Korean Westerns are fantastic. Not that I’ve ever seen one, or if the idea’s even geographically/historically possible, but the trailer for The Good, The Bad, The Weird proves me an ignoramus.
After a few years in the film festival circuit and making international rounds, The Good, The Bad, The Weird has nabbed a US release via IFC and on-demand. It’ll have a limited theatrical run, but will probably hit home video before long.
Still! Don’t be put off by the fact it’s a Korean film– this sucker’s well reviewed and has pulled down awards at the Cannes, Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Couple that with the fact the Asian film market’s “big movies” have become very accessible to American audiences used to the flow and sensibility of western film, and The Good, The Bad, The Weird looks very fun.