This September, The Loft Cinema celebrates the wild world of Quentin Tarantino with special screenings of all eight of his groundbreaking feature films, as well as one of his “screenplay only” films.
The fury of The Bride knows no limits as she seeks assassins, betrayers, and scumbags for a fate worse than death. She’s not just a woman wronged, she’s a mother with empty arms, and somebody’s gonna pay. Nothing quite like Tarantino’s electric/eclectic love letter to genre cinema has ever hit the screen before.
“With the Kill Bill saga, Tarantino brings delicious sin back to movies – the thrill you get from something down, dirty and dangerous.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
In Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Tarantino pays bloody tribute to grindhouse trash from the ‘60s and ‘70s, specifically Hong Kong action flicks and Spaghetti Westerns, with this blackly comic, ultra-violent tale of cold betrayal and brutal revenge. Four years after taking a bullet to the head at her own wedding (courtesy of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, aka “DiVAS”), The Bride (Uma Thurman) emerges from a coma and decides it’s payback time … with a vengeance! Soon she’s suited up, swinging a samurai sword and hunting down her mysterious former boss, Bill (David Carradine), and his lovely but deadly DiVAS (played by Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox), culminating in a crazed, over-the-top showdown that must be seen to be believed. Originally intended as one very long epic action flick, Tarantino eventually split the Kill Bill saga into two parts, ending Vol .1 with a humdinger of a cliffhanger leading to the resolution of the tale in Vol. 2, which was released to theatres six months later.