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2012-08-20 08:26:13 PM
I wonder who will play the roll of Larry Dickman?
 
2012-08-20 08:27:41 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: A western being turned into a samurai epic? The circle is complete.


My very first thought. I have a copy of Yojimbo with crossed six-shooters on the cover, gives me a chuckle every time.
 
2012-08-20 08:28:02 PM

LeroyBourne: So do you just use your hand?
/curious how the plot will be similar, i don't think samurais would give 2 shiats about a cut up whore, but we'll see



You homework

When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2003)


Minor plot point of great movie.
 
2012-08-20 08:28:02 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: A western being turned into a samurai epic? The circle is complete.


That's what I thought of.
 
2012-08-20 08:28:28 PM

LeroyBourne: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: LeroyBourne: So do you just use your hand?
/curious how the plot will be similar, i don't think samurais would give 2 shiats about a cut up whore, but we'll see

Wasn't the flower and willow world pretty well respected in those quarters? I can see a samurai taking interest in that.

ahhh, maybe a geisha gets cut up? Aside from being lovely dancers, aren't they really considered confined slaves, that are treated very well?



As a fan of westerns and samurai films, I think this could be awesome.

Geisha were well regarded as artists for their skill with dancing, singing, playing the biwa or other instruments, as well as being excellent conversationalists. They were not whores. This could work either as ronin looking for a reward, or as samurai sent to avenge their lord's favorite geisha.
 
2012-08-20 08:33:21 PM
What? Eastern remakes of American movies are quite common.

Bollywood's take on "Man On Fire":

static.ctia.in

And yes, it's a song-and-dance musical.
 
2012-08-20 08:35:51 PM

Kanemano: LeroyBourne: So do you just use your hand?
/curious how the plot will be similar, i don't think samurais would give 2 shiats about a cut up whore, but we'll see


You homework

When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2003)


Minor plot point of great movie.


I read the description and it looks very cool, thanks, it's totally new to me.
 
2012-08-20 08:36:50 PM

mekkab: T.rex: As long as they get Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener to play the Eastwood character storyboard the movie, then release that, this will be cool.

FTFY

 
2012-08-20 08:39:32 PM

RatMaster999: LeroyBourne: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: LeroyBourne: So do you just use your hand?
/curious how the plot will be similar, i don't think samurais would give 2 shiats about a cut up whore, but we'll see

Wasn't the flower and willow world pretty well respected in those quarters? I can see a samurai taking interest in that.

ahhh, maybe a geisha gets cut up? Aside from being lovely dancers, aren't they really considered confined slaves, that are treated very well?


As a fan of westerns and samurai films, I think this could be awesome.

Geisha were well regarded as artists for their skill with dancing, singing, playing the biwa or other instruments, as well as being excellent conversationalists. They were not whores. This could work either as ronin looking for a reward, or as samurai sent to avenge their lord's favorite geisha.


Man, this stuff writes itself. I wonder what's the over/under of how many Farkers thought about being a screenwriters? I'm guessing 95%.
 
2012-08-20 08:41:23 PM
and when japan doesnt cast a white person, will anyone cry racism?

NO

so stfu when no hollywood asian remakes contain asians. even if the character is asian.
 
2012-08-20 08:47:31 PM

thisiszombocom: and when japan doesnt cast a white person, will anyone cry racism?

NO

so stfu when no hollywood asian remakes contain asians. even if the character is asian.


What, do you think the US has the monopoly on stupid? I guarantee you there will be folks who biatch and moan about it. And just like in the US they will be in the minority, but they'll scream aplenty about it, and loudly at that.
 
2012-08-20 08:50:25 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Dinobot: Ken Watanabe as the "Eastwood" character? I'm sold

the only japanese actor anyone would recognize here


Watanabe and Takashi Sorimachi are among the few that I recognize. Fulltime Killer is a guilty pleasure of mine.
 
2012-08-20 08:50:57 PM
But....who plays Black Dynamite?
 
2012-08-20 08:58:08 PM

thisiszombocom: and when japan doesnt cast a white person, will anyone cry racism?

NO

so stfu when no hollywood asian remakes contain asians. even if the character is asian.


I am going to guess that the Japanese version will be rewritten to take place in Japan with Japanese characters. For example: Kurosawas 'throne of Blood' did with Macbeth.

The criticisms of western films casting non-Asians in Asian roles is very legitimate, because they keep the characters as Asian and then give a European a bad make-up job, rather then rewrite and reset the location, to Europe or other western countries.

If they had done Charlie Chan as Charlie Chambers it would have been better, or had a decent Asian actor play it instead.
 
2012-08-20 09:01:14 PM
www.cinemaretro.com
 
2012-08-20 09:03:42 PM
let's not forget Ran/King Lear. A beauty of a film.
 
2012-08-20 09:06:58 PM
I like the idea. Westerns and samurai movies deal with most of the same themes, so the differences would be primarily cultural anyway.

Plus, Ken Watanabe would rock as Will Munny.
 
2012-08-20 09:12:03 PM

caddisfly: [www.cinemaretro.com image 400x239]


More like:

i296.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-20 09:17:56 PM
Having just recently gotten into both Westerns and Kurosawa films, I'm totally getting a kick...

\too bad they can't reincarnate Kurosawa and Mifune for it
\\my next Mifune installment should be ready soon - Yojimbo
\\\so far I've done Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood & Sanjuro
\they could totally make a Western out of Sanjuro
 
2012-08-20 09:22:19 PM
It's been done.

review2akill.com
 
2012-08-20 09:22:49 PM

tomWright: thisiszombocom: and when japan doesnt cast a white person, will anyone cry racism?

NO

so stfu when no hollywood asian remakes contain asians. even if the character is asian.

I am going to guess that the Japanese version will be rewritten to take place in Japan with Japanese characters. For example: Kurosawas 'throne of Blood' did with Macbeth.

The criticisms of western films casting non-Asians in Asian roles is very legitimate, because they keep the characters as Asian and then give a European a bad make-up job, rather then rewrite and reset the location, to Europe or other western countries.

If they had done Charlie Chan as Charlie Chambers it would have been better, or had a decent Asian actor play it instead.


And don't forget David Carradine always getting mistaken as a Chinaman. I still can't figure that one.
 
2012-08-20 09:25:26 PM
Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Gene hackman, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Clint Eastwoods drunk, everyones dead. End.
 
2012-08-20 09:26:34 PM
i256.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-20 09:45:09 PM

LegacyDL: I just hope they don't go the 13 Assassins route and make it where practically everybody dies.


LectertheChef: Depends on how badly cut up she is. If they go 13 Assassins style, then I can see them caring.


I just googled this and caught the trailer. I will own this move before the week's end. Thank you both for the reference. I can't wait to see it!
 
2012-08-20 09:47:07 PM
I can't believe that it's gone this long without TMLO popping into the thread.
 
2012-08-20 09:47:27 PM

rickythepenguin: proteon: If by "doling out sage advice" you mean "pointing out that some kid doesn't see very well at one point" then yes, you've clearly seen and accurately remember this film.


No, you're thinking of "Shawshank". and by "Shawshank", I mean "Amistad". And by "Amistad", I meant "Hard Rain". and by "Hard Rain", I meant "Bruce Almighty". and "Bruce Almight" I meant "Robin Hood". And by "Robin Hood" I meant "Million Dollar Baby". And by.....


You forgot Se7en.
 
2012-08-20 09:58:34 PM

theorellior: I can't believe that it's gone this long without TMLO popping into the thread.


He is no doubt, working his lines for the audition
 
2012-08-20 09:59:18 PM

JolobinSmokin: I wish i knew how to post the " I"M ok with this".jpeg,

If someone who is kind and willing to troll the sh*t out of me then actually tell me how, i'll be super serially happy.


You can do the easy/lazy way and stay with the 'ImOkWithThis.jpg' or, you can find the image, right click --> properties (IE)/view image info(FF). highlight location/address and copy. hit the image button at the top of your comment box and past the address inside the quotes where it says 'src="http://'. You can remove the original http.

I like the pics, but some prefer the easy way.

/slackers
 
2012-08-20 10:11:17 PM

Nem Wan: In this line, what place will be substituted that Japanese will think is funny?
"Hell, I even thought I was dead 'til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska."


Korea?
 
2012-08-20 10:12:52 PM

thunderbird8804: So Kurosawa made easterns which were inspired by westerns, and his work served as the inspiration for further westerns, and the sequel to one of those westerns is being remade as an eastern. That's two and a half circles of completion!


Two and a half more and the IOC is going to demand royalties
 
2012-08-20 10:14:07 PM
omg why can't people leave good movies well enough alone it's not right and it's lazy making remakes and reboots and whatnot why can't the japanese just read the subtitles of our movies wtf
 
2012-08-20 10:14:33 PM
"They got a sign on him?"

One of my all-time favorites. But, it annoyed me back in 1992 how they presented one of the trailers for this movie. Anyone else remember this? The scene in the bar at the end, when Little Bill says to Munny "You just shot an unarmed man!", to which Munny replies "He should have armed himself [pause] if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend". The trailer cut everything after the brief [pause], making it seem like a light-hearted scene or moment of brevity. It was anything but. Anyway, great flick.
 
2012-08-20 10:16:01 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Dinobot: Ken Watanabe as the "Eastwood" character? I'm sold

the only japanese actor anyone would recognize here


Not to mention he's too pretty for that role.
 
2012-08-20 10:19:28 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: A western being turned into a samurai epic? The circle is complete.


The circle was already complete. Kurosawa was hugely influenced by westerns, especially the work of John Ford.

Heck, The Hidden Fortress, famously an inspiration for Star Wars, was itself inspired by Ford's The Searchers. And Yojimbo and Sanjro, two of Kurosawa's most beloved samurai films, were riffs on the classic tropes of westerns but set in a samurai story.
 
2012-08-20 10:21:31 PM

FriarReb98: \they could totally make a Western out of Sanjuro


They did. "For A Few Dollars More," directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. It's part of the trilogy made famous by "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly."
 
2012-08-20 11:08:50 PM
" All right, I'm comin out!
Any man i see, im gonna kill him.
Anyone takes a shot at me, ill not only kill him, but i'll kill his wife too, and burn his damn house down.
Nobody better shoot"

" And you better bury ned right, and dont othwerwise cut up or harm no whores.....
Or i'll come back, and kill every last one of you sons-of-biatches"

love me some eastwood.
 
2012-08-20 11:16:33 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Gene hackman, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Clint Eastwoods drunk, everyones dead. End.


Not enough lens flares and bay-splosions for ya, eh?

Unforgiven is one of the top movies of all time, and the best damn serious western ever made.

\Blazing saddles is pretty damn awesome, but it is comedy, so...
 
2012-08-20 11:22:10 PM

stoli n coke: I like the idea. Westerns and samurai movies deal with most of the same themes, so the differences would be primarily cultural anyway.

Plus, Ken Watanabe would rock as Will Munny.


Ken Watanabe pretty much rocks any role he damn wants. Even that weird vampire-carnival movie he played in. Huge forehead, strange plot, monkey-girls and freaks everywhere. He made it watchable, if only for a few minutes of his screen time. If Japan had a Chuck Norris, Ken Watanabe would be he.

\Chinas' would be Jackie Chan
 
2012-08-20 11:41:24 PM
The Schofield Kid: It don't seem real... how he ain't gonna never breathe again, ever... how he's dead. And the other one too. All on account of pulling a trigger.
Will Munny: It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
Will Munny: We all got it coming, kid.

/He should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend.
 
2012-08-20 11:45:08 PM

Nem Wan: In this line, what place will be substituted that Japanese will think is funny?
"Hell, I even thought I was dead 'til I found out it was just that I was in NebraskaEdo."


maybe?
 
2012-08-20 11:53:30 PM
Since Akira Kurosawa is dead, I'm in if it's directed by Ang Lee. Since it's going to be directed by Lee Sang-il, I'm a bit iffy.

Ken Watanabe is a good choice for the lead.
 
2012-08-21 12:07:20 AM

sanktp: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]


is that a cock ring?

/I think I came, a little
 
2012-08-21 12:35:48 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Gene hackman, Nothing happens, Nothing happens, Clint Eastwoods drunk, everyones dead. End.


There was a guy in a thread yesterday that said Fargo was a terrible waste of everyone's time and money. You two should get together and start a website or something; be the next Armond White.
 
2012-08-21 12:40:54 AM
I can't wait. Westerns and Samurai flicks have a long history of cross-translation. This should be good.
 
2012-08-21 01:12:05 AM
Awesome
 
2012-08-21 01:35:00 AM

somemoron: stoli n coke: I like the idea. Westerns and samurai movies deal with most of the same themes, so the differences would be primarily cultural anyway.

Plus, Ken Watanabe would rock as Will Munny.

Ken Watanabe pretty much rocks any role he damn wants. Even that weird vampire-carnival movie he played in. Huge forehead, strange plot, monkey-girls and freaks everywhere. He made it watchable, if only for a few minutes of his screen time. If Japan had a Chuck Norris, Ken Watanabe would be he.

\Chinas' would be Jackie Chan


That's a bit unfair. Unlike Chuck, Ken can actually act. It was great watching him steal the show from Tom Cruise in Last Samurai.

Ken reminds me more of a Japanese Charles Bronson.
 
2012-08-21 02:01:50 AM
As long as the keep the tentacles to a minimum...
 
2012-08-21 02:04:17 AM

stoli n coke: It was great watching him steal the show from Tom Cruise in Last Samurai.


He hijacked the shiat out of that movie. And it's not like Cruise turned in a stinker either, that was one of his best performances.
 
2012-08-21 02:31:36 AM

rickythepenguin: Was "Unforgiven" the movie where Morgan Freeman played the Wise Black Man, doling out sage advice to the White antihero / quasi-protagonist? Morgan Freeman was so good in that role. In that one movie where he played that character.


Yes, Mr. Limbaugh, you caught everybody at their anti-white conspiracy.
 
2012-08-21 03:43:35 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: rickythepenguin: Was "Unforgiven" the movie where Morgan Freeman played the Wise Black Man, doling out sage advice to the White antihero / quasi-protagonist? Morgan Freeman was so good in that role. In that one movie where he played that character.

Yes, Mr. Limbaugh, you caught everybody at their anti-white conspiracy.


I think he's referring to the Roger Ebert Movie cliche, not making a racist comment.  Freeman played the same cliche in Shawshank Redemption, Bruce Almighty, and Glory (off the top of my head).
 
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