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Trailer for the Japanese Remake of UNFORGIVEN Starring Ken Watanabe

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:20 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Warner Bros. U.K. has posted a trailer for the Japanese remake of Unforgiven.  For those who haven’t seen Clint Eastwood’s 1992 masterpiece, it centers on an old gunfighter who reluctantly joins his former partner and a swaggering hotshot to claim the bounty on two men who attacked a prostitute.  The remake changes the setting to Hokkaido in 1880 and from gunslingers to samurai, but the general plot remains mostly intact.  When the film screened at TIFF last year, it was met with praise, but director Lee Sang-il seems to have trouble separating his vision from Eastwood’s.

The film stars Ken Watanabe, Akira Emoto, Jun Kunimura, and Shiori Kutsana. Unforgiven opens in the U.K. on February 28th.

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