English-Subtitled Trailer for the Japanese Remake of Unforgiven

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Ken Watanabe in Unforgiven (2013) Movie Image

I’ve only seen the Japanese trailer for Lee Sang-il’s “Unforgiven” so far, but even then it looked like a pretty faithful retelling of the Clint Eastwood Western. Here’s the English-subtitled trailer, which was cut for the film’s upcoming UK theatrical release later this month, which is odd, because though it’s based on a very well-known and Award winning Hollywood movie, I don’t think the film is getting any Stateside love at all. Weird.

Anyways, the UK trailer confirms my initial conclusion that the remake is very faithful (to a fault, in some cases) to the original. Check it out below, check it outers.

For the first time in Japanese cinematic history, an American Academy Award is coming to life. Released worldwide in 1992, Unforgiven, starring and directed by Clint Eastwood, was hailed by critics as a cinematic masterpiece. It was nominated for nine Oscars and bought home four, including Best Picture and Best Director. Inspired by the film, Korean-Japanese filmmaker Lee Sang-il presents Yurusarezarumono, a story set in Japan, during the same period as the original film, with globally renowned Japanese actor Ken Watanabe in the lead role.

Starring Ken Watanabe, Akira Emoto, Jun Kunimura, and Shiori Kutsana.

Opening in UK theaters February 28th.

Unforgiven (2013) Movie Poster

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  • Malikye

    Looks great. I loved the Clint Eastwood movie.

    BTW, i named my dog (a Bichon Frise) Jubei – from Ninja Scrolls :-)

  • ErickKwon

    Trailer gives away too much but most of us won’t be watching it for the surprises. Looks like it’ll be pretty Goddamned good, especially the whole sword VS gun angle.