Wow...I've never started an official review thread before! Before attending this screening, I was forced to endure the 1970's Japanese film Female Convict Scorpion which was quite the most horrendous movie I've ever seen. It just showed people of the most despicable nature. Murderous escaped female convicts, aggressive abusive prison guards, even a random bus is full of perverted men pulling at the dress of a lady. It's just full of unrelenting violence, gore, rape, none of it was clever or ingenious. It was certainly not entertaining. That's why I was a cautious entering Kill Bill Volume 1, knowing that it was partially inspired by what I had just saw. Fortunantly, I was quite entertained by this film. Even though I was horrified by the aforementioned movie, Tarantino's one didn't turn me off quite as much. Don't get me wrong, Kill Bill is violent. In fact it's quite the most violent, bloody gorrific movie you may ever see! Unlike Female Convict Scorpion though, this movie was actually entertaining at the same time, which is where I think Scorpion failed. Kill Bill has some of the most spectacular fight scenes ever filmed actually! It easily tops The Matrix. The film gets us going with a fight scene consisting of Uma Thurman's character, (Who's name is strangely hid from us.) and an acquantance of hers, right in her opponent's own home. We can only figure that they were once part of some group that kills people professionally, led by some guy named Bill. The fight is great in so many ways, but it is not the highlight of this. The real gem is with the Samurai's to come later on. Part of the greatness, which is likely part of the Samurai movie homages, is the build up to each fight. The long drawn out periods of silence before the fight you know is about to start. Tarintino takes no liberties with the gore. Blood sprays everywhere in ways you figure shouldn't be possible. I was also rather pleased with the style of Tarintino. The story is told in a very non-linear way. I don't want to give much away, but you'll find that there is a plot, and it is actually mapped out quite well if you pay attention. Four years after her wedding was shot up, Uma Thurman wakes from a coma and decides to seek revenge of the most primal kind. You'll also be pleased to know this movie dishes out plenty of laughs! There's also a couple of Star Trek references! Overall I'm giving this movie on a five star scale, . Kill Bill Volume 2 in four months Return of the King in two months Matrix Revolutions in one... What a time to be a moviegoer!