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Kill Bill news 2005

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives

This is an archive of all of our news coverage related to Kill Bill from 1/1/05 till 12/31/05.

Tarantino talks Kill Bill redux (Dec 21)

Quentin Tarantino finally reveals some info on the planned re-release of Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2, which he plans to get out to selected theaters next year. He sais "I want to cut the whole movie together like one big epic with an intermission in the middle like a 60s film. It'll be coming out in theatres. I've been holding off because I've been working on it for so long that I just wanted a year off from Kill Bill and then I'll do the big supplementary DVD package."

Source: IO.ie

Kill Bill rocks stunt awards (Sep 27)

Tarantino rocked the World Stunt Awards again. The Taurus award 2005 in the categories "Best Fight" and "Overall best stunt by a woman" went to Kill Bill Volume 2. It was also nominated for "Best Stunt Coordinator". On top of all that, Quentin Tarantino was given the "Honorary award for Best Action Movie Director". According to the Taurus Awards, TWSA executive producer Mitch Geller said, "Quentin Tarantino's work with the Kill Bill films, solidified him as one of today's best action directors making him the perfect choice for the Taurus Action Movie Director of the Year award. He has consistently shown an ability to learn from the stunt teams on his many films and has expressed a genuine interest in the field of stunt work." - Source: worldstuntawards.com

German release date for Kill Bill Special Edition (Jun 20)

A surprising visit to the German Amazon page reveals an interesting date for a Kill Bill Volume 2 Special Edition at a price of 21,99 Euros (Volume 1 can not be sold at Amazon.de because in Germany it got a Restricted rating). Amazon lists this Region 2 edition for September 22 this year. That sounds interesting. I'll keep you updated. Click here to pre-order from Amazon.de

Kill Bill for Playstation Portable (Mar 17)

According to Cinescape, Disney's Home Video section plans to release a view of their films on the UMD Format, which is used for Playstation's Portable the PSP. The Titles are Kill Bill Volume 1, Hero and others. The price is supposed to be over 20 dollars

More on Kill Bill uncut, Bastards, etc (Mar 14)

As the day goes to an end, there is more to report on this entire Tarantino news flash from England. Now The Sun has a nice follow up to all those stories. To sum up: QT likes to make 15 more years of movies; he will release the 4 hour Kill Bill, probably with the new out-of-Miramax/Disney company and yes, he's still writing Inglorious Bastards.

Quentin said: "Thank you very, very much and I hope to give you at least 15 more years of movies that hopefully will get your d*** hard just as much as the first ones. I'm not going to be this old guy that keeps cranking them out. My plan is to have a theatre by that time in some small town and I will be the manager - this crazy old movie guy. I've made enough money that nobody even needs to show up at the theatre. It's just having something to do. I will make little speeches before each movie. That sounds like a pretty cool life."

Before the ceremony Quentin spoke to the Sun Online about the best films released in 2004. "This has been one of my favourite years for movies for a long time, although not for anything that got nominated at the Academy Awards for the most part. As much as I liked Million Dollar Baby and The Aviator, there were movies I loved. Shaun Of The Dead was my favourite film of last year and I'm not just saying that because (director) Edgar Wright is standing next to me. I also think it is the best British movie made in the last seven years, since The Crying Game, and maybe the best British movie about young people right now I've ever seen. My second favourite movie of the year was The Passion Of The Christ. I'm actually in the writers' branch of the Academy, but I wanted to switch over to the directors' branch so I could vote for Mel Gibson to win an Oscar. I think The Passion Of The Christ is one of the most magnificent directing jobs I've seen in my life. I hadn't seen a movie bring back the imagery of silent cinema until that film. I also loved Before Sunset, The Incredibles, Team America, OldBoy, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies."

And all of Quentin's fans will be pleased to know that he is putting his most recent movie Kill Bill, released in two parts, back together. He told The Sun: "It will be Kill Bill the Japanese version - the four hour movie all together with an intermission in the middle. It will probably be the first release from Miramax's new company, first at cinemas and then on DVD. It will also probably get a higher age rating. We had to cut it when Miramax was part of Disney but now we can do whatever the fuck we want."

Tarantino also revealed that his next movie will be Inglorious Bastards, his long-awaited pet project about a platoon of World War II soldiers trapped behind enemy lines. "I've been kicking back and now I'm getting ready to start working again, and I'm at the very beginning of writing the script for Inglorious Bastards"

Source: The Sun Online

Disney blocking integral Kill Bill? (Mar 12)

Ever wondered where the promised edited-together, full-length, 4-hour version of Kill Bill is? There are several reasons that might delay this release. And I just discovered one that seems very fitting: Miramax (the distribution company Quentin Tarantino has a contract with, including both Kill Bill Volumes) is owned by the Disney Company, which is one of the largest entertainment companies and has a family-friendly policy. That's important, because what happens if Tarantino edits both Volumes together and includes the Japanese scenes? Correct, no more R-Rating. And Disney would probably block Weinstein's Miramax Films from releasing an NC-17 rated film, because that would - now were back with the family-friendly company thing - violate Disney's image as the Mickey Mouse company.

I discovered that while reading a very interesting article in the Hollywood Reporter, about Harvey Weinstein's battle for independence (he plans on going separate ways with Disney). Consider also, Disney has close ties with the MPAA, and there you have a quote from the article: "(if Miramax would split from Disney...) Conceivably, no longer part of an MPAA signatory company, the Weinsteins could even release a planned NC-17 version of Quentin Tarantino's merged action epic Kill-Bill-Vols. 1 and 2." Read the entire article here (very interesting read). Considering this, there might be more than "QT lazyness" to the delay of the "Integral Version" of Kill Bill.

Pai Mei NECA toy figure (Feb 27)

NECA Toys plans another release in their Kill Bill 7" toy series: Pai Mei. Check out THIS LINK to see a picture of it. That's it for today :-)

Kill Bill rocks Golden Schmoes awards (Feb 25)

Moviewebsite joblo.com held the annual Golden Schmoe awards and Kill Bill won in 4 categories. Kill Bill: Volume II: 4 wins (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music).

  • Best Director: Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill Volume 2)
  • Best Actress: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill Volume 2)
  • Best Supporting Actor: David Carradine (Kill Bill Volume 2)
  • Best Music in a movie: Kill Bill Volume 2