News Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair Premieres March 27 (Updated)
posted on 2011-02-25 19:22 EST by Egan Loo
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be screening the American premiere of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair — the full, 247-minute combined cut of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill revenge story — from March 27 to March 31. Tarantino had said in 2009 that while he would not be modifying the existing footage for the longer cut, he is adding "a whole new section" to Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren, the chapter which the anime studio Production I.G had already animated for the film's original theatrical release in 2003.
For the extended edition, Production I.G produced a new seven-minute sequence. Tarantino described the sequence in 2009: "I actually wrote a much longer script for the anime section during O-Ren's revenge chapter. Remember the guy with the long hair that kills her father? It's like, what happened to that dude? Well, I wrote it and it was the biggest, most elaborate thing I wrote — her taking him down."
Update: The New Beverly Cinema lists the film as: "The unrated combined version which has never been seen theatrically in the U.S. The same print that screened at Cannes!" However, the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles advertised that they showed the Cannes Film Festival version before. According to Ain't It Cool News, "Tarantino provided the copy stating that it is 'the unrated combined version which has never been seen in the United States.'" Thanks, Daniel Zelter. [Via Moviefone]
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