Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Monday, 9go!, 9.30pm, MA15+ (2003)
From the sledgehammer edits and the stately dialogue to the shocking humour and cool-as-you-like tunes, the first volume of Quentin Tarantino’s two-pronged, East par meets-West martial arts buffet is cinema excellence. Uma Thurman is a sight to behold as the lanky beauty who vows vengeance – after four years in a coma – upon former cohorts the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and their boss Bill
(David Carradine) for the massacre of her bridal party. Tarantino snowballs a monumental orgy of limb-lopping violence into a piece of art that is simply aweinspiring. Also stars Vivica A. Fox, Daryl
Hannah and Lucy Liu.