You know, there is one thing that makes me always sad when I ever ask people about this film. It would be that they think they know everything about this film by thinking that it is nothing more then a complete gore fest. Well, looking at the last forty five minutes, I do not blame them. But, why this makes me sad is because they are only seeing half of the film. Not the entire movie. When this film was originally made, it was meant to be like The Godfather, Once Upon A Time In America, films that were giant, epic tales that had a rather large running time. Now, originally when this film was made, Miramax had the film split in half with one part being release in the fall of 2003 and the other half being released in the spring of 2004. The only thing that done was make people think this was a complete gore fest. That is far from the truth. What this film REALLY is is a tribute to the great Italian Spaghetti Westerns, Hong Kong action films, and the rape/abuse revenge films of the sixties to eighties. The director Quentin Tarantino has always been a fan of these types of films, so for him to make this film was only a matter of time. Now, with directing, you are getting typical Tarantino turned up with this film. The best examples with this part of the film that show him perfecting his talent were the entire Battle Of Blue Leaves fight climax (even more with the fight scene with Oren Ishii). Just, it is a beautiful piece of film making and just hard as hell to do. So, I give Tarantino props for making it like that. The second scene that show his direction being perfect would be the sequence with Sonny Chiba at the end of Chapter Four when The Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) gets her sword. Next the acting. Let's say, for example, that this film was made by someone else. If that was to happen, the acting would be mediocre at best. But, with this film, the acting is better then expected with everyone giving grade 'A' performances. Now, like with part two, the only person that needs talk about is Uma Thurman as she gives the performance of her life playing this character that was not only physically abusive, but at times mentally due to how dedicated she was for this film. Watching this film, you can not help it, but you just find yourself stunned that she put herself through this much pressure just to make this film great. The rest of the cast is well acted out by themselves, with a little bit of cartoony characterization added by the actors that just top this film off. Next the script. Now, as I have said, this was meant to be a complete three hour plus epic, so this film focuses on the action part with little plot or substance. We are told only that The Bride was screwed over and wants revenge. But, we are never told why she is, what she has done to deserve what had happened to her, or even her name. That, in my opinion, is genius work on Tarantino's writing. I like how he made her so unrepeatable that we start actually wondering and caring about this character, until we learn who she really is. Now, the film gives numerous hints, but unless you know what to look for, you will find yourself not relating to her at all. Finally the score. This film was a shock to me because this is the first time that he had someone original to work on the film. And he ended up getting Wu Tang Clan member RZA to do the soundtrack. With the exception of a few pieces that are original, most of the soundtrack are respectable remixes of other songs that have now become legend to pop culture. Some piece include the 5,6,7,8's Woo Hoo (which, they have a small appearance in the film near the end as themselves), Quincy Jones' Ironside (AKA: Flash back music), Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Neu!'s Super 16, and Tomoyasu Hotei's A Battle Without Honor Or Humanity. It is hard to imagine, that before Tarantino and RZA touched these songs, they were forgotten in history. Well, for bring them back, they only made the soundtrack beyond awesome. Overall, this is a heavy stylized, bloody first half of a film that leaves you beyond hungry for more.