DVD 111 mins IMDB 8.3 (88,530 votes) top 250: #87
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Miramax (2003)
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(2004 )
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Uma Thurman The Bride
Lucy Liu O-Ren Ishii
Vivica A. Fox Vernita Green
Daryl Hannah Elle Driver
David Carradine Bill
Michael Madsen Budd
Julie Dreyfus Sofie Fatale
Chiaki Kuriyama Gogo Yubari
Sonny Chiba Hattori Hanzo
Chia Hui Liu Johnny Mo (as Gordon Liu)
Michael Jai White Alburt
Michael Parks Sheriff
Michael Bowen Buck
Jun Kunimura Boss Tanaka
Gordon Liu
Kenji Ohba Bald Guy (Sushi Shop) (as Kenji Oba)
Yuki Kazamatsuri Proprietor
Akaji Maro

Director Quentin Tarantino
Producer Lawrence Bender
Writer Quentin Tarantino; Uma Thurman
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Musician RZA
User Credit 1 Sally Menke
User Credit 2 Kumiko Ogawa; Catherine Marie Thomas

Perhaps the most highly anticipated film of 2003, Kill Bill Vol. 1 marked the return of renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino after a six-year hiatus. Re-teaming the director with Uma Thurman for the first time since 1994's Pulp Fiction, the film was originally the first half of what was to be a three-hour-plus movie before being split into two films. Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When The Bride opts to leave the outfit for a life of marital bliss, it doesn't sit well with her boss, Bill (David Carradine), so he has her former cohorts, played by Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madsen, show up at the nuptials, leaving behind a blood bath. Miraculously, The Bride survives a bullet to the head and, four years later, she sets out for revenge against her four assassins and their employer. The story is concluded in Kill Bill Vol. 2, released six months later. — Matthew Tobey

Edition Details
Barcode 786936226997
Region Region 1
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Chinese; Japanese; Korean
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 1
Bonus Musical Performances by "The 5, 6, 7, 8's"
Quentin Tarantino Movie Trailers, including Kill Bill Vol.1
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content.
User Text 2 In the year 2003, Uma Thurman will kill Bill
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Trivia: The opening shot is a reference to a similar scene in Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) in which Eli Wallach points a gun at Clint Eastwood, who is near-death from dehydration and being out in the sun for hours and hours. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When "#2" shows the picture of her daughter, she holds by the top/side between shots. (more)

[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...

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 39 nominations (more)