Kill Bill: Volume 1

Trivia: The tune that Elle Driver is whistling in the hospital is the theme from the movie 'Twisted Nerve' (1968)

Trivia: Anybody else catch the "square" thing? Uma Thurman did the same thing in Pulp Fiction.

Trivia: The Japanese version of "Kill Bill" is longer and contains even more violence and gore.

Trivia: The siren you hear when Beatrix's face turns red after seeing her enemies is taken from the movie "Five Fingers of Death" the first kung fu movie available in the US. This is the first of two references made toward martial arts actor Lo Leigh. His name is in the rip portion of the credits.

Trivia: According to Tarantino, Sonny Chiba's character, Hattori Hanzo, is meant to be the most recent descendant of his character(s) from the TV series "Hattori Hanzo: Kage no Gundan" (or "Shadow Warriors", as it's known in the US). The series was done in multiple various installments, and in each installment, Chiba would play the next Hanzo descendant.

Trivia: The scene where Go-Go stabs a man in the crotch and asks him if he still wants to "penetrate her" is a homage to Chiaki Kuriyama's infamous scene in another Japanese movie, Battle Royale.

Trivia: The masks that O-Ren's hench men/woman wear are a tribute to the green hornet series, which starred Bruce Lee as a mask wearing martial arts hero.

Trivia: Vivica A. Fox shooting through the cereal is a reference to the episode of the Simpsons called "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-cious," which features an episode of Itchy and Scratchy called Reservoir Cats (a parody of Resevoir Dogs), guest directed by Quentin Tarantino. In the cartoon, Tarantino appears and says "What I'm trying to say in this cartoon is that violence is everywhere in our society, y'know. It's, like, even in breakfast cereals, man."

Trivia: During the showdown in the snow covered garden, we hear repeated plonking. This is produced by a shishiodoshi (deer frightener), a device supposedly invented by a compassionate Buddhist monk to keep deer from eating temple gardens without harming the deer. (01:30:25)

Trivia: The credits mention "Q & U", this is Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman, the director and lead actress.

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Trivia: The Bride kills 57 people in the House of Blue Leaves, not 88 like the name of the killers. This gets referred to in "Kill Bill Vol. 2."

Trivia: One of Tarantino's references to his other movies is The Bride walking when she arrives in Tokyo, there is an ad for Red Apple cigarettes behind her. Red Apples is the cigarette of choice in Pulp Fiction and Tarantino's segment of Four Rooms.

Trivia: When The Bride stands over the remains of the Crazy 88 Killers, Quentin Tarantino, in a mask, is among them.

Trivia: The real name of Uma Thurman's character (The Bride) is Beatrix according to Vernita Green. It can be surmised that her name is "bleeped out" in respect to nameless hero movies like Clint Eastwood's "Man With No Name" westerns or Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi movies. The main characters all have nicknames, like The Bride, but their real names are never known.

Trivia: The Pussy Wagon is actually Quentin Tarantino's car. It was originally destined to be blown up in one of the two chapters cut from Kill Bill: Volume 2, but ultimately Tarantino decided that he was too attached to it.

Trivia: Buck's lines about using The Bride while in her coma, about the rules and "Are you clear on rule number one?" are similar to Seth's lines to Gloria in From Dusk Till Dawn, also written by Quentin Tarantino.

Trivia: All of the members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad are named after snakes, however Elle Driver's codename, California Mountain Snake, is the only non-venomous snake of the bunch. This is perhaps a cute Tarantino-esque reason for her inability to poison Black Mamba in her sleep.

Trivia: The yellow track suit that Uma Thurman wears during the tea house scene is a replica of the suit worn by Bruce Lee in the movie "Game of Death."

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Trivia: The church scene was shot in the Mojave Desert outside of Lancaster, CA. Keep an eye out during this scene for a cameo by Samuel L. Jackson (Jules in Pulp Fiction, another Tarantino movie) as a dead organ player and actor/director Bo Svenson as the preacher.

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Trivia: Before The Bride kills the Crazy 88 and during the part where everyone's fleeing because she chopped off Sofie's arm, in the shot where the camera angle is below the glass dance floor, the soles on The Bride's shoes read "F**K U."

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