Blu-ray Software > Japanese Kill Bill 1 Blu-ray Uncut?
Partyslammer's Avatar Partyslammer 11:00 PM 02-25-2010
I did a search of old threads on this subject but have never found a definitive answer whether Kill Bill V1 was released "uncut" on Blu-ray in Japan like the dvd was. Anyone know?

Kannisto's Avatar Kannisto 11:37 PM 02-25-2010
It's not released yet in Japan on Blu-ray (coming out in May), but it has been announced to be the "U.S. version" with runtime of 111 minutes so it doesn't seem like it would be the Japanese uncut edition...
tw1zt3d's Avatar tw1zt3d 12:53 AM 02-26-2010
i thought they were the same run time, just that the japanese version doesnt fade to black n white during the restaurant fight scene...
TGWTG's Avatar TGWTG 12:58 AM 02-26-2010
There's a whole bunch of violent scenes that are missing in the U.S version(some censored while others appear a little shorter) and a few more scenes concerning the little yakuza kid during the restaurant fight.

Here's the full list with screencaps: http://movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1588

I curently own the Japanese DVD(which comes with tons of bonus materials) but i do hope they'll release the uncut blu-ray soon.
Partyslammer's Avatar Partyslammer 09:51 AM 02-26-2010
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There's a whole bunch of violent scenes that are missing in the U.S version(some censored while others appear a little shorter) and a few more scenes concerning the little yakuza kid during the restaurant fight.

Here's the full list with screencaps: http://movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1588

I currently own the Japanese DVD(which comes with tons of bonus materials) but i do hope they'll release the uncut blu-ray soon.

Yeah, I have the Region 2 dvd release as well, but the transfer is pretty harsh looking compared to the US dvd release (not even talking about the outstanding BR release). A LOT of edge enhancement.
bdwright77's Avatar bdwright77 09:59 AM 02-26-2010
Wasn't there a rumored "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair" blu ray release for the US? I guess the key here is "rumored" but it would be nice.
Deviation's Avatar Deviation 12:43 PM 02-26-2010
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Wasn't there a rumored "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair" blu ray release for the US? I guess the key here is "rumored" but it would be nice.

That's been rumored and talked about for years now, on both DVD and Blu-ray. I'm wondering at this point if it will ever happen.

I always liked the black and white scene in the tea house but if the eventual Japanese release turns out to be the uncut version, I think I'd have to pick that up as well.
eric.exe's Avatar eric.exe 12:45 PM 02-26-2010
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That's been rumored and talked about for years now, on both DVD and Blu-ray. I'm wondering at this point if it will ever happen.

I always liked the black and white scene in the tea house but if the eventual Japanese release turns out to be the uncut version, I think I'd have to pick that up as well.

Japanese cut version would be cool, but English subs won't popup for the Japanese parts in a Japanese release (most likely).
curtishd's Avatar curtishd 01:08 PM 02-26-2010
Well original Miramax (Disney) owned it but then Weinstein owned it but recently sold the rights to someone else so who know if and when we will actually see it. I just don't understand why it doesn't get released when the opportune times came and went like when IB was released and even Grindhouse: Death Proof. It seems like the studios don't want my money because I and willing to spend it. I would even take a special/collectors edition of the KB movies with lots of bonus features.
Josh Z's Avatar Josh Z 01:30 PM 02-26-2010
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Well original Miramax (Disney) owned it but then Weinstein owned it but recently sold the rights to someone else

To clarify:

- Disney owns the rights to the US theatrical versions of Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2.
- Universal owns the rights (in Japan) to the Japanese theatrical cuts.
- Weinstein owns the rights to the (theoretical) Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, if it were ever to be released.

Weinstein recently signed a new distribution agreement with Sony. However, Weinstein still owns its own catalog. They didn't sell the movies to Sony. Sony would just distribute them for Weinstein (much as Fox distributes for MGM).
mrhan's Avatar mrhan 08:21 PM 03-26-2010
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It's not released yet in Japan on Blu-ray (coming out in May), but it has been announced to be the "U.S. version" with runtime of 111 minutes so it doesn't seem like it would be the Japanese uncut edition...

I hope not since it's Universal that owns the Japanese cut and I'm sure Disney won't be releasing it there.
tyee's Avatar tyee 08:17 PM 04-07-2010
Here it is - http://yesasia.com/us/kill-bill-...0-en/info.html

Can't find anything that gives us a clue to the version other than "Japan Version" ??

Here too - http://cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=GNXF-1082

I guess it is the US version after all
BIG ED's Avatar BIG ED 09:08 PM 04-07-2010
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Weinstein recently signed a new distribution agreement with Sony. However, Weinstein still owns its own catalog. They didn't sell the movies to Sony. Sony would just distribute them for Weinstein (much as Fox distributes for MGM).

Thanks for that, Josh. It seems too me good news as I would think Sony would wish too release this title (whatever that may be) & I generally like Sony's latest BD transfers.

I always wanted the "Cannes" version; I'll most likely never see that on BD.
Some fun rumors of the "WBA" was that it might be in chronological order.
I'm just looking forward too any new vision/version & a 'one flick' styled "KB" would suit me fine.
Robert George's Avatar Robert George 10:58 PM 04-07-2010
The uncut version with proper English subtitles does exist in HD. I have seen a 720p rip of an HDTV source, but I don't know where this was originally shown.

Finding it might be a trick. Good luck with that.
hlindstr's Avatar hlindstr 12:39 AM 04-08-2010
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The uncut version with proper English subtitles does exist in HD. I have seen a 720p rip of an HDTV source, but I don't know where this was originally shown.

Finding it might be a trick. Good luck with that.

I'm pretty sure that the "uncut HDTV version" you mentioned has all the extra/extended Japanese scenes upscaled from the R2J dvd.
Kannisto's Avatar Kannisto 10:33 AM 04-08-2010
Geneon Universal's own web pages identify the upcoming Japanese releases as U.S. versions also:
http://db.geneonuniversal.jp/search/...ftid=GNXF-1082
http://db.geneonuniversal.jp/search/...ftid=GNXF-1083
lgans316's Avatar lgans316 11:08 AM 04-08-2010
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Geneon Universal's own web pages identify the upcoming Japanese releases as U.S. versions also:
http://db.geneonuniversal.jp/search/...ftid=GNXF-1082
http://db.geneonuniversal.jp/search/...ftid=GNXF-1083

Yeah. What a shame. Listed in amazon.co.jp as US Version.
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