Quentin Tarantino threatens to single-handedly set U.S.-Japanese relations back to pre-Godzilla days in an upcoming Softbank commercial. The clip above, screened by the bank at a conference, shows the director hamming it up during rehearsal. He joins the popular "White Family" campaign, which features a talking-dog father and an older brother played by American comedian Dante Carter. Tarantino will play "Uncle Tara-chan," and it looks like he's channeling John Belushi's old "Samurai Night Fever" routine, but Belushi was actually more restrained. Brad Pitt, who starred in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, appeared in some Softbank ads this summer, playing the personal assistant of a Sumo champ. There's no humongous wrestler in Tarantino's spot, as far as we can tell. But this is an Asian commercial, so the presence of a talking dog as the head of a mixed-race (and breed!) family should come as no surprise.
—Posted by David Gianatasio
Previously on AdFreak:
Brad Pitt serves a sumo in Softbank's spots