Dailymotion YouTube has a teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s “W.” here. I… have no words. Other than that I find myself suddenly and unexpectedly looking forward to the film — October 17th is the release date.
From everything I’ve heard about “Sukiyaki Western Django,” designating it “Takashi Miike’s English language masterpiece,” per its new trailer, is a bit of an overstatement. There’s no doubt that the film is directed by the prolific Miike, and it is, sort of, in English, though the mainly Japanese cast speaks it phonetically in ways that will likely require subtitles for the sake of comprehension. But reviews of the film have been mixed since its premiere at Toronto last year, and even with reportedly significant editing to take the length down from its original two hours, it’s likely one for devoted fanboys only. Quentin Tarantino plays “Ringo,” while “The Princess Blade”‘s Hideaki Ito and “Blindness”‘s Yusuke Iseya shoot, stylishly, at each other. It’s due out August 29th — the trailer’s here.
Pixar is offering a glimpse of its new film “Up” here, though it won’t hit theaters until far off May 29th. For those fond of writing pieces on Pixar’s bold choices, it should be noted that “Up” may beat out “Ratatouille”‘s rodent and “WALL-E”‘s wordless robot in the category of unlikely protagonists — the film’s centered on a seventy-something man, which as we all know is so not a desirable demographic.
The trailer for Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” is here — is it a return to form for Ritchie? Does anyone even remember what that form was? Judging from footage from the panel for the film at Comic-Con, fans were more interested in star Gerard Butler. It’s coming out October 3rd.
And Twitch has a trailer for “Martyrs,” the French film that may represent a new high or low for the torture porn genre, here.
The film’s in Toronto’s midnight program and will be released, or not released, someday by the Weinstein Company in the U.S.
[Photo: Josh Brolin in “W.”, Lionsgate, 2008]
+ Teaser: “W.” (YouTube)
+ Trailer: Sukiyaki Western Django (G4)
+ “Up” (Disney)
+ Trailer: “RocknRolla” (MySpace)
+ The Full Trailer For Pascal Laugier’s Punishing French Horror Film MARTYRS Arrives (Twitch)