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Quentin's next: Kill Bill

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Penforhire, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Penforhire

    Penforhire Well-Known Member

    So who else here has seen the previews for Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino's next film, and is fidgiting mightily awaiting its release? Haven't seen a thread on it here yet.

    Oh, it MUST have guns in there somewhere, but the trailers make it out to be loaded with other weapons (love the brief skillet v. knife scene), like maybe Jackie Chan gave 'em ideas.
  2. keederdag

    keederdag Well-Known Member

    In the begining of the trailer I saw, the Hotie's are armed with AR-15 and closing in on some kinda cabin? Can you say UUUUUUMMMMMAA:D
  3. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

    Quentin's new film

    I am the biggest fan of "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs".....
    The only trailers I've seen for Tarantino's new flick look like "Crouching Tiger meets Bruce Lee". Maybe I haven't seen the good stuff, but I feel that it ain't going to be "Pulp II".....hopefully, I'm wrong.:confused:
  4. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    QT's got a serious infatuation with Hong Kong cinema. I suspect that the flick is going to be both very good, and very bad.
  5. Norm357

    Norm357 Well-Known Member

    QT's got a serious infatuation with Hong Kong cinema. I suspect that the flick is going to be both very good, and very bad.

    I suspect you right and I can't wait to see!:)
  6. keederdag

    keederdag Well-Known Member

    Let's just hope He Don't bring out the Gimp again. I see one more male on male rape scene and I'll never eat again.:uhoh:
  7. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    That wasn't rape. He told his agent he'd do whatever it took to get that part.:neener: :evil:
  8. keederdag

    keederdag Well-Known Member

    Oh man, you guy's in Mesa.....:D
  9. waterdog

    waterdog Well-Known Member

    Hey han solo, you noticed the Bruce Lee jumpsuit (from Game of Death) also.

    This will be the 3rd time the yellow jumpsuit was used in a flick that had H2H combat, with increasingly difficult adversaries.

    Can you guess what the 2nd one was?

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2003
  10. Mizzoutiger

    Mizzoutiger Well-Known Member

    You talking about Game of Death?

    Kareem Abdul Jabar earned an oscar for that performance. If only the MTV Movie Awards were around for "Best Fight Scene".
  11. mgjohn

    mgjohn Well-Known Member

    Can not wait for it to get here. Looks like it will be good from the previews I have seen. I may hide all the knives before I let the girlfriend see it.
  12. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member

    I read that the U.S. release is seriously edited down for length (in two parts?). Does anyone know the story on this?
  13. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Well-Known Member

    IIRC, the studio told Tarantino to edit the final film down to a more reasonable length (originally it is like 3+ hours). He didn't want to do that so they compromised and decided to release the film in two parts. Volume 1 will be released Octoaber 10, and volume 2 in February.

    I personally can't wait. It's gonna be an awesome film. The "COOL!" factor is way up there.

    To keep this on topic...here's some "Kill Bill" gun related pics. :D


  14. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Loved QT's version of "Iron Monkey." Wait and see.:)
  15. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    From Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,98244,00.html):

    Tarantino's 'Kill Bill': A 'Pulp Fiction' Sequel

    Thursday , September 25, 2003
    By Roger Friedman

    Success is a double-edged sword as we all know. Tomorrow, Miramax releases one of the worst films in its history, a misbegotten comedy called "Duplex" that stars Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore in a pale rip-off of "Meet the Parents."

    On the other hand, three weeks from tomorrow the company will finally give us Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume 1." I've seen this much-anticipated film and I can tell you that it is absolutely brilliant, a real tour de force.

    And it raises interesting questions: Why can Miramax only make this kind of film? Why are they unable to make high-concept Hollywood films? "Duplex" falls in the dubious category of "Kate & Leopold," "Serendipity," "A View from the Top" and "Bounce."

    Oy! If only someone knew the answer.

    But let's address "Kill Bill," which is the story of a character called The Bride (Uma Thurman), a hit woman who avenges her newlywed husband's bloody murder at the altar. The enemy is Bill, her former lover and employer and his squad of vicious killers known as the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, or DiVAS. They are played by Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen.

    You know this is a movie that's going to be a flash point for all the cinema-geek-Internet-whatever writers. Tarantino is a cult figure. His every move is dissected by these 'experts.' God love them, to have the time and interest for this minutiae. Some want him to fail. Some want him to succeed. Me? I really liked "Jackie Brown," so go figure. I have not watched the special edition DVD of "Pulp Fiction" over and over in slow-motion.

    Three-and-a-half years ago Tarantino surfaced from a long absence on the scene during Oscar weekend 2000. He'd been someplace in the Caribbean for a while and was with a mysterious woman whom he'd met down there. He was supposedly working on a World War II movie. For some reason I can't remember, we were sitting on a piano bench at a party. All of a sudden he told me he was working on a script called "Kill Bill" that would star Warren Beatty and Uma Thurman. The rest is history.

    Eventually Beatty, who I guess couldn't figure out exactly what was going on, dropped out of the project. He was replaced by "Kung Fu" star David Carradine.

    I remember seeing Tarantino chewing the ears off of Thurman and her husband Ethan Hawke at the Miramax pre-Oscar bash that year -- almost to the point of distraction. In fact, I wrote about it in this column. He was so excited about "Kill Bill" and Thurman's participation that he ignored the skits being performed on stage by that year's Oscar nominees.

    Ironically, this February, Tarantino and Thurman may be asked to perform similar sketches.

    I will admit I'm not a fanatic expert on the subject of samurai movies, 'grind house' pictures, spaghetti westerns or Japanese anime. (The latter all looks like "Speed Racer" to me.) Until I read the extensive press notes for "Kill Bill," I assumed a "duck press" was something served a la orange or with plum sauce. But I do know that "Kill Bill, Volume 1" is the hippest thing I've seen on screen since "Pulp Fiction."

    From the opening credits (which are in Japanese) to the big finale in a place called "The House of Blue Leaves" (sorry John Guare), "Kill Bill" is full of visual knockouts. There are set piece homages to Tarantino's favorite Japanese films, which are going to be parodied and copied as slavishly as "Pulp Fiction."

    It's "Crouching Tiger" and "The Matrix," mixed together and served with hot sauce. What a meal these three films will make some day at a revival house!

    What surprised me most about "Kill Bill," though, was Thurman. She's had an iffy movie career, with some good stuff ("Pulp Fiction," "Dangerous Liaisons," "Hysterical Blindness") and some famously bad stuff ("Gattaca," "The Avengers," "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues").

    In a way, she's perfect Tarantino material -- someone we think of as a star whose resume is littered with junk. Tarantino taps into that very insightfully. "Kill Bill" sort of marries these two ideas together for Thurman. Now she'll be a star like never before. Her performance is just stunning, a really glorious piece of physical, witty exertion.

    I'll tell you more about "Kill Bill" as its release date (Oct. 10) approaches. But these were the impressions I was left with after the screening: that it rocked, that the violence and spurting blood was cartoon-like fun, that Lucy Liu was the best she's ever been.

    I also thought that "Kill Bill" succeeded on every level that "Charlie's Angels" didn't. And that I really wanted to see Part II as soon as possible (I'm told it's not finished yet), but that I was happy there was a break.

    Oh yeah, and one more thing: The soundtrack is simply amazing.
  16. 45King

    45King Well-Known Member

    Ever since I saw the Kill Bill trailer that was on the Equilibrium DVD, I've been itching to see it. Glad to know it's due out soon. (Loved the music for the trailer.)
  17. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

    Fox Force Five

    The concept of "Fox Force Five(Five foxey chicks)," Uma's failed TV pilot in "Pulp" seems to be resurected in "Kill Bill"....Quentin is either parodying his past film, or hopes we have short memories.

    P.S. RE: Gimp and Marcelles Wallace's, um, hillbilly abuse in "Pulp" -- that was not too pleasant, but the payback was great!.....Zed is dead!:rolleyes:
  18. Nightfall

    Nightfall Well-Known Member

    Oh, I definitely gotta see this one, if for no other reason than Lucy Liu is HOT! :D
  19. Penforhire

    Penforhire Well-Known Member

    Silly rabbit. (great Lucy line in the trailer)
  20. jason10mm

    jason10mm Well-Known Member

    QT did a version of "Iron Monkey"???

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