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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Released on 03 November 2008

Featuring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine & Daryl Hannah

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

5.0 out of 5 (4 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

In part 1 of Quentin Tarantino's delirious revenge movie Uma Thurman plays 'The Bride', a woman seeking vengeance on those who massacred her wedding party...

Inspired by countless Japanese swordplay actionfests (the classic Lady Snowblood among them), yakuza gangster thrillers (offering a cameo opportunity to genre icon Sonny Chiba) and Chinese martial arts movies (hence the knowing appearance of Jackie Chan contemporary Gordon Liu), Quentin Tarantino borrows from the best in order to shape his deliciously over the top cinematographic style into a simple but effective plot.

Look out too for 'Battle Royale' alumni Chiaki Kuriyama as Lucy Lui's weapon-wielding schoolgirl bodyguard and the gravel-voiced Shun Sugata (he of 'Ichi The Killer' fame who also appeared alongside Tom Cruise in 'The Last Samurai').

Homage? Pastiche? 'Kill Bill' is not just for movie anoraks, complete with all the super-smooth tunes that you'd expect from a Tarantino soundtrack it's definitely the most outrageously entertaining film yet from cinema's king of cool!
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Making of Featurette
  • 5,6,7,8's perform "Jayne Mansfield" & "I'm Blue"
  • Kill Bill Volume 2 Teaser
  • Kill Bill Volume 1 Teaser
  • Kill Bill Volume 1 Trailer"

customer Reviews

 Average rating (4 reviews)

 Kill Bill

| | See all BambooBarry's reviews (11)

Lost count of how many times I have seen this movie, it really great BUT I hope it going to be the Japanese cut in full color and not the UK version that went Black and White in the main Fight Scene of the movie come on guys give us full color this time for the Blu Ray DVD please ...


| | See all trailer2's reviews (19)

Not only a text book school in expert storytelling, also a showcase for great writing and cinematography. Love or loathe him, no doubting Tarantino delivers here in spades. The tale of a brides revenge after her wedding day massacre is a bold, brilliantly told dose of pulp fiction. Rarely are movies this good. Reflected in a superb blu ray. Stunning.


| | See all Grahamdoh's reviews (15)

First of the movie is an action packed, retro, thrilling tale. In Blu ray the colours jump out of the screen, It really looks amazing, and the sound is superb. Kill Bill really ticks along pretty quickly hardly giving you time to breath. One of my favourite Tarantino movies. Simply Brilliant!

 Great Tarantino, Once again!

| | See all MovieMad13's reviews (84)

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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.

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ActorsUma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, Sonny Chiba, Lucy Liu, Michael Parks, Jun Kunimura, Ai Maeda, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shun Sugata & Gordon Liu
DirectorQuentin Tarantino
Certificate18 years and over