Kill Bill: The Massacre Cut

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Original Release Date:
2003
Original Running Time:
248
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Fanedit Running Time:
129
Time Cut:
119
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Brief Synopsis:
This is an edit that combines both of the Kill Bill movies into 1, while keeping the runtime of just 1 of the movies. Large scenes and small cuts are used to achieve this, and a re-structuring to a more chronological order has been done also.
Intention:
This is one of my favourite movies, and thought it would be the perfect choice for my first edit.
Other Sources:
Japanese DVD rip, only section that is 1080p, but used it for the crazy 88 fight scene that was censored in western releases.
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead for answering my MANY dumb questions.
krausfadr for spending hours reviewing my footage and suggestions for improvements.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I took some inspiration from a now infamous fan-edit suggestion video by YT channel Cinemassacre about a Kill Bill re-edit, but made many changes and choices of my own to get the structure to fit just right.
Cuts and Additions:
Much on the movie is re-ordered, and the cut list is too long to mention, this features hundreds of cuts featured in every scene to assist with bringing the total runtime down, while still letting key scenes breathe.
Changes:
Bill is now introduced in the first scene, with much of the flashback content at the start, making it more chronological in order.
The fight with cotton mouth is halved in length.
Detectives discovering the bride removed.
Rape scene removed
Buck scene removed.
O-Ren gets 2 back stories, removed the longer one (anime scene).
Halved the length of Hatori Hanso and crime lords' scenes.
Shortenings sporadically to the crazy 88 fights, which has also been moved to the end, as it is the biggest action set piece.
Added the Japanese DVD footage to include the more violent scenes and remove black and white censoring scenes.
Removed scene’s that get you hooked to see the next film, which also are spoilers.
Removed Bud working at the Bar.
Removed second half of training with Pai Mei, reincorporated later as a flashback.
Removed scene with Estaban’s brothel.
Removed scenes talking with her daughter, and after she is asleep, scenes talking with bill.
Removed flash back scene with Karen the assassin.

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.5(2)
Audio Editing
 
8.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
9.5(2)
Narrative
 
9.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(2)
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(Updated: June 08, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
In terms of narrative arc, the film works really well like this. Nothing seems to be missing. It’s focused, it flows and it provides a crazy funny experience from start to the end.

This edit likely needed many many hours of dedication and work. A whopping 119 min reduction in length time, that alone is impressive. And the story works great without everything that was removed.

The only noticeable drops in video quality happen because of the Japanese DVD scenes, but watching that fight uncensored is likely worth it.

Cheers!

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Its hard not to throw 10s around like confetty on here so I tried to look like I knew something and threw in some variation here. Basically this is a pretty well faultless streamlining of KB I&II into a single mad dash at vengeance. Funnily enough it hardly feels like anything is missing. Neat cutting straight to the point - of the sword!

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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