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Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Theatrical poster for Vol. 1
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Written by Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino
Starring Uma Thurman
Lucy Liu
Daryl Hannah
David Carradine
Vivica A. Fox
Michael Madsen
Julie Dreyfus
Chiaki Kuriyama
Music by The RZA
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Editing by Sally Menke
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) October 10, 2003
Running time 111 min.
Country United States
Language English
Japanese
French
Budget $30 million[1]
Gross revenue $180,949,045
Followed by Kill Bill Vol. 2
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Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two separate volumes (in Autumn 2003 and Spring 2004) due to its running time of approximately four hours. The movie is an epic-length revenge drama, with homages to earlier film genres, such as Hong Kong martial arts movies, Japanese samurai movies and Italian spaghetti westerns; an extensive use of popular music and pop culture references; and deliberate over-the-top violence. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 384 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (484 × 755 pixel, file size: 62 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Film poster for Kill Bill Vol. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1957 in The Bronx) is an American film producer. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964 in South Bend, IN) is a film and television actress. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... This article is about the French actress. ... Chiaki Kuriyama ), born October 10, 1984 in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, is a Japanese actress and model. ... Robert Bridge Richardson (born 27 August 1955 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) is an American cinematographer. ... Sally Menke is the film editor of all of Quentin Tarantinos movies. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... This article is about the temperate season. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Spring is one of the four temperate seasons. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Revenge (disambiguation). ... For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industrys global fame. ... While earlier samurai period pieces were more dramatic rather than action based, samurai movies post World War II have become more action based, with darker and more violent characters. ... Once Upon a Time in the West, in true Sergio Leone style, ends with an extended shootout scene between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda). ...

Contents

Plot

Kill Bill is one story, divided into two volumes with five "chapters" each, presented in a nonlinear style (as is common among Tarantino's films). In the arts, the word nonlinear is used to describe events portrayed in a non-chronological manner. ...


Volume 1

The Bride (Thurman) is introduced to the audience in a blood-spattered wedding gown immediately after a violent massacre at an El Paso wedding chapel. She attempts to tell her would-be killer, Bill (Carradine), that she is pregnant with his baby, but he shoots her in the side of her head. The Bride is then left to die. Beatrix Kiddo, (played by Uma Thurman) also known as The Bride, is a fictional character in Quentin Tarantinos movie Kill Bill. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... El Paso redirects here. ... Bill (played by David Carradine) is the character for whom the movie Kill Bill is named and was the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, which included Bills brother, Budd. ... David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ...


Four years later, The Bride arrives at the house of Jeannie Bell, aka Vernita Green (Fox), code-named "Copperhead" of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Green opens the door with a smile, only to have The Bride engage her in a vicious fight, destroying her living room. Vernita's four-year-old daughter Nikki arrives home from school, abruptly pausing the fight until she is taken to her room. In the kitchen over coffee, Vernita appeals to The Bride, apologizing for betraying her and asking for mercy on behalf of her family. The Bride coldly refuses, and the two agree to a knife fight later that evening. Green then, however, attempts to shoot The Bride with a concealed gun; she misses, and The Bride kills her by throwing a knife into her chest. Nikki witnesses the fight, and The Bride tells her that she's sorry for killing her mother in front of her, and that if the young girl wishes to avenge her death when she grows up, The Bride will be waiting. The Bride then leaves in a customized yellow pick-up truck, inexplicably emblazoned with the words "Pussy Wagon." Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964 in South Bend, IN) is a film and television actress. ... A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used clandestinely to refer to another name or word. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1766 Synonyms Boa contortrix - Linnaeus, 1766 Scytale contortrix - Sonnini & Latreille, 1801 Scytale Cupreus - Rafinesque, 1818 Scytale cupreus - Say, 1819 Tisiphone cuprea - Fitzinger, 1826 [Cenchris] marmorata - F. Boie, 1827 Acontias atro-fuscus - Troost, 1836 [Toxicophis atro-fuscus] - Troost, 1836 T[rigonocephalus]. cenchris - Schlegel, 1837 Trigonocephalus Contortrix - Holbrook, 1838... The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (or DiVAS) were a fictional band of highly trained assassins in Quentin Tarantinos Kill Bill Volume 1 and Volume 2. ...


A flashback to the events after the wedding reveals that the comatose Bride is the only survivor of the wedding chapel massacre. Deadly Viper Elle Driver (Hannah), code-named "California Mountain Snake", the one-eyed assassin who has replaced The Bride as Bill's lover, slips into the hospital ward intending to inject poison into The Bride's intravenous line. She is stopped at the last second by Bill via cell phone, who believes The Bride deserves a more honorable death. Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a popular American actress. ... California Kingsnakes originate in the desert. ... Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the giving of liquid substances directly into a vein. ...


The Bride wakes up from her coma in the present and is horrified to discover she is no longer pregnant. She escapes from the hospital after killing an orderly named Buck (who announces at one point in the film that he "likes to fuck"), and has been selling sexual access to her body as she lay comatose. She steals Buck's customized truck, (the aforementioned "Pussy Wagon"), and hides in the back seat as she slowly works her legs out of atrophy. The Bride travels to Okinawa to obtain a katana from Hattori Hanzō (Chiba), a renowned swordsmith, who has retired to the life of a sushi chef. Though Hanzo has taken an oath to never make another sword, The Bride is able to convince him of the merit of her mission after she drops the name Bill, and he forges for her the best sword he has ever created. // Clinical settings of atrophy There are many diseases and conditions which cause a decrease in muscle mass, known as atrophy. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... For other uses, see Katana (disambiguation). ... Shinichi Chiba ), also known as Sonny Chiba (born January 23, 1939) in Fukuoka, Japan is a Japanese actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Japanese cuisine. ...


The Bride narrates an anime short depicting the back story to another Deadly Viper, O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu), code-named Cottonmouth. O-Ren rose to the top of the Japanese crime world as well as working as a highly paid assassin. The segment introduces her personal bodyguard Gogo Yubari (Kuriyama), her friend and lawyer Sofie Fatale (another protege of Bill, played by Julie Dreyfus), and Johnny Mo (Gordon Liu), leader of O-Ren's personal army, the Crazy 88. Animé redirects here. ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Binomial name (Lacépède, 1789) Synonyms Vipera aquatica - Catesby, 1743 Crot[alus]. Piscivorus - Lacépède, 1789 C[rotalus]. Aquaticus - Bonnaterre, 1790 Scytale piscivora - Sonnini & Latreille, 1801 Coluber Aquaticus - Shaw, 1802 Coluber Tisiphone - Shaw, 1802 Scytale piscivorus - Daudin, 1803 [Coluber (Natrix)] piscivorus - Merrem, 1820 Colub[er]. tisiphone - Cuvier, 1829... Chiaki Kuriyama ), born October 10, 1984 in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, is a Japanese actress and model. ... This article is about the French actress. ... Gordon Liu (劉家輝; Lau Kar-Fai; Liu Jia Hui, formerly spelled Liu Chia-Hui) (born November 30, 1955) is a Chinese martial arts film actor. ...


The Bride tracks O-Ren to a hangout called the "House of Blue Leaves", where a band (The 5,6,7,8's) is performing. The Bride arrives wearing a yellow motorcycle jump suit (a homage to Bruce Lee movies), taking Fatale hostage and cutting off Fatale's arm in public to lure O-Ren from her dinner. O-Ren sends Yubari and dozens of the Crazy 88 to deal with The Bride. She dispatches them all in a bloody sword fight, then turns her attention to O-Ren, climaxing in a dramatic sword fight in a snowy garden (which borrows from the Japanese sexploitation film Sex & Fury). After crossing swords several times, O-Ren is scalped by The Bride with her Hattori Hanzō sword. The 5. ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ XiÇŽolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... Sexploitation is a term that was first used in the 1940s which describes media that is merely an excuse to purvey sex. ... Sex & Fury, translated Story of Deviant Girl: Ochô Inoshika ), is a 1975 Japanese film directed by Norifumi Suzuki. ...


The film ends with The Bride telling a dismembered Fatale to tell Bill she is looking for him, before dumping Fatale at a hospital. Bill is heard talking with Fatale at the hospital, revealing that The Bride's daughter is, unbeknownst to her, and the audience, still alive.


Volume 2

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Theatrical poster for Vol. 2
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Written by Quentin Tarantino
Starring Uma Thurman
David Carradine
Daryl Hannah
Michael Madsen
Lucy Liu
Michael Parks
Music by Robert Rodríguez
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Editing by Sally Menke
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) April 16, 2004
Running time 136 min.
Country United States
Language English
Cantonese
Mandarin
Spanish
Budget $30 million USD [2]
Gross revenue $152,159,461
Preceded by Kill Bill Vol. 1
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Volume 2 opens with "The Massacre at Two Pines", taking place a few minutes before the events that open the first volume. Bill tracks down The Bride and her friends as they are gathered for her wedding rehearsal. He is polite and mild-mannered, and even consents to The Bride introducing him as her father to the groom. The Bride begs Bill in private to be able to move on past her assassin life, and Bill seemingly consents. She takes her place at the altar as the other four Deadly Vipers arrive at the chapel, weapons in tow, and kill everyone at the rehearsal. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 405 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (510 × 755 pixel, file size: 75 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Film poster for Kill Bill Vol. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1957 in The Bronx) is an American film producer. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American actor and singer. ... Robert Anthony Rodríguez (born June 20, 1968 in San Antonio, Texas) is a Mexican-American writer, producer, musician, and film director who is known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. ... Robert Bridge Richardson (born 27 August 1955 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) is an American cinematographer. ... Sally Menke is the film editor of all of Quentin Tarantinos movies. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... USD redirects here. ...


In the present, Bill ventures to the California desert to talk to his brother Budd, code-named "Sidewinder" (Madsen), another former Deadly Viper. Bill warns him that The Bride will come for him next. Budd, now overweight and alcoholic, has put his assassin days behind him, lives in a trailer and works as a bouncer at a local strip club, abused by the management. Binomial name Crotalus cerastes Hallowell, 1854 Synonyms Crotalus cerastes - Hallowell, 1854 C[audisona]. cerastes - Cope, 1867 Caudisona (Aechmophrys) cerastes - Coues In Wheeler, 1875 Aechmophrys cerastes - Coues In Wheeler, 1875 Crotalus cerastes - Boulenger, 1896 Crotalus cerastes [cerastes] - Klauber, 1944[1] Common names: sidewinder, Mojave Desert sidewinder, horned rattlesnake, sidewinder rattlesnake. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ...


The Bride arrives at Budd's trailer that night to take his life. Anticipating her entry, Budd shoots her in the chest with rock salt the moment she opens his door, then injects her with a sedative. Budd calls Elle Driver and offers to sell her The Bride's Hanzō sword for one million dollars. Budd then gives The Bride a "Texas funeral", burying her alive with a flashlight in someone else's grave. For other uses, see Shotgun (disambiguation). ... Texas funeral redirects here. ...


As she lies in her grave, The Bride remembers her early training in China, when Bill took her to the temple of legendary martial arts master Pai Mei (an example of the elderly martial arts master stock character), who used cruelty as a tool for discipline and obedience. Pai Mei could perform a fatal attack called the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique[3] [4] [5], which is so secret that he has not even taught it to Bill. Although he "hates Caucasians, despises Americans, and has nothing but contempt for women", he takes The Bride in, and molds her into a formidable fighter. He brutally trains her and she eventually gains his silent respect. In the present, The Bride calls on Pai Mei's training to break out of the coffin and claw her way up to freedom. The elderly martial arts master is a stock character in martial arts films. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dim Mak, Death Touch, or literally Touch Point (dim mak is an approximate Cantonese pronunciation of 點脈, as subset of 點穴, pinyin diǎnxuè) is said by its adherents to train attacks on pressure points and meridians in some styles of Chinese martial arts to kill, incapacitate, or otherwise control an opponent. ... For the peoples actually from the Caucasus, see Peoples of the Caucasus. ...

The Bride vs. Elle.

The Bride arrives back at Budd's trailer to see Elle Driver arriving. Elle hands Budd a suitcase containing his money for the sword; the suitcase also contains a hidden black mamba, the deadly snake that shares The Bride's code name. The snake bites Budd in the face, and while he lies paralyzed and dying, Elle explains she regretted The Bride's demise at Budd's hands, and that The Bride deserved a better end. After Budd succumbs to the venom, Bill calls Elle; Elle tells him that The Bride killed Budd, and that she then killed The Bride, and tells him the location of the final resting place of Beatrix Kiddo — revealing The Bride's real name for the first time (several characters previously called her "Kiddo", a common pet name in America; previous utterances of her full name by Vernita and O-Ren were bleeped out). As Elle leaves Budd's trailer, Beatrix, who was watching them from a nearby ridge, attacks her with a flying kick. Elle uses Beatrix's own sword against her, but Beatrix finds Budd's Hattori Hanzō sword in his closet, which Budd had told Elle he had sold. As they fight to a standstill, Beatrix asks Elle why Pai Mei (who also taught Elle) snatched out her eye. Elle tells her that she called Pai Mei a "miserable old fool" and he plucked out her eye. As revenge, she poisoned and killed the elderly master. The two charge each other, clash, and Beatrix plucks out Elle's remaining eye, crushes it underfoot and departs, leaving the blinded Elle to writhe in the trailer with the same black mamba that killed Budd. Elle's fate is left unknown; in the credits, while all the other members of The Bride's "Death List Five" are listed as dead, her status is marked merely as "?". Screenshot from Kill Bill: The Bride and Elle. ... Screenshot from Kill Bill: The Bride and Elle. ... For the comic book character, see Black Mamba (comics). ... A bleep censor is used to filter out inappropriate audio content during a live United States the Federal Communications Commission has the constitutional right to regulate indecent broadcasts. ...

The Bride vs. Bill

Beatrix travels to Mexico and visits Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks), an old pimp who raised Bill from childhood. He forthrightly tells her Bill's whereabouts, explaining to a puzzled Beatrix that Bill would have wanted him to. When she finally finds Bill, she is shocked to find that B.B., her four-year-old daughter, is alive and apparently expecting her mother's return. The family spends the evening together peacefully, and B.B. falls asleep watching the chambara film Shogun Assassin in her mother's arms. Screenshot from Kill Bill: The Bride and Bill. ... Screenshot from Kill Bill: The Bride and Bill. ... Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American actor and singer. ... Jidaigeki (時代劇) is a genre of television in Japan. ... Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure ÅŒkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent jidaigeki movie made for the American market and released in 1980. ...


With B.B. safely in bed, Beatrix confronts Bill. Bill shoots her with a dart filled with truth serum; Beatrix is forced to reveal that, when she discovered her pregnancy and decided not to abort, she thereafter had to put her unborn daughter's future above Bill. Bill questions if she will truly save her daughter's future by taking her away from Bill and killing him. Truth Serum is an independent comic book series created, written and drawn by author Jonathan Adams. ...


The estranged couple sit down at a table outside, and when Beatrix insists that she complete her unfinished business, Bill draws his sword to attack her. Beatrix dodges his attack and draws her own sword, but Bill succeeds in disarming her. He thrusts to stab her with his sword, but she catches it in her Hanzo sheath and disables Bill with the "Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique", taught to her without Bill's or the audience's knowledge. Bill, defeated, says a tender goodbye and takes five silent steps to his death. Beatrix sheds a few tears at the death of her lover, and returns to the house to collect her daughter. As the movie ends, B.B. is watching cartoons in a motel while Beatrix sobs on the bathroom floor hysterically, relieved that her ordeal is completed. As she collects herself and returns to watch cartoons with B.B., the movie ends. The exit quote on the screen is: "The lioness has rejoined her cub. All is right in the jungle."


Cast

Actor Role Vol. 1 Vol. 2
Uma Thurman Beatrix Kiddo / Black Mamba / The Bride
David Carradine Bill / Snake Charmer
Vivica A. Fox Vernita Green / Copperhead / Jeannie Bell
Daryl Hannah Elle Driver / California Mountain Snake
Lucy Liu O-Ren Ishii / Cottonmouth
Michael Madsen Budd / Sidewinder
Julie Dreyfus Sofie Fatale
Chiaki Kuriyama Gogo Yubari
Sonny Chiba Hattori Hanzō
Gordon Liu (Liu Chia-Hui) Johnny Mo
Pai Mei
Michael Parks Earl McGraw
Esteban Vihaio
Michael Bowen Buck
Jun Kunimura Boss Tanaka
Christopher Allen Nelson Tommy Plympton
Bo Svenson Reverend Harmony
Samuel L. Jackson Rufus
Larry Bishop Larry Gomez
Laura Cayouette Rocket
Perla Haney-Jardine B.B.
Ambrosia Kelley Nikki Bell
Helen Kim Karen Kim

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Beatrix Kiddo (right) battles Vernita Green. ... David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Bill (played by David Carradine) is the character for whom the movie Kill Bill is named and was the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, which included Bills brother, Budd. ... Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964 in South Bend, IN) is a film and television actress. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... This article is about the French actress. ... Chiaki Kuriyama ), born October 10, 1984 in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, is a Japanese actress and model. ... Shinichi Chiba ), also known as Sonny Chiba (born January 23, 1939) in Fukuoka, Japan is a Japanese actor. ... Gordon Liu (劉家輝; Lau Kar-Fai; Liu Jia Hui, formerly spelled Liu Chia-Hui) (born November 30, 1955) is a Chinese martial arts film actor. ... Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American actor and singer. ... Earl McGraw is a fictional character in the 1996 horror film, From Dusk Till Dawn. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Bo Svenson (born 13 February 1944 is a Swedish actor, working in the US. Selected filmography Kill Bill, Vol. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... Larry Bishop is an American actor, screenwriter and movie director, and is also the son of comedian Joey Bishop. ... Perla Haney-Jardine as B.B. in Kill Bill Vol. ...

Influences

Shaw Scope logo as shown at the beginning of Kill Bill vol. 1.
Shaw Scope logo as shown at the beginning of Kill Bill vol. 1.

The overall storyline of Kill Bill—a woman seeks revenge on a group of people, crossing them off a list one by one as she kills them—is adapted from Lady Snowblood, a 1973 Japanese film in which a woman kills off the gang who murdered her family. The Guardian commented that Lady Snowblood was "practically a template for the whole of Kill Bill Vol. 1".[6] Image File history File links Shawframe019. ... Image File history File links Shawframe019. ... Lady Snowblood ) is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ...


The plot is quite similar to François Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black (1968) in which five men make a young bride a widow on her wedding day. She takes her revenge, methodically killing each of the five men using various methods. François Roland Truffaut (French IPA: ) (February 6, 1932 – October 21, 1984) was one of the founders of the French New Wave in filmmaking, and remains an icon of the French film industry. ... The Bride wore black is a film directed by Francois Truffaut, 1967 Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Charles Denner, Michel Bouquet, Michael Lonsdale, Claude Rich, Jean-Claude Brialy On the Day of her Marriage five men makes a young bride to a widow. ...


Kill Bill pays tribute to film genres including the spaghetti western, blaxploitation, Chinese "wuxia" and Japanese martial arts films, and kung fu movies of the '60s and '70s. This last genre, which was largely produced by the Shaw Brothers, is given an obvious nod by the inclusion of the Shaw Scope logo at the beginning of Kill Bill Vol. 1. Once Upon a Time in the West, in true Sergio Leone style, ends with an extended shootout scene between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda). ... Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ... Wǔxiá (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: , Mandarin IPA: , Cantonese Pinyin: mou5 hap6), literally meaning martial (arts) heroes, is a distinct quasi-fantasy sub-genre of the martial arts genre in literature, television and cinema. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... This article is about the Hong Kong movie studio. ...


One influential exploitation film that Tarantino has mentioned in interviews is the Swedish Thriller - en grym film, released in the U.S. as They Call Her One Eye. Tarantino recommended that actress Daryl Hannah watch the movie to prepare for her role as the one-eyed killer Elle Driver.[7] Grindhouse redirects here. ... Thriller - en grym film (Thriller - A Cruel Picture), aka They Call Her One Eye, Hookers Revenge etc. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ...


The Japanese Lone Wolf and Cub series of Manga and films are echoed in the characters of The Bride and her daughter. The Americanized version of this series, Shogun Assassin, is actually viewed by the two characters. Serialized in Action Original run September 1970 – April 1976 No. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure ÅŒkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent jidaigeki movie made for the American market and released in 1980. ...


Acclaim and criticism

Much-anticipated by fans and critics (it appeared after a six-year hiatus of Tarantino movies), Kill Bill generated a tremendous amount of discussion. Reaction by film critics was largely positive.[8][9] Both volumes did very well at the box office.[10][11] Kill Bill Vol. 1 grossed $180,949,045 worldwide, and later Kill Bill Vol. 2 grossed $152,159,461 worldwide.


A movie in two volumes

Though released as two movies, the film differs from multi-part "franchise" series like Star Wars. The short duration between the releases of the two volumes, the film's internal structure, and the history of its development all strongly imply that Kill Bill be regarded as one movie (for example, the cast of Vol. 1 are credited at the end of Vol. 2). The dual-release strategy, ostensibly due to the film's length, has been criticized as an attempt by Miramax to sell two tickets to one movie.[12] This article is about the series. ...


The two-volume format also amplified what some saw as a structural problem with the film: most of the action occurs in the first half, while most of the dialogue and plot are conveyed in the second. Thus, the two volumes are noticeably different in style and tone, leaving some viewers enamored of one volume but disappointed by the other. Of Volume 2, Sean O’Connell of Filmcritic.com writes, "The drop-off in energy, style, and coherence from Volume 1 to its bloated, disinteresting counterpart is so drastic and extreme that you can hardly believe they come from the same director, let alone conclude the same storyline."[12] Other critics preferred Volume 2: "…Characters actually talk to one another here rather than the stilted samurai movie-speak of the first film," wrote Jeffery M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid.[13]


Violence

Much criticism concerned the amount and presentation of bloodshed and general mayhem, especially in the first volume. One critic referred to Volume 1 as a "cocktail party in an abattoir".[14] Workers and cattle in a slaughterhouse. ...


Style and substance

Much of the controversy over the film reflects the differing expectations of those who look primarily at a movie for its style and craftsmanship against those who look at story and substance; as a tribute film and revenge saga, the movie is at a disadvantage with the latter group. "You never forget that Kill Bill is an exercise in genre-sampling," writes the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Caro.[15] However, the opinion that the movie appeals mainly to film buffs looking to spot obscure pop culture references is a minority view.[14][16] Most critics found it well-constructed, with tightly-edited action scenes, strong performances, often-clever dialogue, and an effectively exciting soundtrack which draws on an astonishing selection of (mostly post-1960) music.[13]


Awards

Each film was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards. Uma Thurman received a Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama nomination in 2004 and 2005 for her work in Volume 1 and Volume 2. David Carradine received a Best Supporting Actor nomination in 2005 for his work in Kill Bill: Volume 2. The film was very popular at the MTV Movie Awards. At the 2004 MTV Movie Awards Uma Thurman won Best Female performance for Volume 1, Lucy Liu won for Best Villain in Volume 1, and the fight between The Bride and Gogo Yubari won Best Fight. At the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, Kill Bill Volume 2 was nominated for best movie, Thurman was nominated for best female performance, and the fight between The Bride and Elle Driver in Kill Bill Volume 2 also won Best Fight. Uma Thurman also received a Saturn Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her work in Volume 1. The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... The 2004 MTV Movie Awards was hosted by Lindsay Lohan and featured performances by Beastie Boys, D12, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ... The 2005 MTV Movie Awards was hosted by Jimmy Fallon. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ...


Music

As with Tarantino's previous films, Kill Bill features an eclectic soundtrack comprising many musical genres. On the two soundtracks, music ranges from country music to selections from the Spaghetti Western film scores of Ennio Morricone. The Kill Bill: Volume 1 OST is the soundtrack to the first volume of the two-part Quentin Tarantino film, Kill Bill. ... The Kill Bill: Volume 2 OST is the soundtrack to the second volume of the two-part Quentin Tarantino film, Kill Bill. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Once Upon a Time in the West, in true Sergio Leone style, ends with an extended shootout scene between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda). ... Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928; sometimes also credited as Dan Savio or Leo Nichols) is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. ...


Releases

DVD release

Kill Bill Vol 1 Special Edition (Japanese version).

In the United States Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released as a DVD on April 13, 2004 while Volume 2 was released August 10, 2004. As of March 2008, only the basic DVDs have been released, with almost no special features. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (564x800, 92 KB) Summary Kill Bill special version DVD cover Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (564x800, 92 KB) Summary Kill Bill special version DVD cover Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a December 2005 interview, Tarantino addressed the lack of a special edition DVD for Kill Bill by stating "I've been holding off because I've been working on it for so long that I just wanted a year off from Kill Bill and then I'll do the big supplementary DVD package."[17]


The United States does not have a DVD boxed set of Kill Bill, though box sets of the two separate volumes are available in other countries, such as France, Japan and the United Kingdom. Upon the DVD release of Volume 2 in the US, however, Best Buy did offer an exclusive box set slipcase to house the two individual releases together.[18]


Differences in Japanese cut

While the American cut of the movie shows part of the violent battle at the "House of Blue Leaves" in black-and-white, the Japanese cut shows it in color. In addition, the Japanese cut includes a few extra bits of violence distributed throughout the film, most notably during the anime sequence and the showdown at the "House of Blue Leaves". Furthermore, the Japanese cut shows The Bride cutting off Sophie's other arm during her interrogation. Some say there's a continuity error because it appears that Sophie's arm is still attached when she is rolling down the hill, but that is actually the tourniquets unrolling, which The Bride applied to make sure Sophie didn't bleed to death. These cuts were made to the U.S. version in order to avoid an NC-17 rating.


The quotation "Revenge is a dish best served cold" (attributed as being "an old Klingon proverb," in reference to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) at the beginning of "Volume 1" was replaced by a tribute to Japanese filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku: This article is about the fictional race. ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Kinji Fukasaku (深作欣二 Fukasaku Kinji) (3 July 1930 – 12 January 2003) was a Japanese film actor, writer and director. ...



This Film is dedicated to master filmmaker.


Kinji Fukasaku 1930-2003[19]


Possible sequel

Tarantino told Entertainment Weekly in April 2004 that he is planning a sequel: Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...

Oh yeah, initially I was thinking this would be my "Dollars Trilogy". I was going to do a new one every ten years. But I need at least fifteen years before I do this again.

I've already got the whole mythology: Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill's money. She'll raise Nikki, who'll take on The Bride. Nikki deserves her revenge every bit as much as The Bride deserved hers. I might even shoot a couple of scenes for it now so I can get the actresses while they're this age. The Dollars Trilogy, also known as The Man with No Name Trilogy, refers to the three Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone: A Fistful of Dollars (1964) For a Few Dollars More (1965) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Although it was not Leone...

According to Bloody-Disgusting.com, details have emerged about Kill Bill Volume's 3 and 4. According to the article, "Bennett Walsh said at the Shanghai International Film Festival the third film involves the revenge of two killers whose arms and eyes were hacked by Uma Thurman in the first stories," which suggest Sofie and Elle, respectively. The article adds that the "fourth installment of the popular kung fu action films concerns a cycle of reprisals and daughters who avenge their mother's deaths".[20]


Possible prequels

Quentin Tarantino said at the 2006 Comic Con that, after the completion of Grindhouse, he wants to make two anime Kill Bill films. One will be an origin story about Bill and his mentors, and the other will be an origin story starring The Bride. The latter is most likely to be a prequel, but could also follow the rumored (sequel) plot reported in Entertainment Weekly in April 2004.[21][22] Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... Animé redirects here. ... In comic book terminology, the phrase origin story refers to a story or backstory revealing how a male character went through a sex change, or the circumstances under which they became superheroes or supervillains. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


References

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  4. ^ Xia Yi (2007/5/12), Kill Bill review from http://ccw.zhuaxia.com (retrieved and translated by editor Da Vynci2007/8/5) – The end of third last paragraph reads “after walking five steps, Bill died from the mysterious Chinese diǎnxuè technique….” http://ccw.zhuaxia.com/item/334559159
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  20. ^ Kill Bill Volumes 3 and 4 Details Emerge!
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Bill later sends Elle Driver (aka "California Mountain Snake", played by Daryl Hannah) to finish off the comatose Bride in the hospital, but recalls her at the last moment, deciding that killing her while she lies helpless would be dishonorable.
Bill calls her cell phone, and she feigns sympathy and tells him that his brother Budd was killed by a fl mamba left in his camper by Beatrix, but that Beatrix herself is now herself dead and buried.
Bill deprecates her attempts to find a 'normal' life, and compares her with Clark Kent (Superman), saying that she was trying to hide her true identity behind a ridiculous facade.
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Elle's ultimate fate is not known, but narrative logic suggests that she was killed by the fl mamba that killed Budd (the mamba is seen striking at its barefoot namesake, Beatrix, but missing just before she leaves, reminding the audience that it is still in the trailer).
At this point, Bill makes a comparison between Beatrix and Clark Kent (Superman), referring to her attempts to be a normal citizen and saying that in reality, she was trying to hide her true identity.
During Bill's interrogation of Beatrix, he says that she is a "natural born killer", a reference to the movie Natural Born Killers, for which Tarantino also wrote the initial screenplay.
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