Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Movie Review

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Movie Review

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At last. Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill
Volume 1, which was originally set for
a February release, has reached DVD. Told
in a temporally fragmented style, it follows
Uma Thurman as The Bride, a mysterious
former assassin on a mission of revenge,
with her ex boss Bill (David Carradine) chief
in her sights.
A marvellous hymn to the Hong Kong
action flicks of the 1970s, this first part of
the Kill Bill story might not offer much in
the way of narrative, but it's a truly wild
ride of unrelenting violence that sets things
up perfectly for a more complex second
helping. Drenched in blood and full of
stunning fight sequences, there's not a
single frame of this film you can't help
falling in love with, and fans of the genre
will get an extra kick out of seeing
Hollywood spend so much on what used
to be achieved for so little. The only
qualms we have is that the subtitles on
the Japanese language portions of the film
can be a little tricky to make out, and that
this is still the censored version of the film
(with the bloodiest sequences shown in
black and white). Let's hope the full colour
version turns up over here in the eventual
Kill Bill box set.

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