TIFF Trailer for the Japanese Remake of Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven
Posted August 14, 2013 05:37 PM by Webmaster
The organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival have released an English-friendly trailer for director Lee Sang-il's remake of Clint Eastwood's classic western Unforgiven (1992). Yurusarezaru mono stars Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Jun Kunimura (Ichi the Killer), and Kôichi Satô (Gonin). Yurusarezaru mono stars Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Jun Kunimura (Ichi the Killer), and Kôichi Satô (Gonin).
Official synopsis: Ken Watanabe stars in director Lee Sang-il's visionary remake of Clint Eastwood's iconic Academy Award winner. Continuing a rich tradition of cross-cultural adaptations, Lee swaps six-shooters for samurai swords, transposing the classic western to Meiji-period Japan.
Note: Blu-ray.com has a review for the U.S. release of Clint Eastwood's film here.
Certainly playing up the Unforgiven connection, right up to making Watanabe look like Eastwood in the poster and mentioning the original film's Oscars in the trailer. Why not just dedicate it "to Sergio, Don & Clint"?
Eager to see this. For those complaining about Eastern/Western confusion, or that you can't enjoy one interpretation without unfavorably comparing to another probably hasn't seen or appreciate Yojimbo, A Fist Full of Dollars, Seven Samurai or Magnificent Seven.