Quentin Tarantino originally planned to release the Kill Bill films as one extremely long film, but pressure from the studio resulted in the director agreeing to split it into two films. Now, Tarantino has revealed that he is planning to screen the film as he originally intended them, under the subtitle “The Whole Bloody Affair” with 2015 as the target window. Folks who have already seen the first two films still have a reason to watch The Whole Bloody Affair, because it is said to contain a significantly extended version of the anime sequence from the first film.
“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,” says Tarantino. “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 you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie.”
“I said okay. It was my favourite 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,” he continues. “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.”