Kill Bill Vol. 1 [SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [2003]

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  • Release Date: 11/24/2013
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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (603 out of 615)

Synopsis


Kill Bill Vol. 1
Perhaps the most highly anticipated film of 2003, Kill Bill Vol. 1 marked the return of renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino after a six-year hiatus. Re-teaming the director with Uma Thurman for the first time since 1994's Pulp Fiction, the film was originally the first half of what was to be a three-hour-plus movie before being split into two films. Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When The Bride opts to leave the outfit for a life of marital bliss, it doesn't sit well with her boss, Bill (David Carradine), so he has her former cohorts, played by Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madsen, show up at the nuptials, leaving behind a blood bath. Miraculously, The Bride survives a bullet to the head and, four years later, she sets out for revenge against her four assassins and their employer. The story is concluded in Kill Bill Vol. 2, released six months later. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Uma Thurman
    Uma Thurman - The Bride
  • Lucy Liu
    Lucy Liu - O-Ren Ishii
  • Vivica A. Fox
    Vivica A. Fox - Vernita Green
  • Daryl Hannah
    Daryl Hannah - Elle Driver
  • Julie Dreyfus
    Julie Dreyfus - Sophie Fatale



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99%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a near perfect epic

    Posted
    frank12345

    "Kill Bill" is an anomaly in today's Hollywood culture. Here is a movie that neither makes you think too hard nor tears at you heartstrings--and it is a truly excellent flick. Under the shrewd (and possibly insane) hands of Quentin Tarantino, "Kill Bill" details an ultrally brutal and even more emotionally statisfying quest for revenge. Beat to a bloody pulp and shot in the head and left for dead at her wedding day, The Bride (Uma Thurman, whose name is never revealed) is carted away in a four-year-long coma. She wakes up and vows revenge. And, oh, does Thurman play revenge well. It seems that the supporting cast (Lucy Lui, Vivica A. Fox, among others) truly beat Thurman to the edge of death. Her eyes convey her emotion--the limited and brief dialogue isn't even necessary. She is surpremely convincing in every aspect of her performance, even throughout the amazingly stylish fight sequences (which put "The Matrix" to shame). She fights like a pro with samurai swords, lethal daggers, butcher knives, and frying pans. One of the main draws to this redefining adventure is the hilarious subject matter. Tarantino goes overboard. Blood flies about like fruit punch, gushing out of wounds like a torrential downpour (sometimes, in fact, you will even wonder if the human body has that much blood), and in any other movie, that gore would force you to leave--but here, it doesn't. Why? Because Tarantino never takes himself too seriously. Fight scenes are punctuated with effective and sometimes laughable dialogue. But beneath the hokey action scenes and the cute quips, there is a real movie at work here. Tarantino dances about the timeline, bouncing the story back and forth to a dizzying point, which forces your full attention on the gradually unfolding general story. The cliffhanger ending merely seals the deal. "Kill Bill" deserves all of the accolades it gets. Although it may seem to be a hackfest on the surface, there is true talent at work here. Uma Thurman and Lucy Lui give inspiring performances; the story, however linear it may be, it instantly grabbing; and Tarantino's masterful direction is as inspiringly as it is slightly distubring. A true masterpiece. One of the films to beat for 2003.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    first half of Tarantino's best

    Posted
    Mahian

    "Kill Bill" is Quentin Tarantino's best film. It tells the story of an unnamed bride and the people that attempted to kill her on her wedding day. She plans to kill them all in a specific order, ending with the leader -- Bill. The story is presented out of order -- the first half has the bride killing the second and first people on her list. The second film continues her revenge, but it shows many flashbacks to develop the characters and the story. The small amount of dialog in Vol. 1 is extremely well-written. The first half of the film is action-packed, which is a first for Tarantino. The violence pushes the boundaries of what can be shown in an R-rated film. When limbs are cut off, blood sprays out at an exaggerated rate. Tarantino uses a clever homage to edited television movies by putting some of the film's finale in black-and-white, which allows him to keep most of the bloody violence in the film -- although about a minute was cut to get an R. The DVD has a nice widescreen presentation of the film. The special features are brief, but this release is nice to have until the boxset of both films is released. Highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How does he do it!?

    Posted
    CamTheMan

    How can one man bring us Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Reservoir Dogs? Quentin Tarantino has done it again in this two-part samurai epic. With Uma Thurman as the Bride, the story starts with Uma in the hospital, recovering from a gun shot wound to the head. When she wakes from her coma, she vows revenge against the man who put her in the infirmary: Bill. She's prepared to kill anyone and everyone who gets in her way. Volume 1 does an excellent job of setting the stage for innovative samurai/karate flick. The movie has one of the best soundtracks I've heard in a movie, and I can still remember the cliffhanger ending making me think that I would die before Kill Bill 2 came out. There are few films this millenia that have been this good.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought for low price. Complete Cut soon?

    Posted
    RaynMan2142
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    A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies. Used to own this on DVD. Not entirely certain if it carries over all bonus features from it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tarantino's SWAN SONG!

    Posted
    jephilli
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    Kill Bill V1 is a pretty entertaining film which cultivates alot of cool elements from westerns, samurai films, etc. that proves that Tarantino is a great curator of "cool" elements and fuses with his cool dialogue. Its a fun film to watch and this particular blu ray is a pretty good scan too so its LOOKS GOOD! The snow scenes at end look very sharp in particular. The packaging it arrived in was standard but was expected. Great audio/video transfer but mediocre packaging = 4/5 stars. All in all- its worth a poke to pick up and add to your collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Tarantino, Nice Steelbook Version

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    tofumissile
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    An action thriller film by Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill draws influences from the spaghetti western and classic Asian cinemas, particularly the Japanese yakuza films and the Japanese samurai movies of the 1960's and 1970's. For those who are interested in Japanese animations, the animation part of this film was finished by no other but Production I.G. in Japan. I purchased this steelbook version on sale for $9.99 even I already own several other releases in DVD and bluray format, so don't hesitate to get it if anyone likes Kill Bill because this would add a nice collectible item on the shelf.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best seen as a 4 hour movie

    Posted
    kaiju
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    When originally made, Kill Bill 1 & 2 were one movie. It was split up due to it's excessively long length. Though, as a whole, it is an amazing movie! It is a shame, however, that part 1 has been censored from it's original version, to be able to obtain an R rating. The Japanese DVD of Kill Bill 1 is the only release of the movie that is in it's original format. If you are able to obtain that version, I definitely recommend it! The Blu-Ray release of Kill Bill 1, however, even in Japan, is the same R rated American version. However, it is easier and cheaper to buy the American version.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best seen as a 4 hour movie

    Posted
    kaiju
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    When originally made, Kill Bill 1 & 2 were one movie. It was split up due to it's excessively long length. Though, as a whole, it is an amazing movie! It is a shame, however, that part 1 has been censored from it's original version, to be able to obtain an R rating. The Japanese DVD of Kill Bill 1 is the only release of the movie that is in it's original format. If you are able to obtain that version, I definitely recommend it! The Blu-Ray release of Kill Bill 1, however, even in Japan, is the same R rated American version. However, it is easier and cheaper to buy the American version.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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