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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R  |   |  Action  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hattori Hanzo (as Sonny Chiba)
Johnny Mo (as Gordon Liu)
Kenji Ohba ...
Bald Guy (Sushi Shop) (as Kenji Oba)
Yuki Kazamatsuri ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£162,857 (UK) (10 October 2003)


$70,098,138 (USA) (21 May 2004)

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Did You Know?


The entrance to the traffic tunnel in Tokyo is in fact the entrance to the second street tunnel in Los Angeles (Blade Runner (1982)) with Japanese traffic signs added. See more »


When "#2" shows the picture of her daughter, she holds by the top/side between shots. See more »


[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...
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Crazy Credits

R.I.P. Charles Bronson, Chang Cheh, Kinji Fukasaku, Lo Lieh, Shintaro Katsu, William Witney See more »


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Death Rides a Horse
Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of BMG Ricordi S.P.A.
Under license from BMG Film and Television Music
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2 February 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am a real movie fan whose two favorite movies are "The Sand Pebbles" and "Flight of the Phoenix" (the 1965 original, not the pathetic recent remake with Dennis Quaid trying to better Jimmy Stewart). I was excited when a friend gave me Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 on DVD for Christmas. Last night my SO and I watched Vol. 1. Or tried to. This is easily the most loathsome, gratuitously violent and sickening film I've ever tried, and the ONLY gift DVD I've shut off part way through.

I don't know what compels anyone to make a film like this, nor makes otherwise intelligent people praise such a work. By the time we got to chapter 4 -- the animated segment in which a child watches her parents being slaughtered like animals by sadistic killers -- we had had it. By unanimous consent, we switched it off and put both DVDs in the trash.

I can't truly express how horrid and disgusting is this film, devoid of any entertainment value except for the mentally ill. If you have not seen it, don't. If you have been given a DVD, pitch it. That this film has been honored says a lot about Hollywood, and none of what it says is flattering.


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