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: Volume 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…
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.
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.
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.
"I just caught me the cowgirl ain't never been caught."
Okay I didn't actually watch this but I watched Volume 1 and 2 back to back and as far as I'm aware there are only slight differences in the actual bloody affair, therefore I can comment that this is a masterpiece in itself when put 2 volumes together, this is Quentin Tarantino's baby of his love for many things that influence him including Chinese kung-fu B movies of the 70's, japanese Samurai films and even mature Japanese anime. The love of these by Mr Tarantino is so present that I share his love without ever even seeing a Chinese kung-fu b-movie of the 70's, when a director shows his affection and loves the work he is making, that is filmmaking.
March Scavenger Hunt
Film #27: Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2
Task #22: A film that is over 200 minutes long (I'm sorry- it's ok host!)
Note: The Whole Bloody Affair is very similar to watching both Kill Bills back and back, which is what it did. I'm sure that it's edited differently though, so once I get around in the near future to watching this actual full cut then I might change my rating. But for now, it's just an average of Vols 1&2 ratings.
Anyways, here are my opinions on both movies:
Kill Bill Volume 1: Undoubtfully one of the best action movies ever made. Full of terrific directing, performances and badass action scenes, this is a near perfect…
The main issue with this frequently brilliant set of movies is that it isn't just one film of a respectable length, it's two bloated ones with a lot of filler.
Volume One is without a doubt better than Volume Two, despite the fact that Volume Two has an actual plot, and Volume One is just a collection of scenes. Still, there's nothing in Two that has the energy of the stuff from Japan in Volume One--- Lucy Liu is amazing, and all the scenes revolving around here have so much energy and snap.
Kill Bill probably resonates a lot more for you if you are a big fan of Asian cult cinema, as I am.
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