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20th Jun '13 9:30:49 AM erforce
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''Sukiyaki Western Django'' is a SpaghettiWestern by TakashiMiike starring almost entirely Japanese people, with almost exclusively English dialogue. There are two exceptions to both: one of each of them is QuentinTarantino, who opens the film in a flashback where he tells the age-old tale about a war, [[EternalRecurrence a recurrence of which he takes part in much later in his life]]. He then throws an egg in the air, shoots 3 people whose blood splatters the backdrop, and then extends one hand to catch the egg to an [[RuleOfFunny accompanying slide whistle]]. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of movie]].

The film takes its plot from the SpaghettiWestern film genre - {{Django}}, among others, hence the name, although significant plot elements come from Film/{{Yojimbo}} and its de facto remake Film/AFistfulOfDollars: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukiyaki sukiyaki]] is a hot pot or "steamboat" dish often used as a generic label of "Japaneseness".

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'''This film contains examples of:'''

* AnachronismStew
* ArbitraryGunPower: Sometimes, gun shots will [[BlownAcrossTheRoom blow you across the room]], and some times they'll just be [[ImmuneToBullets annoying]].
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Played straight, then subverted for laughs.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The two rival clans are defeated and the hero gets (but walks away from) the gold, but nearly every single one of his allies is killed by the end.]]
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The MercyKill on the guy who gets a sword 6 inches in his head blows him out of frame.
* DoNotCallMePaul: the leader of the Reds insists on being called Henry, instead of his birth name of Kiyomori, after HenryVI, because "in Shakespeare's story, the Reds win".
* EternalRecurrence: The Genpei War, apparently.
* FakeAmerican: With two exceptions, every actor in this is Japanese, and with two exceptions, every line in this is in English.
* FauxFluency: Filmed with English dialogue by Japanese actors, most of whom don't speak English all that well.
** QuentinTarantino both has a line in Japanese and a line in English with a sudden dramatic Japanese accent.
** "QUUUUUEEEEAM GWWWWAAAAVVYYYYYY!!"
* FeudingFamilies: [[GempeiWar Minamoto and Taira]].
* FlatWhat:
--> '''Quentin Tarantino/Ringo''':"Manga/{{Akira}}! Oh, how that lonesome sound brings me back. At the end, I am an [[spoiler:anime otaku]] at heart."
--> '''Other Guy:''' "... What?"
* GatlingGood: See the 5 o'clock position on the page image.
* GeniusBonus: It helps if you have a full understanding of Medieval Japanese history, UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses, Western films and Shakespeare.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Of course the Whites are going to win. Their leader is [[Film/BattleRoyale Kazuo Kiriyama]].
* HollywoodAtlas: More astute viewers may notice that Nevada is not in Japan.
* ImmuneToBullets: Bloody Benten reacts to being shot in the back 3 times by turning around and looking annoyed.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Along with BarehandedBladeBlock, the white's leader can [[spoiler: [[BulletCatch deflect bullets with his katana]].]]
* InstantDeathBullet: If you're not a main character. See ArbitraryGunPower.
* KillEmAll: Nearly every character to have appeared on screen is dead by the last scene.
* KnightErrant
* LadyOfWar: Bloody Benten.
* LeadTheTarget: Used by the leader of the whites, Yoichi, who shoots "Henry" from kilometers away by "boomeranging" the bullets with gravity into his path. ''Three times!''
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler: During the final battle, Henry keeps stating that "This time, the Reds win!"]]
* NothingUpMySleeve: [[spoiler:The final gunshot.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: It is [[ButtMonkey the Sheriff]] that kills the legendary [[RetiredGunfighter Bloody Benten]] at the end of the movie. And he is immediately killed by the [[SilentBob old woman from the mountains]] with a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice grave marker]]. ]]
* PurelyAestheticEra: More than one with AnachronismStew.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni White Oni]]
* SerialEscalation: How much can we eschew substance in favor of style?
* SnowMeansDeath
* ThemeMusicWithholding: a cover of Franco Migliacci's Django theme appears in the final scene.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
* TheSheriff:
** PluckyComicRelief
** TheQuisling
** ButtMonkey
** ToonPhysics
* ThrowAwayGuns: In one shot in the final battle, the protagonist throws an empty gun ''[[spoiler:through a man]]''.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Ruriko and Toshiro]]
* WorthyOpponent: Yoichi claims to be searching for this his entire life and thinks he finds it in the protagonist.

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''Sukiyaki Western Django'' is a SpaghettiWestern by TakashiMiike starring almost entirely Japanese people, with almost exclusively English dialogue. There are two exceptions to both: one of each of them is QuentinTarantino, who opens the film in a flashback where he tells the age-old tale about a war, [[EternalRecurrence a recurrence of which he takes part in much later in his life]]. He then throws an egg in the air, shoots 3 people whose blood splatters the backdrop, and then extends one hand to catch the egg to an [[RuleOfFunny accompanying slide whistle]]. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of movie]].

The film takes its plot from the SpaghettiWestern film genre - {{Django}}, among others, hence the name, although significant plot elements come from Film/{{Yojimbo}} and its de facto remake Film/AFistfulOfDollars: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukiyaki sukiyaki]] is a hot pot or "steamboat" dish often used as a generic label of "Japaneseness".

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'''This film contains examples of:'''

* AnachronismStew
* ArbitraryGunPower: Sometimes, gun shots will [[BlownAcrossTheRoom blow you across the room]], and some times they'll just be [[ImmuneToBullets annoying]].
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Played straight, then subverted for laughs.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The two rival clans are defeated and the hero gets (but walks away from) the gold, but nearly every single one of his allies is killed by the end.]]
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The MercyKill on the guy who gets a sword 6 inches in his head blows him out of frame.
* DoNotCallMePaul: the leader of the Reds insists on being called Henry, instead of his birth name of Kiyomori, after HenryVI, because "in Shakespeare's story, the Reds win".
* EternalRecurrence: The Genpei War, apparently.
* FakeAmerican: With two exceptions, every actor in this is Japanese, and with two exceptions, every line in this is in English.
* FauxFluency: Filmed with English dialogue by Japanese actors, most of whom don't speak English all that well.
** QuentinTarantino both has a line in Japanese and a line in English with a sudden dramatic Japanese accent.
** "QUUUUUEEEEAM GWWWWAAAAVVYYYYYY!!"
* FeudingFamilies: [[GempeiWar Minamoto and Taira]].
* FlatWhat:
--> '''Quentin Tarantino/Ringo''':"Manga/{{Akira}}! Oh, how that lonesome sound brings me back. At the end, I am an [[spoiler:anime otaku]] at heart."
--> '''Other Guy:''' "... What?"
* GatlingGood: See the 5 o'clock position on the page image.
* GeniusBonus: It helps if you have a full understanding of Medieval Japanese history, UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses, Western films and Shakespeare.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Of course the Whites are going to win. Their leader is [[Film/BattleRoyale Kazuo Kiriyama]].
* HollywoodAtlas: More astute viewers may notice that Nevada is not in Japan.
* ImmuneToBullets: Bloody Benten reacts to being shot in the back 3 times by turning around and looking annoyed.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Along with BarehandedBladeBlock, the white's leader can [[spoiler: [[BulletCatch deflect bullets with his katana]].]]
* InstantDeathBullet: If you're not a main character. See ArbitraryGunPower.
* KillEmAll: Nearly every character to have appeared on screen is dead by the last scene.
* KnightErrant
* LadyOfWar: Bloody Benten.
* LeadTheTarget: Used by the leader of the whites, Yoichi, who shoots "Henry" from kilometers away by "boomeranging" the bullets with gravity into his path. ''Three times!''
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler: During the final battle, Henry keeps stating that "This time, the Reds win!"]]
* NothingUpMySleeve: [[spoiler:The final gunshot.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: It is [[ButtMonkey the Sheriff]] that kills the legendary [[RetiredGunfighter Bloody Benten]] at the end of the movie. And he is immediately killed by the [[SilentBob old woman from the mountains]] with a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice grave marker]]. ]]
* PurelyAestheticEra: More than one with AnachronismStew.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni White Oni]]
* SerialEscalation: How much can we eschew substance in favor of style?
* SnowMeansDeath
* ThemeMusicWithholding: a cover of Franco Migliacci's Django theme appears in the final scene.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
* TheSheriff:
** PluckyComicRelief
** TheQuisling
** ButtMonkey
** ToonPhysics
* ThrowAwayGuns: In one shot in the final battle, the protagonist throws an empty gun ''[[spoiler:through a man]]''.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Ruriko and Toshiro]]
* WorthyOpponent: Yoichi claims to be searching for this his entire life and thinks he finds it in the protagonist.

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17th Jun '13 11:50:26 AM TastySauce
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Sukiyaki Western Django is a SpaghettiWestern by TakashiMiike starring almost entirely Japanese people, with almost exclusively English dialogue. There are two exceptions to both: one of each of them is QuentinTarantino, who opens the film in a flashback where he tells the age-old tale about a war, [[EternalRecurrence a recurrence of which he takes part in much later in his life]]. He then throws an egg in the air, shoots 3 people whose blood splatters the backdrop, and then extends one hand to catch the egg to an [[RuleOfFunny accompanying slide whistle]]. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of movie]].

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Sukiyaki ''Sukiyaki Western Django Django'' is a SpaghettiWestern by TakashiMiike starring almost entirely Japanese people, with almost exclusively English dialogue. There are two exceptions to both: one of each of them is QuentinTarantino, who opens the film in a flashback where he tells the age-old tale about a war, [[EternalRecurrence a recurrence of which he takes part in much later in his life]]. He then throws an egg in the air, shoots 3 people whose blood splatters the backdrop, and then extends one hand to catch the egg to an [[RuleOfFunny accompanying slide whistle]]. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of movie]].
5th Jun '13 7:42:22 PM Ghost55
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*LadyOfWar: Bloody Benten.
21st Jan '13 8:13:39 AM captainpat
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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: "Bloody Benten," also a [[NeverMessWithGranny Badass Grandma]].
15th Jan '13 7:12:23 PM nombretomado
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* GeniusBonus: It helps if you have a full understanding of Medieval Japanese history, WarsOfTheRoses, Western films and Shakespeare.

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* GeniusBonus: It helps if you have a full understanding of Medieval Japanese history, WarsOfTheRoses, UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses, Western films and Shakespeare.
13th Jan '13 4:47:30 PM nombretomado
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The film takes its plot from the SpaghettiWestern film genre - {{Django}}, among others, hence the name, although significant plot elements come from {{Yojimbo}} and its de facto remake Film/AFistfulOfDollars: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukiyaki sukiyaki]] is a hot pot or "steamboat" dish often used as a generic label of "Japaneseness".

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The film takes its plot from the SpaghettiWestern film genre - {{Django}}, among others, hence the name, although significant plot elements come from {{Yojimbo}} Film/{{Yojimbo}} and its de facto remake Film/AFistfulOfDollars: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukiyaki sukiyaki]] is a hot pot or "steamboat" dish often used as a generic label of "Japaneseness".
8th Jan '13 3:21:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* NotSoHarmless: [[spoiler: It is [[ButtMonkey the Sheriff]] that kills the legendary [[RetiredGunfighter Bloody Benten]] at the end of the movie. And he is immediately killed by the [[SilentBob old woman from the mountains]] with a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice grave marker]]. ]]

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* NotSoHarmless: NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: It is [[ButtMonkey the Sheriff]] that kills the legendary [[RetiredGunfighter Bloody Benten]] at the end of the movie. And he is immediately killed by the [[SilentBob old woman from the mountains]] with a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice grave marker]]. ]]
11th Dec '12 9:45:40 AM StarValkyrie
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Sukiyaki Western Django is a SpaghettiWestern by TakashiMiike starring almost entirely Japanese people, with almost exclusively English dialogue. There are two exceptions to both: one of each of them is QuentinTarantino, who opens the film in a flashback where he tells the age-old tale about a war, [[EternalRecurrence a recurrence of which he takes part in much later in his life]]. He then throws an egg in the air, shoots 3 people whose [[PaintingTheFourthWall blood splatters the backdrop]], and then extends one hand to catch the egg to an [[RuleOfFunny accompanying slide whistle]]. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of movie]].

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Sukiyaki Western Django is a SpaghettiWestern by TakashiMiike starring almost entirely Japanese people, with almost exclusively English dialogue. There are two exceptions to both: one of each of them is QuentinTarantino, who opens the film in a flashback where he tells the age-old tale about a war, [[EternalRecurrence a recurrence of which he takes part in much later in his life]]. He then throws an egg in the air, shoots 3 people whose [[PaintingTheFourthWall blood splatters the backdrop]], backdrop, and then extends one hand to catch the egg to an [[RuleOfFunny accompanying slide whistle]]. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of movie]].
28th Nov '12 10:57:04 PM Aiguille
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** ComicRelief

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** ComicReliefPluckyComicRelief
1st Nov '12 2:48:00 AM morane
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* FeudingFamilies: [[GempeiWar Minamoto and Taira]].
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