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: 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: 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: When the Bride calls out for O-Ren at the House of Blue Leaves Restaurant after encountering Sophie, she yells O-Ren's name out, followed by the phrase explaining that they had unfinished business. This was all in Japanese, since there were subtitles present on screen at the time. However, traditionally when speaking someone's name in Japanese, the last name comes first. (i.e. Ishii O-Ren)
Trivia: The character Gogo was originally written as two characters: the twin Yubari sisters, Gogo and Yuki. Gogo had almost no lines and after her death at the hands of The Bride, Yuki would seek her out, only to be killed as well, in the "lost" chapter "Yuki's Revenge". All of Gogo's dialogue would have been spoken by Yuki. Tarantino references this lost character/scene in the first chapter of the movie; when The Bride is standing outside of Vernita Green's house, you can faintly hear an ice cream truck jingle. This was originally supposed to be Yuki, who stalked The Bride in an ice cream truck.
Trivia: The vengeance music/siren shows up three times in this film: when the Bride shows up at Vernita's door, when the Bride is confronting O Ren, and when the Bride spots Sophie. Strangely, Sophie never injured the Bride during the massacre scene. This sound only shows up once in Volume 2, when the Bride spots Elle and Budd at his trailer.
Trivia: During the scene at the House of Blue Leaves, right before The Bride cuts off Sofie's arm, she tells O-Ren that they have "unfinished business." The close up camera angle of The Bride's lips is the same angle Quentin Tarantino used in "Pulp Fiction" when Mia told Vincent (through a microphone) that she'd be down "in two shakes of a lamb's tail." (01:13:35)Jamie Mapes
Trivia: The Kill Bill series was originally supposed to come out in theaters as one movie. But it was too long, so the directors decided to cut the film in half and make a "two-parter".
Trivia: You may have noticed that the Texas Ranger who is in charge of the 'wedding slaughter' also stars as a Texas Ranger of the same name in From Dusk Till Dawn, another film written by Tarantino. He dies in that film, suggesting that the films occupy the same "universe", and this film is set before From Dusk Till Dawn.
Trivia: Sofie's cell phone ringer, along with Elle's, is the first line to "Auld Lang Syne" or "Should auld (old) acquaintance be forgot."
Trivia: In the scene when O-Ren is walking with her gang into the restaurant (towards the end of the film), her obi (the belt of her kimono) was tied too loosely and too low as well. This may be because she is going to be a doing a fight scene later, but Japanese women do not tie their obi in that way.
Trivia: 'The House of Blue Leaves' is the name of a play and a 1987 movie written by John Guare. (00:48:50)
Trivia: In a scene at House of Blue Leaves that includes O-Ren and Sophie, one of the gang is on his back telling a risque story that is not translated. What he says is exactly what he is miming. (01:09:15)
Trivia: During filming, the actors would often provide a "Hello, Sally." take. This involved the actor finishing his or her take, turning to face the camera, and yelling "Hello, Sally.". Whether or not editor Sally Menke actually appreciates this has yet to be reported.
Trivia: The original script featured the Bill character to be a master alchemist. The liquid in the syringe was pointed out to be a concoction created by Bill entitled "Goodbye Forever". These potions/elixirs were to be detailed by on-screen subtitles. The Bride would also use a mix called "The Undisputed Truth" to get information from Sofie Fatale.
Trivia: At the beginning of the scene where the sheriff walks into the church after the wedding massacre, there is music playing. When the singers say "Donde esta.." there is a static sound like a radio changing station. Quentin used this same sound effect in the opening credits of Pulp Fiction to change from "Misorlou" to "Jungle Boogie".
Trivia: You can hear the Wilhelm scream twice during the scenes in the restaurant. The first comes just after the Bride fights Johnny Mo after the screen turns black and white. The second comes when the Bride races up the banister (during the "Nobody But Me" song). She slices a guy, then shoves him and he rolls backwards down the stairs.
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