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Kill Bill - Volume 1 [UMD for PSP]
Kill Bill - Volume 1
UMD for PSP
Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 51min


     

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Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Quentin Tarantino, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Miramax
Format: UMD for PSP - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/19/2005
Original Release Date: 10/10/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/2003
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 51min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

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Movie Reviews

There are three subtitle modes
47FOX | Nevada | 05/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Actually there are two subtitles, full english captioning and just the translated subtitles, the modes are Subtitle Off, Engligh 1, and English 2.

And the aspect ratio is actually letterboxed in 2.35:1 instead of the standard PSP widescreen, so I don't know what is being misprepresented. I've heard more people complain that it is in its original widescreen and not formatted to fill the PSP screen (Spider-Man 2 for example actually was cropped from 2.35:1 down to the PSP's screen size).

This is a great UMD, it has great looking animated menus, it actually HAS a scene selection menu, and it has extras too, a Making Of video and music videos. Compared to the rest of the UMD pack this disc is a feature packed jewel."
Worth it
K. Michals | Colorado | 04/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shop around and find a good price, its not hard, with a brand new format that is just getting off the ground I don't think $20 is highway robbery. I remember the days when DVDs cost a lot more than they do today, once the market picks up steam and PSPs become more prevalent prices will go ever lower.

I picked Kill Bill up today and I love it. The transfer is flawless, the action is so crisp and clean on PSP its just beautiful, even in the middle of the craziest action, no artifacting in sight. The audio is excellent as well. I can copy movies onto a memory stick but they won't hold a candle to this in terms of anything.

This is very well done UMD: nice animated menus, subtitles, scene selections, a "Making Of" video as well as some music videos by the 5,6,7,8's. An excellent addition to your PSP collection!"
She is gonna kill Bill
E. A Solinas | MD USA | 07/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Kill Bill" was either a disaster-in-the-making or a one of a kind hit -- a sprawling revenge flick that had to be cut in two and released separately. But director Quentin Tarantino serves up entertainingly mindless gore and twisted thrills in "Kill Bill Volume 1," a salute to homages.

Tragedy strikes the Bride (Uma Thurman) on her wedding day: The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (DiVAS) attacks and slaughters the guests, the groom, and wounds the very pregnant Bride herself. Her former boss/lover Bill (David Carradine) finishes the bloodbath by shooting the Bride in the head. But despite his efforts, she isn't dead.

A few years later, the Bride wakes to find that she has been in a coma for a few years, and has been being used as a sex toy for rent. After recovering enough to move, the Bride gets a sword sharp enough to "cut God," and goes on a revenge spree against the people who wrecked her life and killed her baby, including Cottonmouth (Vivica A. Fox) and the deadly O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu).

Don't expect cinematic art in "Kill Bill Volume 1." If anything, this is cinematic pop art, a loving tribute to cheesy martial-arts flicks and westerns. Tarantino even inserts a stretch of anime detailing O-Ren's background. It's pure Tarantino, untainted by typical directing methods and immensely entertaining if you switch off your critical faculties, refrain from asking "How the heck could that happen?"

"Kill Bill" isn't for the weak of stomach; over 450 gallons of fake blood are used in both movies. But the blood usage is more "Monty Python" than "Braveheart"; it's so over-the-top that it's silly and sick rather than disturbing. So is the violence -- hacking dozens of people down without getting so much as a scrape is impossible, but it's sure fun to watch.

Tarantino throws out more one-liners than just about any other filmmaker around. The absurd "Trix is for kids" line aside, there are a number of great lines like "Those of you lucky enough to have your lives take them with you. However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now." The script teems with impossibilities, but they seem plausible enough in this alternate reality that Tarantino has cooked up. Call it Tarantinoland.

Uma Thurman, with her yellow tracksuit and katana, rules the screen as the Bride. Despite the Bride cutting down people by the dozen, it's impossible not to appreciate her. And the best supporting performances come from Liu as the ruthless O-Ren, Carradine in a brief but intense appearance, and the wonderful, underrated Chiaki Kuriyama as evil schoolgirl Go-Go Yubari.

It's silly, it's creepy, it's gaudy, and somehow it's vastly entertaining. Tarantino's special triumph in "Kill Bill Volume 1" is to somehow rope his vast store of movie homages into a gory, action-packed storyline, and one that is, at the very least, hard to forget."