- Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine
- Directors: Quentin Tarantino
- Writers: Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino
- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: Alliance Films
- Release Date: Nov. 2 2010
- Average Customer Review: 1,214 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0041JLUGO
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,096 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray]
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Kill Bill-Vol. 1 [Blu-ray]
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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
The video: The 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 presented in movie's actual theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1 is almost as good as some of the demo material on Blu-Ray disc. Although there is heavy DNR applied to the movie which has been topic of discussion by some, I really don't see a problem with that.
The Audio: The brightest spot of this disc is its uncompressed PCM 5.1 audio which to this day serves me as demo material for testing 5.1 theater systems. The dialogue is crystal clear and the action sequences have so much thump and such amazing use of rear channels that you might want to keep it down a little if you don't want your neighbours to call the Police. The soundtrack doesn't need any mentioning as it has been used by lots of sports stations and broadcast networks so we are all familiar with that.
Final Words: Quentin Tarantino fan or not, its a must have for all western/martial arts movie fans. A true work of art that showcases a masterful director at his best. Do yourselves a favour, and pick this one up along with its part 2 (which is not really a sequel but the second chapter of the story as the movie was too long to be shown as a single episode).