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Old 08-12-04, 01:08 PM
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Is something hidden on Kill Bill 2?

from E! Online:

REUNITED: Quentin Tarantino fans can now see both volumes of his Kill Bill movies as they were originally intended after the director spliced both films into one long epic and included it on the DVD release for Kill Bill: Vol. 2, out this week.
Old 08-12-04, 01:11 PM
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I think E! Online needs to lay off the weed.
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Very strange indeed.
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Re: Is something hidden on Kill Bill 2?

Originally posted by E! Online
as they were originally intended
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What's funny about that? They were originally meant to be one movie. As the reviewer on this site speculates, "Was it a blatant cash grab to engender two separate theatrical releases and a forthcoming tidal wave of lucrative double-punch DVD releases?" No one will probably ever get a straight answer as to why it actually was split into two.

I'll ask a dumb question and answer it myself. Is there any truth to this? He seems quirky enough to do this except I think the size would really compromise the picture and sound on 1 disk. Plus I think it's confirmed that they are planning to re-release this later in the theaters and on DVD as one movie.

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Originally posted by Jason Bovberg
I think E! Online needs to lay off the weed.
Old 08-12-04, 02:48 PM
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Man, I've done my fair share of weed this week , and it's not on there... No way, no how.
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Just tape your 2 DVDs together. It's a flipper, but hey it's all on one disc.
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I think someone at E! read the reuters news blurb while surfing porn.

"Kill Bill" DVD makes two films one
Wed 11 August, 2004 22:04

By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Quentin Tarantino has one lament about splitting his "Kill Bill" movies into Volumes I and II. It sacrificed actress Uma Thurman's shot at winning awards this past season in Hollywood.

But this week the DVD for "Kill Bill Vol. II" hit retail shelves, and for the first time -- excluding special screenings at the film's release last April -- the director's fans can see both movies the way they were meant to be seen: as one.

"The only thing that was lost from splitting the movie in half is, I think, we could have done better during the awards time," Tarantino told Reuters. "It would have been pretty hard for Uma not to have been nominated for best actress."

"Vol. I" lacked the emotional and dramatic scenes that normally win award votes in Hollywood, and because it was released in the fall of 2003, it was the only one of the two that qualified for last year's awards-season race.

The "Kill Bill" movies have been described in many ways -- kung fu movies, action flicks, revenge tales, spaghetti westerns. There is no doubt that, as one, they are epic.

Thurman portrays "The Bride," a one-time trained assassin who awakes from a coma after an attempt to murder her fails. Her former employer, Bill (David Carradine), put out the kill contract, and throughout "Vol. I," she fights her way through her former colleagues to get back at Bill.

"Vol. II" goes deeper into the reasons behind The Bride's motivation for vengeance.

As one movie, the two segments would have lasted longer than four hours, making it too long for commercial theatrical release. Tarantino understands the one film had to be cut in two, and he still thinks doing so was the best move to make.

"The average person, going to see a movie on Friday or Saturday, doesn't want to sit down for more than two and one-half hours," he said.

With the DVD, of course, fans can hit the pause button. With the two DVDs, they can take an intermission break and go outside to practice their own kung fu moves.

"Kill Bill Vol. 1" DVDs and videos sold 2 million units on their first day, according to the movie's backers at Miramax Films, a unit of The Walt Disney Co.

Tarantino said fans were watching the DVD during the day and going to see Vol. II in theatres the same evening.

The "Vol. II" DVD has few of the extra features that are typically loaded onto DVDs, Tarantino said, because so much of what was shot made it into the movie.

The one deleted scene that made the DVD is a fight sequence between Carradine and martial arts expert Michael Jai White ("Spawn"). Also on the DVD is a "making of the movie" featurette.

Now that it's over, the director said he doesn't yet know what he will do next. He said he will likely do more big, epic, films like "Kill Bill" but he won't try to replicate it.

"The only thing I know is: I just climbed Mount Everest. It was the hardest I ever worked on anything; I don't know if I want to climb Mount Everest" again, he said.
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This must have been the confusing line:

But this week the DVD for "Kill Bill Vol. II" hit retail shelves, and for the first time -- excluding special screenings at the film's release last April -- the director's fans can see both movies the way they were meant to be seen: as one.
I assume he meant you can watch one right after the other.
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Originally posted by gbub
This must have been the confusing line:



I assume he meant you can watch one right after the other.
That's how I read it too. Even so, I do wonder if the cannes screening wasn't shorter overall.
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A third vote for "That was a very poorly constructed statement that actually meant you can watch both discs."

Awards? Outside of MTV, is QT serious?! Now it's my turn:
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I really doubt that this type of movie would get an Oscar for best actress.
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Originally posted by emhello
I really doubt that this type of movie would get an Oscar for best actress.
No sh*t.
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I don't think Thurman is likely to get a nomination, but I wouldn't be surprised if David Carradine was nominated for Supporting Actor.
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I wouldn't be completely shocked if Carradine was nominated, and while I think she could be deserving of an award, I would be completely floored if the Academy decides to nominate Thurman.
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Carradine and Thurman both deserve nominations if you ask me. Sadly , i doubt either will get one.
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I think splitting the movie in two hurt its chances at awards like Picture and Director, but considering Carradine's only seen in volume 2 and considering volume 2 has Uma's most emotional and powerful scenes, I think both of them could still be nominated--though it will be very unlikely. I just don't think this particular spring-release movie will be remembered by awards season.
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Every time I open this thread I think someone's found an easter egg...oops...sorry
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Golden Globe nominations
2003
Cate Blanchett in Veronica Guerin
Scarlett Johansson in Girl With a Pearl Earring
Nicole Kidman in Cold Mountain
Charlize Theron in Monster
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill (Vol. 1)
Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen
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Originally posted by jjanik
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Golden Globe nominations
golden globes are a far cry from the oscars.
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Originally posted by jkester
golden globes are a far cry from the oscars.
Yeah, they actually nominate and award good movies.
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You never know. Kathy Bates got that Oscar for Misery, and that was hardly Merchant-Ivory fare.

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