One is from Takashi Miike while the other is the much-anticipated Western from Quentin Tarantino.
‘Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai’
Takashi Miike’s latest film is another samurai feature (after last year’s amazing ‘13 Assassins‘). This time, it’s a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 classic about a ronin who seeks vengeance for the forced seppuku of a friend’s son. Miike’s retelling is expected to be shown in 3D, which further peaks my interest. If we go by this preview, the movie looks absolutely gorgeous.
If you haven’t already picked up on the fact that Quentin Tarantino loves – no, adores – the exploitation genre, then his next film, ‘Django Unchained’, should make that about as obvious as it could ever get. This is his first movie, and his first full-fledge Western for that matter, that’s directly associated with a previously-established franchise character from the days of the drive-in.
For those devoted fans of the Italian Western, otherwise affectionately called the “Spaghetti Western,” Django is a gunslinger more famous than Clint Eastwood’s nameless outlaw with over thirty different film adventures. Knowing Tarantino, you won’t likely need to be familiar with any of those cult classics, but just in case, High-Def Digest has Blu-ray reviews for two of them available through Blue Underground: ‘Django‘ and ‘Django Kill‘. Reportedly, Franco Nero makes a cameo appearance in Tarantino’s new flick.
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