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July 08, 2004

Kill Bill Vol. 1

I am watching the uncut Japanese release of Kill Bill Vol. 1. There is plenty of gore and so forth yet I am finding it tedious and pointless. Am I missing something? Bits of it are cute but there is only so much J-pop and 60s homage I can take. Also, I wish the trend toward skeletalism in A-list actresses would end. Uma looks like she could use a hamburger.

And then... Ok, Lucy Liu just showed up. She might save this thing.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 8, 2004 08:44 AM

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I liked it, tho I watched the edited US version. Good pacing, tremendous style, just a fun flick. Meaningless, yet fun.

Posted by: Bill from INDC Journal at July 8, 2004 01:35 PM

And don't forget the 70s homage, too! That's what makes it so great, you know.

And while I agree with you re: the "anexoration" of American actresses, I make an exception for Uma. No female character (in my memory, at least) is more "kick ass" than her KB "Beatrice Kiddo" persona.

Posted by: david at July 8, 2004 03:57 PM

I got into it once I decided to stop taking it so seriously. The multiple decapitations would have amused me enormously if this had been released when I was a teenager.

Maybe Vol. 2 will make sense of the whole thing.

Posted by: Flea at July 8, 2004 08:23 PM