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[05.06.2004] Bei Empire Online gibt es eine Kritik zu "The Complete Kill Bill", inkl. Analyse des Films...
[...] In the script, the Bride was said to be in a coma for five years rather than four. Elle Driver's visit to the hospital is said to have happened five years and four months prior to the Bride killing Vernita Green, so about two months after the Bride was put in the coma. This timeline does help to explain how Vernita could have started a whole new life and had a daughter four years before she died, but in the film the coma is generally referred to as lasting four years, which either means that Vernita got knocked up extremely fast or that the Bride took a long time to come after her once she'd woken up. Also, Budd lived near Austin, Texas, which fits with the mug on his boss' desk. In the film, however, Elle Driver tells Bill to come "here" to Barstow, California.

[13.05.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
"Kill Bill"-Regisseur Quentin Tarantino ist seine Popularität anscheinend wichtiger als die Wahrung seiner Urheberrechte: Der 41-jährige Filmemacher hat sich ausgerechnet auf einer Konferenz zum Urheberrecht am Rande des 57. Festival de Cannes wohl wollend zur chinesischen Videopiraterie geäußert. "Meine Filme sind in China niemals zugelassen worden, auch wenn wir dort drei Monate lang für 'Kill Bill' gedreht haben", sagte Tarantino, der den Juryvorsitz des am heutigen Mittwoch beginnenden Filmfestivals innehat. Er sei deshalb froh, dass die Chinesen Raubkopien herstellten - auf diese Weise können sie wenigstens seine Filme sehen. Obwohl seine Werke nie in die chinesischen Kinos gekommen seien, hätten ihn in China Filmfans auf der Straße angesprochen.

[29.04.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Miramax-COO Rick Sands hat in der "New York Times" angekündigt, sechs verschiedene DVDs von Quentin Tarantinos "Kill Bill" auf den Markt zu bringen. Zunächst die beiden einfachen Versionen, "Volume 1" und "Volume 2", dann jeweils eine Special Edition den beiden Teile, gefolgt von der Doppel-DVD mit beiden Filmen, und schließlich zu Weihnachten eine top ausgestattete Tarantino-Collection als Box-Set. Damit folgt Miramax dem allgemeinen Trend der Studios, immer mehr verschiedene Versionen eines Films auf DVD zu veröffentlichen. Die komplette vierstündige Fassung wird womöglich von Quentin Tarantino auf dem diesjährigen Festival de Cannes (12. bis 23. Mai) präsentiert.

[27.04.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
"Kill Bill: Volume 2" hat es nach ersten Schätzungen auf Platz eins der deutschen Charts geschafft: Mit 490 Kopien ins Rennen geschickt, kam Quentin Tarantinos zweiter Teil der Rachesaga auf ungefähr 280.000 Zuschauer. Dazu kommen noch etwa 80.000 Besucher aus Mittwochsvorführungen und Previews. Damit käme "Vol. 2" in der Wochenendendabrechnung auf etwa 365.000 bis 370.000 Zuschauer und läge ein gutes Stück vor dem im Oktober mit deutlich mehr Kopien angelaufenen "Vol. 1", der auf 275.000 Kinogänger gekommen war. [...]

[26.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik... Und auch die NZ hat eine Meinung... SPOILER !!!
[...] Während sich also der erste Teil auf nur ein Gefühl beschränkte, für das Tarantino das Bild eines in Blut ertränkten cholerischen Anfalls gewählt hat, liefert «Kill Bill 2» die restliche Bandbreite an Emotionen. War «Kill Bill Volume 1» klar und deutlich wie ein sauber abgetrennter Arm, folgt in «Kill Bill Volume 2» das große Durcheinander. Plötzlich wird nicht mehr geschlachtet, sondern geredet und erklärt, wo der große Hass eigentlich herkommt. [...]

[23.04.2004] Bei Empire Online gibt es einen bebilderten Bericht über die UK-Premiere... Film-Reviews.net sprach kürzlich mit Tarantino...
[...] I asked if he had plans to edit Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 back together. He went on to explain about the Japanese versions of both films that were released, which had all of the violent scenes in full colour (House of Blue Leaves etc). Quentin retained the distribution rights to both parts. He then exclusively revealed to me that he had already edited both volumes back together and would be premiering the complete film on the last day of the Cannes Film Festival this year! [...]

[22.04.2004] Heute startet "Kill Bill - Vol. 2" in den deutschen Kinos... Wer sich den Film bereits gestern als Doppel-Feature gegeben hat, kann bei Screenwriter's Voice einen Vergleich zwischen Film und Drehbuch ziehen...

[21.04.2004] Bei Bloody-Disgusting gibt es ein paar blutige Szenenbilder aus der japanischen Uncut-Version von "Kill Bill - Vol. 1"...

[20.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty... Und bei Blickpunkt:Film gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu "Vol. 2", welches übrigens hierzulande eine FSK 16-Freigabe erhalten hat... SPOILER !!!
[...] Nicht einen Moment hat man den Eindruck, Tarantino könnte der Atem oder die Ideen ausgehen. In den unmöglichsten Momenten schlägt er die verrücktesten Volten, immer getrieben von seinem enzyklopädischen Filmwissen. Hier wird nicht einfach abgekupfert. Hier wird verbeugt, verwiesen, zitiert, assimiliert, variiert, kommentiert, weiterentwickelt und neu chiffriert. In seiner Gänze ist "Kill Bill" eines jener wegweisenden amerikanischen, wild delirierenden Epen, wie man sie seit den Tagen von "Apocalypse Now" und "Heaven's Gate" für ausgestorben hielt, ein selbstverliebter, aber nicht selbstgefälliger Kraftakt, der sich nur sich selbst und dem eigenen geschaffenen Universum verpflichtet fühlt. Wenn das wirklich der Befreiungsschlag nach sechs Jahren Kreativblockade war, dann Hut ab: Mehr Film geht nicht.

[19.04.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Nachdem "Vol. 1" vergangenen Oktober in den USA mit 22,1 Mio. Dollar auf Platz eins gestartet war, um schließlich insgesamt solide 70 Mio. Dollar einzuspielen, setzte sich nun auch "Kill Bill Vol. 2" mit 25,6 Mio. Dollar Boxoffice an die Spitze der US-Charts und bescherte seinem Regisseur Quentin Tarantino den besten Start seiner Karriere. [...]

[18.04.2004] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es eine Kritik von Jeff Otto (Complete Kill Bill Saga Rating: 4/5)...
[...] The biggest problem and, perhaps, surprise of Vol. 2 is the slow pacing of the film. More comparable to Tarantino's Jackie Brown than to Vol. 1, this just wasn't at all what I was expecting. I went in with the adrenaline pumping, expecting an opening to equal the fight with Vivica Fox's Vernita Green, and found myself waiting, and waiting, for the first action sequence. The first half of Vol. 2 is almost entirely backstory. We find out more about The Bride, Bill, and also a brief bit about Elle Driver. These scenes could have been cut down considerably to quicken the pace of the film. I felt the film definitely moved quicker on a second viewing, as I had different expectations, but there were still many scenes that seemed unnecessarily lengthy. [...]

[17.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint...

[16.04.2004] CS! berichtet über die Verkaufszahlen der "Kill Bill"-DVD...
On its first day of availability, Miramax Home Entertainment's Kill Bill Vol. 1 sold 2 million combined units on DVD and video in North America, it was announced today by Rick Sands, Miramax chief operating officer, and Bob Chapek, President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The 2 million units sold to date has Kill Bill Vol. 1 "chopping" up its competition. Kill Bill Vol. 2 opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.
Rick Sands, Miramax chief operating officer, said, "We are thrilled by the response from consumers to 'Kill Bill Vol. 1'. It is an extraordinary achievement and reaffirms that Quentin's films are true movie events. The strong sales confirm that the DVD is sought after not only by Quentin's loyal following, but also by a wide range of movie fans across the country." [...]


[13.04.2004] Bei Yahoo! Movies und J-Stream gibt es ein paar "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Ausschnitte und TV-Spots... DavisDVD meldet...
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has some major plans for his latest opus, Kill Bill. While promoting the second volume of the series, opening theatrically on April 16th, Tarantino revealed that he plans to recut both films together for a special theatrical release later in the year. "We did a special version [of Volume 1] for Japan that's only been shown in Japan and Hong Kong, and I kept the rights to that," Tarantino said. "I'll put the Japanese version together [with Volume 2] like I would if it was one complete movie, and then I'll release that throughout America and Europe in arthouse engagements."
Tarantino also promises more extensive DVD plans for the revenge films. "I'm going to do a special collector's edition of both of them once I'm finished with both of them," he said. Also in the talking phase, Tarantino is considering the possibility of releasing stand-alone supplemental discs. "One of the things that I saw that I liked... was what the American Pie guys did with their 'Beneath the Crust' documentaries. I want to do the same thing [for Kill Bill]." Thanks to Tom for the scoop.


[10.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken...

[09.04.2004] Die Offizielle Website ist gestartet !!! Bei AICN gibt es mehrere begeisterte Kritiken... Bei Cinema.de gibt es eine Kurzkritik zu "Kill Bill - Vol. 2"...

[08.04.2004] Bei Zap2it.com gibt es weitere Details zu den geplanten "Kill Bill" Spin-Offs...
[...] "In the writing of the film, since I'm creating my own mythology from the ground up, I had to figure out that mythology, I had to really figure out what's going on," Tarantino says. "In the course of doing that I came up with all these cool stories and all these cool tales and these interesting things that would just bog everything down if I tried to get them across. So now that the mythology is set up, I'd like to explore it in a few different ways."
While there are no deals signed as of yet, Quentin Tarantino says that he is planning to do a couple of spin-offs of some of the other characters in the films.
"I have an idea about writing, like I did for the animation section in 'Vol. 1,' a Japanese anime feature about the origins of Bill -- how Bill became Bill, you know, and deal with his three godfathers -- Esteban Vihaio, Hattori Hanzo and Pei Mei," he says, adding that for other ideas about the Bride or any of the DiVAS, he might do a "Frank Miller-style graphic novel or something."
In addition, Tarantino is thinking of, maybe in a few years, doing a follow-up to the Bride's story.
"I do have an idea that maybe 15 years from now, doing the last chapter in the story. But it wouldn't star the Bride, it would star Nikki, Vernita's daughter, and she would be the star of it and she would be 20 years old," he says. "It would be Nikki going out to get revenge on the Bride. Uma wouldn't be the star, she'd kind of be the bad guy, because the little girl kind of deserves her revenge."
He says he might even shoot some footage for the project in the next couple years, while the actors are still young so that he can "stick them in a vault until I need them." Up next for the director is "Inglorious Bastards," a World War II films that the director has describes as a Spaghetti Western set in Nazi Germany.


[07.04.2004] Der finale "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Trailer ist online... Yiehaaaah !!! Und bei mySaN.de gibt es die umfangreichen "Production Notes"...

[05.04.2004] Empire Online sprach mit Tarantino über weitere "Kill Bill"-Filme...
[...] "Yeah, I’ve been thinking about revisiting the story in a couple of ways," said the director. "I’ve been thinking about doing it as an anime feature that would tell the entire origin of Bill." Those who have seen Kill Bill Volume One will remember the anime sequence that demonstrates the lack of large-eyed talking rabbits in Quentin’s cartoons, and in fact that his animated sequences are if anything more violent than his films.
Quentin has also considered telling the story - possibly animated, possibly live action - of Nikki, the five year old whose mother was the Bride’s first victim in Volume One of the revenge drama. [...]


[02.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Kill Bill: Volume 2"...
[...] So, Uma fans, dig in. Kung-fu fans, you might considering waiting for DVD so you can fast forward. But really, if you're a true cinema geek, this is a remarkable film, a great piece of compressed cinema history, and when Tarantino's on, he's motherfucking ON, and you'll feel the hairs on your arms stand up and KNOW that you are in the middle of glorious cinema. You might have to sit through some overly-long scenes to get to those yummy moments, but there are little treats to get you through [...]

[22.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es Infos und Links zum japanischen "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Trailer !!! Und bei U-Daily News äussert sich David Carradine zum zweiten Teil...
[...] the second installment is "very different' from the first. "The content, even the style, are very different. It's not the juggernaut of fighting that the first one was, although there's a lot of hot action in it. Everyone talks a lot -- what people are used to with Quentin.'
[...] "The heart of the movie is the stuff between me and Uma -- wonderful stuff. I just saw the finished picture, and it's beyond my expectations" [...]


[18.03.2004] Bei mySaN gibt es das deutsche Poster zu "KB:V2"...

[16.03.2004] Bei Outnow.ch gibt es neue Bilder aus "Kill Bill: Volume 2"... SPOILER !!! Desweiteren gibt es Neuigkeiten zum "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Soundtrack, der am 19. April 2004 erscheinen wird !!!

[11.03.2004] Harry von AICN hat "Kill Bill: Volume 2" gesehen !!! Bei AICN gibt es noch weitere Stimmen zum zweiten Teil des Films, sowie interessante Infos von Harvey Weinstein, die er nach der Vorführung ausplauderte...
[...] Harvey took a few steps over and began conversing with my friend about the film, what was missing (most notably the Michael Jai White flashback sequence which Harvey said they ran out of time for but would certainly be on the DVD) and the release strategy. Harvey noted when asked about a 2 disc set combining the films that both films would have their own DVD releases, but that the film would be cut together as one single film, an entity all it's own (apparently not simply slapped together) and would not only be released as one set, but it would have a theatrical release. [...]

[28.02.2004] Bei AICN gibt es das "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Poster !!!

[27.02.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Nachdem Manga Films vergangene Woche in Barcelona Klage gegen Miramax wegen Vertragsbruchs beim Verleih von "Kill Bill: Vol. 1+2" einreichte, hat nun auch Miramax Manga verklagt. Der spanische Verleih Manga bezieht sich auf eine im November 2003 mit Miramax geschlossene Vereinbarung, die zwei Quentin-Tarantino-Filme im Kino und auf Video und DVD in Spanien auszuwerten. Doch nun wird Miramax' Schwesterfirma Buena Vista International "Kill Bill: Volume 1" ab 5. März in die spanischen Kinos bringen und auch den zweiten Teil auswerten.

[26.02.2004] Empire Online sprach mit Michael Madsen über seine Rolle in "KB2"...
[...] Budd as Madsen explains, has 'retired from the Viper squad and decided to do something like become a bouncer in a strip club, but when his brother comes to him and says , "She's back," what's the guy gonna do? He's just gotta act.' And act he does - in a decidedly nasty fashion to poor old Uma. 'He does some very dastardly things to The Bride, to Uma. He is genuinely reprehensible at times...it is seriously dark and seriously nasty.' [...]

[24.02.2004] Bei Empire Movies gibt es einen Schwung neuer "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Bilder !!!

[19.02.2004] Bei Intertain.dk kann man einen Blick auf das "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Teaser-Poster werfen !!!

[16.02.2004] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Quentin Tarantino übernimmt den Jury-Vorsitz des 57. Festival de Cannes vom 12. bis 23. Mai 2004. Sein "Kill Bill: Volume 2" wird aller Voraussicht nach als Eröffnungsfilm - außer Konkurrenz - gezeigt. Der amerikanische Regisseur und Drehbuchautor, der 1994 mit "Pulp Fiction" die goldene Palme gewinnen konnte, äußerte sich über seine Berufung höchst erfreut und bezeichnete die Aufgabe als "außerordentliche Ehre und große Verantwortung".

[23.01.2004] Der "Kill Bill: Volume 2" Teaser-Trailer ist endlich in Quicktime & Co. erhältlich... Genial !!!

[16.01.2004] Bei DVDAnswers.com kann man einen Blick auf das Cover der "Kill Bill: Volume 1" DVD (RC1) werfen...

[13.01.2004] Bei DVDAnswers.com gibt es erste - enttäuschende - Infos zur ersten DVD-Veröffentlichung von "Kill Bill: Volume 1" (RC1)...
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
English DTS 5.1 Surround Track
French Language Track
Behind the Scenes Program with Quentin Tarantino
English, Spanish Subtitles


[10.01.2004] CS! meldet...
Variety has confirmed that Miramax has moved the Quentin Tarantino sequel Kill Bill: Vol. 2 from February 20 to April 16. In a clever move, Disney has already moved its Lindsay Lohan romantic comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen into the Feb. 20 spot.
The trade adds that it is also still undecided whether Kill Bill: Vol. 2 will travel to the Cannes Festival. No clear reason has surfaced for moving the sequel, but a later date will allow time to bring Kill Bill: Vol. 1 to DVD. It's expected to hit video shelves on April 13.


[06.01.2004] Bei Action-Figure.com gibt es Bilder der "Crazy 88"-Actionfiguren... Kill-Bill.de meldet...
Heute wurde von Seiten MIRAMAX bestätigt, dass sich der Starttermin der RC1 DVD von Kill Bill Vol.1 nach hinten verschieben wird.
Eigentlich war der Termin der 03. Februar 2004, aber wegen der Verzögerung der Veröffentlichung von Kill Bill Vol.2 wurde auch der DVD-Starttermin verschoben, vermutlich Anfang März.
Das liegt wohl mitunter daran, dass der Starttermin für Vol.2 ebenfalls verschoben wird; immer noch ein Gerücht, aber es erhärtet sich.
Das sich dadurch auch die Starttermine in Deutschland ändern dürften, dürfte nicht verwundern. [...]


[30.12.2003] Kill-Bill.de meldet...
[...] Es gibt mal wieder ein paar Gerüchte, dass Kill Bill Vol.2 doch nicht im Februar, sondern erst APRIL rauskommen soll. Das kam wohl aus einem Interview mit Uma und THE VIEW heraus. Vom 16. April 2004 war da die Rede.
Ebenfalls soll ähnliches in der französischen Presse gewesen sein (auch Variety). Dort hieß es, dass Vol.2 eventuell in Cannes gespielt werden soll.
Letzten Informationen zufolge scheint eine Verschiebung immer wahrscheinlicher. Es könnte doch durchaus sein, dass der Film in Cannes an den Start geht und danach in die Kinos kommt. [...]


[29.12.2003] Bei Empire Movies gibt es zahlreiche Bilder aus "Vol. 2"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[28.12.2003] Tarantino.info meldet...
[...] I have a little gift for you: THE KILL BILL VOLUME 2 JAPANESE TEASER TRAILER AND TV SPOT!
That is correct! Head over to www.killbill.jp (Flash and Quicktime required) and watch it!
Also note that the RELEASE DATE of Volume 2 might be shifted to April (16th). A possible Cannes 2004 premiere is possible ;-)
Also, here's the latest picture of the upcoming Kill Bill action figures by NECA.


[11.12.2003] Bei CGNetworks gibt es ein Interview mit den Machern der Anime-Sequenzen... Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Uma Thurman, in der sie u.a. über "Kill Bill" plaudert...

[21.11.2003] Bei MaximMovies.com gibt es coole Bilder von Uma aus "Kill Bill Vol. 2" !!! CS! meldet...
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids" series, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) will compose music for pal Quentin Tarantino's sequel Kill Bill: Vol. 2.
The Texas-based filmmaker - who not only writes and directs his movies but also edits, shoots, creates visual effects and composes them - made the announcement Wednesday during the first day of the second annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. [...]


[20.11.2003] Bei Tiscali gibt es ein Interview mit Samuel L. Jackson...
TISCALI: [...] Instead he phones you up and says, Sam, we got this great role we've created just for you in Kill Bill [volume 2, as the organ player in the wedding scene]
SLJ: Actually he didn't tell me that, I just got hold of Kill Bill 'cos actually my wife was supposed to be in that, and I read her script, and as I was reading it I tried to find something for me to do - I mean, he didn't call me to do his movie, what's up with that?! - and then I realised, right, that it was all about these women, and then I while I was reading it, I was thinking, there's gotta be a cameo role for people who've been in his other movies, and I think it's right.... here! So I called him and I said 'Look, I want to be this guy right here who's at the wedding and he was like yeah, yeah cool, okay, and that's how I ended up in it. Now my wife's not in it, and I am!
TISCALI: And was she mad?
SLJ: Uh, kinda. [...]


[18.11.2003] Laut TheManRoom wird die "Kill Bill Vol. 1" DVD am 3. Februar 2004 veröffentlicht !!!

[13.11.2003] Bei CS! gibt es 3 neue Bilder aus "Kill Bill Vol. 2" !!!

[05.11.2003] Konsolen.net meldet...
Laut Vivendi Universal Games, die die Rechte an einer Spieleversoftung des Action-Kinostreifens von Quentin Tarantino halten, ist kein Spiel zum Film geplant.

[04.11.2003] Bei mySaN.de gibt es "Eine Ode an Kill Bill Vol. 1", die treffender nicht sein könnte... Und Japan-AICN meldet...
There was a Huge press conference for a different version of "Kill Bill" held in Tokyo last week. Mr.Tarantino, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Sonny Chiba, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama, Lawrance J Bender,and Yohei Taneda(production designer) attended this packed conference.
The greatly excited Mr.Quentin Tarantino looks so hyper at this conference you would think he was about to explode right there on the stage. He said loudly and with very much pride, "You guys will be seeing the much better one! Americans and Europeans are seeing a weaker one!". Known as the "Japanese version" this KILL BILL will be including many more violent shots than the American version that is showing right now on the screens in Japan as well as the rest of the world.


[30.10.2003] Bei LOE gibt es das Teaser-Poster zu "Kill Bill - Vol. 2"...

[28.10.2003] Bei AICN gibt es Infos zum Japan-Start von "Kill Bill", sowie kleine Goodies aus dem fernen Osten...

[19.10.2003] Bei Production IG gibt es Infos zur Anime-Sequenz in "Kill Bill"... Bei Screenwriter's Voice gibt es einen Vergleich zwischen Film und Drehbuch...

[17.10.2003] Bei Spiegel Online und NZ gibt es Kritiken...

[16.10.2003] Heute startet "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" in den deutschen Kinos... Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
"Kill Bill: Volume 1 " sprengte mit nur einer Kopie am Start die Top Ten der britischen Charts. Quentin Tarantinos Film brachte nach EDI-Angaben das Wochenend-Rekordeinspiel von 162.857 Pfund in die Kassen des Londoner UCI-Theaters Empire Leicester Square und platzierte sich damit auf Rang zehn.

[15.10.2003] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty... Bei Spiegel Online gibt es ein Interview mit QT...

[14.10.2003] DH meldet...
Quentin Tarantino gave an interview to New Zealand's Aotearoa News to promote "Kill Bill" and was asked about the status of the Vega Bros. movie which appeared dead after comments by Michael Madsen in July but may not be after all - "That's something I always planned on doing, but other projects took precedence. Ten years on , John Travolta's getting older, Michael's getting older. I don't think they'd even want to do it. Not that that's the last hope audiences have of seeing more of Vic or Vincent Vega. There's an idea I have a Pulp Fiction follow-up. Sequels generally suck, so it's nothing I want to rush into. But Bottom line the studio wants it, the fans want it. I'm sure I can compromise somewhere. It'd be my way of apologizing for never getting Vega Brothers off the ground I guess. That way, we could get John, we could get Michael, and we could get Sam and Tim...everyone back. It would be interesting to see whatever happened to Jules and his plans to 'walk the earth'. Hey, just having Michael and John in the same frame would be great. They're great. But that said, I got to write such a thing". QT is confirmed next to do the WW2 flick "Inglorious Bastards" and a potential "Kill Bill" prequel.

[13.10.2003] Bei DH gibt es eine Kritik von Garth... Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Wie erwartet setzte sich "Kill Bill Vol. 1" an die Spitze der US-Charts - mit 22,7 Mio. Dollar Einspiel, einer Bestleistung in der Karriere von Quentin Tarantino. [...]

[11.10.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Gordon Liu...

[10.10.2003] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Alexandra DuPont...
[...] I simply cannot give Vol. 1 an unqualified rave. Will I go see it again? Absolutely. Maybe, as with "The Matrix Reloaded," adjusted expectations will lead to a more merciful second viewing. But I think this is a film that will divide even its geek audience. Pray I'm wrong.

[09.10.2003] Bei CineMovies.fr gibt es mehrere Ausschnitte...

[08.10.2003] AICN zitiert aus einem Interview mit David Carradine...
[...] "Bill wouldn't be in the sequels," Carradine says. "The original concept calls for two sequels, but they're going to be shot quite a bit apart. The children of some of the characters in this pictuire will become the stars of the subsequent movies, but there are also plans for a prequel that would be animated. It would be done with anime, as far as I know. That would take you back and give some of [The Bride's] backstory." "As far as the prequel cartoon and, to a lesser extent, the sequels, these are visons that Tarantino has..." [...]

[07.10.2003] DH meldet...
Irish disk jockey Colin Murray was covering for the normal BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ last week and talked to Quentin Tarantino and Daryl Hannah whilst they were visiting the UK for the KB premiere (Murray is doing a doco about the film). 'Marek' has summed up many of the juicy facts revealed throughout the talk: "Said documentary might be included in the Kill Bill region 2 DVD. This is not confirmed at the moment but was mentioned as a definite possibility. On the first day of filming, Quentin made all the cast and crew wear dresses. When asked to describe Kill Bill, Quentin said it is the type of movie that Clarence from True Romance would like to see. Quentin gave Daryl Hannah loads of videos to watch to help her prepare her for the role. Amongst them was many Japanese Samurai movies and Bruce Lee’s Game of Death (who’s outfit in that movie is used by Uma Thurman for the two people in the world that didn’t realise this) although the only movie he lent to her to feature a character with an eye patch…was a Swedish porn film. Daryl said that although they worked hard, they partied just as hard. She said that Quentin imported some special drink for the cast and crew that she remembers drinking, but doesn’t remember anything after that. Quentin also confirmed some things which most fans probably already know. It took him an entire year to write the final battle scene in Kill Bill and he was determined not to use any Matrix style CGI effects. He wrote two movies at the same time, the other being the unusually titled Inglorious Bastards".

[05.10.2003] Bei CHUD gibt es ein paar sehenswerte Goodies !!!

[03.10.2003] Bei Empire Online gibt es Infos zur "Kill Bill" DVD - direkt von Tarantino...
[...] "I can't imagine a better movie when it comes to great DVD stuff. I'm gonna really play fair as far as the DVD's concerned, you know? We'll come up with separate DVDs for Volume 1 and Volume 2 and I'll do special stuff for each of those. Then we'll come up with a real big version with them both together but I won't repeat the special stuff I put on Volume 1 and Volume 2. I'll do something whole other from that. I might even do some other little movie thing just to go on that special double feature version." [...]

[02.10.2003] Bei CineMovies.fr gibt es 72 Bilder... Bei About.com gibt es ein Interview mit David Carradine... Und bei TNMC gibt es eine eher negative Kritik...
[...] The bottom line is that movie geeks owe it to themselves to go see it. They'll have a blast spotting the incessant references to cult films and stylistic grabs. The more casual movie fan needs to give this some thought though. The squeamish shouldn't bother going at all. I liked enough of it that I'll go see Volume 2 next year but I don't feel right giving it a solid review. Tarantino has done better work. I think he just needs to work more often so that he stays sharp. This movie felt a little soft around the edges like he'd made too many visits to the concession stand while thinking about making it.
By the way, if you do go, make sure to stay through the credits.


[01.10.2003] Bei Latino Review gibt es ein paar neue Bilder... Und bei Blickpunkt:Film gibt es eine Kritik...

[30.09.2003] Die Welt berichtet über die Deutschland-Premiere, die am 1. Oktober in Berlin (Cubix) stattfindet... Bei LDJW gibt es eine positive Kritik (5/5)... DH meldet...
The vivacious Miss Fox is in only a small part of the upcoming Tarantino action epic, but its a flashy scene and she talked about it in great detail the other day to About.Com and the LA press core during the film's west coast junket (SPOILER AHEAD). In regards to her already famous fight with Uma scene, stunts-wise: "We did 95 percent of our scene. There was one part of the scene that I didn’t do and that’s when I go crashing through that glass table. Wasn’t going to happen. Pretty much that and then another rime when she flipped over. I was like, "Why didn’t you guys let me do it?" I don’t know. We pretty much did everything else though". She has only a small part in Volume Two - "I’m just in flashbacks. I’m dead, I’m gone, dude. I’m done. You will see the massacre-what, why and how we came and all that". One role she is keen on though would be Foxy Brown - "I actually would love to do a remake of Foxy Brown and have her involved in it and kick some ass via Foxy Brown style...They’re trying to give it to Halle. I’m like she can’t be Catwoman and Foxy Brown! Share it, now. I think after Kill Bill that maybe they will be a little more receptive and open to me".

[27.09.2003] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles ("... It is a classic. Do not leave till you see the epilogue, if you have to use the restroom. I’m serious, this isn’t just some "trailer" this is a SIGNIFICANT part of the film, that changes everything.") ... Aber AICN bietet noch weitere Kritiken !!!

[23.09.2003] Bei Tarantino.info gibt es das lesenswerte Fangoria-Interview mit QT himself...

[21.09.2003] Die Offizielle Website bietet endlich mehr !!! Und bei AICN gibt es noch einen Schwung neuer Bilder...

[14.09.2003] Bei CS! gibt es ein paar neue Bilder...

[12.09.2003] Bei Nitro Movies gibt es eine "Kill Bill: Volume 1" Kritik (4/5)...
[...] It's an assault on the senses from the start as very early on we learn of the minimal plot and full on violence toward Uma, and see exactly where Quentin wants to take us. Think Crouching Tiger, think The Matrix throw in From Dusk Til Dawn for its anarchic attack of the unexpected and that is just a peppering of what Kill Bill part 1 is going to do to you!
The violence and fight sequences are visually relentless as we see the director take his influences from his 60's and 70's martial arts film (You know the ones where the colour is faded and the lip synch is out, but the fighting is awesome). It is without a doubt his personal homage to the films he holds dear as we see the care he has put into the detail and attention to each move in every frame of film. [...]
Uma et al are great, Part Two will introduce more of the bunch as the first film only really concentrates on the women of the ensemble, but as the film comes to its climax you don't want it to end, but kind of feel it's right to stop there because you can't take too much more of what has just happened! (I hope this makes sense? When you watch it, I think you will agree). The humour is necessary at times and is welcomed when it's effortlessly introduced as we mix up the fighting with the clear use of flashback and character history.
Kill Bill is full on and not for the faint hearted but wow, what a visual treat. You're left wanting more but exhausted from what has just happened. Your senses are numbed but for all the right reasons!
Film fans line up and wait patiently for the cult classic to be...KILL BILL


[11.09.2003] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen neuen "Kill Bill" Trailer !!!

[28.08.2003] Die QT Archives bieten Infos zum "Kill Bill" Soundtrack !!!

[27.08.2003] Bei Latino Review gibt es ein Interview mit Daryl Hannah...
What do you think it’s going to be like? Daryl: Oh my God. The parts that I’ve seen, it wasn’t the parts that I’m in, but parts that I’ve seen of--from the House of Blue Leaves, it’s just stunning, it’s just amazing. It was really really really different from anything I’ve ever seen before because the - Bob Richardson is the cameraman and the camera work is just spectacular and it just floats through this scene and every extra has his own story going on, but it’s not - their own story adds to the whole story and the story doesn’t stop for a fight scene. The story evolves through the fight scenes and grows and changes to you know, it’s hard to explain - its really striking. [...]

[12.08.2003] Bei AICN gibt es eine gemischte Kritik zu "Kill Bill: Volume 1"...

[23.07.2003] Bei Storyboards Inc. gibt es Storyboards aus "Kill Bill: Volume 1"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[22.07.2003] AICN und DH berichten über die San Diego Comic-Con...
[...] Tarantino also touched upon the issue of splitting up "Kill Bill" into two volumes and the good news is for fans, he expects the release of Volume Two to be within three months (at max) of the first film. The reason for the split came from Harvey Weinstein it seems who didn't want to cut anything out and suggested the idea to Tarantino. Soon after he screened the first film and some of the second to Harvey who pretty much pushed the split movie idea and QT liked it so it became a lock.

[16.07.2003] Bei CS! gibt es die offizielle Bestätigung: "Kill Bill" kommt als Zweiteiler !!! Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Quentin Tarantinos neuer Film "Kill Bill", dessen Laufzeit über drei Stunden beträgt, soll nun laut Miramax-Boss Harvey Weinstein in zwei Teilen gezeigt werden. Teil eins soll wie geplant am 10. Oktober in den US-Kinos anlaufen, ein Starttermin für Teil zwei steht noch nicht fest. Dass Weinstein diese Lösung akzeptiert, ist recht ungewöhnlich, zumal er für seine Vorliebe bekannt ist, die zu langen Filme seiner bei ihm unter Vertrag stehenden Regisseure großzügig selbst zu schneiden. Auch zieht die Zweiteilung eine aufwändigere - weil doppelte - Marketingkampagne nach sich, doch erhofft sich Miramax allein durch diese Aktion große Resonanz in den Medien.

[13.07.2003] Harry von IMPAwards.com meldet, dass "Kill Bill" nun evtl. doch als Zweiteiler kommt...

[12.06.2003] Bei IMPAwards.com gibt es das japanische Filmplakat...

[06.06.2003] Tarantino.info liefert ein Zitat von Lucy Liu...
[...] Stunner Lucy Liu is warning sensitive fans to avoid her new movie Kill Bill - because the dramatic violence will make them physically ill. The Charlie's Angels babe stars alongside Uma Thurman in cult director Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited fourth film, and predicts audiences will either flee from the cinema or vomit in their seats when they watch the extreme action - even if she thinks the violence is artistic. She says, "It's so violent. People will leave the movie theatre or get sick in the movie theatre. But there's so much violence that it becomes not numbing, but almost comedic. There's a scene where there's so much violence that the color of the film goes into black and white, so that the blood looks like oil. It's cinematic, it's art. You can take it to a different level, and show what violence is, in such a heightened manner that you don't think of it as violence anymore, you think of it as a language. If you go to Kill Bill, you know there's going to be violence - that's your option."

[24.05.2003] Die BBC sprach mit David Carradine, der einiges ausplauderte... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
"I don't think anybody is ready for how good "Kill Bill" is going to be... I think it's just gonna explode." [...] "Kill Bill" is some of my best work... The other thing is, for the first time for a large audience, I'm not doing an accent or a funny walk or pretending to be somebody else. It was written, really, around me." [...] "Basically I'm doing the Samuel L Jackson part in this movie. I'm just talking my head off, in between killing people." [...]

[27.04.2003] Empire Movies hat einige neue Bilder von David Carradine veröffentlicht !!!

[25.04.2003] CS! meldet...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Interactive president Jim Wilson [...] has had meetings with Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender regarding the video game in development based on this fall's Kill Bill. The game will ship next year. "With four fighting female leads, we thought there's enough there to turn this film into a game franchise," Wilson said.

[12.04.2003] Bei AICN gibt es einige coole, neue Bilder von David Carradine !!!

[26.03.2003] Tarantino.info meldet...
Yes, it is true. "Production I.G." will produce the animated Kill Bill sequences!
"We would like to announce that Production I.G is currently in production for Quentin Tarentino's next film entitled, "Kill Bill." Production I.G will be animating several sequences for the upcoming live-action film.
We are very excited about this project and hope you enjoy it when it is released" - production I.G. [...]


[06.03.2003] Die japanische Offizielle Website bietet nach 20 Mausklicks und der Eingabe von "KILLBILL" einen coolen "Kill Bill"-Teaser... Mit dem Flash-Interface rumzuspielen macht Laune, z.B. "STORY" eingeben oder einfach extrem schnell tippen... ;-)

[03.03.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein neues Bild...

[26.02.2003] AICN räumt auf mit den Gerüchten bzgl. eines "Kill Bill"-Zweiteilers...
[...] I contacted Miramax about this and sources I have close to the production. APPARENTLY and OFFICIALLY the rumor is untrue. KILL BILL will be ONE film released in October 2003. Quentin has addend scenes and Sally Menke is currently editing it all together. SO THERE YA GO, That's Official!!!

[25.02.2003] CS! meldet, dass evtl. ein "Kill Bill"-Zweiteiler entsteht...
Columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith spoke to actor David Carradine about Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Carradine says there might be plans to make it into a double feature.
"Shooting has been going on so long -- with Quentin continuing to write scenes -- that plans are afoot to turn 'Kill Bill' into two 90-minute features that would be released within five weeks of each other," he says. "The first film would end with a cliffhanger, so that everyone would want to see the second half."
Carradine adds that if these plans go through he would have to come back for more filming. "I was called back in January to do an additional scene Tarantino had written, and was back again twice in February. Dividing 'Kill Bill' into two films would mean my returning to the cameras again for some connective tissue."


[18.02.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein nicht ganz offizielles Poster bzw. Magazin-Cover zu "Kill Bill"... Und CS! meldet...
Vivica A. Fox tells columnists Marilyn Beck & Stacey Jenel Smith that Quentin Tarantino's Deadly Vipers in his upcoming Kill Bill should not be confused with Charlie's Angels.
Fox co-stars in the film with Uma Thurman, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine and Lucy Liu, who's in both movies. She declares, "Ours isn't campy. This film is very dark, very raw and very Tarantino. The only similarity it has to 'Charlie's Angels' is they both have chicks kicking ass, but that's where it stops."
Fox, who underwent heavy martial arts training for more than seven months in the United States and Beijing for the flick, is hoping that "Quentin's movie gets critical acclaim. The script was great, the shoot was great."


[17.02.2003] Bei AICN gibt es Infos zur Musik aus dem "Kill Bill" Teaser-Trailer...

[28.01.2003] Bei DH gibt es neue "Braut"-Mode...

[27.01.2003] Bei MTV.com gibt es Artikel zu "Kill Bill"...

[18.01.2003] The Facer hat eine reichlich negative Kritik zu einem Rohschnitt von "Kill Bill" veröffentlicht... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] In general, Kill Bill tells the twisted story of how Uma's character exacts her revenge; she is a fully-trained Kung Fu master, and undergoes a series of episodic conflicts that attempt to resolve the mystery. But much of the "mystery" lies in the way Tarantino has placed the scenes; we jump forward and back, from Uma in a coma (isn't that a Moz song?) to her battling gangs of various pedigree in her quest for Bill, to flashbacks of when she and Bill fought together in China. Does it lead somewhere? Well... sort of. Unlike Memento which toyed with time as a means not only of holding the audience's interest, but also to mirror the state of the protagonist's mindset, this one just jumbles things up as a means of showing you how "cool" Quentin thinks he is. The scene sequence is only partially used a means of building the audience's suspense, and clearly two-thirds of theater goers will exit the film thinking "that was a lot of effort for very little payback." This is not a film with a twist, necessarily, except for the constant baiting of the audience into being confused over whether or not Uma's character is dead or not. [...]

[03.01.2003] Der "Kill Bill" Teaser-Trailer ist online und die Offizielle Website bietet endlich mehr !!! Bei AICN gibt es einen lesenswerten Kommentar dazu...

[19.12.2002] CS! meldet...
Miramax Films today announced that the teaser for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Viviva A. Fox, and Michael Madsen, will make its exclusive debut starting on Friday December 20, 2002 in movies theaters at showings of Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York. [...]
Kill Bill, which is being produced by Lawrence Bender and Tarantino through their A Band Apart production company, is scheduled to be released in theaters in October, 2003.
Additionally, Talk Miramax Books is publishing "Kill Bill," the first novel from Tarantino and Black Label Games is developing, producing, and publishing at least one video game based on Kill Bill.


[23.11.2002] "Kill Bill" Teaser-Trailer !!! Bei AICN gibt es eine detaillierte Beschreibung...

[19.11.2002] Bei AICN gibt es Bilder und einen Bericht vom Set...

[30.10.2002] In den Quentin Tarantino Archives gibt es ein neues Bild von Uma, die sich Vivica Fox zur Brust nimmt...

[19.10.2002] The Flick Spot hat mehrere Bilder veröffentlicht: Quentin & Uma, Uma im Brautkleid, die Killer-Gang und Darryl Hannah mit Augenklappe !!!

[15.10.2002] In den Quentin Tarantino Archives gibt es ein exklusives Interview mit Bo Svenson, der den "Preacher" spielt...

[12.10.2002] DH meldet...
Samuel L. Jackson is set to cameo in the Tarantino flick in a most unusual role - as the infamous 'dead organ player'.

[08.10.2002] The Unofficial Kill Bill Homepage hat 6 neue Set-Bilder veröffentlicht...

[04.10.2002] Bei AICN gibt es eine Presseerklärung, die besagt, dass es "Kill Bill"-Videospiele geben wird... Black Label Games / Vivendi Universal Games (u.a. "Lord of the Rings" und "The Thing") kümmern sich um die Umsetzung... Klingt vielversprechend !!!

[24.09.2002] Die Chicago Sun-Times sprach mit Lucy Liu...
These days Liu is filming the new Quentin Tarantino flick "Kill Bill" with Uma Thurman. Set secrets? "We're all assassins, but I become the queen of the underworld," she says.
Isn't the movie being dubbed as a "revenge fantasy?" Liu confirms, "It's a revenge chick flick, yes. It's going to be a kick-a-- movie. I have a really good feeling about it and I feel really proud." [...]


[23.09.2002] Bei EW.com gibt es einen weiteren Set-Report...

[21.09.2002] CHUD meldet, dass sich RZA vom Wu-Tang-Clan um den Score für "Kill Bill" kümmern wird...
[...] RZA, who will produce, is now working on some retro-styled scene-change themes (also known as "stabs") for the still-lensing film, and will be collaborating on the final score with Metallica skin-thumper Lars Ulrich for some unknown reason.

[14.09.2002] Bei AICN gibt es ein paar wirklich cooooooole Bilder, z.B. Uma im gelben "Trainingsanzug" mit Samurai-Schwert !!!

[10.09.2002] Harry von AICN liefert seinen Abschlussbericht zum Setbesuch...

[03.09.2002] Harry von AICN am Set von "Kill Bill"... "Numero seis"...

[29.08.2002] Harry von AICN am Set von "Kill Bill"... Tag 5...

[28.08.2002] Harry von AICN am Set von "Kill Bill"... Tag 4...

[27.08.2002] Harry von AICN am Set von "Kill Bill"... Tag 3...

[26.08.2002] Harry von AICN berichtet über seinen zweiten Tag am Set...

[25.08.2002] Harry von AICN liefert seinen ersten Set-Bericht...

[22.08.2002] Harry von AICN hat das seltene Glück das Set von "Kill Bill" in China zu besuchen...
[...] Word has it that I’ll be on set to witness some of Uma’s training under Pai Mei - originally it was planned that Quentin would be playing this ancient Chinese master of cruel martial arts... but the enormity of the work necessary in making KILL BILL made him decide to go with... wait for it... almost there... GORDON LIU! One of the original 5 MASTERS OF DEATH! An old school Shaw Brothers’ era Wong Fei Hung! One of the men from 7 MAN ARMY! An original hardcore kung fu star from the Shaw Brothers Empirical Reign as the deities of Martial Arts cinema! I’m jazzed... You see... In addition, I’ll be there for the scene that Pai Mei has with Darryl Hannah’s character... and for those that have read KILL BILL... you know what that means! Hehehe I’ll also get to watch David Carradine kicking Spawn’s ass! That’s right, I’ll be there for Bill’s combat stuff with LaTanya Richardson’s L.F. O’Boyle’s men. Can’t... Wait! To actually watch David Carradine in sword swinging action! How fucking cool does life get? Well it gets cooler actually! [...]

[29.07.2002] QT Archives hat ein weiteres positives Script-Review veröffentlicht...
[...] Now if someone tells you he doesn't like Kill Bill, tell him to shut up and watch Michael Bay films. This is gonna be the opposite of big-budget. Kill Bill is like a collage of Shaw Brothers films and other exploitation flicks all put together, put in a mixer, shaken not stirred, with sugar on top.
I am stopping now, and I'm gonna leave the rest up to your imagination, until you read it yourself. It's great, its epic, its violent, its cool, sexy, sad, crazy and full of Quentin Tarantino. It's both 120% Tarantino and 0.1% Tarantino. But it's a 100% Tarantino, if you know what I mean.


[27.07.2002] Bei Dark Horizons gibt es (zur Abwechslung) ein positives Script-Review...

[19.07.2002] Bei Monkey Peaches gibt es ein Interview mit Quentin Tarantino... Und bei Screenwriters Utopia ein weiteres negatives Script-Review...

[08.07.2002] Bei AICN gibt es neben einem Besetzungs-Update, gar seltsam anmutende Bilder vom Set... Quentin liebt das Besondere... ;-)
[...] Aki Maeda (from BATTLE ROYALE and GAMARA flicks) will not be playing Go Go Yubari in the House of Blue Leaves scene. [...] Turns out that Chiaki Kuriyama (who played Chigusa in BATTLE ROYALE) will be playing Go Go Yubari! [...]

[29.06.2002] Bei Coming Attractions gibt es ein vernichtendes Script-Review...
[...] KILL BILL’s problem is that it has no story, no drive, no narrative thrust. Unlike PULP, which set its interesting characters through mazes of obstacles, KILL BILL has a one-track mind. The subhead of the title should be "How to Murder Your Enemies," because that’s all we see. The entire script is nothing more than, no joke, protracted scenes where the Bride enters a room with a weapon, sees the person she wants to kill, and does. It’s not even like an action film where our hero must battle it out and we get a nice jolt from, say, someone jumping off a roof attached to a water hose. The Bride literally struts into a location and kills thirty guys with a sword. That’s it. Nothing more to it. These scenes are humorlessly and dully violent, with heads decapitated and limbs chopped off, and that whole hip, fatalistic view of death -- it’s just a thing -- seems absurd in this day and age. I guess it would be one thing to see the Bride whup ass a few times set within a story. As a matter of fact, females kicking ass is quite trendy nowadays. KILL BILL takes up the idea that you’ll want to see nothing but the Bride smashing men and women apart. It’s the same scene over and over again, a nightmare of repetition that blissfully orbits the same material in heedless ignorance or defiant hubris. [...]

[28.06.2002] Bei AICN gibt es einen Set-Report...
[...] I was recently an extra in the House of Blue Leaves segment. We spent a week filming and let me say that from what we've seen this film is going to be something special, certainly not Pulp Fiction 2 or a rehash of Quentin's earlier work. The scenes we shot were almost entirely dialogue free, and the dialogue we did hear was in Japanese (from Uma). [...]
Basically over the week we filmed Lucy Liu (O'ren ishii) and her gang (the Crazy 88's) entering the rest while waiters and waitresses seved patrons at the tables and a floor full of people dance the the Japanese Girl Punk Band The 5,6,7,8's (who are featured prominately) in the film. [...]


[27.06.2002] Bei AICN gibt es "Kill Bill"-Infos von David Carradine...
[...] Quentin it seems is also planning two animated feature films using characters from KILL BILL. Here's what David told Paul:
"There is also going to be a movie about Bill's backstory that Quentin is planning. But it's not live action, it's a cartoon. He's doing one about the Uma Thurman character, and also doing one about Bill's background. When he was a little kid, Bill went to Japan and started studying with the greatest samurai warrior alive today. And he takes the whole course, and towards the end of it, the master realizes that Bill is a consummately evil person, without moral compunctions, and kicks him out. And when he kicks him out, he goes to China and studies with the evil Chinese Kung Fu master. It's always turning emotions upside down and totally surprising you."
In regards to the training, Cullum and FILTER magazine have David talking about stretching,wu shu training, samurai training,weight lifting, cardiovascular stuff. All this under the watchful eyes of Wu Ping and Sonny Chiba. Carradine also confirms that Sonny Chiba will be playing the swordmaker / swordmaster that kicked Bill out, and that Quentin will be playing the evil Pei Mei as well. And that there is minimal wirework. In additional casting Carradine says that Michael Madsen is there, Michael Parks is playing an ol sheriff, basically the exact same character he played in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. Mike Bowen is in the film as the orderly in the hospital that Uma is in a coma for several years. [...]


[14.06.2002] Bei AICN gibt es zwei Spy-Reports...
[...] Uma, Carradine, and the rest of the bunch have been spotted around town, especially at Sanlitun (the bar street in Beijing). A few of my Japanese friends are going to be extras in a bar fight scene that will be set in Japan, but filmed here. The crew is filming at the Beijing Film Studio. A Chinese friend of mine interviewed the director three months ago, and he said that Kill Bill will be the largest jump in action movies since The Birth of a Nation. Also expect Gordon Liu to appear somewhere in the film, as the director also flew down to Shanghai in March to sign him up. [...]
Filming overall is set to begin June 15th and the Blue Leaves sequence is scheduled to begin lensing on the 19th and last for 5 days. [...] We were told that our scenes will feature alot of fighting and that Darryl and Uma are currently training hard with Yuen for a real kick ass fight, while Michael Madsen and Lucy Liu are scheduled to arrive about 3-4 days before cameras actually roll. [...]


[21.05.2002] Bei TNMC gibt es ein Script-Review...
[...] What's missing from this script is quite simple. No Samuel L. Jackson scene-stealing character and drugs. Both were a usual fixture of Quentin's world, but they've disappeared this time around. Could it mark a growing-up in his writing? Perhaps. Time will tell. No sitting around a table or watching TV scene filled with dialogs. None of that happens in Kill Bill. Kind of strange but the 21st Century version of QT is definitely fascinating. Nine years after his tour de force, we'll finally witness a different side of his cinematic vision. It's easy to guess that I'm not the only one who can't wait to see Kill Bill.

[20.03.2002] Sponichi hat das erste Bild von Uma Thurman am Set...

[23.04.2002] FilmFour.com meldet, dass Tarantino einen Roman zu "Kill Bill" geschrieben hat, der im nächsten Herbst bei Talk Miramax Books veröffentlicht werden soll...
[...] Tarantino says Kill Bill is a "cinematic novel" and explains: "I'm moving away from screenplay format, keeping what I do like of the form and throwing away what I don't. I write tons of prose. It's all about the page, it's the writer in me."
Jonathan Burnham, president of Talk Miramax Books, says it is an extraordinary fictional debut.
"Tarantino is a stunning storyteller with a gift for dialogue that burns up the page as much it does the screen. Kill Bill is dark and brilliantly funny," he said.


[08.04.2002] Hollywood Reporter meldet...
Vivica A. Fox, Michael Jai White and LaTanya Richardson are in advanced negotiations to appear in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Kill Bill," set for a summer production start. Fox ("Two Can Play that Game") will play Vernita, joining Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu and headliner Uma Thurman as a team of assassins out to get the eponymous Bill. White ("Exit Wounds") is up for the role of Alburt, and Richardson (TV's "100 Centre Street") will play L.F. O'Boyle. David Carradine is set to play the title character, Bill. He replaces Warren Beatty, who bowed out. (HR 3/28). The film originally was scheduled to begin production in summer 2001 but was postponed because of Thurman's pregnancy. She will play a character called the Bride, who is shot on her wedding day and slips into a long coma. When she awakes, she vows to get revenge on her assassin/employer, Bill, whom she holds responsible.

[02.04.2002] AICN weiss, welche Rolle Tarantino in "Kill Bill" spielt...
[...] In the script, there is a character named Pai Mei. In fact, there's a chapter in the film called "The Cruel Tutelage Of Pai Mei." The 150 year old sole survivor of the White Lotus Clan, Pai Mei is an astonishing martial arts master who takes on The Bride (Uma Thurman) at the request of Bill (David Carradine). As Bill says, "He is Nietzsche's psalm personified. If Pai Mei doesn't kill you, he will make you stronger." The Bride goes through a gruelling ordeal as he reshapes her into something deadly, and it's one of the most memorable sequences of the film. The original plan was for Yuen Wo Ping himself to play the role. As they started work on pre-production in earnest, though, Pai Mei took Quentin aside to explain to him that he wouldn't be able to play the role. "You need me to train your actors," he told Quentin, "and if I'm going to play the role, I'll have to go into training myself. That won't do you any good."
Heartbroken, Quentin started searching for another Asian actor to play the role, someone who carried the same iconic power as Master Wo Ping, but kept coming up short. Finally, during one of their meetings, it was Master Wo Ping who suggested to Quentin, "You know, you should play the role yourself." [...]


[28.03.2002] Bei AICN gibt es einen überschwenglichen Kommentar zu folgender Hollywood Reporter-Meldung...
After talks that went back and forth for several months, Warren Beatty has elected not to star in the title role of Miramax's "Kill Bill" for writer-director Quentin Tarantino. "I really want to work with Quentin, and the script is terrific, but the part has grown, and the schedule and locations for me would now take so much more time than originally planned that I'm just not going to be able to do it," Beatty said. Sources have confirmed that David Carradine is in negotiations to take on the role in the film. Carradine is repped by his agent Tom Chasen and manager Gayle Max. Beatty is repped by CAA.

[20.03.2002] Bei MonkeyPeaches gibt es ein Transcript von einem Interview mit Quentin Tarantino, in dem dieser u.a. über das Drehbuch und die Action-Sequenzen plaudert...

[05.03.2002] Moviehole sprach mit Michael Madsen, der u.a. etwas über seine Rolle in "Kill Bill" erzählte...
"My name is Budd and I live in a trailer park in Texas... I've been working on the scenes with Quentin for a few months now... I’m Bill’s little brother... And let’s just say Bud’s dangerous."

[24.01.2002] Roger Friedman berichtet für FOXNews.com...
[...] Tarantino told me over the weekend that the entire cast of Kill Bill - including Warren, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Michael Madsen - will be required to go into training to learn martial arts.
Quentin said the movie is now in pre-production. He's been waiting for Uma to give birth to her second child with Ethan Hawke. Good news: The baby boy was born last week, and now Tarantino is counting the minutes until Uma can join the training sessions.
In the meantime, Tarantino told me he's hired a female foil for Uma in this tale of a prostitute who seeks revenge on her enemies. None other than Daryl Hannah will be kicking and cussing with Uma in battle scenes.
Woo-ping Yuen - acclaimed for his work on The Matrix and Crouching Tiger - is choreographing the fight scenes. [...]


[23.01.2002] AICN meldet, dass Daryl Hannah - spielte die Replikantin Pris in "Blade Runner" - mitspielen wird... Ihr Kommentar...
"I've got to be in killer shape, doing karate, swordfighting and all kinds of things in Quentin's movie..."

[12.01.2002] Bei AICN gibt es ein Kommentar zur letzten Meldung von Coming Attractions und mehr...
[...] The plan as stated here when I talked to Quentin was to begin major combat training with his actresses in March, start shooting in June, handle post with a hopeful debut at Cannes 2003, begin shooting on GLORIOUS BASTARDS late summer/early fall 2003 for release that following year. Somewhere in the Fall of 2003 sometime he'll probably release KILL BILL (I'm hoping for a Summer 2003). [...]

[11.01.2002] Coming Attractions hat Infos zu den Charakteren in "Kill Bill"...
1. We're told the character of The Bride (Uma Thurman) is pregnant with child when she's thrusted into the coma, thus losing the child.
2. Michael Madsen's character is called Budd (also known as "Sidewinder"), who also happens to be Uma's brother in the picture.
3. Our scooper has been led to believe that the Billy Idol song White Wedding will be the film's intro tune.
4. Patricia Arquette will either be playing Elle Driver or Vernita Green.
5. American Pie's Jason Biggs is up for a role.
[...] Madsen is signed and sealed. Beatty has the script now and likes it but he has a hard time signing onto projects. And Biggs will be playing Bill's son. The announcements are in no rush since shooting won't start for a couple of weeks so Uma can have her baby. Quentin is really gun ho about this and especially after Uma tested.


[30.12.2001] AsiaAICN meldet...
My friend has translated the shooting script for "Kill Bill" into Japanese for actor/martial artist Sonny Chiba, and has said that the plot COMPLETELY ROCKS!! Mr. Tarantino expects to start shooting in Japan sometime next June, with additional shoots in HK, Mexico, Austin Texas, and the USA also taking place next year with Uma Thurman (as THE assassin), Warren Beatty (as Bill), and a supporting cast of Tarantino regulars.

[14.09.2001] Bei AICN gibt es ein Script-Review...


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