For quite a few years filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has talked about a re-release of “Kill Bill,” or rather ‘The Whole Bloody Affair’ version which rejoins the project into the original four-hour opus screened at Cannes back in 2003 and briefly in Los Angeles in 2011.
During his appearance at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, Tarantino revealed that he and The Weinstein Company have had discussions about releasing the film theatrically next year. Here’s what he had to say:
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 okay. 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.