Kill Bill has to be one of my favourite Tarantino films with Jackie Brown. The film has a brilliant collaboration of music for the sound track, which lets face it isn't a surprise with the fact it's a Tarantino film. The film makes many references to the great films of the past.
Kill Bill really has to be known as another Tarantino great. The film was written and directed beautifully by Tarantino. The iconic Yellow with a black stripe pattern has almost become as well know as the psycho shower scene, well not quite.
The Kill Bill music is commonly recognised too, you'll have a hard time finding anyone who hasn't heard it. The music and yellow with black pattern is still used a lot in films and TV.A good example of this is the reference to Kill Bill in Transformers, when the yellow car changes.
The character of The Bride was portrayed good through the film and Tarantino and Uma are a great duo. I'd love to see Uma and Tarantino work with each other again.
The acting in the film was great on all parts. Uma Thurman was truly great and the role boosted her career enormously. Lucy Lui was great too, and played her role extremely well. She really showed off that she is growing as an actress and is with no doubt on the tracks to being a legend within the acting business. Vivica Fox was good in the small role she played, and she kicked ass! Darryl Hannah was good, but doesn't really do much untill volume 2. Her character was built up great through the first film, and it gives the fight scene in volume 2 a lot more depth and tension.
Altogether, this film is a great film and will go down in history as a great by an innovative and stunning director. As the film lies at the moment though, I think it's overlooked due to the other great films Tarantino's made. I recommend this film to anyone who hasn't seen it and all Tarantino fan's. Even if the film isn't your type of film, you'll appreciate it for the great film it is.
The only downer on this DVD is the lack of special features. Miramax released a 6 disc special edition in Honk Kong and a 2 disc edition in Germany. Why isn't there a special edition Kill Bill in Region B thats in English?
4.5 star film
3.5 star product (Only for the trailers and 5,6,7,8's performances)
4 stars overall.