On the weekend of June 21st to the 23rd, Philadelphia area moviegoers were treated to an experience of which few have had the privilege. Local film screening outfit, Exhumed Films showed the complete 4 hour version of Quentin Tarrantino‘s magnum opus Kill Bill at the International House. Before this past weekend, this version has only been seen twice before: once at Cannes, and once in Tarrantino’s private theater in L.A. The cut features new scenes, additional gore, and nixes some of the bridging scenes from when the film was split. Most famously, the big fight scene during Volume I never fades to black and white as Uma Thurman’s Bride cuts up several dozen Yakuza.
Exhumed Films, known mostly for their annual 24-Hour Horrorthon, hosted three shows, all of which sold out quickly. For attendees, it was a bloody entertaining way to start off the first official weekend of summer. For this Tarrantino fan, seeing the film the way it was meant to be seen was real treat. Hats off to Exhumed Films for making it happen!