Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 by David Chen
Was I the only person that was somewhat disappointed when they first found out that Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill epic would be split into two films? Of course, the split certainly helped Miramax recoup their considerable investment in the film, but Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 always felt like two halves of a whole, rather than independent films (probably because they were originally intended to be one). Tarantino apparently felt the same way, and many months ago, he announced the upcoming DVD, Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (Amazon link to the unavailable product here), which would reunite the two films into the original, single film that debuted at Cannes. Of course, like many of the projects that Tarantino talked about, as the weeks and months flew by, I started to lose faith that such a project would actually come to pass.
Now, according to Tarantino.info, it seems like we might actually get the version of Kill Bill that Quentin always wanted for us. As you may imagine, Tarantino has been busy with a little project called Inglourious Basterds, but Tarantino claims that the longer version is still on the way. Not only that, there’s going to some extra content on the DVD:
We’ve actually added some things to it. We did a whole little chapter that I wrote and designed for the animated sequence, that we never did, because we figured, back when it was gonna be one big movie, it was going to be too long, so we didn’t do it. So when we were talking about re-releasing it, they asked is there anything you can put in, and I said no I put everything in there, but… there’s one sequence that we wouldn’t even have to shoot! So we got together with Production IG and did it, and it’s really cool. So it’s this little seven minute sequence, it’s really cool, it’s in the O-Ren chapter.
Tarantino.info also has an interesting breakdown about the differences in the uncut film, courtesy of Empire. With all these changes, plsu the new footage, I think the film will feel significantly different, and I’m looking forward to the newer and hopefully quintissential Kill Bill experience that this DVD might bring with it.
Discuss: Would any of you still buy Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair?