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Product Details

  • Actors: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Lucy Liu
  • Directors: Quentin Tarantino
  • Writers: Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino
  • Producers: Bob Weinstein, Dede Nickerson, E. Bennett Walsh, Erica Steinberg, Harvey Weinstein
  • Format: Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French, Japanese
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Miramax
  • VHS Release Date: April 13 2004
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,216 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000X81ZI
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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.

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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I had previously owned both Vol 1 & 2 on VHS, so these were a much needed upgrade. The steelbooks have some really nice artwork and it was my main reason for purchasing them. Unfortunately I was slightly disappointed as both volumes had marks and dents on the case in spots that jump out at you while admiring the art.

I would very much recommend these steelbooks, but the seller should really be taking better care as I've seen another buyer post a review with the same denting issues. If you'd like to avoid the risk I would avoid buying these online.
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By A Customer on June 30 2004
As a major fan of Quentin Tarantino's work, I was more than excited when I went to see this film in theatres. I had heard nothing but good things about. I was however a tad bit skeptical when I saw advertisements and I realized that it would be nothing like his other films I had loved so much.
While I was correct in assuming that this film was nothing like his others, there was nothing to be skeptical about. This film is amazing. It is the story about Uma Thurman's character known only as 'The Bride'. After Bill and four other members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad(DiVAS) shoot up her wedding and leave her in a coma for four years, she sets out to take revenge.
This is the first half of the film following The Bride as she sets her sight on her first two members of the DiVAS. It is an all out hardcore and bloody brawl that shows us a side of Quentin's abilities that we've as yet to see in any of his films thus far. While there are multiple scenes of mild, low key conversation, this film truly shines in it's well choreographed fight scenes. Another plus side is the short anime scene Quentin put in to add to the effect of the movie.
Clearly not a movie for everyone (especially those with a weak stomach) but truly a sight to behold, Kill Bill Vol. 1 is yet again another amazing film that Quentin Tarantion has supplied for us to see.
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By A Customer on June 30 2004
This is by far one of the best movies you will ever see.Its cool,hip,fast,slow when it needs to.Its a movie with style.Writer-Director Quentin Tarantino just knows how to make great movies.The action is mesmorizing and incredible especially the scene of "The House Of Blue Leaves".The dialogue is not what you would expect from a Tarantino film but good inoff for this.Another thing that is Tarantino trademark of putting great music in his films the music helps move the film and get to feel the groove of the it.Also the acting is top nocth.There is graphic violence in this film but not as much as people say i mean ive seen worse.Trust me this not the movie that will make you stop the film because you feel sick.This not Tarantino best film but it is his coolest to me.So stop whatever your doing my friend and go buy this film,you wont regret it.But i have to tell you this there's a special edition of the dvd coming in the near future if you dont want to waste your money on buying it two times.
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Format: DVD
First, if you've watched previous Tarantino films and disliked them, skip Kill Bill - both volumes. It is pure QT from start to finish. Same, if you don't like Uma Thurman (I am shocked there are some who do not!), you might want to skip as well. However, if you like QT's quirky humour and oddball films, then you will love Kill Bill - Part 1 mind you! This is truly the first half of the Kill Bill set. So, expect the blunt ending that leaves you hanging. It starts with the old Drive-in lead clip giving you a hint this movie is gash for the B-film addict's soul. With soundtracks from everywhere and bits and pieces stolen - homage? - to other films, then remade in QT magic, it's a film buff's trivia delight.
In TQ style, you are given puzzle pieces that eventually fit together to present the whole story. Thurman - rather preggers and on her wedding day - is attacked by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. The whole wedding party is taken out in a
bloodbath, with the unseen Bill putting a bullet to Thurman's head at the end of it. When the police arrive, they find Thurman not dead and rush her to hospital, where she stays in coma for over four years. Once she awakens, she finds it kill or be killed. So, she set out on her adventure to kill the five people on her list - Bill being the last.
Everyone was Kung-Fu dancing, with tongue-through-cheek, in some of the wildest ninja fight scenes. QT's brilliant, quirky wit shines in that totally indefinable way of his. But it's Thurman who is the WOW of this show. She alternates between her homely - breathtaking beauty, as the scene calls for it, and makes the total absurdity believable.
If you like QT, you will love Kill Bill Vol 1. If you have not liked him, then forgetaboutit...you will hate it.
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Format: DVD
A MASTERPIECE IF THERE EVER WAS ONE.
This movie is brilliantly conceived and wonderfully excuted in everyway imaginable. The storyline is your classic revenge epic and is powerful and moving.
Characters are well developed; you either love them or really hate them. You really feel "The Bride"'s (Uma) from the moment the movie begins and you really want her to kick some arse after seeing what happend to her, and Quintin doesn't let you down there. O-Ren is great, the cartoon showing her background was unexpected yet suitable for the movie and I really ejoyed it. Gogo is great, a take no crap psycho cutie that can really dish it out. I love her.
This movie really is very beautiful once you get past all the blood and gore which is almost cartoonish.f the most beautiful movies I have ever scene. It is also hilarious at times too. The scene with Hatori Hanzo (Sonny Chiba) had me in stitches it was so funny.
The fight scenes are some of the best stuff I've scene since Iron Monkey. Showdown at House of Blue Leaves is my favourite movie scene of all time. Bodies everywhere! Amazingly excuted by all involved. Just awesome. The final fight scene with O-Ren is so beautiful. Pure white snow falling on a moon-lit japanese garden with sounds of trickling water and the clashing of swords. O-Ren's pure white dress and Uma's blood-stained copy of the outfit Bruce Lee wore in his final fight scene are great too.
I love the music in all parts of the movie. The speghetti western, samurai and other borrowed music was well selected and the original tracks are also awesome. I especially love the "5,6,7s and 8s", there's just something about Japanese girls singing surf music...
BEST MOVIE EVER!!!
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