Kill Bill: Volume 1 DVD Review

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by AVForums May 1, 2004 at 12:00 AM

    Kill Bill: Volume 1 DVD Review
    SRP: £19.99


    The anamorphic 2.35:1 transfer
    is breathtaking. Colours (especially the
    bloody reds) pop off the screen, blacks
    are suitably inky, small object detail is
    excellent and edge halos have essentially
    been banished. A wonderful film-like
    image that you'd be hard pressed to fault.
    Kill Bill: Volume 1 Picture


    Audio is provided in both Dolby
    Digital 5.1 and DTS flavours. Whichever
    you choose you are in for a treat, although
    for our money, the latter offered more
    convincing use of the rears and superior
    bass. Either way both are fine mixes,
    with aggressive effects, stunning music
    presentation and crystal clear dialogue.
    Kill Bill: Volume 1 Sound


    Quentin Tarantino has made no
    secret of his plans to issue both volumes
    of Kill Bill as relatively bare discs, while he
    concentrates on putting together a box
    set tentatively planned for release towards
    the end of the year. With this in mind, we
    weren't expecting many extras from the
    Kill Bill: Volume 1 DVD, and thanks to this,
    we weren't disappointed.
    Apart from some very stylish menu
    screens, the only extra of any real merit is
    the 22-minute The Making of Kill Bill
    featurette, which gives a solid, but brief,
    look at the creation of the film and
    explores some of the series and movies
    that influenced it. The only other extras
    included on the disc are uninterrupted
    footage of the's performing I Walk
    Like Jane Mansfield and I'm Blue, a
    teaser and bootleg trailers for Kill Bill:
    Volume 1 (the latter of which has plenty of
    footage from Volume 2) and a teaser for
    Volume 2.
    Kill Bill: Volume 1 Extras


    A triumphant DVD release for this modern
    classic, marred only by the thrifty selection of
    extra material.
    Suggested retail price when reviewed: £19.99

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