Kill Bill Vol. 1

Kill Bill Vol. 1

Director: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2008
UPC: 0786936715545
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:51:00

Special Features

The making of Kill Bill Volume 1; The "5, 6, 7, 8's" bonus musical performances; Tarantino trailers:; Reservoir Dogs; Pulp Fiction; Jackie Brown; Kill Bill Volume 1 teaser; Kill Bill Volume 1 bootleg trailer; Kill Bill Volume 2 teaser

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Uma Thurman The Bride
Lucy Liu O-Ren Ishii
Vivica A. Fox Vernita Green
Daryl Hannah Elle Driver
Julie Dreyfus Sophie Fatale
David Carradine Bill
Michael Madsen Budd
Michael Jai White Alburt
Chiaki Kuriyama Go Go Yubari
Michael Parks Sheriff
Sonny Chiba Hattori Hanzo
Liu Chia-hui Pai Mei
Gordon Liu Johnny Mo
Samuel L. Jackson Rufus
Caitlin Keats Janeen
Chris Nelson Tommy Plympton
LaTanya Richardson L.F. O'Boyle
Shana Stein Erica
Bo Svenson Reverend Harmony
Quentin Tarantino Pai Mei
Michael Bowen Buck
5.6.7.8's House Band

Technical Credits
Quentin Tarantino Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lawrence Bender Producer
Dan Bradford Art Director
William Paul Clark Asst. Director
Peter Davidson Set Decoration/Design
Mary Finn Set Decoration/Design
Production I.G. Animator
Zhang Jinzhen Asst. Director
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Leung Wai Kit Special Effects
Tam Kia Kwan Special Effects
Jaco Wong Hin Leung Special Effects
Koko Maeda Associate Producer
Sally Menke Editor
Dede Nickerson Associate Producer
Kumiko Ogawa Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Johanna Ray Casting
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
RZA Score Composer
Erica Steinberg Executive Producer
Yohei Taneda Production Designer
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Tommy Tom Special Effects
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
Lars Ulrich Score Composer
E. Bennett Walsh Executive Producer
David Wasco Production Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Zoe Bell Stunts

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Kill Bill Vol. 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
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Kill Bill Vol.1 to me represents the ultimate in the post-modern action/ hero movie genre, simply because you have a woman in the title role, as opposed to those mid 80's early 90's action duds (ex. Stallone, Seagal, Van Damme)--With the rise in action heroines on both TV and Film, this movie shows the power, grace, and viciousness women can wield. Note that most of The Bride's enemies are women. Kill Bill vol. 1 is a mod. movie classic in the sense that it succeeds in both the visual and audio aspects--much like Pulp Fiction. The soundtrack is up for a grammy this year. Most of you who didnt see the movie in theatres with the awesome sound system, may not get the same impact of as i did, but nonetheless its still great. (esp the little bit tracks) You dont get too many movies like this--thanks to Mr. Tarantino and Ms. Thurman and everyone else involved in making this movie. It has definately inspired me to create my own work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the greatest movie I have seen in a long time. Quentin tarantino is a genius. I can't wait until Kill Bill Vol. 2 comes out in Feb. Uma Thurman is perfect as 'the bride'. Lucy Liu is also great as well as the actress who played GoGo. I love this movie and highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a lot of blood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kill Bill vol.1 was the most awsome, best, most action packed movie I have ever seen in my life. The story is great from beginning to end. It is unique and filled with many surprises(like the anime scene, sorry if I spoiled it for you) and of course lots of gore. I cannot imagine this movie without all of the gore and violence. If you haven't seen this movie you might as well have never lived. It is in my opinion Quentin's best movie and the best movie of the decade. It never gets boring and the martial arts is excellent. I gurantee that anyone who likes violence and a good action movie with a good story they will love this movie. I can't wait until Kill Bill vol.2 comes to theaters.
bb328 More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie so much. It has everything you'd ever want in a movie: funny, great acting, original plot, amazing soundtrack, and an amazing script. If your set off from the bad reviews they're probably just not used to quirky movies. Quintin Tarantino's style is very interesting/weird, he pretty much takes things he liked from bad movies, make it his own and it comes out awesome. The blood squirts out of peoples bodies because in some japanese anime thats what happens (an example of crap into awesome), WARNING! This movie is pretty gory so if your not into or can't handle that kind of stuff don't watch this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kill Bill vol.1 is one of Tarantinos best! When I rented this movie alls I wanted to do was see Kill Bill vol.2 but it was a month since Kill Bill vol.2 came to theaters so I couldnt see it. About a month later after i rented Kill Bill vol.1 I bought it and watched it 3 times on the same day. It has a brilliant sword fighting scene when Uma goes up against the crazy 88. It also has great music it has great acting and I loved the pussy wagon :-) it has realy realy cool bloody violence and cartoon violence. Its a very fun film to watch and if you havent seen it BUY IT NOW
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed previous films by this director, and always anything starring Uma Thurman - but this was a terrible let down. The directing was almost child like, the special effects (especially the gore-pumping hacked off limbs) grew tiresome. The obvious plagarism of the Ironside theme was offensive, and didn't fit. I used to wonder about the human values of those who produced or starred in this gratuitous offal-now I wonder about a culture that gives this worthless film any credibility.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You know I¿m reading these other reviews on Kill Bill and it seems the approval rating is about 50/50. I then think to my self, how can this be? Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest film makers of all time, take Pulp Fiction for example, one of the most influential movies of the 90s, scratch that ¿the¿ most influential movie. Kill Bill is like a foreign language to some because of ignorance or cultural differences. Japanese is a beautiful language to most, but obscure and grotesque to some whom lack the vocabulary to understand its beauty. Some speak of violence or gore in the film with the same lack of understanding or ignorance. Tarantino is trying to fuse Japanese Yakuza and Samurai movies, water it down till its palatable to a U.S. audience to present a masterpiece. Seems like all the great directors whom you all love have a great respect for Asian cultures, Lucas with his Jedi or should we say Samurai or Spielberg with Road to Perdition, its been done before with Lone Wolf and Cub. Tarantino¿s ability to stylize his film with music and anime is a respectfully refreshing new concept in American cinema has gone un matched in originality. This movie is a must buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kill Bill, Volume 1 is an exceptional movie from an exceptional director. Uma Thurman's performance is spectacular! Volume 1 is vile yet absorbing with gorgeous directing. The story and style of this motion picture is captivating and may be one of the greatest scripts ever written. Volume 1 takes place in an unrealistic world, however, the characters and their emotions couldn't be more real. Kill Bill, Volume 1 shouldn't be missed by anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Genius film, some say too violent, but if they paid to see a Tarantino flick and not wanting to see some violence and profanity, they should look elsewhere. Still, Kill Bill Vol. 1 is a classic representation of an exploitation film, complete with Yakuza crime themes, samuari bushido esque themes, and good old revenge. Great film, great music, classic Tarantino dialogue, and outstanding fight scenes. In short, the total package for a great action film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!!!! Talk about a movie that can give u nothin' but 'bloody satisfaction'!!!!!! Quentin Tarantino is da MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nuff Said!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best the Tarantino has made by far. His casting was amazing, hiring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Chiyaki Kuriyama, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, and the legendary Sonny Chiba, was just screaming GENIUS. The story: A young woman has just quit a secret organization called 'The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad' and is getting married to the man of her dreams. She is abruptly interrupted when her former co-workers decide to crash the ceremony and kill everyone in the chapel...everyone, except for her. 'The Bride' (Uma Thurman) is out to seek revenge for the killing of her friends and daughter in this blood-spattered tale of revenge. If you enjoy revenge flicks with high amounts of action and blood, then this is the movie for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far Quentin's Best! I went behind my parent's back to see this film, and have bought it. I waited months to see this film about revenge! Uma Thurman is now my favorite actress, i even liked her in "My Super ex Girlfriend." This film is cheezy gore, so people afraid of blood can laugh during this sleaze-filled-saga. And this is only the first half! The scenes in Anime, though? Come on, Quentin! But the scenes she kills, the movie explodes with violence. I loved the crazy 88, but even the small scenes (Vivian Green) were amazing. This is not a Quentin drag on film. In fact, there are little scenes that don't end into a severed head or a ripped out tongue. Beats even Pulp Fiction & Death Proof! Don't miss this revenge film best served cold...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't get to watch the whole movie but what I watches was amazing.I mean Uma, Lucy and others were perfect for this movie. It had great music like Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down. And I bet everyone had to work really hard for the Kung Fu moves. Especialy Uma.It may be bloody but I can take it. And I think it should be PG13 because there is a young girl in it and she can't watch it so yeah.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a new generation of a Tarentino film. Yeah, his movies are VERY violent, but that is not the thing. The thing is that, his movies entertain us. Kill Bill Vol.1 is most certainly going to entertain you. Sure, there are some slow points, but it's a Tarentino film for god's sake. You need to know the story. And the story sends a message. You can not trust everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Definatley one of the best movies in the world. Worth seeing over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the BEST Quentin Tarantino film yet. The Special FX were GREAT. The plot was THE BEST and the acting was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Q does it again and throws in a little more to this excellent blend of kung fu, western, and just plain fun. Anyone who doesn't see this film, doesn't need to be watching movies. And even though it was the first half of a whole movie, it felt like a full movie. Sure I was left wondering what was going to happen, but I felt closure anyway. If you love girls, humor, samurai blades, or just a great plot, watch this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film covers every genre: Kung-fu, exploitation, spaghetti western, yakuza action flick, and many more. Tarantino has created a film which recalls pretty much every explotiation flick from the 70s and creates a ride for the viewers that lasts from the moment we see the old vintage 'And now our feature presentation' to the flim's wonderful cliffhanger ending that will leave you speachless. Tarantino proves himself not only to be a great new action director but one that sets the standard for today's action film. Tarantino not only gives his film style, but also a great story that only grows in depth in the film's second volume. Also, it must be said that Uma Thurman gives an outstanding pefromance that is both physically and emotionally demanding. She pulls it off wonderfully. As for the DVD, it's pretty much bare-bones. The picture and sound are great, but the special features are lacking (a making of featurette and some trailers, but that's it). It's obvious he's saving them for a massive DVD pack for volumes one and two. However, if you can't wait that long (and you shouldn't, this is such an enjoyable movie), pick this DVD up and enjoy a movie by one of the greatest director's of this generation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't you just envy Quentin Tarantino's ingenuity? Somehow he is able to take bits and pieces from kung fu movies, spaghetti westerns and anime and weld them into something better than the sum of their parts. No one argues that he borrows from other genres and even directly from other films, but if that's what bothers you about this film, you're missing the point. He's taken all the great bits from the films he loves and has made a coherent, energetic and downright cool film with quotable lines and action sequences that will have the rest of Hollywood scrambling to keep up. Out of all the remakes and garbage films that get the green light now, Kill Bill vol. I stands out as a sharp and wildly inventive film that real cinema fans will enjoy for a long time to come.
MrsMag More than 1 year ago
I am a total film snob. I can't hardly watch newer movies because I think most of them are pointless, badly written, have bad acting, and are really just a waste of time. THAT SAID...I absolutely love this movie! It's one of Tarantino's best (I'm a huge fan). I'm not even that into action flicks, but this one has enough good writing and enough twists and turns in the plot that I get completely absorbed into it every time I watch it. Awesome, awesome movie :)