|Kill Bill: Vol. 1|
Theatrical poster for Vol. 1
|Directed by||Quentin Tarantino|
|Produced by||Lawrence Bender|
|Written by||Uma Thurman|
Vivica A. Fox
|Music by||The RZA|
|Editing by||Sally Menke|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date(s)||October 10, 2003|
|Running time||111 min. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Lawrence Bender (born October 17) is an American Film producer. Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. Lucy Alexis Liu ( born December 2, 1968) is an American actress. Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a American Film actress. David Carradine (born December 8 1936 is an American actor Biography Early life Carradine was born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964) is an American actress Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. Julie Dreyfus (born 24 January 1966) is a French Actress, model and celebrity (born October 10, 1984) is a Japanese Actress and model. Career She was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture Robert F Diggs (born July 5, 1969) better known as RZA (pronounced) is an American Music producer, Rapper, and occasional Robert Bridge Richardson (born August 27, 1955 in Hyannis Massachusetts) is an American Cinematographer. Sally Menke (born December 17 1953) is an American Film editor with more than 20 film credits dating from 1984 Events 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.|
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Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and 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. Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four Temperate Seasons Autumn marks the transition from Summer The year 2003 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Lord of the Rings The Return Spring is one of the four Temperate Seasons Spring marks the transition from Winter into Summer. The year 2004 in film involved some significant events Major releases of sequels took place 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. Revenge (also vengeance, retribution, or vendetta amongst others consists primarily of retaliation against a person or group in response For medieval usage see Homage (medieval and Commendation ceremony, or Homage (disambiguation Homage (from the French Hong Kong action cinema is the reason why Hong Kong film industry 's is so well known 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 Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo-Western, is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western
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).
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. Beatrix Kiddo, (played by Uma Thurman) also known as The Bride, is a Fictional character in Quentin Tarantino 's movie Kill Bill Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. 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. Bill (played by David Carradine) is a fictional character for whom the movie Kill Bill is named David Carradine (born December 8 1936 is an American actor Biography Early life Carradine was born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood The Bride is left for dead.
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. The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964) is an American actress A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used clandestinely to refer to another name or word Common names: copperhead (snake chunk head death adder (dry-land moccasin more. History Bill and Budd are brothers who grew up without a father (although Esteban Vihaio, a pimp acted as a father figure for a time 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 sent 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 suddenly 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" (Party Wagon in the TBS TV version). 
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. The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a American Film actress. The California Kingsnake ( Lampropeltis getulus californiae) originates in the Desert, yet can live in many other places such as woodland farm land forests Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the giving of Liquid substances directly into a Vein. She is stopped at the last second by a phone call from Bill, who believes The Bride deserves a more honorable death.
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 a sleazy orderly named Buck who 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. Muscle atrophy is defined as a decrease in the mass of the muscle it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle
The Bride narrates an anime short depicting the back story to another Deadly Viper, O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu), code-named Cottonmouth. (anime in Japanese, The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Lucy Alexis Liu ( born December 2, 1968) is an American actress. Common names cottonmouth water moccasin black moccasin black snake more. 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. The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. (born October 10, 1984) is a Japanese Actress and model. Career She was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Julie Dreyfus (born 24 January 1966) is a French Actress, model and celebrity The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Gordon Liu (劉家輝 Lau Kar-Fai Liu Jia Hui formerly spelled Liu Chia-Hui born Xian Qixi born November 30, 1955) is a Chinese Martial arts The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill.
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. is one of Japan 's southern prefectures, and consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1000 km long which extends southwest from Kyūshū A is a type of Japanese sword ( nihontō) and often is called a "samurai sword The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. (born January 23 1939) also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor Bladesmithing is the art of Blacksmithing that relates specifically to creating Knives, Swords Daggers and other Blades using a In Japanese cuisine, is Vinegared Rice, usually topped with other ingredients including fish various meats and vegetables 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 alludes to Bill, and he forges for her the best sword he has ever created.
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. are an all-female Japanese Garage rock trio whose music is reminiscent of American Surf music and Garage rock. The Bride arrives wearing a yellow motorcycle jump suit (an homage to Bruce Lee movies), taking Fatale hostage and cutting off Fatale's arm in public to lure O-Ren from her dinner. Bruce Lee ( November 27 1940 – July 20 1973 was an American-born Martial artist, Philosopher, instructor, Martial arts actor and the 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). Sexploitation or "sex-exploitation" describe a class of independently produced Low budget feature films generally associated with the 1960s and serving largely as Sex & Fury, translated, is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Norifumi Suzuki. After crossing swords several times, O-Ren is scalped by The Bride with her Hanzō sword, a wound that kills her.
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.
|Kill Bill: Vol. 2|
Theatrical poster for Vol. 2
|Directed by||Quentin Tarantino|
|Produced by||Lawrence Bender|
|Written by||Quentin Tarantino|
|Music by||Robert Rodríguez|
|Editing by||Sally Menke|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date(s)||April 16, 2004|
|Running time||136 min. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Lawrence Bender (born October 17) is an American Film producer. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. David Carradine (born December 8 1936 is an American actor Biography Early life Carradine was born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a American Film actress. Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. Lucy Alexis Liu ( born December 2, 1968) is an American actress. Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American Actor and Singer. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician Robert Bridge Richardson (born August 27, 1955 in Hyannis Massachusetts) is an American Cinematographer. Sally Menke (born December 17 1953) is an American Film editor with more than 20 film credits dating from 1984 Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "|
|Budget||$30 million USD |
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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 again 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.
In the present, Bill ventures to the California desert to talk to his brother Budd, code-named "Sidewinder" (Madsen), another former Deadly Viper. The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Common names sidewinder horned rattlesnake sidewinder rattlesnake more. Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. Bill warns him that The Bride will come for him next. Budd, now an overweight alcoholic, has put his assassin days behind him; he lives in a trailer and works as a bouncer at a local strip club, abused by the management.
The Bride arrives at Budd's trailer that night seeking revenge. Anticipating her entry, Budd shoots her in the chest with rock salt the moment she opens his door, then injects her with a sedative. A shotgun (also known as a scattergun) is a Firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number 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.
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. The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. The elderly martial arts master is a Stock character in Martial arts films. A stock character is one which relies heavily on cultural types or names for his or her personality manner of speech and other characteristics Pai Mei could perform a fatal attack called the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, which is so secret that he has not even taught it to Bill. For the American Death metal band see Dim Mak (band Dim Mak, ( Jyutping: dim2 mak6 alternatively diǎnxuè ( Although, according to Bill, he "hates Caucasians, despises Americans, and has nothing but contempt for women", he takes The Bride in, and molds her into a formidable fighter. The Caucasian race, sometimes the Caucasoid race, is a term of Racial classification, coined around 1800 by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach for the " The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 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 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 Black Mamba (nicknamed The Shadow of Death) ( Dendroaspis polylepis) an elapid Snake, is native to Somalia and northeastern 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, Elle calls Bill and tells him that The Bride killed Budd, that she then killed The Bride and 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). A bleep censor (or " bleeping " is the replacement of verbal Profanity with a beep sound (usually a) in television or radio 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 Bill he had pawned. As they stand off against each for their final combat, 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. In 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 "?".
Beatrix travels to Mexico and visits Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks), an old pimp who raised Bill from childhood. The following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American Actor and Singer. 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 following is a list of characters from the film Kill Bill. The family spends the evening together peacefully, and B. B. falls asleep watching the chambara film Shogun Assassin in her mother's arms. 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 Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent Jidaigeki film made for the British and American markets and released in
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. A truth drug (or truth serum) is a Psychoactive drug used to attempt to obtain information from an unwilling subject most often by a police intelligence or military Bill questions if she will truly save her daughter's future by taking her away from Bill and killing him.
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. "
|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|
|Michael Parks||Earl McGraw|
|Jun Kunimura||Boss Tanaka||•|
|Christopher Allen Nelson||Tommy Plympton||•||•|
|Bo Svenson||Reverend Harmony||•|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Rufus||•|
|Larry Bishop||Larry Gomez||•|
|Ambrosia Kelley||Nikki Bell||•|
|Helen Kim||Karen Kim||•|
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. is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. The Guardian commented that Lady Snowblood was "practically a template for the whole of Kill Bill Vol. The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. 1". 
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. François Roland Truffaut ( February 6 1932 – October 21 1984) was one of the founders of the French New Wave in filmmaking The Bride Wore Black ( La Mariée était en noir) is a 1968 French film directed by François Truffaut and based on the novel She takes her revenge, methodically killing each of the five men using various methods.
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. Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo-Western, is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western 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 Wuxia or Wǔxiá ( Mandarin ùɕiɑ̌ Hanyu Pinyin: Wǔxiá, Cantonese Pinyin: mou5 hap6 Taiwanese/Hokkien bu hiap Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for Combat. For other uses see Martial arts (disambiguation Martial arts film is a Film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. 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. The Shaw Brothers Studio ( Chinese 邵氏片場 owned by Shaw Brothers (HK Ltd 1.
One influential exploitation film that Tarantino has mentioned in interviews is the Swedish Thriller - en grym film, released in the U. Exploitation film is a type of film that eschews the expense of quality productions in favor of making films inexpensively attracting viewers by exciting their more prurient interests Thriller - En Grym Film ( Thriller - A Cruel Picture, also known as They Call Her One Eye, Hooker's Revenge, Thriller) is a 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. Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a 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. is a well-known Gekiga or Manga created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima. ˈmɑŋgə is the Japanese word for Comics (sometimes called komikku コミック and print Cartoons In their modern form manga date from shortly The Americanized compilation version of this series, Shogun Assassin, is actually viewed by the two characters. Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent Jidaigeki film made for the British and American markets and released in
The closing credits to Kill Bill Vol. 2 include a short list of deceased directors, writers and actors, under the title "R. I. P. ", including Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Lee Van Cleef, and several martial arts directors. Sergio Leone ( January 3, 1929 &ndash April 30, 1989) was an Italian Film director. Sergio Corbucci ( December 6, 1927 - December 1, 1990) was an Italian Movie director. Lee Van Cleef ( January 9 1925 &ndash December 16 1989) was an American film actor who appeared mostly in Western and action pictures
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.  Both volumes did very well at the box office.  Kill Bill Vol. 1 grossed $180,949,045 worldwide, and later Kill Bill Vol. 2 grossed $152,159,461 worldwide.
Though released as two movies, the film differs from multi-part "franchise" series like Star Wars. Star Wars is an epic Space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas during the 1970s and significantly expanded 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. 
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. " Jeffery M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid, like some other critics, preferred Volume 2, writing "…Characters actually talk to one another here rather than the stilted samurai movie-speak of the first film," 
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". A slaughterhouse, also called an abattoir (from the French verb abattre, "to strike down" or freezing works ( New Zealand 
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.  However, the opinion that the movie appeals mainly to film buffs looking to spot obscure pop culture references is a minority view.  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. 
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. 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 David Carradine received a Best Supporting Actor nomination in 2005 for his work in Kill Bill: Volume 2. Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of Film or Theatre professionals in recognition of the work The film was very popular at the MTV Movie Awards. The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV ( Music Television) 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. The 2004 MTV Movie Awards was hosted by Lindsay Lohan and featured performances by Beastie Boys, D12, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 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. The 2005 MTV Movie Awards was hosted by Jimmy Fallon. A special award the Silver Bucket of Excellence was presented to the 1985 film Breakfast Club Uma Thurman also received a Saturn Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her work in Volume 1. 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
As with Tarantino's previous films, Kill Bill features an eclectic soundtrack comprising many musical genres. 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. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other On the two soundtracks, music ranges from country music to selections from the Spaghetti Western film scores of Ennio Morricone. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo-Western, is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western Ennio Morricone OMRI (born November 10, 1928) is an acclaimed Italian Academy Award -winning composer Bernard Herrmann's theme from the film Twisted Nerve is whistled by the menacing Elle Driver in the hospital scene. Bernard Herrmann ( June 29, 1911 &ndash December 24, 1975) was an American composer noted for his work in Motion pictures. As the Bride enters The House of Blue Leaves, go-go group The 5,6,7,8's perform "I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield", "I'm Blue" and "Woo Hoo". are an all-female Japanese Garage rock trio whose music is reminiscent of American Surf music and Garage rock. The connection to Lady Snowblood is further established by the use of "The Flower of Carnage" the closing theme from that film. is a Manga written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Kazuo Kamimura, and serialized in Shueisha 's Weekly Playboy.
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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. Events in December Union Day of Romania (1 December World AIDS Day ( December 1) National Day of Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "
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. 
Work appears to be continuing on the release of an American special edition with Uma Thurman commenting to MTV in April 2008 that “Right now he’s putting the two films together with an intermission with an added anime sequence he had already written. So additional stories are in there, in animation. ” 
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 Film is dedicated to master filmmaker. Klingons ( Klingon: tlhIngan; Pronunciation /ˈt͡ɬɪŋɑn/ are a warrior race in the fictional Star Trek universe Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan is the second feature film based on the Star Trek Science fiction Television series, following was a Japanese film actor writer and best known as a celebrated and innovative director. |
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Tarantino told Entertainment Weekly in April 2004 that he is planning a sequel:
|“||Oh yeah, initially I was thinking this would be my "Dollars Trilogy". Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc The Dollars Trilogy, also known as The Man with No Name Trilogy, refers to the three Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood 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.
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". 
Quentin Tarantino said at the 2006 Comic Con that, after the completion of Grindhouse, he wants to make two anime Kill Bill films. Comic-Con International San Diego, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre Fan convention founded as the Golden Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. (anime in Japanese, One will be an origin story about Bill and his mentors, and the other will be an origin story starring The Bride. Creation mythIn comic book terminology, an origin story is an account or Back-story revealing how a character or team gained their superpowers or the circumstances The latter is most likely to be a prequel, but could also follow the rumored (sequel) plot reported in Entertainment Weekly in April 2004. Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc 
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