Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tarantino Talks Kill Bill Redux AKA The Whole Bloody Affair

Quentin Tarantino was grilled by The Quentin Tarantino Archives about Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair:
I started asking some long nagging questions. I felt as the ambassador of the fan community, I should ask what is going on with that long-overdue “integral” edition of Kill Bill, be it theatrically or on DVD. Let me take that back, actually I asked where that Kill Bill script on paperback was and Quentin assured me that it will come out in a longer version, he’s just been putting the whole movie aside for a while. As you might know, the integral version of Kill Bill that was shown once in Cannes, is no longer what you’ll eventually see, at least not completely.
“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.” - Quentin Tarantino
The version in Cannes was the way it will be, recut to be one movie, with an intermission, as supposed to two seperate ones with the cliffhanger and the tags. “It’s more like a big 60s movie with the intermission. Oh, you’ll just have to see it!” he laughs. Of course DVD release plans and all that stuff on the business end is potentially outside the influence of a director, but knowing that it’s on the way is definitely better than speculating. The Quentin Tarantino Archives will keep you posted on the development. We’ve seen conceptual artwork of the DVD case a year ago at the ComiCon, we know what Quentin has to say about it, so with some more patience we’ll have this WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR in our hands at some point. Stay tuned for more...
Tarantino also listed two top 20 lists of his favourite genres Spaghetti Western and Grindhouse Movies:

Tarantino's Top 20 Spaghetti Western List:

1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2. For a Few Dollars more
3. Django
4. The Mercenary / A Professional Gun
5. Once Upon a Time in the West
6. A Fistful of Dollars
7. Day of Anger
8. Death Rides a Horse
9. Navajo Joe
10. The Return of Ringo
11. The Big Gundown
12. A Pistol for Ringo
13. The Dirty Outlaws
14. The Great Silence
15. The Grand Duel
16. Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead
17. Tepepa
18. The Ugly Ones
19. Django, Prepare a Coffin
20. Machine Gun Killers

Tarantino's Top 20 Grindhouse List:
1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
2. Dawn of the Dead
3. Night of the Living Dead
4. Halloween
5. Coffy
6. Rolling Thunder
7. Five Fingers of Death
8. The Mack
9. The Girl From Starship Venus
10. The Last House On The Left
11. Master of the Flying Guillotine
12. Wipeout
13. The Streetfighter movies ("You just have to kinda consider all 3 of them together." - QT)
14. The Psychic
15. The Lady in Red
16. Thriller: A Cruel Picture
17. Suspiria
18. Hammer of the Gods
19. The Savage Seven
20. The Pom Pom Girls