This September, The Loft Cinema celebrates the wild world of Quentin Tarantino with special screenings of all eight of his groundbreaking feature films, as well as one of his “screenplay only” films. Click here to view the schedule
“With the Kill Bill saga, Tarantino brings delicious sin back to movies - the thrill you get from something down, dirty and dangerous.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The fury of The Bride knows no limits as she seeks assassins, betrayers, and scumbags for a fate worse than death. She’s not just a woman wronged, she’s a mother with empty arms, and somebody’s gonna pay. Nothing quite like Tarantino’s electric/eclectic love letter to genre cinema has ever hit the screen before.
In Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Tarantino pays bloody tribute to grindhouse trash from the ‘60s and ‘70s, specifically Hong Kong action flicks and Spaghetti Westerns, with this blackly comic, ultra-violent tale of cold betrayal and brutal revenge. Four years after taking a bullet to the head at her own wedding (courtesy of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, aka “DiVAS”), The Bride (Uma Thurman) emerges from a coma and decides it’s payback time … with a vengeance! Soon she’s suited up, swinging a samurai sword and hunting down her mysterious former boss, Bill (David Carradine), and his lovely but deadly DiVAS (played by Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox), culminating in a crazed, over-the-top showdown that must be seen to be believed. Originally intended as one very long epic action flick, Tarantino eventually split the Kill Bill saga into two parts, ending Vol .1 with a humdinger of a cliffhanger leading to the resolution of the tale in Vol. 2, which was released to theatres six months later. (Dir. by Quentin Tarantino, 2003, USA, in English, Japanese and French with subtitles, 111 min., Rated R) Digital
In Kill Bill, Vol. 2, Tarantino completes the gore-splattered quest for revenge begun by The Bride in Vol. 1. Having already crossed two names from her Death List, The Bride returns with a vengeance and takes aim at Budd, aka “Sidewinder” (Michael Madsen), and eye patch-wearing Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. As in all good revenge flicks, the action leads to an ultimate confrontation with Enemy #1, in this case, the ever-elusive Bill (David Carradine), The Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution! Will The Bride finally be able to get some satisfaction and at long last … “Kill Bill?” (Dir. by Quentin Tarantino, 2004, USA, in English, Japanese and French with subtitles, 137 min., Rated R) Digital