Meanwhile there's a Japanese version of Unforgiven opening this fall. "In Yurusarezaru mono, set in 1880, Ken Watanabe plays a samurai with a violent past, who lives on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido with his Ainu wife, but is brought out of retirement for one last job. Koichi Sato and Akira Emoto co-star." I haven't seen Unforgiven and won't-- westerns are not my thing; in fact, most large screen films are not my thing-- but set it in Meiji Hokkaido and I am so there.
Also want to support the trend of Asian remakes of American films, whirligig of time bringing in its revenges fashion.