Kill Bill: Vol. 1: On its first day of availability, Miramax Home Entertainment's KILL BILL Vol. 1 sold 2 million combined units on DVD and video in North America, it was announced today by Rick Sands, Miramax chief operating officer, and Bob Chapek, President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The 2 million units sold to date has KILL BILL Vol. 1 "chopping" up its competition. KILL BILL Vol. 2 opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.

Rick Sands, Miramax chief operating officer, said, "We are thrilled by the response from consumers to KILL BILL Vol. 1. It is an extraordinary achievement and reaffirms that Quentin's films are true movie events. The strong sales confirm that the DVD is sought after not only by Quentin's loyal following, but also by a wide range of movie fans across the country."

"We couldn't be more excited about the success of KILL BILL Vol. 1 on DVD and video," said Bob Chapek, President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment. "Quentin Tarantino has created yet another amazing film that audiences are embracing. With these incredibly strong day one sales, consumers are signaling a strong debut for KILL BILL Vol. 2 in theatres this Friday."

From Quentin Tarantino, the Academy Award® winning(a) writer and director of acclaimed audience favorites "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs" and "Jackie Brown" comes KILL BILL Vol. 1, on DVD and VHS. A wild cinematic rollercoaster ride of furious action, martial arts mayhem and good old fashioned revenge, KILL BILL Vol. 1 stars Uma Thurman as a jilted bride and avenging assassin, out to right some serious wrongs. Available three days before the theatrical release of "Kill Bill Vol. 2," KILL BILL Vol. 1 is priced at $29.99 (DVD) and $24.99 VHS, from Miramax Home Entertainment.

On DVD, KILL BILL Vol. 1 includes "The Making of Kill Bill Vol. 1," a behind-the-scenes program featuring writer/director Quentin Tarantino, Producer Lawrence Bender, stars Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, music producer The RZA and more. Visit elaborate sets in Beijing and Tokyo. Find out from Quentin Tarantino how the influences of samurai films, spaghetti westerns, martial arts films, grindhouse movies and more are part of "Kill Bill." The hot musical group "5, 6, 7, 8's," seen in the film, perform the songs "Jayne Mansfield" and "I'm Blue." Tarantino trailers Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1 Teaser, Kill Bill Vol. 1 Bootleg Trailer, and Kill Bill Vol. 2 Teaser are included.

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