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. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.
I needed part one as I already owned part 2. It came undamaged, dvd, too, promptly, so I enjoyed viewing of the series also promptly. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kathy
Ordered this along with the commemorative kill bill samurai sword for my grown son's birthday as sort of a start to his collection of movies and cutlery.Published 20 months ago by Glenn
Jilted lovers can be bitter, for sure. Even globe-trotting assassins have a heart! Witness as "The Bride" survives her ex-boyfriend's wedding-day attack to overcome premature... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dante Golio
The movie is simply stunning. It's my favorite Tarantino's film. What really amazing with Kill Bill (both part 1 and 2) is that the more I watch it, the more is getting better. Read morePublished on May 23 2013 by don-hi
This film stands as a timeless classic that is one of my favourite films of all time by my favourite director of all time. A must have any collection.Published on May 3 2013 by Angelo