Kill Bill Volume 1

Production year: 2003

Action R   Running time: 1:51

IMDB rating:   8.1     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean;  Audio: DD 5.1

Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 1 is trash for connoisseurs. From his opening gambit (including a "Shaw-Scope" logo and gaudy '70s-vintage "Our Feature Presentation" title card) to his cliffhanger finale (a teasing lead-in to 2004's Vol. 2), Tarantino pays loving tribute to grindhouse cinema, specifically the Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti Westerns that fill his fervent brain--and this frequently breathtaking movie--with enough cinematic references and cleverly pilfered soundtrack cues to send cinephiles running for their reference books. Everything old is new again in Tarantino's humor-laced vision: he steals from the best while injecting his own oft-copied, never-duplicated style into what is, quite simply, a revenge flick, beginning with the near-murder of the Bride (Uma Thurman), pregnant on her wedding day and left for dead by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (or DiVAS)--including Lucy Liu and the unseen David Carradine (as Bill)--who become targets for the Bride's lethal vengeance. Culminating in an ultraviolent, ultra-stylized tour-de-force showdown, Tarantino's fourth film is either brilliantly (and brutally) innovative or one of the most blatant acts of plagiarism ever conceived. Either way, it's hyperkinetic eye-candy from a passionate film-lover who clearly knows what he's doing.

Features

Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 1
Bonus Musical Performances by "The 5, 6, 7, 8's"
Quentin Tarantino Movie Trailers, including Kill Bill Vol.1
Kill Bill Volume 1