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05 October 2007 @ 02:24 am
SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO!  
I just watched the new episode of Ghost Hunters, and it freaked me out so badly that I can't sleep. Ami heard me freaking out, and came in here to watch too. So we invited Valentin and watched it as a group. I'm still totally freaked out. It reminds me of something very close to home. I feel like we really heard the voice of something otherworldly on there, and it gives me the chills. *shivers* Ahhhh, so tired that my head aches, but I'm terrified of turning off the light. My god.

So, yesterday Eda and I went to see a japanese movie called Sukiyaki Western Django. Which may have possibly been one of the strangest live-action movies I've ever seen. Well... considering that the whole movie was in.. english.. (sort of) with a mostly japanese cast who cannot speak/understand any english.. and was a.. samurai (?) western. Um, yeah. Oh, it had Quentin Tarentino. In it. Not directing, I mean.. acting. Not being a fan of his, I had no idea that he acted (sort of) as well as directed. Um, the movie was just odd. It was the retelling (according to Eda) of a famous samurai tale as if it was a western. In Japan. Whee, coxboy x samurai (not Shanghai Noon, no.).. The costumes were really neat, though they seemed to belong more to the 5th Element than anything. And, uh yeah, did I mention the english? Well, the actors did a good job, considering that most of them probably didn't know what they were saying (and as such, most of the lines were not believable). I even understood the english some most of the time. The old lady from Memoirs of a Geisha was in it. I didn't know that she was japanese, but anyways, her english was passable. Though I have to admit, hearing Shakespeare quoted in accented, heavily-stressed-on-the-wrong-syllables english was quite hilarious. So was hearing Quentin Tarentino declare himself an Otaku (!) while trying to mirror the accents the others have. Oh, and they liked bloody mouths in this movie. Overall.. I am glad I saw it because I need to see something this odd once in a while, to reassure myself that yes, no matter how bad what I write one day may be, it too will be bought by someone. Sadly however, I do not drink often enough to have had the insight beforehand that this movie would be a lot better while drunk. My loss. ;_;

Okay, now I'm tired enough to go to sleep... So I will leave you with:
Possibly the BEST plushie/clothing line EVER.
And this is cute too. ^-^ Want.

PS: And yaaaaaaay, got preorder information for the next 2 Bleach musicals! (Bleach the ALL, and Bankai show 002!) I stuck by my saying that it wasn't the end, and it paid off. ^-^
 
 
 
slytherinblackslytherinblack on October 4th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
That movie sounds like the good crack. Want.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 4th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
I can't honestly recommend it in good conscience, because it's very bloody but actually not as funny as the premise sounds. I nearly fell asleep near the end. But it did have it's moments and I think it's one of those things that people should judge on their own. So, if you can, watch it! (and then tell me what you think!)
slytherinblackslytherinblack on October 4th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's too likely that I'll be seeing it anytime soon. But maybe I can find it online, watch a few minutes for a good laugh, and then stop if I'm tired of it.
Gottisgottis_chan on October 4th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Pee and Poo...? Trust a Swede to come up with that... XD;; Sadly enough it wasn't me. D=
ore-samathesundaywriter on October 4th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
i want to see the movie for the shakespeare line now XD which one did they quote?

the peeandpoo line is really cute ^^ as for the other one i like the common cold and ear ache best ^^
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: hard rey HOOOO!dilettantka on October 4th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Henry VI.. they were playing the War of the Roses off the Genji vs Heike "red vs white"

Too bad they didn't throw in the Russian Revolution, too XD (it's not like they weren't already playing around with timelines)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 5th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh man, I don't remember which book they were quoting.. maybe dilettantka can remember better than me.
Kiarakaru_chan on October 4th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Pee & Poo?????? WTF? *dead* _._

Are you allowed to give out the dates for the Bleach musicals? Just that I can kind of schedule my holidays next year?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 5th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
They're showing together, March 24-31 next year. It's only in Tokyo, but it seems to give the impression they're going to schedule other shows at later dates..
Emilyludicmelody on October 4th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Westerns are funny.
J- movies are plot-focused.

Add them together and you get one... really unique movie. XD But honestly, a samurai western? XD
... and the thing about the actors speaking English. I don't think I'd be interested in that. o.O Just trying to understand what they're saying would tire me out. XD
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 5th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you. ^^ I took a look at your Deviantart gallery, and you're pretty good yourself!
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 5th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
It's Miike Takeshi's? Oh, that DOES explain it. o.o
Jenniferrikunghts on October 5th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
*pops in to comment* THAT EPISODE WAS SO AWESOME OMG!

"There is no Jean here..."

*shivers* It was 90 in the room but I needed a blanket XD Good times.
chibichan03 on October 5th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
I have seen those plushie microbes before. I'm in a parisitology class now and sometimes the proff will bring them in. She did for Giardia. *wonders what the 4th seigaku cast is going to be like.*
Melissa D. Johnsonmippa on October 5th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
One of my friends is wanting to go to the Bleach musicals, but she is in America and is going to ask me to purchase tickets for her. Can I give you money and then have you purchase it, or can you tell me how to purchase them when you get a chance?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 5th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
Tickets might be hard to get, so it's best if you'd be willing to try with me. But I can definitely add in a ticket for her, since it won't put me above the limit (which is 4).

The presale is this Sunday. I'll mail you information on it. I'll need to get info from your friend on which show she wants to go to, too. ^^