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'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair' Could Hit Limited Theaters in 2015

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July 28, 2014
Source: SlashFilm

Kill Bill

Along with news that Quentin Tarantino is definitely preparing to shoot The Hateful Eight and might have a sci-fi project up his sleeve, there might be another treat in store for fans of the bloody brilliant filmmaker. Speaking during his Dynamite Entertainment panel at Comic-Con, hyping a Django Unchained and Zorro comic book crossover, he was asked if audiences in the United States would ever get a chance to see Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, the original longer Cannes Film Festival cut from 2003 instead of the two-volume split we got over two separate years. And the good news is Tarantino says there have been talks with The Weinstein Company to finally release it in limited theaters, maybe as early as next year. Read on!

Here's what Tarantino said, (via SlashFilm) when asked about Kill Bill:

What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence. So you see in the movie [O-Ren] kill her boss but then there was that long hair guy… The big sequence was her fighting that guy. I.G. [The Japanese Anime Studio] who did Ghost in the Shell said we can’t do that and finish it in time for your thing. And [plus] you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie. I said okay. It was my favorite part but it was the part you could drop.

So we dropped it and then later when I.G. heard we were talking about doing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair — they still had the script so without even being commissioned, they just did it and paid for it themselves. It’s really terrific. Anyway, The Weinstein Company and myself were talking about actually coming out with it sometime, not before the year is out, but within the next year with limited theatrical engagement as well.

Now it's important to take this with a grain of salt since Tarantino has always had hopes and teases of The Whole Bloody Affair getting released in some form, but following the success of Snowpiercer, maybe they realize the value of releasing films in limited theaters and on VOD. With 30+ new minutes of footage and a rabid fanbase, surely it would be worth the cost of distribution. Technically this wouldn't be the first time the single film cut of Kill Bill would hit theaters in the US, because after playing at Cannes in 2003, eight years later it played at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles for two weeks. We certainly hope this director's cut of the film ends up in front of our eyes at some point. How about you?

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  • DAVIDPD
    FUCK. YES.
    • Xerxexx
      Welcome to the 4000 club.
      • DAVIDPD
        Gorsh! You noticed!
  • Chris Groves
    Honestly, I'd love to see QT explore these expanded ideas for his films. Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair Turning Django Unchained into the 4 part miniseries he was talking about I think that 'Death Proof' could actually split the two 'halves'(the two groups), and add in some of the cut/removed footage/moments to fill each part out, and that each half would actually be much better for it. The first could be 'Death Proof' and the latter could be given a new title. I've heard there were come pretty cool deleted sequences/moments from Inglourious Basterds, maybe it could get the mini-series treatment that Django got? Heck, while he's at it, he could create a bonus disc for Pulp Fiction that has a Sin City style option of allowing you to watch any of the 'stories' individually and in any order you want. I'm all for QT doing 'super versions' of all of his films.
    • http://benhunter.co Benjamin Hunter
      Jesus. If only he had time for that. I recall an interview where he said he doesn't intend to be a director for the rest of his life. I think his years behind the camera may be limited.
      • Chris Groves
        Exactly, these wouldn't be directing jobs...they would be editing jobs.
  • Xerxexx
    P-please?
  • Jason Scarpelli
    I've owned Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair for like 6 years now. lol
    • DAVIDPD
      I just want to see it on the big screen. Home theatres are nice and all, but nothing can compare to a cineplex.
    • OfficialJab
      I haven't heard of this. I would absolutely watch that in theaters. Does it omit that 'catch-up' beginning to Vol. 2 where she talks to you as she's driving? Works when they're separate films, feels like it would be weird in the middle of one long film.

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