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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

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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Storyline

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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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:

£162,857 (UK) (10 October 2003)

Gross:

$70,098,138 (USA) (21 May 2004)
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The view of the trees, through the windows of the Bride's hospital room, just before Elle, dressed as a nurse enters, is taken from the movie I.D. (1995). See more »

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During the fight scene between the Bride and Vernita Green when Vernita tries to impale the kitchen knife into the Bride on the dining table, you can see the rubber blade roll upwards as it strikes the tabletop. See more »

Quotes

[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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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
Courtesy of Boots Enterprises, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing
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Great violence film, but incredibly slow-paced and lacks story
12 July 2010 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Kill Bill is not only a martial arts film, but also one where the violence is depicted in a stylish and bloody way. As a whole, the film was shot in an artistic way with great acting and artistic dialogs. Colors are simply gorgeous and the music is unbelievably profound.

However, the pace of the film is incredibly slow. I'm not saying it lacks fight scenes. What it lacks is the story, so there's nothing to fill in the blank between action sequences. Sometimes ridiculously long shots occur with no obvious reason. What's also worth mentioning is, the last fight scene in the film is also slow as hell. Two women fight with sword and it's about ten to eleven hacks, while the fight scene lasts for several minutes due to some weird long shots where the two actresses stand still there doing nothing...

As a whole, the film is a piece of art, but don't go looking for deep plot or thrilling pace. And I don't intend to recommend it to any Chinese or Asian audience who are very familiar with martial arts films since it's really slow and lacks story compared to others in the same genre.

7/10.


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