Love him, hate him, or feel massively indifferent towards him, you must admit that Quentin Tarantino often gives his fans exactly what they want. Promising to begin shooting The Hateful Eight early in 2015 – despite that whole “I’m not going to make The Hateful Eight” debacle earlier – Tarantino has also taken steps, more or less, to release Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair in theaters next year.
The announcement came during Dynamite Entertainment’s panel at Comic-Con where Tarantino was on hand to discuss his Django Unchained/Zorro crossover comic. When the subject of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair came up, the director launched into a Tarantino-esque explanation of what that was, ending with this important pronouncement:
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.
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is basically an extended version of the two Kill Bill films, made as a single film with a 30-minute anime sequence in the middle of it all. That anime sequence was one of the major cuts made to the originals, a result of Japanese animation studio I.G. being unable to complete the full sequence before the release; not to mention the problem of having 30 minutes of animation dropped into the middle of a live-action film.
While Tarantino did not quite say that The Whole Bloody Affair was definitely going to get a release in 2015, this is still the closest we’ve come to an announcement in that direction. The film was shown once in 2011 at the New Beverly, but never made it past that. For Tarantino’s fans, at least, seeing the Kill Bill films as one single entity could be very exciting indeed.
As always, we’ll keep an eye on developments concerning Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, up to and including if it ever sees the light of a theatrical release.
Source: The Playlist