Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’ Remade as Samurai Movie

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As any Western film enthusiast knows, The Magnificent Seven and A Fistful of Dollars were both based on samurai movies by Akira Kurosawa. (i.e., The Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, respectively.)

Now, 1992′s Western Unforgiven has been made into a samurai film by director Lee Sang-Il.  Although I do not understand Japanese (alas!) the visuals of the film certainly look faithful to the original, as does the title: Yurusarezaru Mono (A Thing That Can’t Be Forgiven)

For a moderately lengthy discussion of libertarian themes in Unforgiven, see my book Commie Cowboys

11:47 pm on July 31, 2013