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KILL BILL VOL. 1 (2003)

KILL BILL VOL. 1 <span>(2003)</span> artwork

KILL BILL VOL. 1 (2003)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 106

Release dates 09/10/2003

BBFCInsight Contains frequent, strong, bloody violence and very strong language

Director(s) Quentin Tarantino

Cast includes Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Michael Jai White, Gordon Liu, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sonny Chiba, Samuel L. Jackson, Bo Svenson, Quentin Tarantino (voice)

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KILL BILL VOL. 1 is a drama about a woman’s quest for revenge against the people who tried to kill her. The film is rated 18 and contains frequent, strong bloody violence and very strong language.

The violence in the film is very bloody, very frequent and at times very detailed. Examples include a fight sequence between two women, which includes a long strangulation section and culminates with a knife thrown into one woman’s chest, with a clear, bloody impact. The heroine bites a man’s tongue, before slicing his Achilles tendon with a knife in close-up and slamming his head repeatedly against a metal door. A section of the film is animated and this part contains a good deal of exaggerated bloody violence, with huge fountains of blood pouring from injuries. In one scene, a young woman asks a man if he wants to have sex with her and then stabs him in the stomach, spilling his guts all over the floor. Another woman decapitates a man with a sword, sending a huge blood-spurt up into the air, blood pouring from his neck. The film’s climactic scene is a fight in a night-club, where the heroine takes on a huge number of armed adversaries, lopping off heads, arms and legs, with lots of blood and gore. The scene is long and the violence is non-stop. In addition to the amputations, an eye is plucked out and nails are embedded in a character’s neck, all with exaggerated blood effects.

The film contains two uses of very strong language (‘c**t’). The first occurs when a nurse talks about the body of a comatose woman he has been renting out for sex. He says “The little c**t’s a spitter”. Later, the heroine refers to the attempt on her life, saying “I could see the faces of the c**ts who did this to me”. There are also several uses of strong language (‘f**k’ and ‘motherf**ker’).

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD

Details

Title
KILL BILL VOL. 1
Also known as
KILL BILL VOL1,KILL BILL,KILL BILL: VOLUME 1
Year
2003
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment,Front Row TV Ltd,Buena Vista International UK
Classified date(s)
09/07/2004
Main language
English
Other languages
Japanese
BBFC reference
AZF182527

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