Use of Black & White in Kill Bill Vol 1

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  1. nospoon_31

    nospoon_31 First I'm going to cut out your left eye...

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    Watching this movie right now, and while I absolutly love the House of Blue Leaves fight at the end of the film, why did QT choose to film the majority of it in black & white? I think the fight would have been so much better if it had been in full-color. The only reason I can think of is that the fight was too violent (with all the bright red blood everywhere) to be in color, and he changed to B&W to get an R rating from the MPAA. I hope that when the DVD comes out we'll be able to watch it in color. What does everyone else think about the cut to B&W?
     
  2. Supreme Allah

    Supreme Allah The terrorists won.

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    it was in full color for the japanese release
     
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    My theory: QT is paying homage to the grindhouse kung fu movies from back in the day, and a lot of those were in B&W.
     
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    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    QT said on a TV interview over here in aus that he made the fight scenes in BW because of all the blood - and he wanted people to not be as grossed out - so he used BW instead of RED all over the place.
     
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    Mischief OT Supporter

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    teh movies out now on dvd?
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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  7. nospoon_31

    nospoon_31 First I'm going to cut out your left eye...

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    No, I downloaded it.
     
  8. Mugwump

    Mugwump Guest

    Answer: Gore factor.
     
  9. TheKrazyRaven

    TheKrazyRaven New Member

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    yeah i read somewhere that he did it in black and white so he could get an r and not an nc-17
     
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    TheKrazyRaven New Member

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    oh yeah


    wiggle your big toe :eek3:
     
  11. Bloody Sunday

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    i also like teh anime :o
     
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    Any one seen the trailer for Vol.2 ?
     
  13. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    ^ the trailer sucks but there are some still shots that make my pants fit funny

    as soon as the dvd is out i am jumping on it.

    and i will see v.2 in the theater immediately and probably more than once
     
  14. The otherAustin Phil

    The otherAustin Phil "Hey, do you have a solid quarter for this?"

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    I'm looking forward to V2 which last I heard comes out on Feb 20th.
     
  15. Ecko

    Ecko SeaTownMafia

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    parts are black and white because its a screener. They do that to alot of screeners.
     
  16. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    yep, infact volume 2 has been shot and is being edited right now. the whole thing was shot as one big movie but they decided to split it in half because its too long.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    the house of blue leaves is b/w in the theater too
     
  18. episime

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    He said in an aus interview that bits were black in white for euro/us releases and colour in jpn because he thought japanese people could tolerate it better.
     
  19. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    ding ding ding! you got it right there.

    i'm certain there will be a full color version on the DVD; however i think it looks really cool in B&W regardless
     
  20. Redsky

    Redsky Beat the one you love.

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    Moved it back to April 16th, actually.
     
  21. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    are you fucking serious?

    proof?
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    yes :wtc:
     
  23. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    i don't believe it till i see official confirmation from miramax :)
     
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    anjego Invading your economy!

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