Re: the Miike discussion above, I watched Sukiyaki Western Django a while back. Weird, weird movie. It's a samurai western (but of course it is) with Japanese actors speaking English and a plot that's the standard man-with-no-name ("Don't come here and try to play Yojimbo!") filtered through 70 years of back-and-forth de- and reconstructions of the genre by American, Japanese, and Italian directors. Almost every line is a cool Eastwood or Wayne one-liner, Quentin Tarantino plays the old wise sensei to the hot-headed young Japanese gunslingers (that's not a metaphor; it's actually got Quentin Tarantino in old-man makeup) and I'm never sure if this is a movie or a movie about movies. Very entertaining, though, and obviously very very violent.