The opening scene is what sets the mood for the film and hopefully draws us in. Here are the openings…
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody affair is a complete edit of the two part martial arts action films Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volumen 2. The film was originally scheduled to be released as one. However, due to the film's over 4 hour running time, it was split into two parts.
“Revenge is never a straight line. It's a forest, And like a forest it's easy to lose your way... To get lost... To forget where you came in.”
The year was 2003, my friends and I wanted to check out a movie and despite not knowing much about film back then, we decided Kill Bill seemed like an interesting choice. I’ll never forget what an amazing experience I had that day as I was being introduced to Quentin Tarantino’s wacky and bizarre characters. I had only heard of his other films but had never watched them so this language was new to me. No one writes characters like Quentin Tarantino does and perhaps that is why I have more affection…
Let's face it, there really isn't a better way to watch "Kill Bill" than this. It was originally envisioned as a massive, four hour action epic, complete with full color massacre scenes, until Tarantino declared that it was too long for mainstream audiences and decided to split it into two. To make things worse, the MPAA refused to give Kill Bill a desired R rating because of the ultra bloody scenes. To compromise, Tarantino made the offending scenes black and white, to make the blood less pronounced (I guess) and since then, the original uncut version has been all but lost.
But apparently they do still show it at festivals, and Tarantino has plans to bring the full cut to…
Top 250+ Films of All Time
30 Day Film Challenge Day Three: Your Favorite Action Film.
My Pick: Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Released in 2003/2004
Oh mommy, don't die. I was just playing.
The Kill Bill films really have somewhat of a fascinating history that some may not be aware of. For one, Kill Bill was originally supposed to be one long, four-hour epic with almost no black and white sequences (with the exception of the opening scene from Volume 2), making for a much more violent and grotesque action film. Sadly, Tarantino was forced to make changes to his masterpiece in order to satisfy the MPAA, and then made the decision to split…
Like a lot of the recent reviews, I saw this at a rare 35mm screening at the International House in Philly. It's Tarantino's personal print which has previously only been screened at Cannes in 2004 and for about two weeks at LA's New Beverly theater in 2011. Somehow the fine folks at Exhumed Films managed to convince Tarantino to lend them his copy for 3 showings.
Several of the additions here are already available on the Japanese version of Vol 1 (The O-Ren anime sequence has a bit more violence, the House of Blue Leaves fight has extra gore and is in full color, and Sofie has an extra serious injury). The major difference is in removing the cliffhanger at…
Watching the massacre at the House Of Blue Leaves in color is a trip, but the removal of a simple piece of information at the end of Kill Bill Vol. 1 changes everything. I wish QT would officially release this.
I was very lucky to get a chance to see this in theaters. Apparently, the International House in Philly got a hold of Quentin Tarantino's personal print for three showings. I had never seen Kill Bill completely uncut, because for some reason it hasn't been released on DVD/Blu-ray here in the United States yet. I know someone who owns it on DVD, but I unfortunately don't have an all-region player yet. I have seen both Volumes, but quite honestly there's no other way I'd rather see it again other than as The Whole Bloody Affair. I feel it's the way everyone should ever view Kill Bill. I truly hope it gets a complete release sometime soon.
Kill Bill is one hell of a beast. The first part being an action thriller with one of the greatest sword fights of all time, and the second being a dramatic thriller fully based on character and theme. Interestingly, both are equally as introspective, just in very different ways. As I have watched these films over the past several years, my appreciation for them has grown and grown. Not just for Tarantino's immaculate set design, the astute direction of action and story, the expectedly phenomenal dialogue, and the wonderful understanding of the Martial Arts genre, but I have started noticing Tarantino has quite a bit to say about gender roles (that they're bullshit, which is true), how people define gender…
Great movie , fantastic action, great story and amazing acting. Both films are great my fav is part two even though there isn't much action but being a Tarrentino fan these are a must watch
" When I arrive at my destination I am gonna kill bill"
When I originally saw Kill Bill several years ago, I watched it the same way most people did: split into separate volumes, with a significant time interval between my viewings of Volume 1 and Volume 2. After recently getting both of them on Blu Ray though, I figured it was time to try it out the way Tarantino always intended it to be: back-to-back, as one long beast of a film. And I have to say, I completely understand why he wanted it this way. Watching them separately, I was in the minority of people who preferred Volume 2 to Volume 1. While I'd still say that's true, when taken as a whole, the end product becomes something greater than…
Incredible and perfect
Watched vol 1 and vol 2 back to back, the only way anyone should watch it. It's all 1 film to me, the way QT intended. Would love to be able to own this cut on blu-ray.
Tarantino nails it with this two-part super stylized action piece. Some of his most enjoyable stuff.
The Crazy 88 scene in color with added footage , Is only one of the highlights to savor in Quentin Tarrantino's "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair," a combination of volumes 1 and two presented as a single movie. There are different musical cues, more dialogue and some truly memorable extended scenes.
I've always felt that Kill Bill Volume 2 was a bit slower paced than the first one, but the way it's combined with Volume 1 , in "Bloody Affair" makes it more of a part of a whole. My only regret is that there is no intermission.
For those who haven't seen Tarantino's two-part epic, it stars Uma Thirman as a deadly assassin bent on getting revenge on…
It's the first time I've watched both halves in the same sitting, and it works really really well. Both halves seem better paired with one another, when seen as two halves of a single film.
And what a film it is. All together, it might be Tarantino's second best.
These are my favorite films of all time. Some of the rankings may be estimated, ratings are subject to frequent…