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Blu-ray review: Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2

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Provided the lack of extras and the presence of the tamer R-rated cut of Volume 1 don’t deter you, both volumes of Kill Bill have been well-served on Blu-ray. In an ideal world, the Weinstein Company would have released the combined cut of both films, entitled “The Whole Bloody Affair” (which also includes the House of Blue Leaves fight scene in colour and the violence deleted from the R-rated version), in high definition by now. Given that they have yet to even release it on DVD, however, it looks like this is going to be the best we’ll get for some time, and really, we could do a hell of a lot worse.

Now that Quentin Tarantino’s B-movie epic has finally surfaced in high definition, I’ve done double duty and reviewed the Blu-ray releases of both volumes of Kill Bill at once.

 
Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 10:01 PM | Comments: 6
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | Reviews

 
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Universal holds the rights to the Japanese version. Weinstein couldn't release it if they wanted to. Universal could release that version in Japan, but not America.

Posted by: pixelcide, October 3, 2008 3:47 PM

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Weinstein do, however (or so I’m told), own The Whole Bloody Affair.

Posted by: Whiggles, October 3, 2008 5:58 PM

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oh yeah. my mistake, they do The Whole Bloody Affair.

Kind of doubt they'll ever release that one. If they ever do, they'll have to split it up into two discs since its like 5 hours long.

Posted by: pixelcide, October 3, 2008 8:36 PM

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Correct me if I'm wrong but Japan is Code A, right? If Universal some day decides to release their version in Japan everybody owning a code A player is able to watch it.
Considering the fact that Universal only releases all-regiond discs that doesn't really matter though. Just hoping they'll release it soon. Both parts (Kill Bill 2 is also slightly different in asia).

Posted by: Peter von Frosta, October 6, 2008 3:19 PM

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The problem with any Japanese release is the subtitles will need turned on and off just like the DVD edition and that was a pain....The alternative is watching the entire movie with the subtitles on.

Still if it was released i would buy it in an instant.

Posted by: FoxyMulder, October 6, 2008 11:00 PM

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I had serious problems understanding that southern gibberish anyway and I need the subs anyway.

Posted by: Peter von Frosta, October 7, 2008 5:41 PM

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