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Sukiyaki Western Django

original title: Sukiyaki uesutan: Jango

Comparison:

  • International Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: Jul 21, 2009 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: kim carusan li - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the cut US DVD by First Look and the uncut Japanese DVD by Geneon.

In Takashi Miike’s hommage to the spaghetti western, a nameless gunman shows up in a small town which is being terrorized by two rival gangs (Genji and Heike). For a start he finds shelter at Lady Ruriko’s saloon and has a drink, while Ruriko explains how the conflict came about.

Outside of Japan, only the international version has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray, well 22 minutes shorter than the original version. The massive abridgement might seem deterring, but a large part of it consists of insignificant framecuts. If you don’t know the Japanese version, you probably won’t even notice where something is missing. Besides the framecuts, some of the narration has been streamlined, the most destinctive passage being a subplot towards the end: Yoshitsune shoots one of the Genji guys between the legs for having failed, the bullet is removed later on and el Genji puts on a load of makeup. Wanting to make a dash at Yoshitsune, he gets shot. Two smaller parts were re-edited in the international version; these are marked in red in the censorship report.

The international version is quite fine as it’s faster paced; especially the first half of the film being rather quiet. Still not an action excess as suggested by the trailer.

The upcoming German DVD by Universum Film will probably also only feature the international version.

Running times:

Jap. version: 120:25 Min. (NTSC)
Int. version: 98:32 Min. (NTSC)
[00:00:49]

The dead man can be seen for slightly longer.



0.50 sec.


[00:00:55]

Ringo can be seen for slightly longer as he lays back.



0.13 sec.


[00:01:00]

Ringo holds the snake in his hand for a bit longer.



0.23 sec.


[00:01:21]

The cowboy can be seen for slightly longer.



0.43 sec.


[00:01:24]

Ringo can be seen for slightly longer.



0.53 sec.


[00:02:00]

The cowboys can be seen for slightly longer.



0.77 sec.


[00:02:24]

The cowboy appears earlier.



1.10 sec.


[00:02:28]

The cowboy can be seen for slightly longer and the egg appears 3 frames earlier.



1.23 sec.


[00:02:32]

The egg can be seen for slightly longer.



0.47 sec.


[00:03:18]

The bounty hunter asks Ringo if everything’s fine.



5.83 sec.


[00:03:46]

The bounty hunter can be seen for slightly longer.



0.30 sec.


[00:03:48]

Ringo appears a bit earlier.



0.27 sec.


[00:04:16]

The bounty hunter can be seen for slightly longer.



3.53 sec.


[00:04:39]

Ringo stirs in the bowl for slightly longer.



1.70 sec.


[00:04:43]

The bowl is shown longer, then Ringo earlier.



1.10 sec.


[00:04:48]

Ringo can be seen for a longer period of time.



0.80 sec.


[00:04:51]

Longer appearance of the girl, then the cook pot is shown earlier.



3.07 sec.


[00:05:36]

After the text overlay, a wanderer fights through a storm. Change of scenery. He awakens at night from a sound.



39.37 sec.


[00:06:21]

The nameless one is shown longer, then comes the wanderer.



4.97 sec.


[00:06:45]

The wanderer can be seen for a longer period of time. He repeats: ain’t nothin’ in this town.



14.03 sec.


[00:07:18]

The wanderer can be seen for a longer period of time. He asks the nameless one, if he is a "Genji".



1.70 sec.


[00:07:28]

The nameless one can be seen for longer, later the wanderer, wandering on.



9.23 sec.


[00:08:34]

The old man closing the door can be seen for longer.



0.63 sec.


[00:09:09]

The nameless one and the Genjis can be seen for slightly longer.



1.47 sec.


[00:09:18]

The Genjis can be seen for slightly longer, then Minamoto a bit earlier.



3.67 Sek.


[00:09:23]

The nameless one can be seen for slightly longer.



0.30 sec.


[00:09:30]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer.



2.30 sec.


[00:09:47]

The two gangs can be seen for slightly longer.



0.13 sec.


[00:09:56]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer.



1.80 sec.


[00:10:23]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer. Then the other two Genjis, 2 frames earlier.



0.27 sec.


[00:10:33]

Taira can be seen for slightly longer.



1.63 sec.


[00:10:48]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer, then Minamoto a bit earlier.



0.73 sec.


[00:10:59]

Taira can be seen for slightly longer, then the Heikes a bit earlier.



0.7 sec.


[00:11:02]

The Heikes can be seen for a further frame, then the nameless one a bit earlier.



0.3 sec.


[00:11:11]

The Genjis can be seen for a further frame, then the nameless one a bit earlier.



0.87 sec.


[00:11:16]

The nameless one can be seen for slightly longer, then the Heikes a bit earlier.



0.57 sec.


[00:11:26]

The Heike replies: "We'll give you half for this one time deal!"



4.53 sec.


[00:11:36]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer.



1.00 sec.


[00:11:43]

The nameless one can be seen for slightly longer, then a cut to the Heikes, followed by the nameless one, a bit earlier.



2.57 sec.


[00:11:58]

Minamoto is shown slightly longer, then the nameless one a bit earlier.



4.77 sec.


[00:12:08]

Minamoto appears a split-second earlier.

0.1 sec.


[00:12:10]

Minamoto can be seen for slightly longer.

1.83 sec.


[00:12:15]

Ruriko can be seen for slightly longer, then the Sheriff appears slightly earlier.

0.5 sec.


[00:12:26]

A shot of the Sheriff and a cut to Ruriko are missing.

Sheriff: "Stay out of it! You old bitty!"
Ruriko: "Us grannies can't help but meddle!"



13.57 sec.


[00:12:45]

The nameless one can be seen for slightly longer, then Ruriko a bit earlier.

0.5 sec.


[00:12:58]

Ruriko can be seen for slightly longer.

1.97 sec.


[00:13:03]

The nameless one turns to the Sheriff, who says: "hey hey hey". Then the nameless one runs away.



10.77 sec.


[00:13:18]

Kiyomori tells the Sheriff to follow him, but then orders him to bring him over here.



16.27 sec.


[00:13:36]

Kiyomori can be seen for slightly longer, then Shizuka a bit earlier.

1.00 sec.


[00:13:54]

Kiyomori can be seen slightly earlier.

Kiyomori: "I'll teach her good."



9.10 sec.


[00:14:02]

Ruriko can be seen for slightly longer, then the nameless one 2 frames earlier.

0.57 sec.


[00:14:40]

The barber can be seen for slightly longer, then the horsemen a bit earlier.

1.30 sec.


[00:14:43]

The horsemen can be seen for slightly longer, then they stand by the stone and laugh. Finally, the old man appears a bit earlier.



11.80 sec.


[00:15:06]

The old man can be seen for slightly longer.

0.73 sec.


[00:15:11]

The old man can be seen for slightly longer.

0.87 sec.


[00:15:14]

The workers can be seen for slightly longer, then the old man a bit earlier.

5.03 sec.


[00:15:28]

The old man can be seen for slightly longer.

2.83 sec.


[00:15:48]

The old man can be seen for slightly longer, one of the workers is tossed through the door.

3.30 sec.


[00:15:56]

The punch-up takes longer, then the old man can be seen a bit earlier.

3.97 sec.


[00:16:08]

Ruriko steps up.

Ruriko: "No! You see?! We're raised hearing the legends all our lives!"



8.03 sec.


[00:16:24]

The people can be seen for slightly longer.

1.77 sec.


[00:16:46]

The Heikes can be seen for longer and earlier in the next shot.

1.43 sec.


[00:16:54]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer and earlier in the next shot, digging around.

0.47 sec.


[00:17:38]

Kiyomori tells the Sheriff, he’s now one of them. The Sheriff agrees.



In the following scene, Shizuka keeps her husband from revolting against the Heikes. As they walk back, she catches Kiyomori’s eye.



The Heikes digging again. The old man observes the scenario and runs off to get help.



104.27 sec.(1:44 Min.)


[00:19:26]

A few shots are missing of the old man being chased through the forest.



4.93 sec.


[00:19:34]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer and few frames earlier in the subsequent shot.

0.53 sec.


[00:19:40]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer.

0.77 sec.


[00:19:42]

After retightening the noose, the old man is dragged further down the street. Cut to the apalled town inhabitants.



7.73 sec.


[00:19:56]

International version:

Here comes the scene in which the Sheriff is forced to become a Heike member.

26.08 sec.

Japanese version:

Kiyomori can be seen for slightly longer.

Ruriko: "But his reign of power didn't last long."

4.57 sec.


[00:20:04]

The Genji take more time to ride into the village.



11.17 sec.


[00:20:19]

Kiyomori can be seen for slightly longer.

1.27 sec.


[00:21:02]

Die Heike can be seen for slightly longer, then the Genji for slightly longer.

1.37 sec.


[00:21:20]

Kiyomori refuses to abandon his cover.



7.30 sec.


[00:21:46]

Yoshitsune can be seen for slightly longer.

0.27 sec.


[00:22:17]

The scene where the nameless one and the wanderer meet is missing.

The nameless one: "On the way here, I met a guy leaving town. He said there wasn't any gold."



In the subsequent shot he appears a bit earlier.

9.93 sec.


[00:22:54]

The boy can be seen for slightly longer, then one of the Genjis sticks out his tongue.



3.50 sec.


[00:23:03]

The Genji walks down.



13.93 sec.


[00:26:35]

The Genji with the sword in his head claps his hands two more times.



3.37 sec.


[00:26:57]

Yoshitsune can be seen for slightly longer.

Yoshitsune: "Why...? Why were we born in this spineless age!"



7.63 sec.


[00:27:24]

The Sheriff and Ruriko can be seen for slightly longer.

3.97 sec.


[00:27:54]

Kiyomori eats some corn and throws the rest to his gang, who jump at it.



25.23 sec.


[00:28:21]

The book can be seen for slightly longer, then the Heike slightly earlier.

3.33 sec.


[00:30:52]

One of the Heikes starts laughing. Kiyomori punches him, until appeased by "Henry" cries. Kiyomori then lies down again.



In the following shot the Sheriff can be seen slightly earlier.

43.83 sec.


[00:32:50]

The Sheriff can be seen for slightly longer.

0.73 sec.


[00:32:56]

A cut to the Sheriff and the nameless one is missing. Then the boy can be seen slightly earlier.



3.83 sec.


[00:34:49]

The Sheriff is pushed around a bit.



5.03 sec.


[00:36:45]

Shizuka straightens herself up a bit.

1.00 sec.


[00:36:52]

Kiyomori holds Shizuka tight for a bit longer.

0.63 sec.


[00:36:55]

A part of the skirmish is missing.

3,70 Sek.


[00:37:07]

Shizuka pounds Kiyomori and straightens herself up again.



6.47 sec.


[00:37:21]

Kiyomori can be seen for slightly longer, then Yoshitsune a bit earlier.

2.07 sec.


[00:37:35]

Shizuka can be seen for slightly longer.

2.20 sec.


[00:38:14]

Towards the end, a shot of the rape is missing.



5.17 sec.


[00:40:02]

A piece of Shisuka’s dance is missing.



3.90 sec.


[00:40:10]

A piece of Shisuka’s dance is missing, as well as a memory of her husband being murdered and a cut to her son.



8.47 sec.


[00:40:58]

A piece of the dance is missing. Shizuka walks through the saloon.



10.20 sec.


[00:41:10]

Shizuka can be seen dancing for slightly longer.

1.53 sec.


[00:42:22]

The nameless one enters the bar. Cut to the Sheriff and then to Yoshitsune.

Yoshitsune: "You too, Sheriff."
Sheriff: "Sure! Don't mind if I do."



18.07 sec.


[00:42:45]

The Sheriff can be seen for a longer period of time, then the nameless one earlier.

1.67 sec.


[00:42:50]

Cut to one of the Genji.

Genji: "Say what?!"



2.40 sec.


[00:42:58]

Yoshitsune can be seen for slightly longer.

0.63 sec.


[00:44:24]

Yoshitsune holds the Genji back for a bit longer.

1.30 sec.


[00:44:43]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer, then Yoshitsune a bit earlier.

0.50 sec.


[00:47:20]

The nameless one can be seen for slightly longer.

1.20 sec.


[00:48:32]

The Genji takes his rifle and leaves the room.



14.23 sec.


[00:48:57]

The horsemen can be seen for a few more frames, then Shizuka appears a bit earlier.



11.90 sec.


[00:49:54]

Shizuka can be seen slightly earlier.

4.93 sec.


[00:51:05]

One of the Genjis creeps around the attic, then Shizuka shows up a bit earlier.



18.83 sec.


[00:52:10]

The end of the sex scene is missing, in between a cut to the Genji and the boy.



Kiyomori and a Heike, reading "Henry VI" out aloud.

Kiyomori: "Here in my scabbard, meditating that. Shall dye your white roses in a bloody red."
Heike: "Meantime, your cheeks do...count- Counterfeit our roses, for pale they look with fear...as witnessing the truth on our side."
Kiyomori: "No, Plantagenet, not for fear but anger that thy cheeks blush for pure shame to counterfeit our roses. And yet! Thy tongue will not confess thy error. That Sheriff's late! Bring him here you idiot!"



The Sheriff, talking to himself.

Sheriff: "Somethings you gotta see through. What're you gonna do now? I bet Kiyomori is going nuts. Maybe he hasn't figured out he's been betrayed yet. He may be dense, but he ain't stupid. No, no no no...He hasn't got a clue. As long as we...So you want go back to their side? Too late for that. You said it! So what do we do now?! Don't get impatient. He ain't going nowhere for awhile. You reckon? You just watch. At least, as long as we stay here, we're safe. We got time. Why don't you take a dump? And have a think? Howdy Sheriff..."



239.87 sec. (4:00 min.)


[00:56:26]

The Sheriff can be seen for longer, hiding the scroll as one of the Genji walks by.

3.20 sec.


[00:58:09]

One of the Genjis looks at the broken harness and a peasant tries to rope them in again. Then a shot of prisoners being forced along.



29.53 sec.


[00:58:54]

Another cut to Kiyomori, who holds his arm up. Shot of the wagon starts earlier.

2.63 sec.


[00:58:59]

The wagon can be seen for slightly longer.

0.9 sec.


[00:59:08]

The Sheriff can be seen for longer, then a cut to Kiyomori and, finally, the shot of the Heikes starts earlier.

3.43 sec.


[00:59:49]

The wagon can be seen slightly earlier.

0.23 sec.


[01:00:13]

The Heikes can be seen slightly earlier.

0.77 sec.


[01:00:44]

The dynamite-ladden Genji can be seen for a longer period of time, then a cut to Yoshitsune, sheathing his sword and then a shot of the wagon begins earlier.



12.73 sec.


[01:01:20]

A shot of the pursuit is missing.

2.50 sec.


[01:01:40]

In the international version, you see a cut to Yoshitsune’s eyes. (comes earlier in the Japanese version)



2.23 sec.

Here you see Kiyomori, ordering his men to ride after the wagon. When two Heikes try to flee, he shoots them. The other Heikes subsequently take to the chase.



41.17 sec.


[01:04:27]

The Genji can be seen earlier.

2.07 sec.


[01:05:03]

Shizuka can be seen slightly earlier.



7.03 sec.


[01:06:57]

The wagon can be seen for slightly longer, then you see the Heikes following the cart, but suddenly coming to a halt. The next shot of the wagon begins earlier.



26.07 sec.


[01:07:39]

Here, in the international version, you see the Heike (see last cut)



3.87 sec.


[01:07:48]

The Heikes can be seen for slightly longer.

6.93 sec.


[01:07:59]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer, then the Heikes a few frames earlier.

0.7 sec.


[01:08:11]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer, then the Heikes a bit earlier.

0.8 sec.


[01:08:23]

Kiyomori can be seen for slightly longer.

0.8 sec.


[01:08:31]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer.

0.53 sec.


[01:08:51]

One of the Heikes throws himself to the ground.



2.13 sec.


[01:08:56]

The burning arrow can be seen for a longer period of time, then the dynamite a bit earlier.

1.27 sec.


[01:09:24]

The Genji can be seen earlier.

6.70 sec.


[01:12:07]

The Heike falls to the ground.



2.83 sec.


[01:12:24]

The Heike spits some blood and then falls backwards.



7.83 sec.


[01:12:57]

The Genji can be seen earlier.

5.60 sec.


[01:13:21]

The Genji can be seen for slightly longer.

9.27 sec.


[01:13:36]

The Genji and Shizuka can be seen slightly earlier.

0.50 sec.


[01:13:32]

They also stay on screen for a moment longer.

2.73 sec.


[01:13:53]

The Genji und Shizuka can be seen for slightly longer.

1.73 sec.


[01:13:59]

The Genji and Shizuka can be seen slightly earlier.



6.60 sec.


[01:14:28]

Ruriko can be seen for slightly longer, then the Genji a few frames earlier.

1.30 sec.


[01:14:33]

Ruriko can be seen for slightly longer, then the Genji a few frames earlier.

1.37 sec.


[01:16:57]

The nameless one can be seen for slightly longer.



Now comes the scene where Yoshitsune shoots the Genji (who lost the weapon) between the legs.

Yoshitsune: "What were you doing acting alone?! You got balls, but no brain!"



19.10 sec.


[01:17:28]

The wagon can be seen for longer and then Ruriko earlier.



Wanderer: "I thought we were friends."
Ruriko: "Sorry but..."

14.47 sec.


[01:18:27]

Retrospective view of the nameless one meeting the wanderer.



11.57 sec.


[01:21:18]

Ringo can be seen for longer, then Ruriko slightly earlier.

1.90 sec.


[01:21:24]

Ruriko can be seen for longer, then Ringo earlier.

5.07 sec.


[01:24:30]

The burning building can be seen for longer, followed by the scene where the Genji gets the bullet removed from his crotch. Then you see Ruriko.



24.47 sec.


[01:27:30]

The cemetery can be seen earlier.

1.57 sec.


[01:28:27]

The cemetery can be seen for longer, then the hut earlier.

6.83 sec.


[01:29:04]

The wanderer can be seen for a longer period of time.

0.53 sec.


[01:29:36]

A cut to the wanderer is missing. Then, Ruriko, earlier.

Wanderer: "Shit."
Ruriko: "If you don't take the cake"



11.10 sec.


[01:31:04]

The nameless one and Ruriko can be seen for longer. Then you see the wanderer rappeling down a hill with the healer. Finally, the Sheriff can be seen a bit earlier.



39.23 sec.


[01:33:08]

The two of them and the golden treasure can be seen for longer. Then the nameless one and Ruriko can be seen slightly earlier.

3.90 sec.


[01:34:07]

The Heikes can be seen earlier.

1.03 sec.


[01:34:32]

The Genji, who had the bullet removed, sits in front of a mirror and paints his face.

Genji: "It takes truly something for people to finally learn. The way to your loyal heart, with love. Yoshitsune...I'll make you..."



The house, a bit earlier.

31.13 sec.


[01:35:28]

The wanderer can be seen for longer.

5.37 sec.


[01:35:53]

The wanderer can be seen for longer and a few frames earlier in the next shot.

2.03 sec.


[01:37:16]

Yoshitsune wants to leave the saloon, when the painted Genji shows up.

Genji: "Yoshitsune!"
Yoshitsune: "B-Benkei?"

The Genji runs towards him, but Yoshitsune shoots him. When the Genji manages to get up again, Yoshitsune shoots him some more times and finally beats him with a chair.



78.53 sec. (1:19 min.)


[01:39:16]

The nameless one shoots some more Genjis.



8.67 sec.


[01:39:34]

The Heikes and the Sheriff charge forward.



12.03 sec.


[01:40:10]

Kiyomori can be seen for longer, then Yoshitsune earlier.

1.10 sec.


[01:40:56]

Kiyomori charges forwards.

3.50 sec.


[01:41:06]

The Sheriff rolls down the floor for longer, in the next shot you see him earlier.

1.47 sec.


[01:44:39]

Dead Kiyomori can be seen longer.

1.03 sec.


[01:46:07]

Ruriko can be seen for longer, then the wanderer earlier.

4.23 sec.


[01:46:24]

The wanderer can be seen for longer, then Ruriko earlier.



6.87 sec.


[01:47:24]

Ruriko can be seen for longer and then the wanderer earlier.

5.23 sec.


[01:47:38]

The wanderer can be seen for longer, then Ruriko earlier.

1.00 sec.


[01:47:41]

Ruriko can be seen for longer, then the weapon earlier.

15.67 sec.


[01:48:59]

The healer can be seen for longer, then Ruriko earlier.

6.73 sec.
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