Kill Bill Vol. 1

Kill Bill Vol. 1

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

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Overview

Kill Bill Vol. 1

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: 04/15/2011
UPC: 0031398134305
Original Release: 2003
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 7,913

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
La Tanya 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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. "Do You Find Me Sadistic?" [2:38]
3. Main Titles: Bang Bang [4:43]
4. Chaption One: 2 [6:17]
5. "We'll Have Us a Knife Fight" [3:43]
6. Chapter Two: The Blood-Splattered Bride [5:20]
7. "Word of Advice!*#@-Head, Don't You Ever Wake Up" [7:06]
8. "My Name Is Buck, and I'm Here to *#@%" [3:38]
9. "Wiggle Your Big Toe" [9:03]
10. Chapter Three: The Origin of O-Ren [5:28]
11. Chapter Four: The Man from Okinawa [8:08]
12. "Funny, You Like Samurai Swords, I Like Baseball" [5:55]
13. Chapter Five: Showdown at House of Blue Leaves [8:23]
14. "The 5, 6, 7, 8's" [:13]
15. You Must Be Gogo [8:27]
16. The Crazy 88's [8:25]
17. "That Really Was a Hanzo Sword" [8:31]
18. "They'll All Soon Be As Dead As O-Ren" [3:08]
19. "Revenge Is Never a Straight Line" [1:33]
20. End Credits [7:23]

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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 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.
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
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
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
I never thought that he would be able to top Pulp Fiction. But QT has amazed me! This is my favorite Tarantino movie so far, but then again KB2 hasn't come out yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I missed this in the theaters, and I've been anxiously waiting for it to come out on DVD. I wasn't disappointed. This isn't normally the type of movie I would plan to see -- it was more that the title had originally caught my attention, and seeing trailers of it piqued my interest. It didn't seem like I'd been sitting there for nearly 2 hours watching a movie; there was so much happening so fast, the time passed quickly. I had read that the violent parts didn't seem so violent, since they were so overdone it was humorous. That was definitely correct. Overall, much better than I was expecting; I know I'm going to watch it several more times before I have to return the DVD, and even though it's only three days, I'm very much looking forward to vol. 2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alot of people don't understand Tarantio's style of humor and storytelling. It's a basic revenge style movie. Kill Bill Vol 1 one was everything I expect from a Tarantino movie and more. I love sword fights and duels, Uma Thurman was hella sexy throuhout the movie. Slicing her way threw everyone and everything. I guess no one got that the Violence in the movie was suppose to be not believeable, your suppose to laugh at it. The movie makers were not trying to make a realistic film. Just a fun movie all around, 5 stars. Kill Bill Vol 2 was suprisingly more human of a movie, but still equally good as the first. If you like old Kung-Fu movies, this is a must own on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For many,some of the most entertaining films of all time have been kung fu, yakuza, westerns and anime'- and here QT employs riveting examples of all genres but with his own vision and style. Of course if you're the type who watches kung fu movies and gets bored because it's not 'realistic' then it's proabably not for you. But if you appreciate movies with IMAGINATION and GUTS, together with Kill Bill vol 2 this is one of the greatest action films of all time- the animated sequence is actually more disturbing than the rest of the movie... I think it might be wise to wait for the dvd with both movies...
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Tarantino's latest flick is a cold, nerve-numbing piece of eye candy. Is it funny? Is it serious? Is it a tribute to the films Tarantino grew up on or a weak imitation? Tarantino himself doesn't seem to know. In one scene we see a little girl watch her own mother get killed (by our hero Uma 'The Bride' Thurman no less), in another we see Uma comically slice and dice her way through a endless barage of assassins. The movie contantly jumps from comic book violence that almost makes one chuckle to dark, gut-wrenching gore that makes one squirm - a very uneven balance. But what really makes this one a bomb is the unfortunate absence of Q's razor-sharp dialogue that slices better than any of the swords wielded in this pic. Jules in Pulp Fiction packed more of a wallop in a single phrase or look than all of the violence (funny or otherwise)in this 2 and half hour bore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this movie and its sequel, and it was a gateway for me to other films by director quentin tarantino and others. people think that tarantino wanted us to take the gore seriously instead it was a comedy mechanism, and i find it a little disturbing that people think that they should take it seriously, because it was so blatenly fake. truthfully the violence isn't that bad, yes it is worse than that of other movies, but the gore and violence is so artificial that it isn't sqeamishly unbearable. also, for you to watch a quentin tarantino movie you have to know quentin tarantino and his style of directing. he very frequently takes elements from other movies and apply them to his, so the claim that this movie is plaigerism would be correct, but not fair i mean look at pulp fiction that movie cranks out references and material from other movies almost non-stop, and yet it is a great movie. and if you are so worried about you children watching it don't let them. i think this is more of a defense than a review, but i extremely adore and enjoyed this movie along with volume 2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is so unbelievably cool that I was born anew in its genius.An instant classic.Quentin Tarantino took the underrated 'spaghetti-western',samurai and 'blaxpoitation' genres,and put them together with his own style and infused it with pure coolness to achieve cinematic greatness.This film is intoxicating in the way it seamlessly blends action,humor and storytelling.Truly brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow..."kill bill" is some of Tarantino's best work! He is always way ahead of the "next big thing" and I think that he is a genious. Casting David Carradine as Bill, Uma Thurman as the Bride,and Lucy Liu as O-Ren Ishii was the best thing he could've done. Some people "get" the humor in the outrageous fight scenes,laugh at the blood and love it...but some don't and freak out. So, if you like his other work and can stand the sight of blood,I HIGHLY RECCOMEND "KILL BILL".