I’m undecided as to what I’m going to do with Kill Bill. The movie comes out soon, and it is one of my anticipated “must see”s, but I have hesitations. It’s not that I don’t want to see the movie; it’s just that I have no wish to buy two movie tickets for what is, in essence, one movie.
Miramax’s decision to split the movie into two is both perplexing and retarded. I can’t see how the argument that the movie, at just over three hours, is too long can fly. Not when the biggest movies of the last two years have been three hour epics. It’s pure business bullshit, that’s what it is. Miramax just wants two seperate box office receipts, and they’re betting that the first volume will be successful enough to warrant return customers for the second volume. That’s a fucking scam.
I think I’ll just wait for the “Complete” DVD release. Purchasing a standard DVD is cheaper than two movie tickets as it is, and you don’t have to deal with the lines, the loud teenagers, the pre-movie ads, and the pre-movie trailers.