Nutso Quentin Tarantino Commercial Outtakes Result in Nutso Quentin Tarantino Commercial
A little less than a month ago Movieline presented you with some snippets from a clip blending the heights of Eastern batsh*ttery with the depths of Western selling out -- an art form perhaps better known as "the Japanese TV commercial." Factor in Quentin Tarantino, however -- particularly as the free-swinging, language-butchering, kimono-rocking kung-fu "Uncle Tara-san" -- and, well, yeah. Even the Japanese probably don't have a word for that. Thankfully they have video, however, and you can see the finished product after the jump.
Softbank's spots (one short, one long) for their talking-dog cell-phone speaker (I think) apparently do feature a narrative in case you care; one viewer's loose translation of the spot breaks it down as follows:
It starts with the older woman asking the dog if he's going to a town called Tosa. The dog says yes. Then, the younger woman asks if Tarantino is going along, whereupon he declares "I am Tara!"
At that point, in the long version, Tarantino does his samurai impression "Hai-ya! Samurai spirit!! Get him with the samurai sword! Ho-ha!" etc. The dog says "I'm determined to go to Tosa!" The older woman tells Tara to calm down, and he says "Yes". Then, the phone rings, the younger woman says "It's the phone", and the older woman says "It's your wife." Tara gasps. The wife asks for Tara, he responds with another "I am Tara!", then she yells "Get home right now!"
Lovely. "Chaos reigns" remix to follow shortly, no doubt.