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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

 -  Action | Crime  -  10 October 2003 (USA)
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The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

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The lead character, called 'The Bride,' was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, led by her lover 'Bill.' Upon realizing she was pregnant with Bill's child, 'The Bride' decided to escape her life as a killer. She fled to Texas, met a young man, who, on the day of their wedding rehearsal was gunned down by an angry and jealous Bill (with the assistance of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). Four years later, 'The Bride' wakes from a coma, and discovers her baby is gone. She, then, decides to seek revenge upon the five people who destroyed her life and killed her baby. The saga of Kill Bill Volume I begins. Written by JD

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bride | revenge | coma | wedding | sword | See All (265) »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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10 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,667,853 (Spain) (5 March 2004)

Gross:

$70,098,138 (USA) (21 May 2004)
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On the Bride's plane tickets you can see the name 'Beatrix Kiddo' which is said by the teacher taking attendance in the class room. See more »

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In the House of Blue Leaves, a number of times people are seen entering the tatami (straw mat) room without removing their shoes. This is a serious faux pas that no Japanese person would commit. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, I bet I could fry an egg on your head right now, if I wanted to. You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. Well, maybe towards those other... jokers, but not you. No Kiddo, at this moment, this is me at my most...
[cocks pistol]
Bill: masochistic.
The Bride: Bill... it's your baby...
[BLAM!]
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R.I.P. Charles Bronson, Chang Cheh, Kinji Fukasaku, Lo Lieh, Shintaro Katsu, William Witney See more »

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References The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) See more »

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That Certain Female
Written by Charlie Feathers
Performed by Charlie Feathers
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Revenge - Kill Bill - Colour Version (Japanese DVD version)
17 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kill Bill 1 is actually better than Kill Bill 2. Good story but every chapters are abit too long and slow just like his previous films. You can watch the colour version if you buy a DVD from Japan and there are extra fight scenes.

Who can remember the song 'Woo-hoo'? It's very simple song.

Two years before the film released, I opened a magazine and saw a picture of Uma with the yellow suit, it reminds me of Bruce Lee's film

  • Game of Death. I thought it must be martial art film then I kept


reading the articles, Quentin directed the first martial art film and Uma signed it to do the film.

Quentin hired Yuen Woo-ping who is a fight choreographer after the Matrix film. If Quentin knew Lau Kar Leung or have seen his films then the fighting styles will be completely different. Lau made some best Shaw Brother martial art films like 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Martial Club, Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, etc. Superstar Gordon Liu was in all these films and he was also in Kill Bill 2, Pai Mei.


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