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New trailer for the hyper stylish actioner Bunraku is now online

07.22.2011

Guy Moshe's BUNRAKU, a heavy visual mash-up of everything from 300 to SIN CITY to Hitchcock and German Expressionism, is getting closer to finally seeing a release in both cinemas and your living room.

Earlier this year we caught the film's first trailer, and responses from you guys seemed to be somewhat mixed to pretty negative. Does this new trailer do anything to change your minds?

BUNRAKU punches and slices your way September 1st on VOD and September 30th in theaters.

Synopsis: In a world where firearms have been outlawed, and hand-to-hand combat and swordplay have made a comeback, two drifters; a cowboy (Josh Hartnett), and a sword-less samurai (Gackt) wander into a town ruled by warlord Nicola (Ron Perlman) and his chief henchman Killer No. 2 (Kevin McKidd). Both have a score to settle, and are aided by a bartender (Woody Harrelson) with ties to Nicola's lover (Demi Moore).

Extra Tidbit: So good to be seeing Ron Perlman everywhere these days!

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9:50AM on 07/23/2011
Looks like it's trying just a little too hard with the whole Kill Bill/Dick Tracy/Good the Bad and The Wierd/etc type of...thing. But I'm interested to see how it actually comes out.
Looks like it's trying just a little too hard with the whole Kill Bill/Dick Tracy/Good the Bad and The Wierd/etc type of...thing. But I'm interested to see how it actually comes out.
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9:26PM on 07/22/2011
Wait, is this Speed Racer meets The Spirit? Not so sure I feel good about that.
Wait, is this Speed Racer meets The Spirit? Not so sure I feel good about that.
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5:47PM on 07/22/2011

also have to understand the title...

BUNRAKU means: A traditional Japanese puppet theater featuring large puppets operated by onstage puppeteers with a narrative recited from offstage. The puppets have heads, hands, and feet of wood attached to a bodiless cloth costume...so the film is obviously heavily inspired by that technique...just translated to film and adapted...

BUNRAKU means: A traditional Japanese puppet theater featuring large puppets operated by onstage puppeteers with a narrative recited from offstage. The puppets have heads, hands, and feet of wood attached to a bodiless cloth costume...so the film is obviously heavily inspired by that technique...just translated to film and adapted...

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5:44PM on 07/22/2011
visually reminds me of Dick Tracy as well...and i love kevin mckidd.
visually reminds me of Dick Tracy as well...and i love kevin mckidd.
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5:43PM on 07/22/2011

Sin City + Super Paper Mario

= very brutal acid trip.
= very brutal acid trip.
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3:46PM on 07/22/2011
Looks very weird and indeed reminds one of The Spirit (a film so bad I couldn't watch it through to the end). But... somehow I have a feeling this is going to be better than it looks. Anyways, I'll see this because of Lucius Vorenus alone. That guy is not in enough movies.
Looks very weird and indeed reminds one of The Spirit (a film so bad I couldn't watch it through to the end). But... somehow I have a feeling this is going to be better than it looks. Anyways, I'll see this because of Lucius Vorenus alone. That guy is not in enough movies.
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5:43PM on 07/22/2011
agreed on the spirit comment...and i love kevin mckidd.
agreed on the spirit comment...and i love kevin mckidd.
2:31PM on 07/22/2011
Are the sets made of paper?
Are the sets made of paper?
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6:10PM on 07/22/2011
Bunraku from the ancient Japanese form of theater used sets made of paper...so yeah, more than likely to keep with the style.
Bunraku from the ancient Japanese form of theater used sets made of paper...so yeah, more than likely to keep with the style.
11:08PM on 07/22/2011
LMAO. because they sure look like it. I understand going and doing cool visual stuff, I love movies like that 300, sucker punch, the fall, and others. But this, I think My 6yo cousin can do a better job. This is an epic fail. Seriously. Oh well.
LMAO. because they sure look like it. I understand going and doing cool visual stuff, I love movies like that 300, sucker punch, the fall, and others. But this, I think My 6yo cousin can do a better job. This is an epic fail. Seriously. Oh well.
1:16PM on 07/22/2011

Well pearlman owns...

IDK about this movie though. It just looks really bad, like it's visual mess to me. I think the only person who can really pull off amazing visual films like this is Zack Synder, Or RR. Thats about it. This movie looks like an utter mess, but I'll prob see it on netflix still to kill time.
IDK about this movie though. It just looks really bad, like it's visual mess to me. I think the only person who can really pull off amazing visual films like this is Zack Synder, Or RR. Thats about it. This movie looks like an utter mess, but I'll prob see it on netflix still to kill time.
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9:59AM on 07/22/2011
When I first started the trailer, I wanted to like it. But the more I watched, the more I hated it. Had a hard time discerning the plot just from the trailer alone.. just a compilation of fight scenes. Regardless, by the time it ended I didn't really care. Sorry, the shit looks awful... Looks like The Spirit 2.
When I first started the trailer, I wanted to like it. But the more I watched, the more I hated it. Had a hard time discerning the plot just from the trailer alone.. just a compilation of fight scenes. Regardless, by the time it ended I didn't really care. Sorry, the shit looks awful... Looks like The Spirit 2.
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