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There are a few sexual references in this film

A man hires a prostitute

One of the characters is revealed to be a pedophile.

One man tries to rape a comatose woman, guided by another man who did regularly.

A girl asks a man if he wants to "screw her". He says yes. Then she stabs him and says, "do you still want to penetrate me or is it i who has penetrated you".

The basis of the story is the attempted murder of a pregnant woman.


Contains constant bloody violence. Martial arts, sword fighting and guns are in it.

A woman, bruised and bloody, is shot in the head and blood splatters out.

It is implied that a young daughter witnesses her mother's death.

The movie depicts a wedding chapel littered with bodies (precisely nine; eight of which are dead, one in a coma.) Bullet damage and blood can be seen on the walls and floor. In this scene, it is also strongly implied that The Bride's unborn baby was also killed.

A woman bites a man's tongue so severely that it leaves them both bloody.

A character crushes a man's head in the door with such force that it results in his death; his body twitching noticeably.

A man is beheaded whilst seated at a table. A huge, hyperbolic, and frankly almost comical, amount of blood sprays from his neck while his recently separated head rolls on the table in front of other people.

A woman's arm is sliced off; she flails around, blood spraying from the stump. Throughout the next scene, she is seen screaming and rolling around in a pool of her own blood. Extremely exaggerated.

A man's eye is plucked from his face.

A man's mouth is sliced open.

A man is literally sliced in half vertically with a Samurai sword.

A woman is scalped with a samurai sword after a slightly bloody sword fight. Her open cranium can be seen, as can part of her brain.


Contains very strong language

About twenty uses of the word 'fuck', a few times used sexually and paired with 'mother'. 'Cunt' is said twice. Several uses of damn, god damn, bitch, shit and other profanities.


Contains scenes of alcohol consumption and brief smoking

Characters are infrequently seen smoking and drinking.

A 17-year-old girl is seen drinking heavily from a bottle in a bar. She slams it down aside scattered empty glasses.


There is a long scene depicting the preparation and imminent poisoning of The Bride - while she is still comatose, - by Elle Driver though this 'mission' is aborted by Bill at the last minute.

The anime segment of the movie is quite intense. Highly artistic; the depiction of the brutal murder of a married couple while their daughter watches undetected below a bed is very graphic and shocking. Similarly, it seems to have seriously psychologically damaged the daughter.

The Showdown at House of Blue Leaves chapter contains an intensely violent and gory fight between The Bride and dozens of Katana-wielding men constituting 'The Crazy 88.' In all versions but the Japanese release, this scene is partially shown in monochrome to avoid drawing more stringent censorship.

O-Ren Ishii's death scene, in which the top part of her head is chopped off, may be disturbing to some viewers. Though the actual action itself is not seen, only the aftermath, where her open head and brain are visible, is actually shown. This in and of itself can be shocking to viewers.

Much of the violence is over the top and stylized which reduces the intensity somewhat.


Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content
Argentina:16 / Australia:R18+ / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:16+ (Québec) / Canada:13+ (video rating: re-rating) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-18 / France:16 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:16 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:(Banned) (original rating) / Malaysia:18SG (re-rating) / Mexico:B (TV rating) (cut) / Mexico:B15 (edited version) / Mexico:C (uncut version) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / South Africa:18 / South Korea:Limited (original rating) / South Korea:18 (re-rating) (cut) (DVD rating) (uncut) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / Taiwan:R-18 / UK:18 / USA:R / USA:TV-14 (edited TV version) / USA:TV-MA (unedited TV version)

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