• Publication date: October 8, 2009

Kill Bill Vol. 1 Kill Bill Vol. 1

Quentin Tarantino’s passion for far-eastern action film’s is clearly evident in his fourth ...

Quentin Tarantino’s passion for far-eastern action film’s is clearly evident in his fourth film Kill Bill, which, underneath all the action and bloodshed, is a cinematic exercise of a style particular to B-movies. Perhaps his second passion is actress Uma Thurman who stars as the vindictive Bride, whose name is kept censored, in this revenge epic. The Bride was once an assassin in The Deadly Viper Squad. When she became pregnant with the squad leader’s baby, her perspective on life changed and decided to leave her killing lifestyle behind. However, the squad leader, Bill and The Deadly Viper Squad make a surprise appearance at her wedding and deliver a memorable massacre to which no one was to escape alive. Deadly Viper Elle Driver, who has replaced The Bride as Bill’s lover, is on her way to kill The Bride by injecting a poison in her intravenous line, but is stopped at the last minute by Bill, who believes The Bride deserves a more honorable death. Four years later, The Bride wakes up from a coma and remembers everything that happened as though not a single second has consciously passed. While she works her legs out of atrophy, she remembers her assailants. She realizes all the things that have happened and decides to take revenge, bloody revenge, on every single Viper. Kill Bill Volume 1 had Thurman win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The film also won several awards at the MTV Film Awards, including Best Fight and Best Villain for Lucy Liu, and received several other nominations. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, and some sexual content