Quentin Tarantino Talks Changes and Additions for Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

Well we’ve been hearing about it for years, but I think a lot of us have long since given up waiting for Quentin Tarantino’s definitive combined cut of Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2. Now that Inglourious Basterds is in production, it’s probably going to be at least another year before QT even has a chance to sit down and think about releasing the so-called “Whole Bloody Affair”, but the good news is that it’s still there, somewhere in the back of his mind.

In a recent interview with The Quentin Tarantino Archives, he said that there is actually some new material being added in the form of a new 7-minute anime sequence, described as “The O-Ren Chapter”. This confirms what Uma Thurman said last year about it. On top of that, however, there are also a number of small changes/additions that are being made to Kill Bill Vol. 1. (These are also reportedly in the Japanese uncut version of the film.)

  • Klingon proverb quote replaced with a dedication to Master Filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku
  • House of Blue Leaves fight in colour, much more blood and gore
  • Anime scenes are gorier
  • Sofie Fatale loses more limbs
  • No “baby” cliffhanger ending
  • Short (music-accompanied) intermission between two parts

For a more detailed comparison, check out Movie-Censorship.com. Anyway, it sounds like QT will be dangling this over our heads just a little bit longer. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.

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  • Awesomeman

    WHO CARES!!!

  • I CARE!

  • ME TOO. The animated sequences were awesome so I’d love to see a new one.

  • cronenfly

    me three!

  • meh. this is easily my least favorite tarantino flick. i enjoyed the movie enough when i saw it in theaters, i don’t think i need to see it again. it’s no death proof.

  • It’s probably my least favorite too, but my least favorite QT movie is better than 95% of anything else out there. I do wish this would come about, but QT churns out a film about once every two years and with all the stuff swirling around in his head and all of the tidbits he “leaks” out of his mouth, it’s a wonder anything ever gets done at all.

  • Laserbeard

    Don’t kill yourself waiting for something extra that wasn’t good enough the first time around.
    Treat yourself right and pick up a Lone Wolf and Cub flick.

  • Laserbeard

    I recommend Lone Wolf and Cub “Baby Cart on the River Styx”. Watch it without taking notes, like QT did.

  • Paul Andrews

    Kill Bill 1 & 2 were really poor in my opinion. QT has this inbuilt get-out clause; when the acting is really bad in one of his films everyone says ‘yeah but it’s meant to be like that – don’t you get it ?’. Well I for one don’t. Yes, Pulp Fiction and Res Dogs were genius, but they were 14 years ago ! The guy is running on fumes.
    Sorry all you QT lovers.