It’s been ten years since Uma Thurman as the Bride went on a roaring rampage of revenge in Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino’s two-volume blood-soaked homage to samurai films, spaghetti westerns, Hong Kong chop-socky flicks, Italian giallo, and whatever you’re having yourself. Now comes news that both films will finally get re-released as a single movie, Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair.
This is the film as Tarantino originally intended it. The director’s cut is a standard part of the industry, but few filmmakers get a chance to have theirs on the big screen. Is this a way for Tarantino and the Weinstein Company to tease fans about a possible sequel? And more importantly, apart from devoted Tarantinies, is there even an audience for this? After all, if you want to see people sliced in two, you can stay home and watch Game of Thrones. Are moviegoers willing to show up for three and a half hours of swordplay, sake and snakes, including a thirty minute anime sequence?
–contributor Niall McArdle blogs at Raging Fluff