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Kill Bill: Volume One [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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The acclaimed fourth film from groundbreaking writer and director Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION, JACKIE BROWN), KILL BILL VOLUME 1 stars Uma Thurman (PULP FICTION), Lucy Liu (CHARLIE'S ANGELS, CHICAGO), and Vivica A. Fox (TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME) in an astonishing, action-packed thriller about brutal betrayal and an epic vendetta! Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride (Thurman) emerges from a coma and decides it's time for payback ... with a vengeance! Having been gunned down by her former boss (David Carr
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
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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.
Uma Therman's character, known simply as "The Bride" is out to avenge the murders committed at her wedding by her former DiVAS associates (Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). She is will, purpose and revenge incarnate, allowing her superhuman abilities meant to mirror traditional Asian superheroes. Think of the girl in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" but instead of just beating people up, she tears them to shreds. Lots of blood and body parts. Her purpose is to avenge, and that's just what she does.
That's really what the movie is all about.
Now, the real impact of a Tarantino movie is that you simply don't know what will happen next. Will the Great Hattori Hanzo, renowned-swordmaker-turned-sushi chef, make us laugh or wind up splattered on the floor? Or both? What's the deal with Go-Go, the 17 year old bodyguard who's unbelievably hot and utterly vicious? And what is the meaning of that wry smile on Lucy Lui, who is like a tigress in her killing and control.
Kill Bill is intelligent, well-crafted, insightful moviemaking, which is surprising for such a cheesy concept. It will not "blow you away" the same way Pulp Fiction did the first time you saw it, but it IS classic Tarantino. Whether or not that is a compliment or a deal-breaker is clearly an individual choice.
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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Great story, action, writing, and watching it on Blu-ray makes it so much better than when I watched this in the theater.Published 7 months ago by Another tech nerd
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 on April 13 2014 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 on March 30 2014 by Glenn
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
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