Kill Bill Vol. 1

A revenge tale with a female protagonist, blood-gushing fight scenes, animation interwoven with live action, the song “Shura No Hana” (“Flower of Carnage”)…. Tarantino pays homage to the original LADY SNOWBLOOD (also screening) by transplanting much of the film’s narrative and aesthetics into his modern story of The Bride (Uma Thurman). Formerly a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, The Bride tries to leave the assassin’s life behind when she becomes pregnant with the child of her ruthless boss, Bill (David Carradine). But Bill and his minions (Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madsen) shoot her down, killing her baby and leaving her in a coma that lasts four years. When she wakes, The Bride embarks on her own quest for revenge.

Appears in: Samurai Cinema

Genres: Drama, Action

Other Films by Quentin Tarantino

Jackie Brown

Tarantino’s perhaps underappreciated crime drama stars Pam Grier as Jackie Brown, a flight attendant for a small Mexican airline who smuggles drugs for Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) on the side. Ordell has a network of smugglers and couriers working for him, but also has ATF agent Nicolette (Michael Keaton) hot on his trail. Jackie,