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Tarantino is back with a vengeance. In the first of two volumes of what originally was supposed to be a single film, Uma Thurman is spectacular as The Bride, a former assassin, betrayed and left for dead at her wedding by her associates and mysterious boss, Bill. When she awakens from a coma four years later she begins a mission of revenge that takes her from suburban L.A. to Okinawa, to Tokyo. Tarantino joyfully and masterfully immerses the audience in the different styles and ultraviolence of the Asian cinema he loves so much, even using anime for one backstory sequence, with some spaghetti western and '70s TV added for spice. His trademark sharp dialogue is not as plentiful as in the past, but what's here is layered, sometimes moving, and often humorous. Tarantino fave Chiba delivers as a master samurai swordmaker.

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Available on Running time 110 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Martial Arts, Revenge, Hit Men/Women, Wedding Hell, Yakuza, L.A., Tokyo, Femme Fatale, Wonder Women, Samurai, Out of Order, Coma
Quentin Tarantino
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu, Sonny Chiba, Michael Parks, Chiaki Kuriyama, Jun Kunimura, Julie Dreyfus, Larry Bishop, Michael Bowen
Robert Richardson
Quentin Tarantino
David Carradine, Mark Ulano, Sally Menke, Daniel Bradford, Catherine Thomas, Kumiko Ogawa, David Wasco, Yohei Taneda
Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, A Band Apart, Miramax

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Kill Bill Vol. 1
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This is a really good movie, and there is a second one that is really good as well. Beatrix Kiddo a.k.a The Bride is a female assassin, a trained killer who has been betrayed by The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad led by her former boss Bill who gunned her down at her wedding leaving her for dead. The Bride awakes four years later and she sets out to begin her quest for vengeance. With help of one of Bill's former tutors, retired sword maker Hattori Hanzo, The Bride sets out to eliminate her first two targets on her list: Vernita Green, who has retired from the Deadly Viper Assassin Squad and has a daughter and O-Ren Ishii, who is now the kingpin of the Toyko criminal underworld and leader of the "Crazy 88" crime gang. The Bridge engaging in a roaring rampage of revenge will not rest until every member of The Deadly Viper Assassin Squad is dead and she will save Bill for last.