Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American action/thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
It is the first of two films that were theatrically released several months apart, the second one titled Kill Bill Volume 2.
Kill Bill was originally scheduled for a single theatrical release, but with a running time of over four hours, it was separated into two volumes.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released in late 2003, and Kill Bill: Volume 2 was released in early 2004.
The two films are frequently referred to collectively as simply ˝Kill Bill.˝
They follow a character initially identified as ˝The Bride˝, a former member of an assassination team who seeks revenge on her ex-colleagues who massacred members of her wedding party and tried to kill her.
The movie is often noted for its stylish direction and its homages to film genres such as Hong Kong martial arts films, Japanese chanbara films, Italian spaghetti westerns, girls with guns, and rape and revenge; resultingly, Kill Bill has gained a cult-movie status with action movie aficionados worldwide.