As many of you may know, director Quentin Tarantino's original version of Kill Bill was just one, extremely long film. The four-hour movie originally debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003, before The Weinstein Company asked the filmmaker to cut it into Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2.
Since its initial release over a decade ago, several fans have been wondering if the filmmaker's original version will ever see the light of day, which has since been dubbed Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair. Director Quentin Tarantino teased during his Comic-Con appearance yesterday that he has been in discussions with The Weinstein Company about a limited theatrical release sometime next year. Here's what Quentin Tarantino had to say, revealing that a new extended animated sequence will be included that runs over a half-hour, and was completed independently by Japanese anime studio I.G.
"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 - 'Ok.' 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."
Way back in 2007, an Amazon listing popped up for Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, which at the time was scheduled for release in November 2007, although doesn't seem that it was ever released. The uncut version also screened at the New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles back in 2011, which the filmmaker is part owner of.
The Weinstein Company hasn't confirmed that Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair will be released next year, but hopefully we'll hear more details soon. Are you excited to see the Kill Bill that Quentin Tarantino initially intended to make, all four hours of it? Chime in with your thoughts below.