No subtitles for this Japanese-language film, although as Peter Greenaway taught me, we are a visually illiterate bunch of people these days. And anyway, if you've seen Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning original, you'll gather what's going on pretty quickly, as this looks to be a very faithful remake. The story looks to transpose quite well to the new setting, I'd say. In fact, much as I like the original, the only thing I'll miss will be Lennie Niehaus' plantive score, if anything (unless it's shite). This will be showing out of competition at Venice.