Sunday, January 07, 2007

8&9:killbill vol:1
killbill vol:2


kill bill vol:1'2003
kill bill vol:2'2004

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROLOGUE
1. "2"
2. The Comatose Bride
3. The Man From Okinawa
4. Showdown at House of Blue Leaves
5. Yuki's Revenge
6. "Can She Backe A Cherry Pie..."
7. The Lonely Grave of Paula Schultz
8. The Cruel Tutelage Of Pai Mei
9. Elle and I
10. The Blood-Splattered Bride




OVER BLACK
We hear labored breathing.

BLACK FRAME
QUOTE APPEARS:

"Revenge is a dish
best served cold"

- Old Klingon Proverb -
QUOTE FADES OUT

WE STAY ON BLACK
...breathing continues...

Then a MAN'S VOICE talks over the breathing;



MAN'S VOICE (O.S.)
Do you find me sadistic?

CUT TO:

BLACK AND WHITE CU of a WOMAN
lying on the floor, looking up. The woman on the floor has
just taken a severe spaghetti-western-style gang beating. Her
face is bloody, beaten up, and torn. The high contrast B/W
turning the red blood into black blood.

A hand belonging to the off-screen Man's Voice ENTERS FRAME
holding a white handkerchief with the name "BILL" sewn in the
corner, and begins tenderly wiping away the blood from the
young woman's face. Little by little as the Male Voice
speaks, the beautiful face underneath is revealed to the
audience.
But what can't be wiped away, is the white hot hate that
shines in both eyes at the man who stands over her, the
"BILL" of the title.

In another age men who shook the world for their own purposes
were called conquerors. In our age, the men who shake the
planet for their own power and greed are called corrupters.
And of the world's corrupters Bill stands alone. For while he

corrupts the world, inside himself he is pure.



BILL'S VOICE (O.S.)
I bet I could fry an egg on your
head about now, if I wanted to.

He continues wiping away the blood.



BILL'S VOICE (O.S.)
No kiddo, I'd like to believe, even
now, you're aware enough to know
there isn't a trace of sadism in
my actions... Okay - Maybe towards
these other jokers - bot not your.

OVERHEAD SHOT
We see for a moment, A WIDE SHOT looking down at the woman on
the floor. Bill (from behind) bent down over her. Four others
in black suits, standing over her (three are female, one is
male). And about four DEAD BODIES lying in their own blood.
We also see we're in a wedding chapel that's been redecorated
by blood death and gunfire. And firstly or lastly, depending
on the viewer, that the woman on the floor is dressed in a
white bridal gown.
This woman is our Heroine, and from this moment forth she
will only be referred to as The BRIDE.

Back to CU of The BRIDE.

The BRIDE on the floor. Her pretty face is wiped clean.



BILL'S VOICE (O.S.)
No Kiddo at this moment, this is me
at my most masochistic.

While still in her CU The Bride speaks for the first time in
the picture. She looks up at the man standing over her and
says;



THE BRIDE
Bill, I'm pregnant. It's your baby.

After saying the "y" in "baby", we hear a BANG and The Bride
receives a bullet in the side of her head.

CUT TO:
BLACK SCREEN: Presentation Credit



"The 4th Film by
QUENTIN TARANTINO"

CUT TO:

B/W CU of a Young MAN in a TUXEDO. Shot to death.

The BRIDE speaks to us in a VO;



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's Tim, Arthur's best friend.

CU A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN in a frilly pink dress with two
bullet holes in her.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's his girlfriend Janeen.

CU A PLUMP YOUNG WOMAN, shot to death, wedding bouquet still
clutched in her dead fist.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's my best friend from work
Erica.

AN OLDER MAN IN A BLACK SUIT shot fulla holes.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's the minister. I think his
name was Reverend Hillhouse.

A DEAD OLDER WOMAN by his side in an old-fashioned flower
print dress.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's his wife.

A DEAD OLDER WOMAN slumped over an organ.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
Organ player, don't know her name.

A YOUNG MAN IN A TUXEDO WITH HIS FACE BLOWN OFF.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's Arthur. Arthur Plympton. The

name on his driver's license was
Charles Arthur Plympton, but for
some reason he preferred Arthur.
Maybe if he went by Carles people
would have called him Charlie. If
that was his reason for going by
Arthur I can understand it.
Nothing wrong with the name
Charlie, except he didn't look like
a Charlie, he looked like an
Arthur.
Obviously you'll have to take my
word on this. Speaking of names, I
was about two seconds away from
becoming Mrs. Charles Arthur
Plympton.

And then finally, The Bride.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
And that, that's me. I'm the Bride.

We do a DISSOLVE from the Bride looking dead in the bridal
gown

To

The Bride, still in B/W, still in a bridal gown, but the
asswippin she took in the scene before must have been in the
past, because she looks like a million dollars
now.......three million even.



INT. CAR (MOVING) - NIGHT

The Bride behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Karman Ghia
convertible. Her long blodne hair whipping in the wind. A
PROCESS SHOT PLAYS behind her.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
Looked dead, didn't I? Well I
wasn't, but it wasn'T for lack fo
trying, I can tell you that.
Actually Bill's last bullet put me
in a coma. A coma I was to lie in
for five years.
When I woke up, ...I went on what
the movie advertisements refer to
as a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. I
roarded and I rampaged and I got
bloody satisfaction. In all, I've
killed 33 people to get to this
piont right now.
I have only one more.
The last one.

The one I'M driving to right now.
The only one left.
And when I arrive at my
destination.....
.... I'm gonna Kill Bill.


TITLE SEQUENCE

As a female-sung ballad of heartbreaking lament plays on the
soundtrack, we see the credits of "Kill Bill" play over the
Bride in her bridal gown, driving to the film's climax.

The sequence ends with the Bride arriving at Bill's home.

WE FADE TO BLACK



BLACK FRAME
TITLE APPEARS:


Chapter one

"2"


CUT TO:

EX CU The BRIDE's EYEBALL IN GLORIOUS COLOR
WE CUT OUT ONE...TWO...THREE...TO A
CU of The BRIDE IN GLORIOUS COLOR
She's sitting in a parked pickup truck. Her eyes focused on
something.

The BRIDE'S POV:
A very homey three-bedroom house in the affluent suburb of
Pasadena, California. A purple Dodge Neon sits parked in the
driveway. A tricylce, a big wheel, and a few toys sprinkle
the grass on the front yard. A mailbox with the name "The
BELLS" on it sits out in front of the lawn. We hear but don't
see ice cream truck bells.

SUBTITLE APPEARS AT SCREEN BOTTOM:


"The city of
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA"


We hear a Car Door Open and Close....THEN....The Bride Walks
into the shot, heading for the front door.

EX CU: A long, white female finger pushes a doorbell.



EXT. RESIDENTIAL PASADENA STREET - DAY

The front door opens and an attractive black HOUSEWIFE the
same age as The Bride stands in the doorway.
The Housewife's face shows immediate recognition of the
blonde on her doorstep.

The BRIDE
on the porch; we do a quick Shaw-Brothers-style Zoom into her
eyes.

FLASHBACK - SPAGHETTI WESTERN STYLE
(That means our Heroine is remembering something, and we see
it with an orange filter.) We're back inside the wedding
chapel. The Bride is taking the beating of her life by four
people in black suits. A black woman PUNCHES HER in the
face... WE see it's the black housewife, five years earlier.

The BRIDE ON THE PORCH
We Zoom quick out of her eyes to CU, a VENGEANCE THEME PLAYS
LOUD ON THE SOUNDTRACK. (Whenever we hear this theme
throughout the picture, we'll quickly learn what accompanies
it is The Bride goin Krakatoa all over whoever's ass happens
to be in front of her at that moment.) As the Vengeance Theme
plays, a Vein in The Bride's forehead begins to pulsate. When
the Vengeance Theme stops, The Bride ATTACKS The Housewife.



INT. HOUSEWIFE'S NICE HOME - DAY

The white woman and the black woman FLY into the center of
the living room, CRASHING onto her coffe table in front of
the sofa.

These two wildcats go at each other savagely, TUMBLING OVER
the couch, clawing and scratching all the way, landing
together on the plush carpet.

The HOUSEWIFE
KICKS The Bride, sending her CRASHING backwards into the
small table where the phone, a note pad (for messages), and
the mail is kept.

The Housewife scrambles up on her feet, but is caught by a
FLYING TACKLE from behind by The Bride that sends them both
into........

An ornamental iron and tempered-glass bookcase that has
framed family photos, display toys, some African art, and a
collection of painted commemorative plates depicting the
negro experience in the American military. Starting with a
plate featuring Cripis Atkins in the revolutionary war, negro
troops in union blue during the civil war, Buffalo soldiers
fighting Indians, the Jim Crow troops of the first world war,
the colored troops of world war two, Korea, Vietnam, and
finally Colin Powell....The Bride and The Housewife CRASH
THROUGH all this reducing everything to rubble.

They land hard on the floor covered in broken glass, locked
in grapple, each trying to get the best of the other one,...
When The Housewife HEADBUTTS The Bride in the nose.

The HOUSEWIFE
hops off The Bride, runs into the kitchen, opens a drawer and
comes out with a HUGE MOTHERFUCKIN BUTCHER KNIFE.

The BRIDE
rises from the floor, and WHIPS OUT a KNIFE in a sheath
hanging from her belt known as a SOG. (A SOG is a long,
double-edged knife that's as sharp as a razor, and is what
Navy Seals use to kill humans with.)

The Bride backs up into the mess of the now totally
demolished living room.

The two woman stalk each other, each holding her blade, each
looking like they know how to use it, each waiting for the
other to make a mistake so they can plunge their blade deep
into the other one.

Blood and sweat dript off of the faces of the two women
locked in life and death combat......

....When The back kitchen door opens, and a FOUR-YEAR-OLD
LITTLE GIRL, carrying a lunch box steps inside.



FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL
Mommy, I'm home!

The two warrior women whose eyes reflect only combat
concentration, suddenly switch upon hearing the four-year
old's voice. The Housewife's eyes flash a look of pleading to
the eyes of The Bride.

The Bride seems to answer back; "Okay."

The Black woman and the white woman hide their edged weapons
behind their backs, as the Four-Year-Old Little Girl walks
into the newly destroyed living room.

The Housewife switches to her mommy voice.



THE HOUSEWIFE
Hey baby, how was school?

The Little Girl is flabbergasted at the mess, and the
condition of her mother, who looks like she's just been in a
bar room brawl.



LITTLE GIRL
Mommy, what happened to you and the
T.V. Room?

THE HOUSEWIFE
Oh, that good for nothin dog of
yours, got his little ass in the
living room and acted a damn fool,
that's what happened.



LITTLE GIRL
Barney did this?

She says it with the slightest hint of skepticism, then tries
to enter the living room.



THE HOUSEWIFE
Now baby, you can't come in here,
there's broken glass all over the
floor, and you gonna cut yourself.

The little girl's eyes go to the blonde lady in the living
room who she ain't never seen before, who also looks like
she's been fighting.

The Bride smiles at the confused Little Girl.



THE HOUSEWIFE
This is a old friend of mommy's I
ain't seen in a long time.



THE BRIDE
Hello sweety, I'm *(BLEEP)*, what's
your name?

* Whenever during the picture somebody says The Bride's real
name, it will be BLEEPED OUT ON THE SOUNDTRACK, ...that is,
till I want you to know. *

The shy, suspicious little girl doesn't say anything, she
just stares at the blond lady.



THE HOUSEWIFE
Her name is Nikki.



THE BRIDE
Nikki. What a pretty name for such
a pretty little girl. How old are
you Nikki?

Nikki still says nothing, only stares.

THE HOUSEWIFE
Nikki, *(BLEEP)* aked you a
question.



NIKKI
(to The Bride)
I'm four.



THE BRIDE
Four years old, aye. You know I
once had a little girl. She'd be
five right now. Maybe you two could
of played with each other.



THE HOUSEWIFE
Now baby, me an *(BLEEP)* have some
grown-up talk to talk about, so you
go in your room now and leave us
alone till I tell you to come out.

The child doesn't move, so the mother repeats herself.



THE HOUSEWIFE
(snapping her fingers)
Nikkia - in your room - now.

The little girl slowly walks away and disappears behind the
door of her bedroom.

The two women turn to face each other, masquerade and combat
both finished.



THE HOUSEWIFE
Want some coffee?



THE BRIDE
Yeah, sure.

The two women move into the kitchen. The Bride re-sheaths her
SOG, and The Housewife puts the butcher knife back in the
drawer.

The Bride sits down at the kitchen table, while The Housewife
pours both of them coffee.

THE HOUSEWIFE
Cream and sugar?



THE BRIDE
Both, please.

As The Housewife fixes the coffee, we hear The Bride's
VOICEOVER ON THE SOUNDTRACK:



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
This Pasadena homemaker's name is
Jeanne Bell. Her husband is Dr.
Lawrence Bell. But back when we
were acquainted, five years ago,
her name was VERNITA GREEN. Her
code name, was "COBRA"..... Mine
was BLACK MAMBA.

The two combat artists sit at the kitchen table, drinking
coffee out of Vernita's coffee mugs.



THE BRIDE
Were you expecting me?



VERNITA
Yes and no. Bill got in touch with
me right after you woke up, and
then again a little later after
your episode in Japan.
(pause)
So I suppose it's a little late for
a apology, huh?



THE BRIDE
You suppose correctly.



VERNITA
Even if I was sincere?



THE BRIDE
Oh. I'm quite positive you're
sorry, now.

Vernita says to the Bride across the table furiously but with
low volume;

VERNITA
Look bitch, I need to know if
you're gonna start anymore shit
around my baby girl!



THE BRIDE
You can relax for now. I'm not
going to murder you in front of
your daughter.



VERNITA
That's being more rational than
Bill led me to believe you were
capable of.



THE BRIDE
Well that's a demonstration of
Bill's complete ignorance when it
comes to the subject of me, and
what I'm thinking, and what I might
do. It's mercy, compassion, and
forgiveness I lack, not
rationality.

She pauses for effect -- the ham.



THE BRIDE
I'll wait for now, but I won't wait
for long. I'll allow you to choose
a time and place for us to meet
again, preferably as far away from
Nikki as possible.
I could have just HIT you, I
didn't, I demand respect for that.
Since this is not a HIT, consider
it a DUEL. And as two former Deadly
Vipers, we will observe Viper rules
of honor. One on one - no help - no
bushwhackin - no treacherous
weapons - on weapon of choice - our
skill and our bodies.

Vernita says her name;



VERNITA
*(BLEEP)*

THE BRIDE
- I'm not through telling you.
Failure to keep our date, or
duplicity of any kind, will result
in me putting a xoxo hollow point
bullet into the back of your skull
from a window of a building across
the street from Nikki's elementary
school. Now, feel free to respond.



VERNITA
Look...I know I fucked you over. I
fucked you over bad. I wish to God
I hadn't, but I did.

The blonde listens to the black woman with a poker face.



VERNITA
If I could go back in a machine I
would, but I can't. All I can tell
you is I'm a different person now.



THE BRIDE
I don't care.



VERNITA
Be that as it may, I know I do not
deserve mercy or forgiveness.
However, I beseech you for both on
behalf of my daughter.



THE BRIDE
-- Bitch, you can stop right there.

The B-word stops Vernita short, almost like a cold-handed
slap in the face (it should affect the audience that way as
well).



THE BRIDE
(leans in close)
Just because I have no wish to
murder you before the eyes of your
daughter, does not mean parading
her around in front of me is going
to inspire sympathy. You and I have
unfinished business.

And not a goddamn fuckin thing
you've done in the subsequent five
years - including getting knocked
up - is going to change that.



VERNITA
You have every right to wanna get
even --



THE BRIDE
-- But that's where you're wrong,
Vernita. I don't want to get even.
To get even, even Steven. I would
have to kill you, go into Nikki's
room, kill her, then wait for your
old man, Dr. Bell, to come home and
kill him. That would make us even.
No, my unborn daughter will just
hafta be satisfied with your death
at her mother's hands.

Vernita knows no matter what else is said, blood will spill.



VERNITA
When do we do this?



THE BRIDE
It all depends... When do you want
to die? Tomorrow? The day after
tomorrow? That's about as long as
I'll wait.



VERNITA
How bout tonight, bitch?



THE BRIDE
Spendid. Where?



VERNITA
There's a baseball diamond where
our little league has its games,
about a mile from here. We meet
there around two-thirty in the
morning, dressed all in black, your
hair in a black stocking, and we
have us a knife fight, we won't be

bothered. I have to fix Nikki's
cereal.

As they continue to talk, Vernita pulls down a cereal bowl
for her daughter and lays it on the kitchen counter.



THE BRIDE
Bill said you were one of the best
ladies he'd ever seen with an edged
weapon.

Vernita moves to another kitchen cabinet, and pulls down a
box of the sugar cereal, "Kaboom."



VERNITA
Fuck you, bitch, I know he didn't
qualify it, so you can just kiss my
motherfuckin ass, Black Mamba.
(snorts to herself)
Black Mamba, I shoulda been
motherfuckin Black Mamba.

As the two females continue to talk, Vernita reaches her hand
inside the cereal box.



THE BRIDE
Weapon of choice? And if you want
to stick with your butcher knife,
I'm cool with that.



VERNITA
Very funny.

Vernita FIRES A GUN from inside the cereal box at The
Bride....

.... The bullet explodes out of the cardboard box, and HITS
the coffee mugh directly in front of The Bride, BLOWING IT TO
SMITHEREENS.

The Bride THROWS HERSELF ON THE FLOOR....

Vernita pulls the gun out of the cereal box and FIREES
again...

...The bullet HITS THE FLOOR of the tiny kitchen...

...The Bride moves under the kitchen table, then using her
back, LIFTS THE TABLE OFF THE GROUND, RAMMING IT STRAIGHT
INTO Vernita, pinning her flat up against the table top, and
the kitchen counter.

While her left hand holds the table, her right hand goes to
the SOG on her belt, her fingers wrap around the blade's
grip, lifting it up out of the sheath and PLUNGING IT THROUGH
THE TABLE TOP up to the handle, with all the SOG's steel
entering Vernita's abdomen.

The table falls back to the floor with the dying homemaker
pinned to it. The two former colleagues meet eyes.



VERNITA
Sorry, bout the bushwhack. Please
don't...



THE BRIDE
Do to your daughter, what you did
to mine...
(she takes her hand)
...I won't.

Vernita dies.

The Bride removes her Sog, looks up and sees little Nikki
standing in the doorway of her room. The little girl sees her
mother dead on the floor, lying in her own blood. And she
sees the blonde lady standing over her mother, bloody knife
still in her hand. But oddly enough, Nikki doesn't cry. The
little girl locks eyes with the big girl, and holds her
stare.

As she talks to the little girl, she removes an already
stained with blood white handkerchief with the name "BILL"
sewn on it. And the blonde wipes the girl's mother's blood
off her blade.



THE BRIDE
It was not my intention to do this
in front of you. For that I'm
sorry. But you can take my word for
it, your mother had it coming. When
you grow up, if you still feel raw
about it, I'll be waiting.

And with that apology, statement, and invitation, The Bride
walks out the kitchen side door, leaving the little girl to
her mourning.



EXT. VERNITA'S HOME - DAY

The Bride walks down the dead woman's driveway to her
vehicle. She glances at the lawn toys one more time as she
makes here getaway.

She climbs into her big, yellow pickup truck, with the words
"Pussy Wagon" written across the flatbed's hatch door in a
pimpy font. She takes out a ringed notebook and turns to a
page that's headline reads;


DEATH LIST FIVE

On the pager are five names numbered going down the page
written in red ink.

The first name has a line drawn through it with black ink.

The second name on the list is;


VERNITA GREEN
COBRA

The Bride takes a black felt pen and draws a line through
Vernita's name. Turns on the truck's engine and drives out of
the residential district.

FADE TO BLACK.
OVER BLACK
TITLE CARD:


Chapter two

The comatose Bride


FADE UP ON

CU The comatose Bride
lying in her hospital bed, wide open unblinking sightless
eyes, that constantly stare yet see nothing. The Bride is at
the beginning of her comatose journey.

A SUBTITLE APPEARS:
under her face.


"Five years and four months earlier
in the city of El Paso, Texas"

Although we're only in a tight CU, we can tell a few things:
one, she's in her hospital room; two, she's alone; three,
it's night; and four, one hellva RAINSTORM is pounding
outside.



EXT. EL PASO GENERAL HOSPITAL - NIGHT

The rain pisses down in buckets in front of the hospital...

WHEN...

The wheel to an Alfa Romeo rolls into FRAME and stops.

The car door opens and two yellow galoshes step out into the
wet night.

OVERHEAD SHOT
A red umbrella opens as rain falls down.

CU the back of a head wearing a yellow rainslicker hood,
framed by the red umbrella above it, which water cascades
down and beats a rhythm against.

The figure in the yellow rainslicker with the red umbrella
(who we can guess is female) starts walking towards the
hospital.

WE GO TO SPLIT SCREEN

Left Side Right Side
CU The Bride's unblinking The back of the yellow
comatose sleep. slicker - walking in the
rain towards the
hospital's entrance.

CU her yellow galoshes
slapping against the wet
asphalt, and splashing
through puddles.

CU The Bride in her coma CU the hospital's
electrical doors -
WOOSH - OPEN.

We follow behind the
woman in the raincoat
as she walks from
outside into the hospital
down the hall, and into
the ladies room door.

CU The BRIDE EX CU OF A WHITE
in her coma WOMAN'S SHAPELY
BAREFOOT ANKLE AND LEG
stepping into a sheer,
white stocking.

INSERT: OF THOSE LONG,
WHITE LEGS STEPPING
INTO A WHITE NURSE'S
UNIFORM.

INSERT: OF THE ZIPPER
IN THE BACK ZIPPING
UPWARDS.

INSERT: OF WHITE, SHEER
STOCKING FEET STEPPING
INTO WHITE NURSE'S
ORTHOPEDIC SHOES.

- INSERT: OF A SYRINGE
NEEDLE STUCK IN A VIAL
The liquid is drawn up
into the syringe.

SOME WRITTEN TEXT
APPEARS BELOW IMAGE
THAT READS:

"A lethal cocktail of
Bill's own concoction.
He calls it, 'Goodbye
forever'."

INSERT: THE DEADLY
SYRINGE IS PLACED ON
A NURSE'S TRAY

INSERT: A LITTLE WHITE
NURSE'S CAP IS PLACED
ON TOP of the woman's
blonde head.


INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - NIGHT

The door marked "ladies" is opened, and a beautiful 6-foot
blonde in a white nurse's uniform, with a matching white eye
patch over her left eye, steps out, carrying the nurse's tray
with the "Goodbye forever"-filled syringe on it.
She walks down the corridor towards The sleeping Bride's
room.

SUBTITLE UNDERNEATH BLONDE NURSE:

"ELLE DRIVER

Member of
The DEADLY VIPER ASSASSINATION SQUAD
codename:
CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN SNAKE"
END OF SPLIT SCREEN
STAY WITH ELLE'S SIDE



INT. THE BRIDE'S HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT

The Bride, alone in her bed, alone in her coma, alone in her
room.

Elle Driver opens the door to her room and steps inside.
The female assassin approaches the comatose woman.

EX CU ELLE DRIVER'S EYE AND WHITE EYE PATCH
looking down at her sleeping target, victim, rival, and
opposite number.

EX CU The BRIDE'S EYES
wide open - blank stare.

Elle standing over The Bride's hospital bed, says to her;



ELLE
I might never of liked you. Point
in fact I despise you. But that
doesn't suggest I don't respect
you. You were a master of a
profession that's most difficult to
master.
Dying in our sleep is a luxury our
kind is rarely afforded. My gift to
you.

As she lifts the syringe off the tray....

Her cell phone RINGS....

She curses to herself...there can be only one person on the
other end....she answers it.



ELLE
Hello, Bill.
(pause)
Affirmative.
(pause)
Comatose.
(pause)
I'm standing over her right now.
(pause)
What!

The female assassin turns away from the wide-eyed stare of
The Bride, and paces the hospital room talking in the cell
phone.



ELLE
Don't fuckin ssshhh me! If you
think I came all the way down to
Texas - in a dog and cat rainstorm
no less - just to tuck sleeping
beauty in bed - you got another
fuckin thing comin -
(pause, then real loud)
You don't owe her Shit!!
(then again, but quieter)
You don't owe her shit.
(pause)
Man, fuck that bitch!
(pause)
Oh you're not are you? Well Bill,
you never leave a job half done.
A great teacher taught me that
once, he looked a whole lot like

you.

Elle pauses as Bill on the other line has his say. We don't
hear his side, we stay with Elle as he talks. We can tell by
her face, he's making some sense. After awhile she answers
back;



ELLE
I guess.
(pause)
No, I don't need to guess, I know.
(pause)
Affirmative.
(pause)
I love you too, bye bye.

The female assassin puts the phone away and looks down at The
comatose Bride with the open eyes. Even though her face is
expressionless, she almost seems to be smiling.



ELLE
Thought that was pretty funny
didn't ya? Word of advice shithead,
don't you ever wake up.

Elle leans closer to the Bride's face.



ELLE
Ya know now I get a better look at
you, you're not so damn pretty.
Yeah, you go that Venus thing going
for you but...ya know, now I get a
closer look at you you're kinda
weird looking. You got this big
nose that doesn't fit with the rest
of your face, your eyes are two
different sizes. And look at your
skin...My complexion is way better
than yours --

The Bride does one of her motor reflex functions...She SPITS
in Elle's face.

Elle springs up, wipes the spit off her cheek and looks down
at The comatose Bride in her bed.



ELLE
Oh, no you didn't.

She grabs The Bride by the front of her hospital gown...

....Yanks Her up to a sitting position...

...And PUNCHES her hard in the face three times.



ELLE
If you ever take your ass out of
this Goddamn bed for as long as you
fuckin live, I will beat you into
the ground, bitch!



INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - NIGHT

Elle Driver in her nurse's uniform, angrily walks down the
hallway. She passes by a DOCTOR, STRUGGLING WITH A PATIENT
BLEEDING PROFUSELY on a gurney.



DOCTOR
(yelling)
Nurse come here quick, we're losing
this man!

Elle doesn't even look back.



ELLE
Tough titty, I quit.

She walks out of the SHOT.

FADE TO BLACK.



BLACK FRAME
TITLE CARD:


Five years later.


CUT TO:



INT. THE COMATOSE BRIDE'S HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT

The CAMERA is in a corner of the ceiling, looking down on the
comatose Bride, who lies motionless in her bed.

WE HEAR the sound of a BUZZING MOSQUITO, doing loop de loops
and figure eights in the air, looking for some warm blood.

The BUZZING stops....

MACRO CU
of mosquito on The Bride's forearm, its stinger dug in her
flesh, visibly drawing blood from its host.

CU MOSQUITO'S FACE
drinking her blood.

MACROSHOT OF MOSQUITO ON FOREARM
drinking blood...when The Bride's hand comes into FRAME and
SQUASHES the bug flat. Her fingers FLICK the dead bug away.

CU The Bride
her wide-open eyes, that have stared in a constant gaze for
the last five years,
finally...slowly...softly...shut.

BEAT

They SUDDENLY POP OPEN.

The BRIDE SITS BOLD UPRIGHT IN BED.
She has no idea where the fuck she is. WE DO A SHAW BROTHERS
STYLE QUICK ZOOM INTO A CU OF HER FACE.

QUICK CUT TO A FLASHBACK SPAGHETTI-WESTERN STYLE
back at the wedding chapel, gun pointed down at our face.

THE BARREL EXPLODES LEAT AT US - BANG!

QUICK CUT BACK TO The BRIDE IN HER HOSPITAL BED,
BANK still echoing in her ears. She lets out a SCREAM OF PAIN
and her hand goes to the side of her head, as if she were
just shot.

Her hand feels the metal plate embedded in the side of her
skull where the hole was. She knocks against it with her
knuckle...it goes...TINK...TINK.

Suddenly she says out loud;



THE BRIDE
My baby.

Her hand goes down to her belly, unly to find it not swollen
but flat. She doesn't understand, lifts up her hospital gown
and sees a JAGGED SCAR which runs down her abdomen. Her
fingertips trace it.

She quickly looks at the palm of her and and counts the
lines.

MACRO CU The LINES IN HER PALM look like a road map.

She stops counting, shocked;



THE BRIDE

(to herself)
Five years.

She counts again.



THE BRIDE
(a statement)
Five years.

The Bride's two eyes fill with tears as she realizes her baby
is long gone.

WHEN SUDDENLY...

She hears the STEP...STEP...STEP...OF BILL'S BOOTS WALKING
TOWARDS HER ROOM....

WE SEE THE CINEMATIC EQUIVALENT OF A COMIC BOOK THOUGHT
BALLOON by her head. INSIDE OF IT WE SEE BILL'S BLACK BOOTS
walking across the wood floor of the wedding chapel.



INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR (THE BRIDE'S FLOOR) - NIGHT

We see a HOSPITAL ORDERLY'S bright red and white Reeboks
softly slapping against the smooth surface of the
institution's floor. They make a sound nothing like Bill's
shoes.

SCREEN GOES TO SPLIT SCREEN

LEFT SIDE RIGHT SIDE
The BRIDE listening to them Orderly's Reeboks walking
getting closer. WE HEAR the down the hospital
STEP...STEP...STEP...in time corridor.
with Orderly's sneakers.

CAMERA MOVES UP TO
Orderly's face, leading
two TRUCKDRIVERS.
The Bride HEARS BILL'S
VOICE SPEAK FOR THE ORDERLY;


BILL'S VOICE ORDERLY
(in time) (in time)
She's right in here. She's right in here.


SPLIT SCREEN FINISHES
STAY WITH The BRIDE'S SCREEN

The Bride decides the best course of action, till she gets
her bearings, is to play possum. She throws herself back down
on the bed, just as the three men enter her room.
They see just what they expected to see, The Bride lying in
her bed in her coma.

She duplicates her comatose eyes-wide-open-fixed stare.
Except knowing she's awake, and sees everything in front of
her, creates a slightly different effect.

The Bride, however, while she sees the Two Truckdrivers for
what they are, when she sees The Orderly she sees Bill, when
The Orderly talks she hears Bill. WE HOWEVER WILL NEVER SEE
BILL'S FACE COMPLETELY.

The Orderly takes her shee covering off, and hitches up her
hospital gown till her blonde pussy is exposed. He does kind
of a "TA-DA" presentation of her vagina.



THE ORDERLY
Now is that the cutest little
blonde pussy you ever saw, or is
that the cutest little blonde
pussy, YOU-EVEA-SAW?

Trucker #2 (Gerald) would tend to agree, Trucker #1 (Warren)
fronts.



WARREN
I seen better.

CU The BRIDE
EYES WIDE OPEN PLAYING POSSUM. She can't believe she's being
exhibited in this manner. A look of chagrin crosses her
trying-to-be expressionless face, "I've seen a fuck load
better than you, fatass."



THE ORDERLY
Yeah, in a movie - maybe. But I
know damn well this is the best
pussy you ever saw you had touchin
rights to. The price is seventy
five dollars a fuck gentlemen, you
gittin your freak on or what?

The Truckers pay the bill of fare.

As The Orderly counts The Truckers' money, he lays out the
rules;



THE ORDERLY
Here's the rules; Rule number one;
no punchin 'er.
Nurse comes in tomorrow an she got
'er a shiner - or less some teeth,
jig's up. So no knuckle sandwiches
under no circumstances. And by the

way, this little cunt's a spitter -
it's a motor reflex thing but spit
or no, no punchin. Now are we
absolutely positively clear about
rule number one?



TWO TRUCKERS
Yeah.



THE ORDERLY
Rule number two;
No monkey bites, no hickeys - in
fact no leavin no marks of no kind.
But after that, it's allll goooood.
Her plummin down there don't work
no more, so feel free to cum in 'er
all ya wont. Keep the noise down -
try not to make a mess, and I'll be
back in twenty.

The Orderly turns to leave, then remembers something, and
turns back. He takes out the most disgusting jar of vaseline
in the history of cinema, and hands it to Warren.



THE ORDERLY
Oh by the way, not all the time,
but sometimes this cunt's cunt can
get drier than a bucket of sand.
If she dry, lube up with this and
you'll be goo to go. BON-APPETIT,
gentlemen.

And with that, The Orderly's gone.

The BRIDE'S POV:
As soon as he leaves the Two Truckers start giggling. Warren
begins to unbuckle the belt that lies beneath his belly.
While he looks down to accomplish this, The BRIDE'S POV
BLINKS.



GERALD
Hey Warren, she just blinked.



WARREN
He said she can't blink.



GERALD
I know what he said, I'm tellin ya

she just did.

Warren drops his Levi's to his ankles.



WARREN
Just wait, when I get through with
this little dumbbell, she gonna
stand up and recite the Gettysburg
Ad-dress.

Warren begins to climb up on the bed and mount The Bride.
Before he does he stops, and looks back to Gerald.



WARREN
Hey, Gerald.



GERALD
Yeah?



WARREN
This shit ain't no peep show. Go
out in the hall and I'll let ya
know when it's your turn.



GERALD
Awww c'mon, I gotta leave the room?



WARREN
I can't get no errection wit you
lookin at me, so go on.



GERALD
Well, just hurry up then.

Gerald leaves the room; we go out with him in the hallway.



INT. HALLWAY (HOSPITAL) - NIGHT

Gerald paces, waiting for his turn behind the door.

THEN...

He hears behind the door a commotion, then Warren SCREAM LIKE
A BITCH. He bangs on the closed door and says;

GERALD
He man, keep it down in there, I
can hear your ass out here.

More falsetto SCREAMS behind the door...

THEN...

The HEAVY THUD of a body falling. Not what the expected.



INT. THE BRIDE'S ROOM - NIGHT

Gerald pushes open the door to see one hellva sight. His
buddy, bloody and lying motionless on the floor, and The
Bride lying haphazardly on the bed, in her coma.

He moves to his buddy, who's dead. Then moves to The comatose
Bride... Who SUDDENLY SPRINGS TO LIFE, GRABBING him by the
front of his shirt, YANKING HIM DOWN TO HER, and PLUNGING the
I.V. NEEDLE in her arm DEEP INTO HIS TEMPLE, THEN TWISTING IT
AROUND and AROUND, turning the right side of his brain into
scrambled eggs a la The BRIDE.
She tosses the now brain-dead Gerald to the floor.

The BRIDE
upon waking, without leaving the bed where she lay the last
five years, has just killed two men. She throws off the
bloody blankets, whips her legs off the side of the bed, and
tries to stand - THEN QUICKLY FALLS OUT OF FRAME. WE HEAR THE
CRASH BELOW FRAME.

The Bride is flat on the floor. Her legs and feet don't work.
Which means she's stuck on the floor with only a functioning
top half, and a completely useless bottom half. What's a girl
to do?



INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - NIGHT

The elevator doors open, and The Orderly steps out.

BACK TO The BRIDE
She hears the sound of Bill's boots approaching the room...
STEP...STEP...STEP...

She sees Gerald has a Trucker's knife in a holster attached
to his belt. Her hands removes it.

The Orderly swaggers down the hall to The Bride's room, red
Reeboks slapping against the smooth floor.

CU The BRIDE
She SNAPS the knife's BLADE OPEN in her CU.

The Orderly pushes open The Bride's door, stopping in shock.

The ORDERLY'S POV:
He sees an empty bed with bloodstains on it, Two dead
Truckers on the floor, and no Bride.



ORDERLY
Oh shit!

WE GO TO SLOW MOTION as he freaks, Then PAN DOWN HIM... Past
shirts - pants - to his Reeboks...Once on the floor WE SEE
The BRIDE, curled up low next to the doorway, behind his
ankles, knife ready. WE GO BACK TO 24 FRAMES A SECOND. He
steps into the room; when he does The Bride reaches out and
SLASHES both of his Achilles tendons.

The STANDING ORDERLY
lets out a "YELP," adn FALLS OUT OF FRAME.

IMPACT CUT
The Orderly HITTING the floor face first. The boy is stunned.

The BRIDE (Confined to the floor)
crawls over and drags the stunned fucker across the floor,
placing his melon head between the door and the door frame.
Then taking the door in her right hand.

SLAM!

SLAM!

SLAM!

SLAMMING HIS HEAD THREE TIMES BETWEEN THE DOOR AND THE DOOR
FRAME.

The ORDERLY
lies on the floor in a stange state of consciousness. He's in
both excruciating pain, and quite sure he's lost his mind,
since at this moment he's lying on the floor, looking up at
The comatose Bride asking him questions.



THE BRIDE
Where's Bill?



THE ORDERLY
(hurt and confused)
Who?

SLAM!

He screams.

THE BRIDE
Bill! Where is Bill!



THE ORDERLY
I dunno no Bill.

SLAM!



THE BRIDE
I saw him here myself.....
SLAM!
....Now do you tell me where he is,
or do I beat your fuckin brains in?

SLAM!



THE ORDERLY
Please please stop, don't hit me
again!



THE BRIDE
Where is Bill?

SLAM!

Suddenly The Bride sees the gold coke straw around his neck,
that she thought she'd seen earlier on Bill. She snatches it
from around his neck.



THE BRIDE
Where did you get this from?



THE ORDERLY
That's mine.

SLAM!



THE BRIDE
Bullshit! I saw Bill wearing it in
this room ten minutes ago.

SLAM!

Then The Bride looks down and sees two tatoos on the
Orderly's hand - one spelling "B.U.C.K." on each finger of

his left hand. And another spelling "F.U.C.K." on the fingers
of his right.

The Bride seems to look inside her own mind - Whenever she
does this A SPECIAL THEME MUSIC WILL PLAY (We'll call it her
REMEMBERING THEME).

WE DO A QUICK SHAW BROTHERS ZOOM INTO HER EYES -
We see Buck enter her room that first night, five years
ago.... He's holding in his hand one of those big flashlights
you use in a tent when camping. -- It gives off a soft blue
light. Buck examines The Bride through the blue.



BUCK
Well, ain't you the slice of cutie
pie they all said you wuz. Well
Ma'am, I'm from Longview Texas, my
name's Buck, and I'm here to fuck.

He starts to unbuckle his belt.

WE ZOOM OUT OF HER EYES INTO A CU. The REMEMBERING THEME CUTS
OFF. She looks down at Buck and says;



THE BRIDE
Your name's Buck, right? And you
came to fuck, right?

A "how the fuck does she know look," crosses his face.

The Bride looks down at him....The VENGEANCE THEME BEGINS
PLAYING LOUDLY ON The SOUNDTRACK, and the VEIN IN HER
FOREHEAD BECOMES PRONOUNCED and begins to PULSATE IN TIME
WITH The MUSIC. Every time The Bride comes face to face with
a tormenter, this Theme will play on the soundtrack. By mid
movie this music should drive the audience wild with orgasmic
anticipation of the carnage to come...

...and With the door in her hand and one mighty slam, this
Longview Texas boy is sent to the Promised Land.

She searches the dead man's pockets, coming up with a brown
wallet that says on it, "BIG EL PASO PIMPIN," loaded with
lettuce. She also pulls out a set of car keys on a pickup
truck key chain that has the words, "Pussy Wagon" on it
written in a pimpy font. She gathers up all these items, and
Gerald's knife, then begins to strip Buck of his orderly
uniform.



INT. UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT - NIGHT

The elevator doors to the hospital's underground parking lot
open, revealing The Bride in Buck's orderly scrubs in a
wheelchair.

She wheels out of the elevator fast into the parking lot. Her
arms spinning the wheels as she goes down the line of cars,
looking for a pickup truck that Buck would own...she stops.

What made The Bride stop. The ass end of a big, yellow 4x4
hard-body pickup truck, with flames painted along the side,
and the words, "PUSSY WAGON," written along the flat-bed
hatch door. Pimpy font.

The Bride looks at Buck's key chain in her hand.

EX CU CAR KEY in truck door lock, it turns.

EX CU TRUCK DOOR LOCK POPS UP OPEN.



INT. BACKSEAT OF BUCK'S TRUCK - NIGHT

The Bride pulls herself up into the backseat of Buck's pickup
truck. Once in the backseat, she shoves the wheelchair away.

It rolls out of control down the parking ramp, and CRASHES.

Now The Bride's lying vertically in Buck's truck's backseat.
Seemingly out of danger - at least out of sight - but she's
still stuck hiding in the hospital. And until she regains
full use of her legs and feet, this little Bride ain't goin
anywhere or doin anything.

Lying flat, with the back of her head propped up against the
door, her long, lifeless legs stretched out in front of her,
her two bare feet at the end of them, pointing to the sky,
the Bride focusses her eyes, her stare, her thoughts, her
strength, and all her concentration....on her big toe.

SLOW ZOOM INTO BIG TOE....

SLOW ZOOM INTO HER FACE....

SLOW ZOOM INTO BIG TOE....

SLOW ZOOM INTO FACE.



THE BRIDE
(monotone)
Wiggle your big toe.

Toe doesn't move an inch.



THE BRIDE
Wiggle your big toe.

It doesn't move.

THE BRIDE
Wiggle your big toe.
(VOICE OVER)
As I lay in the back of Buck's
pickup truck, trying to will my
limbs out of entropy, I could see
the faces of the cunts who did this
to me, and the dick responsible.
Members all of Bill's brainchild;
"The Deadly Viper Assassination
Squad."



TITLE SEQUENCE

For what looks like a 60's television show about an ALL-GIRL
HIT SQUAD, complete with its own LALO SHIFFRIN THEME MUSIC.
Against a BRIGHT ORANGE BACKGROUND, A SNAKE WITH SIX HEADS
(All different breeds), DONE IN A COOL BUT LOW-BUDGET SPEED
RACER-STYLE OF ANIMATION, rears its heads to strike.

The IMAGE FREEZES... AND THE SHOW'S TITLE (In an especially
cool font) AND LOGO (The black silhouette of five sexy gals
each with a samurai sword hanging from their hip, and one guy
in a black suit) APPEAR BENEATH IT.


"The DEADLY VIPER
ASSASSINATINO SQUAD
the D.iV.A.S."

The SHOW CAST CREDITS START:

WE SEE The BRIDE doing something cool...FREEZE

SCREEN GOES ORANGE except for a SCOPE-SIGHT RIFLE GRAPHIC
WITH CROSSHAIRS over The Bride's face. OFF TO THE SIDE IS HER
IDENTIFYING CREDIT;

"Starring
(The Bride's real name is covered by a stamp that reads)
CLASSIFIED
as
BLACK MAMBA"

A beautiful Japanese woman wielding a samurai sword - FREEZE
ORANGE B.G. SCOPE-SIGHT GRAPHIC

"Starring
O-REN ISHII
as
COTTONMOUTH"

VERNITA GREEN doing something cool - FREEZE
SAME GRAPHIC

"Starring

VERNITA GREEN
as
COBRA"

The older, male doing something cool - FREEZE
SAME GRAPHIC

"Starring
BUDD
as
SIDEWINDER"

ELLE DRIVER doing something cool - FREEZE
ORANGE B.G. SCOPE-SIGHT GRAPHIC;

"Starring
ELLE DRIVER
as
CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN SNAKE"

As the DEADLY VIPER ASSASSINATION SQUAD OPENING THEME PLAYS
WE SEE VARIOUS SHOTS of The Vipers (all dressed alike in the
same BLACK, SKINTIGHT CAT SUITS, except for Budd, the male
who wears a BLACK SUIT) all doing exciting shit. It ends with
the reappearance of the six-heades snake logo, and the six,
black silhouettes.
The FINAL CREDIT APPEARS;

"Created and Produced
by
BILL"

WE MOVE INTO A HEAD and SHOULDERS CU OF The BRIDE'S BLACK
SILHOUETTE.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
Now after five years of beauty
sleep I knew absolutely nothing
about my enemies' strengths
weakness or whereabouts. But as
fated by God vengeance would have
it, I who knew nothing - knew one
thing. As sure as God made little
green apples...

WE MOVE FAST TO O-REN ISHII'S SILHOUETTE, The SILHOUETTE
BECOMES A POSED PICTURE OF O-REN in all her Deadly Viper
glory.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
(continued)
....if O-Ren Ishii, the first name
on my Death List, was still
alive... she'd live in Japan. O-Ren
Ishii, made her first acquaintance
with death at the age of eleven.

FLASH ON
CU O-REN (11-years old), hiding under a bed, watching...

...her FATHER (dressed in the uniform of a sergeant for the
American Army) fighting THREE YAKUZA GANGSTERS. He kills one
with his bare hands. The other two slice him to death with
samurai swords...

...and her MOTHER being raped by the same men. When they
finish, they SHOOT her.

Little O-Ren watches, hidden from sight, withi the eyes and
face of a stone.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
It was at that age, a half-Chinese,
half-Japanese American Army brat
witnessed the murder of her Master
Sergeant father. And the rape, then
murder of her mother at the hands
of Japan's most ruthless Yakuza
boss, Boss Matsumoto. She swore
revenge...luckily for her, Boss
Matsumoto was a pedophile.

SHOCK CUT
O-REN ON TOP OF BOSS MATSUMOTO PLUNGING A HUGE KNIFE INTO HIS
CHEST. A STREAM OF RED BLOOD SHOOTS UP OUT OF HIM like a
geyser. Boss is naked, O-Ren wears a Japanese schoolgirl
uniform.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
At thirteen, she got her revenge.

The Boss's screams cause TWO OF BOSS'S MEN to run into the
room, only to be SHOT DOWN by O-Ren, as she removes a gun
from a holster strapped to her thigh.

The 20-YEAR OLD O-REN ISHII
on a rooftop with a high-powered, scope-sight rifle up to her
eye. Her EYE is HUGELY MAGNIFIED in the SCOPE.



THE BRIDE
By twenty, she was one of the tip
top of female assassins in the
world.

She fires.



INT. CAR - DAY

A Central American General riding backseat of his government
vehicle. TWO BEAUTIFUL LATIN WOMEN in one- piece bathing suits
sit on either side of him. They both wear sashes down their
front; one reads, "Miss Panama," the other reads, "Miss
Venezuela." As we cut to this shot, he has both hands on each
of their bare knees. He's laughing as the TOP OF HIS HEAD is
BLOWN OFF.

The 23-YEAR OLD O-REN ISHII
stands before Bill and The Bride. (Bill is not clearly
viewed.)



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
At twenty-three she joined Bill's
Deadly Vipers...

The 25-YEAR-OLD O-REN ISHII
BEATING UP the pregnant Bride with the other Vipers...



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
At twenty five she did her part in
the killing of eight innocent
people, including my unborn
daughter, in a small wedding chapel
in El Paso Texas. But on that day,
five years ago, she made one big
mistake...

POSED FIGURE of the BRIDE in all her pre-beating bridal gown
glory.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
...she Should of killed nine.
However, before statisfaction would
be mine, first things first...

CU The BRIDE IN BUCK'S TRUCK
An hour and a half later from the last time we saw her.



THE BRIDE
Wiggel your big toe.

CU The BRIDE'S BIG TOE
wiggles - slightly.



THE BRIDE
Hart part's over. Now let's get
these other piggies wiggling.

FADE TO BLACK.

BLACK FRAME
SUBTITLE APPEARS:


"Thirteen Hours Later"

BEGIN MUSIC MONTAGE

FADE UP ON



INT. UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT - DAY

Pavement of the parking lot. We HEAR a CAR DOOR OPEN
OFFSCREEN, then The Bride's bare foot comes from above FRAME,
stepping down INTO The SHOT.

She walks around to the driver's side and climbs in.

She sticks Buck's ignition key in its slot and turns.

The truck's engine RUMBLES to life.

She spies a pair of Elvis T.C.B. SUNGLASSES lying on the
dash. She puts them on.



EXT. TEXAS STREETS/ INT. TEXAS STORES - DAY

The Bride drives Buck's big, yellow pussy wagon all over El
Paso buying supplies.

WE FOLLOW Her bare feet into a clothing store.

Her feet, legs, and ass slip into a new pair of LEVI'S.

Her hands grab a pair of CHERRY BROWN COWBOY BOOTS.

Then slips on the cowboy boots.

Chooses another TOP.

And finds a warm JACKET.

She opens Buck's "BIG EL PASO PIMPIN" wallet, and pays for
the items.

She emerges from the store wearing her new outfit, and climbs
back in the truck.

She drives, stopping at a DEPARTMENT STORE, and walking
inside.

She picks up a SHOVEL, a HAND PICKAXE, a big CAMPING
FLASHLIGHT, a MAP OF TEXAS, a writing NOTEBOOK, and a bunch

of RED and BLACK FELT PENS.

While the Bride is buying items in the department store we'll
CROSSCUT....

....with her driving the pussy wagon up to a low-rent motel
called, "The Texican"....

...Her Registering with the OLD BASTARD of a desk clerk,
getting the key, and paying him out of the "BIG EL PASO
PIMPIN" wallet....

...her drawing a bath in the bathroom of the motel room...

Shampoo is taken off the shelf of the department store...

...conditioner...

...a bar of soap...

...hot water runs out of the bathtub faucet...

...steam rises off the hot bathwater...

...she pulls down a bunch of bath products, like bubble bath,
salts, apricot this - kiwi that, we see her pour all the
items in the bathwater...

...then we see her bare foot enter the bathwater...

...then Lower her whole body into the bathwater...

...now submerged in the warm bathwater, by herself, perfect
MUSIC CUE ON SOUNDTRACK, she begins to cry...her poor heart
has been shattered and five years of tears come flooding out
of her.

She cries for her baby...

She cries for the motherhood robbed from her...

She cries for all the innocent people at the wedding chapel,
who died simply because they were unlucky enough to cross her
path...

She cries for the betrayal at the hands of her lover...

She cries for the treachery at the hands of her comrades...

She cries for the five years of life snatched from her...

She cries for the countless violations she endured while
incapacitated...

And finally, she cries for all the misery she will cause the
undeserving......enroute to Bill's retribution. Retribution
that begins the minute she steps out of this bathtub.

She curls up into a fetal position inside the tub of warm
water...weeping.

We DOLLY back...to give our heroine some privacy...WE
DISSOLVE through the bathroom door...Till we're on the other
side, filming a closed door with crying on the other side.

When she's finished shedding tears, is when she'll begin
shedding blood.

When the bathroom door opens, the woman that emerges, has
closed out all of her emotions...save from one...revenge.

It's that woman, in her new outfit, that climbs into the
yellow pussy wagon, puts the T.C.B. Sunglasses over her eyes,
and starts the engine that sets into motion the gory story to
follow.

END OF MUSIC MONTAGE



EXT./INT. BUCK'S TRUCK DRIVING IN DESERT (MOVING) - NIGHT

POV THROUGH WINDSHIELD:
The truck shines its headlight beams on an open patch of
prairie wasteland. We see dirt, rocks, plants, and an oil
derrick pumping up and down.

The Bride STOPS the truck.

Taking her flashlight with her, The Bride walks into the
headlight beams towards one rock on the ground in particular.

She lifts it off the ground, there's an X on it's underside.

She smiles. If the X hadn't been there, she would have taken
it as a sign that her vengeance quest was never meant to be.
But as it is there, it would appear that fortune has smiled
on The Bride and her bloody intentions.

She walks back to the truck, takes the shovel and the hand
pickaxe out from the flatbed, reaches into the truck cab and
CHANGES THE MUSIC TO A POUNDING HEAVY METAL ANTHEM.

CU The BRIDE'S COWBOY BOOTS
next to the X ROCK
IN TIME WITH The METAL, The Bride's cowboy boots count out
ten paces from the rock.
When the boots stop, the flashlight ENTERS THE SHOT
illuminating the spot, THEN...the shovel ENTERS, striking
deep in the unmarked earth.



EXT. TEXAS DESERT - NIGHT

Deep in the middle of Fuck-Knows Texas, lit by the headlights
of Buck's 4x4, The Bride digs a hole in the
ground......TILL...

She HITS SOMETHING HARD.

She gets down on her knees, hacking away at the dirt with the
hand pickaxe, till a large box covered in plastic is
revealed. She hoists it up out of the earth.

She rips off the plastic, revealing a large, green Army
footlocker, untouched by the condensation of being buried in
the ground for over five years. Flipping the two locks open,
she lifts the lid, placing the big camping flashlight on the
rim.

Unfolding a sleeping bag long-ways, she bought at the
department store. The Bride begins collecting the contents of
her buried treasure, and laying them on the sleeping bag.

We see her remove them from the footlocker, one by one.

The HEAVY METAL CONTINUES ON THE SOUNDTRACK.

2 9mm AUTOMATICS, w/ AMMO
and HOLSTERS.

1 small HAND GUN, w/ AMMO
and HOLSTER (which fits around the thigh).

1 SNUB NOSE .38
w/ ANKLE HOLSTER.

1 double-edged SOG KNIFE
w/ HOLSTER

1 MOSSBERG PUMP ACTION SHOT GUN w/ AMMO

1 SILVER STEEL BOOMERANG, w/ a double-sided razor's edge
w/ HOLSTER.

1 old fashioned STRAIGHT RAZOR

1 BLACK VERTICAL ATTACHE CASE.
She flips it open, and inside broken down into four separate
pieces is a HIGH-POWERED, SCOPE-SIGHT RIFLE.

1 MANILA ENVELOPE.
She reaches in and pulls out a PHOTOCOPY OF HER SONOGRAM.
There on the page is a photocopy of her unborn baby girl. A
fierce grimness crosses her face as she places the sonogram
back in the envelope.

1 CLEAR ZIP-LOCK BAG containing a PHONY I.D. and BANK BOOK
both w/ the name "CANDY RALSTON" on them. Reaching back in
the locker she pulls out the final item,

1 SMALL KEY attached to a "DEALY VIPERS" KEY CHAIN.

She rolls up the weapons in the sleeping bag, and drives off.
The HEAVY METAL CONTINUES...

CU SIGN reading, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF TEXAS

INT. COMMONWEALTH BANK OF TEXAS - DAY

CU The BRIDE
standing at a teller window, she holds up her key.

INSERT: 1 BANK BOOK and 1 DRIVER'S LICENSE w/ The Bride's
photo on it and the name "CANDY RALSTON" on each.



INT. SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULT - DAY

The Bride, with a big athletic bag slung over her shoulder,
watches a TELLER remove four safety deposit boxes.



INT. PRIVATE AREA - DAY

Where you look isnide your safety deposit box by yourself.

The Bride opens up the first box...

...It's filled w/ CASH.

She opens up the second box....

...It's filled w/ CASH.

She opens up the third box....

....It's filled w/ CASH.

She opens up the fourth box....

....She Takes out a BAG. Inside the bag are 14 FORGED
PASSPORTS and DRIVER'S LICENSES in 14 different names.

Also in the box, is one COMPACT REFRIGERATOR CASE. She opens
it, inside are 2 BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE GOLD SYRINGES and 1 VIAL
OF FLUID.

A SUBTITLE APPEARS UNDERNEATH:


TRUTH SERUM
of Bill's own
concoction.
He calls it,
"The Undisputed Truth."

AS The HEAVY METAL CONTINUES...WE see The BRIDE leaving the
bank, all the weapons she needs, all the money she needs,
taking the first step on her bloody trail...

A RINKY DINK GRAPHIC OF A MAP OF JAPAN

The tiny figure of a black AIRPLANE flies over the map,
leaving a dotted-line trail behind it. We move into the black

airplane and DISSOLVE to



INT. AIRPLANE (FLYING)

OVERHEAD SHOT
of the Bride in her passenger seat, flying to Japan. We see
she's holding a clean white handkerchief. She's sewing the
name "Bill" in the corner.

END OF MUSIC MONTAGE.
BLACK FRAME
TITLE CARD:


Chapter Three

The MAN From
OKINAWA


FADE UP ON



INT. SUSHI BAR (OKINAWA, JAPAN) - DAY

The ENTRANCE to a tiny sushi bar, covered by a Japanese
curtain....

SUBTITLE APPEARS:


"The City of
OKINAWA, JAPAN"

....The fabric is moved aside, and The Bride enters the shot,
and the tiny establishment.

The little fish and sake bar is the definition of the word
cozy. Besides The Bride, the only other person inside is The
SUSHI CHEF, who smiles at her behind the midget bar.

This Japanese man in his mid-fifties greets the tall, blonde
western girl with a turned-on-for-the-tourists affability.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
English?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Almost -- American.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)

Ahhhh,...America, welcome...
Welcome... My English -- Very good.

The Bride smiles at this and walks further inside. She
doesn't come across as one of the world's deadliest
assassins, but instead as a sweet, slightly airheaded,
American tourist.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Domo.

The Sushi Chef gives an exaggerated look of surprise, and
says;



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Oh, "Domo", Very good -- very good,
you speak Japanese?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Nooo, just a few words I learned
since yesterday. - May I sit at the
bar?



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Sure sure sure - sit. What other
words did you learn - excuse me --

The Sushi Chef YELLS IN JAPANESE, to someone OFFSCREEN.

The Bride thinks the restaurant so small it's almost hard to
imagine there could be a back room to it.

Before getting a response from whoever it was he was yelling
to a moment ago, The Sushi Chef turns back to The Bride.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
-- What other Japanese you learn?

The Bride puts on a thinking face.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Oh...let's see..."Arigato."



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
"Arigato"...Very good.

THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
..."Ah-So"...



SUSHI CHEF (JAPANESE)
"Ah-So!" You know what "Ah-So"
meansß



THE BRIDE
"I See."



SUSHI CHEF
I see - Very good.



THE BRIDE
I already said "Domo", right?



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Yes.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
"Kon-netie-wa."

The Sushi Chef goes "Oooh" like he's just discovered the
answer to a mystery.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
..."Kon-nichi-wa"...repeat please.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
"Kon-nichi-wa?"

Saying with surprise and admiration;



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Most impressive...you say Japanese
words, like you Japanese.

The Bride smiles and lets loose with a girlish giggle.

THE BRIDE
Now you're making fun of me.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
No no no - serious business.
Pronunciation - very good. You say
"Arigato" ...like we say "Arigato."



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Well, thank you - I mean...arigato.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
You should learn Japanese - very
easy.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
No kidding, I heard it's kinda
hard.

Whenever the Sushi Chef doesn't either hear your or
understand you, he yells the word;



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
What!

And everybody always speaks LOUDER and CLEARER immediately
afterwards.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
I always heard it was difficult.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Yes yes yes - most difficult. But
you have Japanese tongue.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Maybe I was Japanese in another
life.

The Sushi Chef proclaims as if he should know;

SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Most definitely, most definitely
Japanese in another life.

He sets an order of colorful, raw fish in front of the young
blonde woman, that not only looks good, it looks beautiful.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
How did you know tuna's my
favorite?



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
What!



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Tuna's my favorite.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Ah, thank you very much.

He YELLS OFFSCREEN in Japanese agai. A little BALD JAPANESE
MAN with a shitty attitude, comes out from the back room. He
heads for the tall blonde asking in a grumbly voice in
Japanese, "What she wants to drink?"



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
(to the bald man)
I beg your pardon?

The Sushi Chef pantomimes drinking.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
- Drink -



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Oh yes, a bottle of warm sake.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Ahhh sake,
(he holds up his thumb)
Very good.

In Japanese he YELLS/ORDERS the warm sake, the little Bald
Man disappears. The Bride takes a bite out of her fish.

SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
First time in Japan?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
A-huh.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
What!



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Yes, this is my first time.

As the chef slices the next portion with a large knife, he
asks;



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
What brings you to Okinawa?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
I came to see a man.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Aaahh, you have friend live in
Okinawa?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Not quite.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
Not friend?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
I've never met him.

The Sushi Chef continues slicing.....



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)

Who is he, may I ask?



THE BRIDE
Hattori Hanzo.

There's a break in the Sushi Chef's slicing. After a beat, he
brings a bloody finger INTO FRAME and sticks it in his mouth.

The little Bald man appears with a bottle of warm sake, he
pours one for The Bride, then disappears again.

As The Bride sips the sake, she looks at the chef.

As The Sushi Chef sucks his finger, he looks at The Bride.

The Sushi Chef drops the voice he had been using up to that
point...and IN JAPANESE SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH asks;



SUSHI CHEF (JAPANESE)
What do you want with Hattori
Hanzo?

The Bride answers in Japanese;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I need Japanese steel.



SUSHI CHEF (JAPANESE)
Why do you need Japanese steel?



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I have vermin to kill.



SUSHI CHEF (ENGLISH)
You must have big rats you need
Hattori Hanzo steel.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Huge.



INT. HATTORI HANZO'S ATTIC - DAY

The trap door in the floor opens up, and HATTORI HANZO (Sushi
Chef), climbs inside the room, followed by The Bride.

The room has many handcrafted samurai swords in hand-carved
wooden sheaths resting on wooden racks running the length of
the second half of the attic.

The Bride walks down the row of Japanese steel, looking and
touching the shiny wood. She looks behind her to Hanzo who is
still by the trap door, and says;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
May I?

The Sushi Chef answers in ENGLISH;



HANZO (ENGLISH)
Yes you may.....

She starts reaching for one...



HANZO (ENGLISH)
...try the second one down in the
sixth row on your left.

She finds it lying sleeping in its shiny, black sheath.

Her hand lifts it from the rack.

She UNSHEATHS the steel, partially....then with GREAT
FLOURISH....completely.

Hanzo's mouth froms a smile.



HANZO (ENGLISH)
Funny, you like samurai swords...

He pulls a baseball out of his pocket.



HANZO (ENGLISH)
...I like baseball.

THEN SUDDENLY - HE THROWS THE BASEBALL HARD, right at The
Bride's head....

QUICK AS A WHIP, SHE SLICES THE BALL IN HALF, IN MID AIR.

The two perfectly cut baseball pieces, hit the floor.

He gives her a slight nod, then crosses the attic towards
her.

HANZO (JAPANESE)
I wanted to show you these....
However someone as you, who knows
so much must surely know, I no
longer make instruments of death. I
keep these here for their ascetic
and sentimental value.
(he takes both sword and
sheath from her...)
Yet proud tho I am of my life's
work...
(...he closes them
together)
I am retired.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Then give me one of these.



HANZO (ENGLISH)
These are not for sale.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
I didn't say, sell me. I said, give
me.



HANZO (ENGLISH)
And why should I be obliged to
assist you in the extermination of
your vermin?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Because my vermin, is a former
student of yours. And considering
the student, I'd say you had a
rather large obligation.

Hattori Hanzo goes to a dusty window, and writes the name,
"BILL" on it with his finger.

The blonde girl nods her head yes.

The proud warrior moves over to the door in the floor,
throwing it open.

He points into a corner...

HANZO (JAPANESE)
...You can sleep there...

.....starts to descend....



HANZO (JAPANESE)
...it will take me a week to make
the sword...

.....before his head disappears, he says;



HANZO (JAPANESE)
...I suggest you spend it
practicing.

...he closes the door behind him.

She smiles slightly...then moves over to the window, takes
out a handkerchief, and wipes Bill's name off.

FADE TO BLACK.



OVER BLACK
TITLE APPEARS:


"One week later"

Under black we hear Hattori Hanzo's voice in Japanese and
read the subtitles;



HANZO (V.O.; JAPANESE)
I'm done doing what I swore an oath
to God 28 years ago to never do
again. I've created, "something
that kills people." And in that
purpose I was a success.

FADE UP ON



CU HATTORI HANZO



HANZO (JAPANESE)
I've done this, because
philosophically I'm sympathetic to
your aim.

EX CU The HANZO SWORD

TRACKING EX CU of the Hanzo sword in its shiny, black wood
sheath. At the base of the sheath, by the handle, he's carved
the face of a lioness...



HANZO (V.O.; JAPANESE)
I can tell you with no ego, this is
my finest sword. If on your
journey, you should encounter God,
God will be cut.

CU HANZO.



HANZO (JAPANESE)
Revenge is never a straight line.
It's a forest. And like a forest
it's easy to lose your way...to get
lost...
to forget where you came in. To
serve as a compass, a combat
philosophy must be adopted that can
be found in the secret doctrine of
the Yagu Ninja. And now my yellow
haired warrior, repeat after me;

We go back and forth between CU of HANZO reciting the
doctrine like a samurai drill instructor and the Bride
repeating it.



HANZO (JAPANESE)
"When engaged in combat, the
vanquishing of thine enemy can be
the warrior's only concern...

The Bride repeats this...



HANZO (JAPANESE)
...This is the first and cardinal
rule of combat...

The Bride repeats this...



HANZO (JAPANESE)
...Suppress all human emotion and
compassion...

The Bride repeats this...



HANZO (JAPANESE)

...Kill whoever stands in thy way,
even if that be Lord God, or Buddha
himself...

The Bride repeats this...



HANZO (JAPANESE)
This truth lies at the heart of the
art of combat. Once it is
mastered... Thou shall fear no
one... Though the devil himself may
bar thy way...

The Bride repeats this... Her eyes look at the greatest maker
of swords on this earth and says;



THE BRIDE
Domo.

EX CU The Hanzo Sword,
her white hand with her long fingers COMES INTO FRAME and
removes the beautiful, artful instrument of vengeance.

FADE TO BLACK.



OVER BLACK
TITLE CARD:


Chapter Four

SHOWDOWN
at
HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES


CUT TO:

A BLANK PIECE OF DRAWING PAPER
A hand comes in and, as the Bride talks over this image,
draws with a piece of charcoal, a portrait of the geisha
regaled O-REN ISHII.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
When fortune smiles on something as
violent and ugly as revenge, at the
time it seems proof like no other,
that not only does God exist,
you're doing his will. At a time
when I knew the last about my
enemies, the first name on my death
list, was the easiest to find. But

of course, when one manages the
difficult task of becoming queen of
the Tokyo underworld, one doesn't
keep it a secret, does one?

The charcoal drawing gets color and becomes ANIMATED, turning
into a JAPAMATION O-REN...

JAPANESE ANIMATION SEQUENCE
We see Japamation-style images of The Bride's verbiage.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
At the age of twenty, Bill backed
his Nippon progeny financially and
philosophically in her
Shakespearian-in-magnitude power
struggle with the other Yakuza
clans, over who would rule vice in
the city of Tokyo.

Japamation images of O-Ren and her Army, taking on ANOTHER
YAKUZA ARMY, among falling cherry blossoms.

WE CUT BACK AND FORTH between cartoon images of this and the
real life real McCoy samurai sword battle.

O-Ren's ability is simply amazing.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
When it was all over, it was the
geisha-regaled O-Ren Ishii that
proved the victor.



INT. JAPANESE NIGHT CLUB

O-Ren has just become the official leader of crime in the
city of Tokyo. The six Yakuza clan bosses, each with TWO
BODYGUARDS standing behind them, toast their new leader, with
much laughter and drinking...all except one...BOSS TANAKA.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
And just in case you're wondering
how could a half breed Japanese
Chinese American become the boss of
all criminal activity in Tokyo,
Japan,... I'll tell you. The
subject of O-Ren's blood and
nationality came up before the
council only once. The night O-Ren
assumed power over the crime
council.

Boss Tanaka is the picture of angered ambiance among the
alcohol-fueled frivolity.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
The man who seems bound and
determined to break the mood is
Boss Tanaka. And what Boss Tanaka
thinks is...

Boss Tanaka brings his fist down on the table, smashing the
plate in front of him into itty bitty pieces.

The party comes to a halt as all eyes go to the leader of the
Tanaka Crime Family.



CRIME FAMILY LEADER #2 (JAPANESE)
Tanaka? What's the meaning of this
outburst? This is a time for
celebration.



BOSS TANAKA (JAPANESE)
And what exactly should I be
celebrating? The perversion of our
illustrious council?

The Bosses all react with shock and outrage...O-Ren remains
cool. She raises her voice for the first word, but lowers it
for the rest of the sentence.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Gentlemen...Boss Tanaka obviously
has something on his mind. Allow
him to express it.



BOSS TANAKA (JAPANESE)
My father...
(looking at a clan head)
...along with yours and...
(looking at another)
...along With yours, started this
council. And while you drink like
fish and laugh like donkeys, they
weep in the afterlife over the
perversion committed today.

The BOSSES react again...O-Ren;



O-REN (JAPANESE)

Silence!
(then composed)
Of what perversion do you speak,
Tanaka?

Boss Tanaka looks at the female half-breed American and says;



BOSS TANAKA (JAPANESE)
I speak, Mistress Ishii,....of the
perversion done to this council,
which I love more than my own
children,...by making a half
Chinese American its leader.

Then...

Faster than you can say Jimminy Cricket,...

O-Ren's samurai sword is unsheathed...

Boss Tanaka's head is liberated from its body...

The head hits the floor...

And from the spot between its shoulder blades, a geyser of
blood shoots up in the air.

The BOSSES who were shocked at Tanaka's words are even more
flabbergasted at O-Ren's resonse.

The two bodyguard's, standing behind Boss Tanaka, hands go to
their swords and draw them.

O-Ren turns her blade in their direction.

The Bosses and their bodyguards say nothing,...only watch.

The lady looks across at the two men and says in and
authoritative voice;



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Fight me or work for me.

They look at her for a moment, then they lower their swords.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Drop them on the ground.

They do.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Get behind me.

They do.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Get on your knees.

They do.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Put your foreheads on the floor.

They do.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Keep your mouths shut.

You better believe they do.

The mistress' eyes got to the other bosses looking at her.

As she speaks English, bodyguard translators translate for
their bosses.



O-REN
I'm going to say this in English so
you know how serious I am. As your
leader, I encourage you to -- from
time to time and always in a
respectful manner, and with the
complete knowledge that my decision
is final -- to question my logic.
If you're unconvinced a particular
plan of action I've decided is the
wisest, tell me so. But allow me to
convince you. And I will promise
you, right here and now, no subject
will be taboo...except the subject
that was just under discussion.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
(to a bodyguard)
Hand me that head.

He picks it off the floor and meekly offers it to the Queen.

She takes it by the hair and holds it up as she speaks.



O-REN (ENGLISH)

The price you pay for bringing up
either my Chinese or my American
heritage as a negative is, I
collect your fuckin head.
(now completely American)
Just like this fucker here. Now if
any of you sonsabitches got
anything else to say, now's the
fuckin time.

Nobody says anything.



O-REN (ENGLISH)
I didn't think so.
(pause)
Meeting adjourned.



EXT. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES - JAPANESE RESTAURANT

The entire O-Ren Ishii crew moves through the restaurant. The
CUSTOMERS all look up now as the crew passes. The restaurant
staff acts as if the Shogun himself has just showed up on
their doorstep demanding a meal. No doubt if the meal is not
satisfactory the staff will gladly slice off a finger. The
door to a private dining room is slid open, the crew steps
inside, the door is slid shut.



INT. PRIVATE DINING AREA (RESTAURANT) - NIGHT

The private dining area of the Japanese restaurant. The
patrons are surrounded by white paper walls. The CAMERA
CIRCLES around O-REN ISHII.

Sitting in between her, two personal bodyguards, the Yubari
sisters, YUKI AND GO GO. The Yubari sisters are younger than
O-Ren; Yuki is sixteen and Go Go is seventeen. Both girls are
dressed in Japanese schoolgirl uniforms complete with plaid
skirts and matching blazers.

FLASH ON
EX CU OF AN EYEBALL (The BRIDE's)

On her right is her French and Japanese lawyer, SOFIE FATALE.

FLASH ON
EX CU OF AN EYEBALL

The bunch of mop-topped young men, who all wear black suits,
white shirts, thin black ties and Kato masks over their eyes,
are her soldiers, "The CRAZY 88."

FLASH ON
EX CU OF AN EAR, The Bride's fingers come into FRAME and move
blonde hair out of the sensory appendage's way.

And finally there's a tall dark American in a black suit sans
Kato mask -- that's O-Ren's head of security, MR. BARREL.

They're all drinking and having a good time as Sofie tells a
joke in Japanese.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
The mop tops in black suits and
Kato masks were O-Ren's soldiers,
"The Crazy 88." The two young girls
in the schoolgirl uniforms are her
personal bodyguards, the Yubari
sisters. Yuki, aged sixteen, and Go
Go, aged seventeen. The pretty lady
who's dressed like she's a villain
on Star Trek is O-Ren's best friend
and her lawyer, Sofie Fatale. And
finally, the American in the black
suit but sans Kato mask, O-Ren's
head of security, Mr. Barrel.

SUDDENLY O-Ren hears something. Like a deer in the forest,
her head springs up on alert. It's almost as if she's
listening to The Bride's narration.

The Bride's NARRATION SUDDENLY STOPS IN MIDSENTENCE --

O-Ren removes a SMALL DAGGER-DART from the folds of her robe
and THROWS IT in the direction of the sound.

CU The BRIDE dressed in a kimono
on the other side of the private dining room's paper wall.
The DART FLIES THROUGH The PAPER, STREAKS BY HER FACE, almost
taking off the tip of her nose in the process.

INSERT: DART EMBEDS ITSELF IN A WOOD POST.

O-Ren's action instantly brings the room's frivolity to a
halt. Mistress Ishii silently orders Go Go and Yuki to
retrieve the eavesdropper.



INT. JAPANESE RESTAURANT - NIGHT

The white paper door to O-Ren's dining room SLAMS OPEN. Yuki
and Go Go step into the corridor.

All trace of the Bride has vanished.

They look out over the restaurant, patrons look normal.

Whoever was there is gone now.

Go Go removes the small dagger from the wood post and the
Yubari sisters go back into the private dining room, SLAMMING
the door behind them.

ONE SHOT

CU The BRIDE
at the bar, in her kimono, drinking a colorful cocktail. She
observes all the activity by O-Ren's private dining room.
When the Yubari sisters go back inside, the Bride climbs off
her barstool and goes through the restaurant...into the
parking area...and up to her rental car. She opens the door.
Takes off her Japanese kimono, underneath is a one-piece
yellow track suit with a black stripe going down both sides,
like the one Bruce Lee wears in "Game of Death." She tosses
the kimono in the trunk, then removes the sheathed Hanzo
sword. With the sword of vengeance in her hand, we follow her
back inside the restaurant. She looks upstairs to the O-Ren
dining room. We see Yuki Yubari and Sofie Fatale, slide open
the door, and walk down the stairs together. When they get to
the bottom, they give each other a kiss goodbye, and Yuki
leaves the restaurant, while Sofie makes her way to the
bathroom...only to have The Bride, now dressed in her Bruce
Lee yellow outfit and samurai sword in her hand, bar her way.

END OF SHOT
BACK AND FORTH
between CU's of the two women, face to face.



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
(to Bride)
Can I help you?



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Yes, I am looking for the attorney
of O-Ren Ishii, Sofie Fatale. Would
that be you?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
I'm Mistress Ishii's attorney. How
can I help you?

The Bride PUNCHES her in the face.



INT. O-REN'S PRIVATE ROOM

Aside from drinking like fishes, what is the queen of the
Tokyo underworld - Mistress O-Ren Ishii - and her private
army doing when we cut back?

Singing karaoke, of course.

It's Crazy 88 MIKI's turn at the mike and he's having a whale

of a good time singing Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," in
Japanese....

WHEN...

A COMMOTION is heard being made by the restaurant staff and
the other patrons, from the other side of the white paper
wall...Just as they all start to notice it, they hear;



THE BRIDE (O.S., JAPANESE)
O-Ren Ishii! You and I have
unfinished business!

The Crazy 88 spring to their feet. One slides open the door.

They see O-Ren's lawyer, Sofie Fatale, standing in the middle
of the restaurant, her left arm completely outstretched, hand
gripped around a post. She has a terrified look on her face.
Before anybody on O-Ren's side of the room can say anything
...The Bride steps out from behind Sofie.

O-REN'S
reaction shows how effective the element of surprise turned
out to be. She says The Bride's name softly to herself; it's
BLEEPED OUT.

The Bride
The VENGEANCE THEME BURSTS ON THE SOUNDTRACK...The Vein on
her forehead begins to pulsate. WE DO A QUICK SHAW BROTHERS
ZOOM INTO HER EYES. A SPAGHETTI-WESTERN FLASHBACK of O-Ren
beating the shit outta her at the wedding chapel IS
SUPERIMPOSED OVER HER EYES. The FLASHBACK DISSOLVES, we ZOOM
BACK INTO A CU, the vein stops pulsating, and the theme STOPS
PLAYING OVER THE SOUNDTRACK, LEAVING A CLEAN, COLORFUL CU of
The Bride loaded for bear.

She raises her Hanzo sword, and Slices off Sofie's Arm at the
Shoulder with one stroke.

SOFIE
Spewing and Gushing Blood from her stump, twists her body in
agony, painting the floor and the walls with giant Splashes
of Red, as her body hits the floor, twitching in both
surprise and shock.

The CRAZY 88
run out into the dining area and create a human wall between
themselves and their Mistress.

MR. BARREL AND GO GO
take positions on either side of O-Ren.

O-REN
seated in a shogun's seat, rises furiously to her feet.



O-REN (JAPANESE)

You bastard!

The Bride does a swipe in the air with her sword; Sofie's
blood flies off the blade.

The entire floor of the dining room lies between the two
warring parties.


The Bride
vs.
The Crazy 88

The restaurant's STAFF and PATRONS sit or stand rigidly in
fear.

O-Ren says loudly to the room;



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Sorry everybody, but I'm afraid
we're going to have to close the
place. There's some private
business that we must attend to
now.

The Staff and The Customers Stampede the exits.

The Bride, The Crazy 88, and O-Ren hold their ground without
moving a muscle, till the dining room, as well as the entire
restaurant known as "The House of Blue Leaves," is deserted
of every human not engaged in the face- off that precedes
combat.

O-Ren gives a simple order;



O-REN
Miki.

MIKI, one of The Crazy 88 (The little one), steps forward,
unsheaths his sword, and yells at the yellow clad blonde.



MIKI (JAPANESE)
You had it coming bastard!

Raising his samurai sword high, he Charges, Screaming A
Banzai Scream...

The Bride turns to face him.

Miki Charging and Screaming...

The Bride slowly raises the Hanzo Sword into Striking
Position.

Miki Charging and Screaming, almost on top of her.

The Bride, sword in position, waits for her opponent to
arrive.

Miki arrives at his destination, he Swings...

The Bride Swings...

The Hanzo Sword Slices Miki's inferior blade in half. Miki
looks down at the impotent weapon in his hand.

The Bride Thrusts her sword through Miki's abdomen, then
Lifts the little guy off the ground straight up in the air.

Miki screaming, Impaled on her blade like a fish at the end
of a spear. Held up in the air, restaurant light fixtures in
the B.G.

O-Ren and her crew watch stunned.

The Bride Drops the shishkabobbed Miki into the koi pond that
starts outside the restaurant and ends inside, with a huge
blue splash. Koi pond - Blue water - Orange and yellow fish -
Red blood - Dead man.

The BRIDE
looks up from the pond, across the length of the floor, into
the eyes of O-Ren Ishii.
She takes one step forward, hears the slightest noise, Twirls
the samurai sword in the air once, drops to one knee, and
thrusts the sword into the beige-colored carpet- covered
floor. The sword sticks in the floor half way...

The Sound of human death rises from underneath the floor...

OVERHEAD SHOT
Looking down on The Bride at one end and O-Ren and her crew
at the other. A Red Circle appears where the blade is buried
in the floor...The red circle grows larger...and larger...and
larger...and larger still...

Leaving the sword stuck in the floor, handle sticking
straight up in the air, The Bride rises up from her one knee,
and straight and tall, staring down the queen of the Tokyo
underworld.

O-Ren
her eyes narrow with rage. She screams out another order;



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Tear the bitch apart!

The six remaining Crazy 88 unsheath their swords at the same
time with a GREAT SOUND EFFECT.

They circle the Bride.

The BRIDE
Inside the circle of Combatants who surrounded her. She Whips
the sword out of the floor and raises her blade diagonally in
front of her. Her eyes are reflected in the shiny steel.

Holding her sword in the diagonal position, The Bride can see
reflected in the shiny blade, whoever stands behind her.

The six Crazy 88 Attack...

The BRIDE
does a Zatoichi-like SWISH-SLASH-SWISH with her steel blade.

Four boys die an immediate samurai blade-inflicted death,
SCREAMING GRUNT, TWITCHING BODY, FROZEN IN THE STANCE IT WAS
SLASHED IN, RED BLOOD SQUIRTING FROM WOUNDS, THEN A CRASHING
COLLAPSE TO THE FLOOR.

The last two put up more of a fight...but then one of them is
SLASHED and FALLS and the last one is SLASHED AND CRASHES
THROUGH the restaurant's big picture window.

EX CU The EYES
of The Bride, pointed down at the bodies by her feet,

...BEAT

...they Look back up at O-Ren.

O-REN
standing in between Go Go and Mr. Barrel. Her eyes narrow.

The BRIDE
swipes the air with her sword, the blood of the dead
attackers flies off.

GO GO and MR. BARREL
unsheath their swords.

WHEN...

We hear a LOUD SOUND of many ENGINES behind the Bride. Then
behind her, through the broken pictures window we see
seventeen motorcycles pull up to the parking lot. All the
riders wear black suits with kato masks, and all carry
samurai swords.

The BRIDE
looks from the reinforcements to O-Ren.

O-REN
smiles.



O -REN (ENGLISH)
(to the Bride)
You didn't think it was going to be
that easy, did you?

THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
(to O-Ren)
You know, for a second there, yeah
I did.

O-Ren smiles...



O-REN (ENGLISH)
Silly rabbit...

Both O-Ren and the Bride finish the phrase together,...



O-REN/THE BRIDE
...Trix Are for kids.

This is something they used to say back when they fought
alongside of each other as "Vipers."

The seventeen Crazy 88 reinforcements come running into the
restaurant and with drawn swords surround The Bride.

As a HEAVY METAL COMBAT BEAT begins to PULSATE ON THE
SOUNDTRACK, The Boys and The Bride have a Spaghetti Western
Stand-off.

We do a 360 INSIDE the CIRCLE of The Crazy 88, who surround
the yellow-haired warrior. Not all have Samurai swords; one
JUGGLES TWO HATCHETS, another TWIRLS A THREE-STAFF TRIPLE
IRON over his head.

As the Heavy Metal music builds...We Cut to various Shots of
The Two Opposing Forces Preparing to Strike....Hands on Sword
Handles...Feet finding Combat Stance...etc...

....Until Heavy Metal reaches its Breaking Point...

...At that point, the Metal EXPLODES OVER THE SOUNDTRACK...IN
TIME WITH The BRIDE EXPLODING INTO A VIOLENT KILLING MACHINE
ON SCREEN.

As she matches skill with the army of black-suited boys, arms
flailing, silver blade Clashing and Slashing, long blonde
hair whipping like a whirling dervish....
...She's a Goddess of War Venus.

Not only is the FIGHT CUT TO THE HEAVY METAL MUSIC, but The
Bride seems to be somewhat dancing to it as she fights.

This explosion of furious violence is punctuated
CINEMATICALLY BY THE COLOR IN THE FILM POPPING OFF, and the
fight being filmed in HIGH CONTRAST BLACK AND WHITE, turning
the squirting, spewing geysers of BLOOD FROM CRIMSON RED TO
OIL BLACK.

Many members of The Crazy 88 are Sliced, Slashed, and
liberated from the limbs they were born with at The Bride's
blade.

Some SPECIFIC MOMENTS

While Clashing swords, The Bride whips the silver Boomerang
out of its holster, and Throws it...

....It Twirls Through the Air...

...Embedding itself longways in one of the boy's faces.

The Bride does a Mid-Air Somersault over the head of an
Attacker, landing solid on her feet behind him...Slash, he's
Out.

The Bride is knocked to the floor, her Attacker stands over
her to Spear the young blonde, Her Legs Spring Up In The Air,
Ankles Lock Around The Boy's Neck.

She throws him down to the ground. With his neck still in the
vise-like grip of her ankles, She removes The SOG Knife from
its sheath and Plunges it Deep Into The Boy's Chest.

While still on the ground, an Attacker Charges at her.
Yanking the Boomerang out of the Dead Boy's Face, She Sends
It Flying in the Charging Man's path...

...Boomerang Twirling Through the Air Close to the Ground...

...Chopping Off the Charging Attacker's Foot in Mid Step, he
falls flat.

The Bride jumps up onto an attacker's shoulders. She locks
her legs around him so he's helpless at shaking her off.

...she swings down with her sword, and cuts the man's hands
off.

So while the helpless man with no hands screams, the now nine
foot tall Bride fights with the others.

When she's through she brings the blade across the man she's
perched on's throat. He falls to his knees, bringing the
Bride back to the floor like an alevator.

As soon as her soles touch ground, she's off his shoulders,
somersaulting on the floor, bringing her blade up between an
attacker's legs into his groin.

He lets out a scream, as she yanks her blade free.

ONE ATTACKER steps out from the rest, "The Best One." He
Twirls his sword expertly, challenging the young woman to,
"Come get a piece."

The Bride does a screaming charge towards him....
...Sword raised, The Attacker stands his ground, calm -
steady, waiting for the blonde-haired locomotive to

collide.....They meet.....

SWING - CLASH - DANCE - SEPARATE - SWING - CLASH - SPIN -
CLASH - LOCK - TWIRL - SEPARATE -

They match each other blow for blow, till one makes a
mistake. It's the male. The Bride's swing, that's neither
clashed or blocked, slices off his right arm.

...The arm, still gripping the samurai sword, drops to the
floor.

The Bride pushes the Hanzo Sword right through the middle of
his chest.

Only half of the Crazy 88s that started the fight remain
alive, or intact...They start to approach...The Bride, still
holding the sword that's still impaling the skilled Attacker,
backs up, keeping his body between her and the remaining
killers.

Like a boxer, The Bride uses the momentary break in the
action, to rest on her feet.....THEN...yanks the blade from
his chest cavity....The Body Twitches - Spasms - Grunts and
Crashes to the floor.

The Attackers start to close in...The Bride readies herself
for their attack....THEN (in perfect time with the Heavy
Metal)...Drops to the floor on her back, Spinning like a top.
She Swings and Slashes and Cuts down below at their legs and
feet, like some hellish samurai sword-weilding turtle flipped
over on its shell....

Many black-suited, mask-wearing boys drop to the ground.

...Still Spinning like a break dancer, she spins up on top of
her head, and Pops back up on her feet.

And then there were seven.

The seven remaining sword-weilding, black-suited boys moved
out of range of the Bride's blade when she dropped to the
floor. Now spread out, they make a large half-circle.

The Bride, slowly points the tip of her blade to the floor,
lowers herself to one knee and slightly bows her head. In
repose.

EX CU The Bride's eyes
pointed up, watch them move closer, COLOR COMES BACK INTO THE
FILM. We see her face is splashed with blood.

O-REN
WHIPS OPEN a red fan.

GO GO stands by the restaurant's junction box, she flips the
switch.

The room goes dark.

The Crazy 7 make a wide circle around the blonde who's still
on the floor....

...Looking down on her breathing hard in the shadows. As she
breathes in and out, The FACE OF A LIONESS IS SUPERIMPOSED
OVER HER FACE.

Breathe in (Bride) - Breathe out (Lioness) - Breathe in
(Bride) - Breathe out (Lioness) .....

The Bride rises to her feet...

The Crazy 7 move in a circle around The Bride, she moves in a
circle inside of their circle, all eight of them move in
rhythm with the Metal...

The Heavy Metal Music builds....to a big finish...THEN both
Music and The Bride Explode!

WIDE SHOT - FRAMED LIKE A KABUKI STAGE
With the lights off, The White paper wall the eight killers
fight in front of turns a Psychedelic Bright Blue. The snow
falling outside is reflected against the paper wall like
black snow falling on a blue shadow puppet stage.

The eight samurais are Black Silhouettes against the blue
backdrop. They begin to combat in a dance of blood, steel and
death. The Bride does a sword-weilding dosey-doe with all
sword-weilding partners.

She CLISH-CLASH-CLISH-CLASHES with all of them - They
seperate - stalk each other for a moment to the beat - then
CLISH-CLASH-CLISH-CLASH again, with The Bride killing or
hacking the limbs of one unlucky dance partner at each
encounter - Sometimes during the separation, The Bride
crouches down low in repose while the others continue to
circle stalk...THEN...She Strikes again.

We Cut in closer whenever we need to.

Finally the last of O-Ren's soldiers falls to the Bride's
sword.

GO GO
Standing by the junction box, flips a switch turning the
lights back on. The electricity shines light on...

The BRIDE
Splashed all over with blood. Blood painting the floor, walls
and ceiling. Dead bodies, several limbs, and horribly wounded
men who have yet to die, litter the ground.

With a big "Whoosh" in the air, the blood of O-Ren's
subordinates fly off the blonde avenger's blade.

Then saying to the foes who litter the ground.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)

Those of you lucky enough to still
have your lives. Take them with
you. But leave the limbs you've
lost. They belong to me now.

The wounded men, crawl out of the restaurant.

The yellow-haired crimson-covered woman, looks to the last
remaining combatants...Mr. Barrel, Go Go Yubari, and O-Ren
Ishii.

Go Go
steps forward and removes her weapon, it's not a samurai
sword. It's a heavy metal ball at the end of a long chain.
She begins TWIRLING it above her head. Each rotation makes a
WHOOSH sound in the air.

BALL AND CHAIN
in a 3-D-like effect, the metal ball comes right at us.

The BRIDE
ducks out of the way, the heavy ball destroying a large chunk
of wood post behind her.

Go Go
eyes focused on her enemy...WHOOSH....WHOOSH....WHOOSH...she
lets fly...

The ball and chains wrap around the blade of the Hanzo
sword...

...Go Go yanks...

...the Hanzo sword FLIES out of her grip.

GO GO
smiles...then...WHOOSH...WHOOSH...

The BRIDE
removes her boomerang and THROWS it at Go Go.

The BOOMERANG
TWIRLS through the air heading right for Go Go.

BAM

The young bodyguard swats it out of the air with her ball and
chain. She lifts up her chain and the boomerang lies bent, on
the floor. She looks across at her opponent...WHOOSH...
WHOOSH...WHOOSH..she LETS FLY. It Strikes the Bride in the
chest, knocking her on her back...

...Go Go twirls it over her head and sends it towards the
Bride on the floor. The Bride rolls out of the way, the metal
ball PUNCHES a hole in an overturned table instead.

The weaponless Bride wrestles a table leg loose from its
purpose.

She hops up on a table, table leg in hand, ready to fight.

Go Go hops up on a table...

As they fight they hop from table to table...

Go Go throws her ball and chain...

...The Bride - QUICK AS A WHIP...

BATS it away with the table leg.

Go Go lets loose with the balls and chain...it wraps around
the Bride's ankle...Go Go YANKS...

...The Bride's leg is yanked out from under her, she FALL
CRASHING through another table.

Go Go jumps on top of the Bride, attacking her with a samurai
short sword. The Bride uses the table leg to block it.

The women fight fiercely, locked in grapple, each face ugly
with struggle. Go Go lets her left earlobe get too close to
the Bride's mouth...the Bride BITES DOWN on it. Go Go screams
as the lower part of the appendage is bitten off, and she
rolls off the Bride. The Bride comes at her, bringing the
table leg -- WHOOPS UPSIDE HER HEAD -- WHOOP-WHOOP-SIDES-HER
HEAD.

The girl in the schoolgirl uniform falls on her back, and
delivers a powerful "C.K." to the Bride from below, dropping
her to her knees.

O-Ren is UP, and wraps the chain around the Bride's neck and
begins to strangle.

The chain digs into the Bride's throat.

The Bride brings the table leg, which has a couple of nasty
looking nails in it, hard against the Japanese girl's thigh.
The nails cut through the plaid school uniform skirt into her
flesh...the Bride rips out the nails, taking some leg meat
with them.

Go Go lets out a horrific scream.

The Bride brings the table leg down on the toe of the young
girl's white tennis shoe. The nails stick in, the white shoe
becomes stained with red.

Go Go SCREAMS letting loose of the chain...falling on the
floor.

The Bride unwraps the chain around her neck, and begins
breathing air into her lungs.

Go Go tries to escape, dragging her fucked-up leg with her...

The Bride rises from the floor and begins, twirling Go Go's
weapon above her head.

Go Go, fast as she can, climbs up the stairs to the second
floor...

The Bride stands at the bottom of the stairs, twirling the
ball and chain over her head.

Go Go frantically, and in great pain, climbs the stairs...
She gets to the top.

The Bride lets loose with the ball and chain...

It HITS the female bodyguard and one half of the Yubari
sisters, smack DAB in the back of the head.

CU GO GO
We see her face as she's delivered a death blow right behind
it. We see behind her eyes and features, her life and spirit
shatter like a teapot.

Like a discarded rag doll, Go Go Yubari TUMBLES down the
staircase landing in a pile at the Bride's feet. Dead before
the tumble began.

The Bride throws the ball and chain to the floor. Her eyes go
to the last two remaining combatants...

...Mr. Barrel and O-Ren Ishii.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Any more subordinates for me to
kill, O-Ren?

Mr. Barrel says;



MR. BARREL
One last one.



THE BRIDE
You're Mr. Barrel, right?



MR. BARREL
And you're Black Mamba.



THE BRIDE
Our reputations precede us.



MR. BARREL
Apparently.

THE BRIDE
Tell me Mr. Barrel, why don't you
wear your Kato mask? Are you and
iconoclast?

Mr. Barrel takes out a kato mask on a stick, like from a 17th
Century costume ball, and holds it over his eyes.



MR. BARREL
I don't like that rubber band. It
fucks up my hair.



THE BRIDE
You shouldn't work for her.



MR. BARREL
Too late.



THE BRIDE
It's not too late to quit.



MR. BARREL
Do you have choices?



THE BRIDE
No.



MR. BARREL
I know exactly how you feel.



THE BRIDE
This has nothing to do with You and
I, and everything to do with me
taking satisfaction from that bitch
behind you. And there's absolutely
positively no way I'M going to
leave here without taking that
satisfaction. So Mr. Barrel, you
have to stand aside. And that means
you must quit, right now.

MR. BARREL
I can't.



THE BRIDE
Yes you can.



MR. BARREL
No I can't.



THE BRIDE
Don't say "Can't", there are no
"Cant's." Yes - You - Can.....

O-REN ISHII
Screams at her "...last line of defense;"



O-REN (ENGLISH)
What are you waiting for? Are you
on a date? Attack her you fool!



THE BRIDE
Oh my God...
(pause)
...She just called you a fool. She
just called you a fool in front of
me. Not only am I your opponent.
I'm a female fellow countryman.
And you're going to risk your life -
to say nothing of harming me - for
a woman who refers to you as a
fool?

O-REN
is furious, and slaps Mr. Barrel on the shoulder.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Attack, Goddamn you!

The Bride acts like she's embarrassed to witness what she
just saw.

Mr. Barrel spins in O-Ren's direction shooting her a look
she's never seen from him before.

He then looks back to the Bride.

Her eyes are waiting for his. She says with just the
slightest hint of plea in her voice;



THE BRIDE
I'll owe ya one.

He looks at her a BEAT longer...then says as he resheaths his
sword;



MR. BARREL
The things I do for a pretty face.

INSERT: The Blade sliding back down into the Sheath, The
Handle locks into place with a Click.

He looks back over his shoulder at his former Mistress, and
says;



MR. BARREL (JAPANESE)
I quit.

O-Ren fries and egg on her head.

Then with his sheathed Sword in his right hand, and his left
hand in his pants pocket, he walks across the carnage-strewn
room and out the front door. As he walks, when he's parallel
with the Bride, He stops and says;



MR. BARREL
About that one you owe me.



THE BRIDE
Yes?



MR. BARREL
I'm gonna collect someday, you
know?



THE BRIDE
I'll be disappointed if you don't.

He continues walking without a look back. Before he Exits the
restaurant, he throws a look in Sofie's direction, Who's
lying minus her arm in a pool of her own blood, and says;

MR. BARREL
Tough luck bout that arm Sofe.

He exits the Movie.

O-REN and The BRIDE
match eyes. The Japanese gal says;



O-REN (ENGLISH)
Very funny.
(pause)
Your instrument is quite
impressive.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Domo.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Where was it made?



THE BRIDE
Okinawa.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Whom in Okinawa made you this
steel?



THE BRIDE
This is Hattori Hanzo steel.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
YOU LIE!!

The Bride just smiles at her rival's response.

O-Ren's composure returns.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Swords however never get tired. I
hope you've saved your energy. If
you haven't, you might not last
five minutes.
(pause)

Have you seen the garden in this
establishment?



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
No.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Oh, you really should. It's quite
beautiful. Allow me.

O-Ren moves out of the position she's stood in for the entire
battle. She steps on the doormat of a corpse, that serves the
same purpose of a bottom step, and moves over to the white
paper wall and slides it open....REVEALING....

.....A WHITE WINTER WONDERLAND, set against a Jet Black sky.
A Snow-covered Japanese Garden awaits right outside. Snow
falls from the sky (Slightly artificial, not phony - but
Operatic/Theatrical). O-Ren stands next to the Bride in the
doorway looking out into the white night.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
As last looks go, you could do
worse.

The Queen of the Tokyo Underworld steps outside...

The Bride follows her...



INT. SNOW-COVERED JAPANESE GARDEN - NIGHT

As snow falls around them, they stand the correct distance
from one another.

COMBAT MUSIC BEGINS PLAYING, but not Japanese drums - Spanish
Flamenco Guitar.......

The Bride Unsheaths her Sword Quickly...Holding it out in
front of her...Tip of Blade pointed at O-Ren...Sword's Handle
and her Fingers wrapped around that handle, up by her
cheek...Her eyes are Reflected on the Blade...Snow falls
around her.

O-Ren begins walking forward towards the Bride...She raises
up her Sword, still in its sheath, in front of her face
vertically...then begins slowly unsheathing it...Snow falls
around her.

O-REN'S FEET
White socks in wooden clogs, walk forward, Crunching Snow
underneath them...

The BRIDE
Holding Sword...Eyes reflected in Blade...her Yellow Sneakers
Crunching snow underneath them...

O-REN
when her Sword is fully unsheathed, the Japanese combat
artist holds both arms straight out at her sides, Sword in
one hand - Wood sheath in the other, like a bird....

....The Two Women circle each other....

They SWING - CLASH - DANCE - SEPARATE...CIRCLE...SWING -
CLASH - DANCE - SEPARATE...

O-REN LEAPS in the air
does a Somersault over the Bride's head, landing behind her
opponent. She brings her Sword down in a Slashing Swing...

SLASHING The BRIDE
across her back - Spinning her around...

O-Ren goes in for the kill...The Bride meets her blade... The
Blades Clash and Lock...The Two Women's faces come together
as the Blades become entangled...

O-Ren moves her arm in a counter-clockwise motion that
loosens the grip enough to bring her sword handle hard into
The Bride's mouth...

Knocking her backwards over a small, stone bench - Flat on
her ass in a koi pond.

- The Combat Guitar Stops -

O-Ren doesn't charge the fallen blonde, She laughs;



O-REN (ENGLISH)
Silly Caucasian girl likes to play
with samurai swords. Bill might of
humored you, but you will find
neither humor nor mercy at my
blade. Now unless you intend to
commit sepeku among the koi, stand
up and fight. You may not be able
to fight like a samurai, but you
can at least die like a samurai.

The Combat Guitar starts again...As The Bride slowly rises
out of the koi pond. She brings up her sword and Says Calmly
to O-Ren in Japanese;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Attack me. With everything you
have.

The Two Women Clash Swords furiously, their attack ends with

The Bride's Striking O-Ren - not fatally - but deep. They
separate...

...breathing hard...Cold Air coming out of their mouths like
two locomotives...

O-Ren looks down to her wound, then back up to The Bride. The
respect for the Bride's ability is transparent.

The Two Women Circle Stalk each other again...

Red Blood running down Yellow Legs onto Yellow Sneakers...

Wooden Clogs crunching the Snow, Blood trail dripping down
legs staining White Socks with Red...

They Attack, the Geisha figurine and The tall western girl
with the mane of Whipping Blonde Hair. They Swing - Twist -
Turn - Clash, matching blow for blow till they both back off.

Both Women are out of breath and have to stop to recuperate.
As they both drink the harsh cold air into their lungs,
leaving red blood stains in the white snow, the two females
have the same thought. The next clash will be their last.



O-REN (JAPANESE)
I apologize for ridiculing you
earlier.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Accepted.

They continue breathing...



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Ready?



O-REN (JAPANESE)
Yes.

The Flamenco Guitar begins again, as The Two Women Circle
each other for their final attack.

With all the quickness and skill at their command, they clash
in a superb display of Samurai Swordplay...TILL...They Find
themselves on opposite sides of a garden wall...

...The Bride and O-Ren both begin Running diagonally through
the snow, Swords held up high, Facing each other, Continuing
to run even after they passed the wall, Screaming their
Samurai hearts out...

UNTIL...

They both SWING...

...can't tell who got who...

A SCALP OF LONG, BLACK HAIR FLIES THROUGH THE AIR, landing in
the white snow.

CU O-REN ISHII
facing away from the Bride. Sword still in her hand. We see
she doesn't have the TOP OF HER HEAD ON. A touch of her BRAIN
is exposed. Blood Droplets streak her face like raindrops.
The Queen of the Tokyo Underworld, who's regime has just
ended with one swing, stares off into space.



O-REN (ENGLISH)
That really was a Hattori Hanzo
sword...

Her sword FALLS from her grip...in the snow by her feet.



O-REN (ENGLISH)
I always dreamed of owning one...

O-Ren FALLS to her knees, toppling forward.

Left Cheek in the snow, just barely alive, She says;



O-REN (ENGLISH)
Did he make it for you?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Yes.

The Last thing she says before she dies;



O-REN (ENGLISH)
...He must of liked you.

With her cheek resting against the snow, her eyes close and
she's gone.

The BRIDE
removes a white handkerchief (The One we saw her sewing
earlier with "Bill" in the corner), and uses it to wipe the
blood, once belonging to the first name on her death list,
off her Hanzo Steel.

EX CU THE HANZO SWORD

is returned back to its sheath. The LION'S HEAD that Hanzo
carved into the wood seems pleased.

CUT TO:

The BRIDE
now wearing a yellow, faceless motorcycle crash helmet on her
head, stands FRAMED in a TRUNK SHOT.

SOFIE FATALE
Minus an arm, lies curled up in the trunk of her MAZDA XOXO.

The BRIDE slams the trunk, SCREEN BOES BLACK...

The MAZDA driving down the road at supersonic speed.

The BRIDE
behind the wheel wearing her crash helmet. It looks like an
insert from "GRAND PRIX."

POV THROUGH WINDSHIELD
car speeding...then stopping.

BLACK SCREEN
The BRIDE lifts up trunk lid, we look up at her FRAMED in the
TRUNK SHOT. Helmet on head making her faceless, gold Deadly
Viper syringe in her hand.

When she speaks it comes out of a VOICE BOX at the bottom of
the helmet. Turning her voice deeper and electronically
spooky. The two women speak Japanese to each other.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I've kept you alive for one reason.
Information. Being O-Ren's lawyer,
I take it you're familiar with
Bill?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
Yes.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
In fact, I'd guesstimate, you
worked for Bill before O-Ren, and
that's how it is you came to work
for O-Ren. Am I correct?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
Yes.

THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I thought so. Give me the arm you
have left.



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
Why?



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I want information. Now gimme your
arm.

Sofie offers up her remaining arm.

She injects Sofie with the gold syringe.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
The cocktail racing through your
bloodstream at this moment is
Bill's own recipe. He calls it "The
Undisputed Truth."

Sofie is injected.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Okay, first things first. Where was
the other Yubari sister? Yuki?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
Yuki's sick. She went home early.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Do tell? What's wrong with her?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
She has a cold.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Awwww poor baby. What do you think
she'll do when she finds out what
happened?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)

She'll wail with grief.

SHOCK CUT TO

YUKI YUBARI upon hearing the news of her sister's death...

She SCREAMS!

BACK TO SOFIE



SOFIE
She'll drink excessively.

BACK TO YUKI
Big bottle of sake in her mouth pointed bottom up.

BACK TO SOFIE



SOFIE
She'll start trouble.

BACK TO YUKI
sitting at a bar in drunken stupor. An OLDER JAPANESE MAN in
a business suit sits next to her at the bar...he puts the
make on her.



BUSINESS SUIT (JAPANESE)
Do you like Ferraris?

Yuki staring out into space, says with a drunken voice;



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Ferrari...Italian trash.

She slowly turns to face the older Japanese man in the
business suit.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Do you find me hot?

The man in the business suit giggles at her boldness; she
gets annoyed;



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Don't laugh! Do you want to fuck
me, yes or no?

BUSINESS SUIT (JAPANESE)
Yes.

THEN...

He lets out a GRUNT coming from below.

We see she has stabbed him in the belly with a samurai short
sword, and is slowly dragging the blade across his abdomen,
creating a big red grin across his mid-section.

TWO SHOT YUKI AND BUSINESS SUIT
Yuki focused, Business Suit penetrated...She opens him up
more...he feels every inch of the blade's progress.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
How bout now, big boy, do you still
wish to penetrate me...

Blade cuts deeper...



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Or is it I who has penetrated you.

And with her last line, does the final disemboweling slice
that sends his insides spilling out onto the barroom floor.

BACK TO SOFIE



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
When she stops shedding tears,
she'll start shedding blood.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Best guess, what will she do?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
I don't hafta guess, she'll come
after you.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Will she ever give up?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
She won't have to. When she finds

you, I don't know who will win. But
what I do know is, she will find
you.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Is she more skilled than I?



SOFIE (JAPANESE)
Skilled won't be the word.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Don't be coy with me, bitch. What
would be the word?



SOFIE
Crazy.

The Bride takes this in...then moves on.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Okay, now I want all the
information on the Deadly
Vipers,... What they've been doing
and where I can find them.



EXT. TOKYO GENERAL HOSPITAL - NIGHT

The big hospital of TOKYO is located by a hill by the
highway. Sofie's MAZDA pulls off the highway to the side.

The Bride hops out of the car, runs to the back, opens the
trunk, takes out Sofie's body, and rolls it down the
hill....Sofie stops rolling in front of the entrance of the
huge hospital.

CUT TO:

CU SOFIE
in a hospital environment. Bill's voice speaks to her OFF
SCREEN;



BILL (O.S.; ENGLISH)
Sofie, Sofie, my Sofie, I'm so
sorry.

SOFIE (ENGLISH)
Please forgive my betrayal --

He shhhh's her off screen;



BILL (O.S.; ENGLISH)
-- no more of that. I invented that
truth serum. Once it entered your
bloodstream, you no longer had a
choice.



SOFIE (ENGLISH)
But, still --



BILL (O.S.; ENGLISH)
-- But still -- nothing, except my
aching heart over what she's done
to my beautiful and brilliant
Sofie.
(pause)
If you had to guess why she left
you alive, what would be your
guess?



SOFIE (ENGLISH)
Guessing won't be necessary. She
informed me.

BACK TO THE BRIDE AT THE TRUNK



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
I'm allowing you to keep your
wicked life for one reason and one
reason only. So you can tell him,
in person, everything that happened
here tonight. I want him to witness
the extent of my mercy..., by
witnessing your deformed body. I
want you to tell him, all the
information you just told me. I
want him to know what I know. I
want him to know I want him to
know.

Then with SUPERMAN X-RAY VISION we see through the helmet to
the Bride's face inside as she says the last line.

THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
And I want them all to know,
they'll all soon be as dead as O
REN.

WE CUT TO A

CU of SOFIE
WE PAN to a CU of YUKI

Bill says off screen;



BILL (O.S.; JAPANESE)
If O-Ren was number one, unless
she's being tricky, Vernita Green
will be number two.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Where is Vernita Green?



BILL (O.S., JAPANESE)
Los Angeles. Vernita's in Pasadena.
But the woman you want will hold up
in a low budget motel, fifteen of
twenty minutes away from stepping
on board a plane departing LAX. If
I had to bet...I'd say Hawthorne.

Yuki blows a pink bubble gum bubble, it pops and she says in
English;



YUKI (ENGLISH)
California, here I come.

CUT TO:

CU HATTORI HANZO
He's sewing something that requires a lot of concentration.

CU The BRIDE'S BARE BACK
What he's sewing is, the NASTY SLASH O-Ren gave the Bride on
her back, closed with a simple needle and thread.

CU The BRIDE
lies naked on her stomach, head up, chin resting on her
folded hand, feeling no pain at the needle piercing her
flesh. The sleeping giant is awake, and in her eyes we see
she's filled with a terrible resolve.

As Hanzo sews, he recites in Japanese the Yagu mantra, the
Bride recites in Japanese after him.

EX CU: O-REN ISHII'S name written in the Bride's notebook
with the number one next to it. A black felt pen comes into
frame and draws a line through the name.

FADE TO BLACK.

BLACK FRAME
TITLE CARD:


Chapter five

YUKI'S REVENGE


We hear music under this card...

MONTAGE OF YUKI coming to Los Angeles cut to music.

We see YUKI dressed in her Japanese private schoolgirl outfit
with white blouse, plaid skirt, bobby socks, blazer, and
barrettes in her hair, flying on a jet enroute to Los
Angeles. She paints her fingernails with bubble gum-colored
nail polish.

Yuki walks through LAX.

Yuki standing next to a CAR SALESMAN on a California car lot.
She points at a car in front of her.

We see her cool convertible sports car and her finger
pointing at it.

We see Yuki behind the wheel of the sports car, driving as
fast as she can through the twists and turns of the Hollywood
Hills, laughing all the way.

We see Yuki running around all over LA, Hollywood and
Disneyland taking pictures with her disposable Barbie camera.


SPLIT SCREEN

YUKI'S SIDE THE BRIDE'S SIDE
PHOTO: Yuki with the The Bride on an airplaine
Hollywood signin the b.g., flying to Los Angeles.
she points to it.

PHOTO: Yuki in front of the The plane lands in L.A.
Chinese Theatre.

PHOTO: Yuki at Grauman's
Chinese Theatre, wearing a The Bride walks off the
cowboy hat, in front of Roy plane with the other
Rogers' and Trigger's hand passengers.
foot and hoof prints. She
holds her fingers like a
six-shooter.

PHOTO: Yuki posing with a The Bride walking

celebrityshe's bumped into. through LAX.

Yuki behind the velvet ropes
of a Hollywood premiere with
the other fans. She watches
the STARS walk the red carpet
with her autograph book in her
hand.

YUKI screaming on a roller-
coaster.

PHOTO: At Disneyland. Doing
a Bonnie and Clyde-style pose
with a Captain Hook. And
another photo in between
Chip N' Dale.

CU YUKI CU The BRIDE
walking, stalking, and walking through LAX.
eating huge ice cream
waffle cone.

SPLIT SCREEN (CONT'D)

YUKI'S SIDE THE BRIDE'S SIDE
We see Yuki is tailing the We see The Bride is
Bride through LAX. being followed by Yuki.
Our heroine is unaware.

Yuki driving her sports car. The Bride renting a
Stalking. motel. We see Yuki's
car drive by in the B.G.
through the motel's
picture window.

MEDIUM CU of Yuki wearing a YUKI'S POV:
whiteuniform, and taking The Bride entering her
money. Her eyes watch yellow pickup truck
something off screen. parked in front of
Vernita's house.

We see Yuki is dressed like EX CU: VERNITA GREEN'S
an ice cream man, and is name in the Bride's
selling ice cream to kids notebook. She draws a
from an ice cream truck on black felt pen through
Vernita's block. the name.

THE BRIDE
(to herself)
Two down, and three to
go.

CU Yuki's face as she watches The Bride driving away
the Bride drive away. from the scene of her
latest victory.

CU Yuki, smiles. Now's the YUKI'S POV: The yellow
time. pussy wagon drives away.

Yuki, at night, sitting in YUKI'S POV: The
the surveillance seat of her exterior of the motel,
sports car. Her hands are the Bride is staying in.
busy below frame. The motel is located on
a Hawthorne residential
street. Her yellow
pickup truck is parked
on the street.

SPLIT SCREEN (CONT'D)

YUKI'S SIDE THE BRIDE'S SIDE
Yuki loading an Israel The Bride, on the phone,
compact sub-machine gun booking her flight out
that lays on her plaid of LA to Texas, as she
skirt lap. packs her crap inside
her motel room.

The Bride carries her
stuff, the Hanzo sword,
her money in a backpack,
and her other stuff in a
canvas duffle bag.

CU YUKI watches. Weapon She carries the stuff
locked,loaded, and ready. from indoors to
She makes a line of baby outdoors to the yellow
blue powder on the pickup.
dashboard, then snorts it
up her nose.

A SUBTITLE APPEARS UNDERNEATH:

DRUG of Bill's own concoction.
He calls it, "The Blues."

The drug affects her. Now's
the time.

Yuki gets out of the car YUKI'S POV: We see the
and heads for the Bride from a distance,
oblivious Bride. by her truck.

Cu Yuki walking towards the YUKI'S POV: Approaching
Bride. the Bride from behind.

A camera behind Yuki as
she walks, holding the
sub-machine gun behind
her back.




FULL SCREEN

We stay with Yuki's side as she stops across the street from
the Bride. During their face-off we only see the Bride at a
distance.

The Bride is in the b.g., back to us packing her trunk, just
about ready to make a clean getaway...

WHEN...

Yuki yells to the figure across the street.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Conigute wa!

We see the back-turned figure of the Bride slightly freeze
upon hearing the Japanese greeting. Without turning around
she says;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Conigute wa.
(pause)
Yuki?



YUKI (ENGLISH)
Bingo!

THRILLER MUSIC begins on the soundtrack.

The Bride turns around to face the young avenger.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Can I help you?



YUKI (JAPANESE)
You can kill yourself.

Yuki giggles.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Taking a trip?



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I was.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
You still are. One way.

THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
I know you feel you must avenge
your sister. But I beg you...walk
away.

Yuki giggles.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
You call that begging? You can beg
better than that.

Yuki giggles. Then she takes out a flashlight, and switches
on the beam.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Can I see your face? I've heard
your beauty is exquisite. I would
like to see for myself.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Sure.

Yuki shines the flashlight beam in the Bride's face.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Ohhhh,...look how pretty your face
is. Oooohhh,... I want to touch it.



THE BRIDE
Domo.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Your face is so pretty, I just want
to put both of my palms against
your cheeks and give you little
tiny kisses.

Yuki then shines the flashlight up into her own face.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
How do I look?



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)

Very pretty.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
You're just saying that 'cause I
told you how pretty you are.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Yuki, you're gorgeous.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Really? Is that how you'd describe
me to somebody if I wasn't here?
Yuki's gorgeous?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
You bet.

Yuki giggles.



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Don't make me kill you.



YUKI (ENGLISH)
Okay.

Yuki removes the Israel sub-machine gun from behind her back
and FIRES A LOUD INTENSE VOLUME of firepower at The Bride.

The Bride dives out of her way, just as her yellow pussy
wagon is demolished by the ammo.

The Bride, with her samurai sword in her hand, and her
backpack full of money, takes off running across a couple of
front lawns...

Yuki chases her with machine gun fire...

The Bride LEAPS over a long hedge...disappearing Behind it.

Yuki runs after her, firing all the way, destroying the
hedge...

The Bride darts across the street, she hits the ground and
rolls under a Volkswagen van.

Bullet FIRE EXPLODES all around the Bride as she rolls out on
the other side. She removes her 9mm automatic and returns
fire from behind the van.

Yuki yells to her in English;



YUKI (ENGLISH)
You think you're safe! I say; Ha!

She takes out a hand grenade, removes the pin with her teeth,
and slides it towards the Bride.

The Bride sees the live hand grenade skidding and sliding on
the asphalt towards her...

She takes off running...as the Volkswagen van EXPLODES BEHIND
HER.

She cuts through the backyard of a house -- THE CAMERA TAKING
OFF WITH HER -- over their fence, in the backyard over the
fence into another yard. She trips, falling into the other
house's swimming pool. Instead of splashing around, the Bride
swims like she was in the Olympics, till she's in the shallow
end. Without breaking her stride, she runs out of the pool.
Now with her gun out, the sopping wet Bride gets to the front
of the house. It's located on a cul de sac.

WHEN...

Yuki's sports car pulls up at the end of the street.

Both women see the other.

Yuki hits the gas, firing her machine gun out the window of
her car as she speeds down the dead-end street.

The Bride, runs across lawns and hides behind parked cars on
the street, as the bullets rip up homes, lawns, and
automobiles.

When Yuki's car reaches the end of the dead end,...

She jerks the wheel...

SPINNING the car around, pointing it in the opposite
direction.

SHE HITS THE GAS AGAIN...

SHE PULLS THE MACHINE GUN TRIGGER AGAIN...

BULLETS TEAR UP the cars lining the street.

In the hail of bullets, the Bride tries to fire back.

Yuki reaches the end of the street and spins the car around.

She gets ready to make a third pass.

Some PEOPLE in the house behind the Bride, look out of their
front door.

The Bride yells at them;



THE BRIDE
Stay in your house and stay down on
the floor!

Yuki speeds after her, but this time she pops the curb and
drives across the front lawns on the street heading right for
her.

The Bride runs into the house she's in front of.

She runs through the living room, to the kitchen and the back
door, but the kitchen's where the family that lives here is
hiding and they block the door.

Yuki's sports car pulls up in front of the house. She stands
up in the convertible. Takes out a grenade, pulls the pin and
says;



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Time for the rabbit to come out of
her hole!

She lobs the grenade up on the porch, then throws herself
face down on the lawn.

The porch and the front of the house explodes into splinters.

Everybody in the kitchen is blown back.

Realizing there's no getting out of the back door, the Bride
runs back into the living room that's now missing a wall, and
runs up the home's staircase leading to the bedrooms.

Yuki steps into the house, sub-machine gun in hand...

The Bride makes it to the top of the stairs, and is just
about to disappear behind the upstairs hallway wall...

WHEN...

Yuki fires up at her, hitting her twice in the leg.

The upstairs hallway, two bedroom doorways line both sides of
the hallway. The Bride crashes to the floor -- SCREAMING --
blood pours out of her gunshots.

Yuki charges up the stairs...machine gun blazing, tearing up
the house.

The Bride aims her 9mm where she expects Yuki to emerge.

Yuki gets to the top of the stairs, and steps into the
hallway.

The Bride fires...

The Bride's bullet wings Yuki in the left breast, knocking
her through a bedroom doorway.



THE BRIDE
(to herself)
Gotcha!

Yuki screams like a little girl at the pain. She yells from
the doorway into the hallway;



YUKI (JAPANESE)
You fucking bitch! You shot me in
my breast! They're not fully
developed yet, you fucking asshole!
Now I'm always gonna have a dimple!

The Bride answers Yuki back with an imitation of Yuki's
giggle, which makes the youngin blow her top.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
Piss me off!

She fires her machine gun around the corner, tearing up
everything around the Bride.

When the young girl stops firing, the Bride yells;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Yuki, in about two minutes there's
going to be an army of police here.
So if you're gonna kill me, now's
the time.

From her hiding place, Yuki snorts a line of baby blue
powder. It gives her energy.



THE BRIDE (O.S., ENGLISH)
So what's it gonna be bitch?

Slapping a new clip in her machine gun.



YUKI (JAPANESE)
That fucking does it!

Yuki comes around the corner FIRING her machine gun in the

Bride's direction, ripping up everything around her.

The Bride lying flat on the floor fires her 9mm.

The explosion of ammo creates the hysteria of warfare combat.

Yuki charges the Bride, Kamakazi style.

Three more bullets rip into the Bride, the Bride fires up at
Yuki, hitting her three times in the body, knocking her off
her feet, and sending her tumbling down the stairs.

The Bride shot up, pulls herself to the top of the stairs.
She sees Yuki lying at the bottom, dead.

Yuki's face, dead, eyes closed...then they pop up open...
Guess what...she's not dead. Though she's bloody and her
schoolgirl uniform is filled with bullet holes she rises. Her
head turns in the direction of the Bride...

The Bride sees this and can't believe it...

They lock eyes...

...Yuki, who no longer has the machine gun, takes out a
deadly looking knife and snaps it open with a smile that
builds to a scream...

She charges up the steps at the Bride.

The startled Bride fires at her...the 9mm's empty...

Yuki charging up the steps, yelling, knife raised high...

The Bride, hurriedly removes the pistol she keeps in her
ankle holster.

Yuki chargin...

The Bride cocks back the hammer...

...Yuki charging, getting closer...

The Bride FIRES

Bullet hits Yuki, stops her for a quarter of a second, but
she keeps charging...

The Bride fires again...

Yuki jerks but keeps on charging...

Bride fires...

Yuki jerks, but keeps charging...

Bride fires...

Yuki jerks, keeps chargin, almost at her, knife raised
high...

The Bride FIRES

Yuki jerks, but keeps charging, knife ready to do its duty...

The Bride fires, but her gun jams...

Yuki leaps on her with the knife...

They struggle for a moment...

...TILL...

...The Bride realizes Yuki's dead. She tosses her to the
side.



THE BRIDE
Goddamn, what a wildcat.



INT. NURSE OWEN'S HOME - NIGHT

The phone rings and a black woman in a nurse's uniform with a
name tag on it that reads, "B. Owens," answers the phone.



NURSE OWENS
Hello.

CU The Bride
on her cell phone, a business card in her hand, with a number
written on the back that says, "B. Owens," and her phone
number. She's bleeding from her five bullet holes. Sitting in
a pool of her own blood. She's starting to tremble. We can't
see where she's at, but it's somewhere surrounded by wood
planks. The moon shines into the structure.



THE BRIDE
Hello, I'm calling Nurse Owens --



NURSE OWENS
Who is this.



THE BRIDE
You don't know me, but --



NURSE OWENS
-- And I don't want to neither. Now

I don't know how you got my number,
but you can just rip that shit up,
because --



THE BRIDE
-- I've been shot five times --



NURSE OWENS
-- Stop, I don't wanna hear no
more. I got problems of my own.



THE BRIDE
I'm dying.



NURSE OWENS
Then bitch, you better call
yourself a ambulance, cause I don't
do this shit no more.



THE BRIDE
I can't call an ambulance.



NURSE OWENS
-- No, you can call a ambulance,
you just don't want to. But if your
ass is really dying, you ain't got
no motherfuckin choice.



THE BRIDE
I do have a choice, and I'm
choosing to call you. If you refuse
to help me, I'll die. And that will
be your choice.



NURSE OWENS
Bitch, I don't even know you!



THE BRIDE
What do you need to know? I'm from
Earth, I'm a woman, I'm dying, and
only you can help me.

Her last line has an effect on the hard-hearted nurse.



NURSE OWENS
Okay, where you at?



THE BRIDE
I'm in Hawthorne. I'm hiding in a
kids treehouse. It's a street
called, "Dimmick". 1-7-3-6 Dimmick
Avenue. There's a bunch of police
cars and firetrucks, about two
blocks away.



NURSE OWENS
Whatcha do, crawl two blocks?



THE BRIDE
If you can't walk, you better
crawl.

Nurse Owens likes that last line.



NURSE OWENS
You got you some money dontcha, or
am I doin this out of the goodness
of my heart?



THE BRIDE
You come and get me, today's pay
day.



NURSE OWENS
You ain't too far away. You gonna
bleed to death I get there in a
half a hour?



THE BRIDE
Probably.



NURSE OWENS
Okay, I'll be there in fifteen
minutes.

THE BRIDE
Is that Pacific Standard Time, or
C.P.T.?



NURSE OWENS
Just you better be there when I get
there, and you better be shot five
times, and your bony ass better be
on your last motherfuckin legs.



THE BRIDE
How do you know I have a bony ass?



NURSE OWENS
You sound like you have a bony ass.

The Nurse hangs up the phone.



INT. TREEHOUSE - NIGHT

The Bride sits in her own blood waiting for Nurse Owens.

Nurse Owens' head pops up from the door in the floor.



THE BRIDE
Glad you made it.



NURSE OWENS
There's cops all over here, I had
to be cool. They tend to notice
things like Negroes sneaking around
people's backyards.

The nurse hands the Bride a big bottle of Wild Turkey.



THE BRIDE
What's that?



NURSE OWENS
This shit's gonna hurt, and I ain't
got no anesthetic.

(refers to the bottle)
So git busy.



INT. NURSE OWEN'S KITCHEN - NIGHT

OVERHEAD SHOT
The Bride laid out on Nurse Owens' kitchen table, while the
nurse extracts the bullets.

The Bride screams.

The TV is turned up loud to hide the screams.

The fifth slug is placed in an ashtray next to three
cigarette butts and other balls of lead.

The Bride, drunk as a skunk, says to her savior;



THE BRIDE
That fuckin smarts.

Smoking her menthol Kool, Nurse Owens says;



NURSE OWENS
Yeah, bullets are bad news. In the
future, you should avoid them if
you can.



THE BRIDE
I'll keep that in mind. So, do I
have a future?



NURSE OWENS
You'll live to kill again.



THE BRIDE
Splendid.

She passes out.

FADE TO BLACK.

BLACK FRAME
TITLE CARD:


Chapter six

"Can she bake a cherry pie."


EX CU SLOT IN DOOR
is slid open revealing two male eyes on the other side.



DOORMAN (O.S.)
Yes?



TWO EYES (O.S.)
I heard you had a game?



DOORMAN (O.S.)
Who are you?



TWO EYES (O.S.)
They call me Bill.



DOORMAN (O.S.)
Bill what?



BILL (O.S.)
That, no one ever calls me.

A FEMALE VOICE FROM OFF SCREEN says to the Doorman;



FEMALE VOICE (O.S.)
Open the door Alburt, let's see
what this Bill looks like.

The door opens revealing BILL to the other side of the door,
and for the first time, to the audience. He looks cool.



INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT

Bill looks inside and sees a fancy hotel room converted into
a crap game. A crap table has been erected in the middle of
the suite. SEVEN MEN stand around the table trying their
luck. All playing has stopped at the opening of the door.

One woman in a beautiful black dress, stands at the head of
the table...It's her game...her name is L.F. O'BOYLE.

Bill stands in the doorway. ALBURT the doorman, who wears a

tux, waits for L.F.'s word.



L.F. O'BOYLE
Are you a policeman, Bill?



BILL
Not anymore?

L.F. laughs.



L.F.
Let him play, Alburt.

Bill steps inside and the game continues in earnest.



L.F.
(to the players)
We now return to the game already
in progress. The point is nine
gentlemen, nine is the point...

As Alburt frisks him, Bill takes in the room. There are five
other men all wearing black tuxedos, all carrying samurai
swords (as is Alburt), all working for Miss O'Boyle. In his
hand Bill holds his sheathed Hanzo sword. Referring to the
sword;



ALBURT
I'll take that.



BILL
You'll have to.

The two men stare...



L.F.
Now now boys...Mr. Bill, do you
intend to start any shit with that
sword?



BILL
I give you my word of honor, I will
start nothing.

L.F.
Good enough for me.
(back to game)



ALBURT
Miss O'Boyle required a two-hundred
dollar membership fee.



BILL
That's rather pricey.



ALBURT
You wanna play for free, go to
Vegas. You start now you'll be
there by sundown.

Bill takes out a roll of bills that would choke a rodeo bull
to death. He peels off two hundred.



BILL
I think I'll stay here. I'm
thirsty.



ALBURT
That way.

Bill walks over to the suite's bar, a YOUNG WOMAN tends it.



BILL
Beer.



BARTENDER
Twenty dollars.



BILL
Twenty dollars for a beer?



BARTENDER
High cost of living shooter. You
don't like it, go to Vegas. You can

get a prime rib dinner there for
3.95.



BILL
What am I going to do, I'm thirsty.
(throws a 20 on the bar)
Pour the beer.

The Bartender produces a dixie cup, and a can of Budweiser.
She pops the top and fills the cup, leaving half of the beer
inside the can. She then offers only the cup to Bill.



BILL
(pointing to the can)
I don't get that?

The Bartender slowly shakes her head, no.

He lifts the dixie cup to his lips, and says;



BILL
Cheers.

Bill approaches the table with his dixie cup of beer.



L.F.
Gentlemen, let's see if the new kid
in school wants to play right away.
(to Bill)
How bout it new kid, you wanna
handle my bones, or do you just
like to watch?

Dropping his money roll on the table...



BILL
I came to play.

Color L.F. impressed.



L.F.
Boys take a look at this man, he's
what Webster's calls, a gambler.
The dice belong to you , sir.

With her table stick, she pushes the dice to Bill. He takes
them and inspects them.

L.F.
I hope you're not implying
anything, friend?



BILL
(as he inspects dice)
I'm not implying anything.

Alburt starts to move from his position by the door.



ALBURT
That did it fuckhead, you're out
the door --

L.F. motions him back to his position.

The players watch L.F. And Bill, an opposite ends of the
table, trade quips.

Bill looks from the dice to L.F.



BILL
You looked me over when I stood in
your doorway. I'm looking you over
as I step up to your table. If I
don't know, I don't throw.



L.F.
Are you satisfied?



BILL
More or less.



L.F.
I think we're getting into a
antagonistic relationship.



BILL
Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you were
trying to take my money, and I was
trying to take yours.

L.F.
It's just a game.

Bill throws ten thousand dollars on the table, the room
reacts.



BILL
If you're game, take my bet
sportsman.



L.F.
Covered.

Bill smiles as he rolls the dice in his hand, then
throws...7...The room reacts...L.F. smiles and pushes the
money and the dice back to Bill with her stick. He picks up
his winnings, tosses them back on the table, and says;



BILL
Shoot it all.

The room reacts.



L.F.
Covered.

He holds the dice in his fist...and throws...5...



L.F.
The point is five, gentlemen, five
is the point.

Bill throws...5...more reaction...more money...



BILL
Shoot it all.



L.F.
Covered.

He shoots again, he wins again...

L.F. MOVES THE MONEY in front of him.

Bill picks up the stack of moola...L.F. Stands behind her
table, stick in her hand, eyes on her opponent.

In the midst of this silence, his beeper goes off. His eyes
go to it. It reads; ELLE DRIVER.

He raises his eyes from the beeper to L.F., casually tosses
the green on the felt and says;



BILL
Shoot it all.



L.F.
Pretty lucky tonight, huh?



BILL
Play a game of luck long enough
you're bound to meet some lucky
people.



L.F.
You know we've never been properly
introduced, I'm L.F. O'Boyle.



BILL
And I'm not interested.



L.F.
No, you're rude. Why so rude rude
boy, I'm only trying to be
friendly.



BILL
I didn't come here to make friends.
I came here to shoot a little crap.
But then your boy over there hits
me up for a two hundred dollar
privilege to play fee --



L.F.
-- That's a membership fee, good
for --



BILL

-- You and nobody else. You sell at
the bar a half can of warm piss, at
twenty bucks a shot. How much did
the six-pack cost you? 5.60, 5.65?
You're greedy O'Boyle. You're just
too Goddamn greedy. You know what I
like to do when I meet greedy
people? Take every fuckin thing
they got. Leave em with nothing.



L.F.
So that's your game, you want to
teach me a lesson?



BILL
I wanna burn you down. When I'm
through with you, you won't have a
pot to piss, or a window to throw
it out of. You'll thumb a ride out
of L.A. wearing a barrel.



L.F.
I could always save myself this
horrible fate by not taking your
bet.



BILL
To be replaced by a different fate.
The embarrassing truth that you run
a gutless game. I won't forget it.
I'm sure these gentlemen won't
forget it. I'm sure they'll tell
people who won't forget it. And we
won't come back. If we don't come
back, you won't get our money.
Couple of weeks, you won't have a
game.



L.F.
You got a big mouth, lucky boy. And
the idea of taking everything
you've won away, and sending you
out the door with nothing but a red
face, is so appealing to me, that I
will take your bet. But.....not
with those dice.



BILL

Oooohhh, that's....



L.F.
The house's perogative and you know
it.

She holds out her palm and two new pair of dice (black) are
placed in her hand by one of her bodyguards. She sets the
dice on the table, and moves them in front of Bill with her
stick.

Bill looks down at them.



L.F.
Maybe you would like to change your
bet?



BILL
Yes I would.....Shoot it
all.....Against myself.

His hand scoops the dice off the table.

He catches the young lady by surprise.



L.F.
What?



BILL
Did I stutter, I'm changing my bet.
I'm betting I don't make it.

From the door Alburt says;



ALBURT
You can't do that.



BILL
Oh yes I can. It's the shooter's
perogative, and she knows it.



L.F.
Covered.

He throws....

....................BOXCARS.

The spectators go apeshit.

Bill scoops up his money and looks to the lady who's game he
just busted.



BILL
Can I use your phone?



L.F.
Sure it's next to the bed.



INT. BED AREA OF HOTEL ROOM

Bill sits on the bed talking with Elle Driver on the phone.

In the b.g. L.F. is throwing everybody out.



L.F.
Game's over, get out! Get the fuck
out! No more tonight, go home....



BILL
(into phone)
Vernita's dead? When?
(pause)
What about her family?
(pause)
Nice to see Kiddo hasn't gone
completely apeshit. No idea where
she is?
(pause)
Okay that did it, we're going to
Texas and talk sense into Budd
before (BLEEP) makes him number
three.

He looks over and L.F. is sitting on the floor of the bed.
All the players have left, only L.F. and her five tuxedo boys
remain.



BILL
We're going to have a talk about
this later.
(pause)

Well, I'm not exactly among friends
at the moment.
(pause...he laughs)
I'll keep that in mind, bye bye.

He hangs up.



BILL
Got a nose problem?



L.F.
I said you could use my phone. I
didn't say I wouldn't listen.



BILL
This is true.



L.F.
You didn't burn me down you know?



BILL
Course not. First rule of any
house, ya gotta have LUCKY GUY
comes in and wipes the place out
insurance.



L.F.
If there weren't losers it wouldn't
be a game.

Standing up, folding his winnings into his inside jacket
pocket, looking at L.F. and her boys, he says;



BILL
I sincerely hope you mean that.

Without another word he exits the hotel room.

Nobody makes a move to stop him.

L.F. O'Boyle and her henchmen stand still as they wait for
the sound of the elevator in the hall.

The Bride's Voice comes on the soundtrack;

THE BRIDE (V.O.)
What L.F. O'Boyle didn't know was,
the real game was just beginning.
Bill was on the job, and she was
the target. Now Bill was the
greatest assassin of the 20th
century. In fact the term HITMAN
was coined for him. And he rarely
performs actual assassinations
anymore. However every once in
awhile - to keep his hand in - he
does. Only he plays a game. He
doesn't start big trouble...he lets
them start it. If they do, they're
dead. If they don't, not only won't
he perform, he'll take the hit off
the market. It's kind of fun
watching people gamble when they
don't know they're gambling, isn't
it?

They hear the elevator in the hall.

L.F. O'Boyle tells her men;



L.F.
Get my money back. Don't kill him.
Chop off all his fingers.

Alburt smiles.

The Five men go out the door.



INT. HALLWAY HOTEL

The Five tuxedo-clad bodyguards hit the hallway, only to
see....BILL, with his Hanzo sword unsheathed, standing at the
end.

This wasn't expected, they unsheath their swords.

He Charges at them.

In the hotel's hallway, Bill cuts through the five men. His
mastery of the Hanzo sword in his hand is peerless. He cuts
through the first four rather quickly. The fifth one, Alburt,
is the most skilled, but he too falls under the master's
blade.



INT. HOTEL ROOM

L.F. O'Boyle hides in her room, holding a gun, pointed at the
front door.

She sits in bushwhack mode, waiting for Bill, or anybody for
that matter, to step through the doorway.

WHEN...

The window her back is up against SHATTERS, and a black
gloved hand reaches inside and GRABS her by her hair, and
YANKS her out the window.



EXT. HOTEL WINDOW LEDGE - NIGHT

Bill on the ledge of the hotel window (the 26th floor),
outside L.F. O'Boyle's room.

He's yanked her outside and he's dangling her over the side
by her hair.



BILL
Do you know a Jessica?

L.F. Is too hysterical to answer.



BILL
Well, she knows you.

He drops her......

............... SHE FALLS....

...................................SHE SPLATS.

Bill watches her all the way down. When he's confident her
fall was fatal, he leaves the ledge.

FADE TO BLACK.

BLACK FRAME
TITLE CARD:


Chapter seven

"The lonely grave of
Paula Schultz"



EXT. BUDD'S TRAILER - DAY

A small camper trailer sits all by its lonesome in the middle
of a barren Texas wasteland.

A SUBTITLE APPEARS under this image;

"The city of
Austin Texas."

A fist knocks on the trailer door.

It opens, revealing Bill's brother, BUDD. Not the Slick
Willie Budd with the black suit and the silver-tipped black
cowboy boots we saw earlier at the wedding chapel massacre.
No, the Budd we see now is the Budd who climbed into a bottle
five years ago, got himself comfortable, and decided to live
there.

Bill, looking like a cool million, stands out in the dirt and
dust of Budd's lot of land, looking up at his brother in his
natural habitat. In the B.G. we can see Elle Driver lounging
in the passenger's seat.

Budd, surprised by the visitor, says;



BUDD
Great day in the morning. Brother
Bill livin up to his familia
obligation.



BILL
How ya doin' Budd?



BUDD
Oh, you know my life, Bill, just a
mad rush of wild parties and
wealthy women.

Budd squints into the sun at the woman in Bill's ear.



BUDD
Is that that tall blonde one-eyed
Viking bitch in the passenger seat?



BILL
It's Elle. Want to say hello?



BUDD
Never said "bye," can't seem to
think of a reason to say, "hi."

INSERT: INT. - BILL'S CAR

Elle inside, blasting both the stereo and the air
conditioner. She watches the brotherly scene play out through
the car windshield. Obviously there's no love lost between
Elle and Budd.



BUDD
What'd ya wanna talk about?



BILL
Are you not going to invite me in?



BUDD
No.



BILL
May I ask why not?



BUDD
It stinks in there, that's why. Now
what's so important it requires a
reunion?

TIME CUT

The estranged brothers continue their conversation. Budd sits
in the doorway of his trailer, bottle of jack in his hand.
Bill stands.



BUDD
You tryin to tell me she cut her
way through eighty-eight bodyguards
'fore she got to O-Ren?



BILL
No. There wasn't really eighty
eight of them, they just called
themselves The Crazy 88.



BUDD
Why.



BILL

I dunno, I guess they thought it
sounded cool. Anyhow, she had about
26 or 27 around her when (BLEEP)
attacked. They all fell under her
Hanzo sword.

The mention of a Hattori Hanzo sword gets Budd's attention.



BUDD
She got 'er a Hattori Hanzo sword?

Bill nods his head, "yes."



BILL
She has a Hanzo Jingi sword.



BUDD
He made her one? Didn't he swear a
blood oath never to make another
sword?



BILL
It would appear he's broken it.

Budd doesn't say anything at first...THEN;



BUDD
Them Japs know how to carry a
grudge don't they? Or is it just
you tend to bring that out in
people?



BILL
(pause)
I know this is a ridiculous
question before I ask, but you by
any chance haven't kept up with
your swordplay?



BUDD
Hell, I pawned that years ago.



BILL
You pawned a Hattori Hanzo sword?

BUDD
Yep.

The disrespect is pain.



BILL
It was priceless.



BUDD
Not in El Paso it ain't. In El Pso
I got me 250 Dollars for it.



BILL
Since it was a gift from me, why
didn't you offer me the chance to
buy it back?



BUDD
Because that would've required me
to acknowledge your existence.
Drunken bum though I may be, I
don't need booze that bad. But who
the hell gives a crap anyway. That
bitch ain't gittin no Bushido
points for killin a white trash
piece of shit like me with a
samurai sword. I'm a bouncer in a
titty bar, Bill. If she wants to
fight me, all she gotta do is come
down to the Club, start some shit,
and we'll be in a a fight.



BILL
-- Budd, you need to listen to me.
I know we haven't spoken for quite
some time, and the last time we
spoke wasn't the most pleasant. But
you need to get over being mad at
me, and start becoming afraid of
Bea. Because she is coming, and
she's coming to kill you. And
unless you accept my assistance, I
have no doubt she will succeed.

Budd sees Bill's true concern for his welfare.

Bill tries to charm his brother.

BILL
Can't we forget the past, and look
at the happy side of all this?

Budd chuckles.



BUDD
And what would that happy side be?



BILL
She's brought "the boys" back
together.

Budd is touched by Bill's concern and chuckles to himself.



BUDD
I appreciate the concern on your
face, but there's a difference
'tween "the boys", time can't
erase. I don't dodge guilt. And I
don't Jew outta payin my
comeuppance. That woman deserves
her revenge. And we deserve to die.
But then again, so does she. So I
guess we'll just see now, won't we.



EXT. THE MY-OH-MY-CLUB - DAY

The My-oh-my Club, is the sleazy titty bar that Budd works
at. His job is tossin out the riff-raff that's worse than
him, out on their ear - minus a few of the teeth they had
when they came in. His beat-to-shit pickup truck pulls up to
the front, and he climbs out of the automobile.



INT. THE MY-OH-MY-CLUB - DAY

Budd walks into the wood-paneled titty bar. No strippin goin
on yet, just a few BARFLIES drinkin. The owner, TED, yells at
him as he walks by.



TED
You're late, Budd, this shit ain't
school, ya know.

Budd doesn't say anything, he just moves towards the back,

passing by a STRIPPER serving drinks.



STRIPPER
Hey, Budd.



BUDD
Hey, Lucky.

ANOTHER STRIPPER walks out of the ladies' room and says to
him;



STRIPPER
Hey, Budd, honey, the toilet's at
it again. There's shitty water all
over the floor.



BUDD
I'll take care of it, Suzie Pie.



EXT. THE MY-OH-MY-CLUB - NIGHT

A brand new, enormous red pickup truck pulls into the parking
lot and stops.

The BRIDE
sits behind the wheel, looking at the bar and the bar's front
door. Using the rearview as a mirror, she grabs her long
blonde hair and pulls it back to a ponytail with a
rubberband. Then places a baseball cap on the top of her
noggin that reads, "STUBB'S BAR B-Q." She steps out of the
truck's cab. She's dressed like a little Texas two-stepper.
Levi's, cowboy boots, and a "HARLEY DAVIDSON: LOUD AND PROUD"
tee-shirt.



INT. THE MY-OH-MY-CLUB - NIGHT

The Bride walks into the club just as the band on stage
explodes into honky tonk guitar. She walks up to the bar and
oders a;



THE BRIDE
Shiner.

The BARTENDER gives her a beer bottle of Shiner Bock. As she
drinks the Texas brew...SHE....

...Watches the BAND....

...The crowd...

...Looking for Budd among the crowd...

...She sees him...

...He's the bouncer...

...She observes him...

...he's sitting on a stool, observing the crowd, moving his
head to the music...

SHAW BROTHERS ZOOM into her eyes; VENGEANCE THEME plays on
the soundtrack.

Her hand removes her sog from its sheath. She moves through
the crowd of Texas two-steppers, sog in hand, towards Budd
sitting oblivious on his stool....

WHEN...

Suddenly a BIG COWBOY stands up from his table -- spilling
every bottle and glass on it -- and BARFS all over.

Budd curses to himself, and heads over to the disaster area.

The Bride...observes Him...CLEAN UP THE PUKE.



EXT. TEXAS HIGHWAY - NIGHT

As the music from above continues, we see Budd driving his
pickup on an empty highway home from work.

He passes by The Bride's new red pussy wagon parked on the
side of the road. After he whizzes by, she starts up the
motor, but doesn't turn the lights on. She follows him,
hanging way back in the dark.

Budd driving, not seeing the automobile cloaked in darkness,
trailing him.



EXT. BUDD'S TRAILER HOME - NIGHT

Budd pulls his pickup truck in front of his small camper
home. He walks inside, shutting the door behind him.

The Bride rolls to a stop...Observing the lonely trailer out
of her windshield...

Texas tear-ass music begins coming out of the camper....We
see his figure pass the camper window, once or twice.

The Bride chooses her weapon -- Hattori Hanzo's samurai

sword.

She doesn't say anything, nor will an actress of Uma
Thurman's caliber indicate her feelings, but the astute
member of the audience will read the significance of her
choice. His current status be damned, the Budd who owes The
Bride satisfaction was a warrior. And it's that Budd she
intends to send to his maker.

She takes a black stocking cap, and slips it on top of her
skull, tucking her blonde hair underneath...

THEN...

...Rubs black make-up under both eyes, on top of both
eyelids, and down the bridge of her nose...

THEN...

Disconnects the cab lights above her, opens the truck door,
and slips out unseen into the Austin Texas night air.

THEN...

On her belly, Hattori Hanzo sword in sheath in hand, she
crawls across the desert floor towards Budd's trailer.

THEN...

Somewhere in the vast outdoors a cat jumps on a rat. Their
fight makes a LOUD racket.

The Bride stops and buries her face in the dirt.

From inside the trailer, we hear the needle being lifted off
the phonograph.

From a distance we see: The shadowy figure of Budd looking
out the window of the camper.

The Bride keeps her face in the dirt.

The figure of Budd at the window, seems to dismiss the sound
he heard for what it was -- a rat meeting its end at the
claws of a cat.

The curtain closes again.

The needle is placed back on the phonograph.

CU The BRIDE
face in the dirt...One Mississippi...Two Mississippi...her
eyes look up towards the trailer...All's clear...She begins
crawling towards the trailer again.

...She's now right outside the trailer home...We can hear the
sound of Budd sitting in a chair rocking back and forth.

She hears the sound of a screw top unscrewed...The sound of
pouring in a glass...The sound of a glass being laid heavy on

a table.

Crouched low on the balls of her feet, she, with great care,
slowly and silently unsheathes her Hanzo sword.

Through the bottom slit in the door, she sees the distorted
image of Budd's feet on the floor.

She slowly rises...removes her black stocking cap...blonde
hair falls around her shoulders...sword in right hand...left
hand grabs the front doorknob...

QUICK as a Texas lizard on glass -- She brings the sword's
handle down hard on the door lock --

EX CU Cheap Lock Busting.

She flings the front door open...

The BRIDE'S POV:
Brother Budd sitting calmly in a rocking chair, moving back
and forth to the Texas twang on his turntable, cradling a
DOUBLE-BARREL SHOTGUN aimed right at The Bride.

SERGIO LEONE CU:
The Bride Blinks.

Both barrels BLAST in our face.

The BRIDE
standing in the doorway is HIT SMACK DAB in the chest, and
PROPELLED THROUGH the AIR BACKWARDS.

Landing hard on her back in the dirt.

Budd casually rises from his rocking chair and lifts the
needle off the phonograph, cutting off the music.

Then with shotgun in hand, stands in the doorway of the
trailer looking down at The Bride.

BUDD'S POV:
The Bride laid out in the dirt below him -- Sword separated
from her grasp -- Bloody mess down her front -- Groan from
her throat.

Budd steps down from the trailer onto the dirt, standing over
The Bride.



BUDD
Bet your sweet ass that don't sting
like a bitch.

More groans coming out of The blood splattered Bride.



BUDD

You done got a double dose of rock
salt, right in the ole tit.
Now not havin tits as fine or as
big as yours, I can't even imagine
how bad that shit stings...

He lowers down on his haunchers, over her.



BUDD
...But I don't wont to neather.

The Bride, hurting and incapacitated from the shotgun blast,
still nevertheless defiant, SPITS a gob of bloody saliva,
right in ole Budd's face.

Budd, gob of spit running down on his cheek and nose. The
cowboy removes a red bandana from his back pocket, and wipes
away the goo. Then his eyeballs go down to the spitter.



BUDD
Now I know when it comes to a rock
salt burn, you're feelin pretty
much like a expert bout now. But
truth be told, you ain't felt all
rock salt's got to offer till you
took a double dose in your
backside.

With the help of his cowboy boot he rolls The Bride over onto
her stomach, exposing her butt.

SNAPPING the barrel closed, he takes aim and FIRES both
barrels -- EXECUTION STYLE -- right into her keister.

The Bride does the one thing she has yet to do with any
opponent during the movie up till now. Her head rears back
and she lets out a SCREAM!



BUDD
That gentled ya down, didn't it?
Yep...ain't nobody a badass with
two barrels of rock salt dug deep
in their backyard.

THEN...

Almost mercifully, the man once known as "Sidewinder," sticks
a syringe in her arm, dropping her unconscious.

THEN...

Knocking down a swig of Jack Daniels, he removes a small
silver cell phone from his pants pocket, raises the antenna,
and presses one button on the panel.

INT. ELLE DRIVER'S GYM - NIGHT

The six-foot tall, long-haired blonde with the codename
"California Mountain Snake," is doing a savage boxing workout
with her COACH.

This is one white bitch who can kick some serious FUCKIN ass.
With one mighty blow from her huge right arm (synched to the
sound of a CAR CRASH), her boxing Coach buys the farm.

Elle on cell phone. We cut Back and Forth.



ELLE
Bill?



BUDD
Wrong brother, you hateful bitch.



ELLE
....Budd?



BUDD
Bingo.



ELLE
And what do I owe this dubious
pleasure?



BUDD
I just caught me the cowgirl, ain't
never been caught.

This gets Elle's attention.



ELLE
Do you mean what I think you mean?



BUDD
If you think I mean I got 'er, you
thought right.

ELLE
Did you kill her?



BUDD
Not yet I ain't. But I can sure do
it easy enough. She's so gentle
right now, I could preform her coup
de grace with a rock.



ELLE
What are you waiting for, run outta
liquid courage.



BUDD
No. It's just...I ain't killed
nobody in a long Goddamn time. And
just 'tween you, me, and Jesus
Christ, kinda made me a promise I
wasn't gonna. Be that however it
is. Back when I did kill people...I
got paid for it. Just don't seem
right...turn amateur this time of
life.

We stay on Elle's side for the following exchange.



BUDD (O.S.)
Anywho, guess what I'm holdin in my
hand right now.

We cut back to Budd's side. And what he's holding is The
Bride's Hattori Hanzo sword.



BUDD
A brand spankin new Hattori Hanzo
sword. And I'm here to tell ya
Elle, that's what I call sharp.



ELLE
How much?



BUDD
Oh, that's hard to say. Seein it's
priceless and all.

ELLE
I'll give you a hundred thousand
dollars for it.



BUDD
I'm sure you would. But I'll take,
one million.



ELLE
Jeez Budd, who'd ever guess you
were such a capitalist. I thought
drunks like yourself were beyond
such monetary concerns?



BUDD
Well Elle, a million dollars buys a
whole lotta Jack.



ELLE
Why then are you selling it to a
hateful bitch like me, when you
know Bill would pay more?



BUDD
If I'm gonna drink myself to death,
...it won't be on Bill's dollar.
It's gonna be on yours.



ELLE
What's the terms?



BUDD
You buy a ticket to Texas, and I'll
see you here tomorrow mornin. You
give me a million in foldin cash,
I'll give you the greatest sword
ever made by a man. How's that
sound?



ELLE
Sounds like we got a deal. One

condition.



BUDD
What?



ELLE
You kill her tonight.
(pause)
And one more thing.



BUDD
You said one condition.



ELLE
It's a caveat to the same
condition.



BUDD
What?



ELLE
She must suffer to her last breath.



BUDD
That Elle darlin, I can pretty
damwell guarantee.



ELLE
Then I'll see you in the morning
millionaire.

CUT TO:



OVERHEAD SHOT - EXT. CEMETERY - NIGHT

We look down on a spooky Texas graveyard...
Tombstones...Graves...Dirt...Low-hanging fog. This could be
the opening shot of a Texas zombie movie. We also see TWO MEN
WITH SHOVELS (one which is Budd, the other which is ERNIE)
digging up a grave. Budd's beat-to-shit pickup is in the shot
too. Its headlight beams shining on the two men. And last but
not least, The Bride, bound and gagged, lying in the flatbed

of Budd's pickup.

The BRIDE
She begins to come to from the shot in her arm.
Some dried blood lies caked around her wounds. Rope binds her
wrists tightly together in front of her.

A big leather cowboy belt is wrapped tight around her cherry
brown cowboy boots. Her eyelids flutter open...and she sees
stars. A giant, black Texas night sky full of them.

She has no idea where she is.

She turns her head to the left and sees,

Back window and Cab of truck.

She turns her head to the right and sees,

Hatch Gate to flatbed.

She listens...she hears,

Crickets...The sound of Two Men Digging...One of the Men says
something to the other in Spanish...

THEN...

She hears one of the Shovels HIT something buried...

The Two Men speak to each other in Unsubtitled Spanish...

THEN...

We hear them Lifting something heavy, we might assume is a
coffin. The Bride however knows not what to think.

BOOM...They set it down.

She hears boots approaching the flatbed, The crunching of
leaves leading in her direction...

TILL...

With a CLANG and a SCRAPE the latches on the Gate of the
flatbed are Yanked Out, and it lowers open with a CRASH.
Revealing Budd, looking down on her.



BUDD
Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey.

The grabs her by her collar, and yanks her out of the truck.

She FALLS to the dirt HARD.

Once in the dirt, The Bride sees an Old Coffin that's been
dup up.
Next to it is a brand new pine box coffin, straight out of

"Fistful of Dollars." And a freshly dug grave, with a pile of
dirt next to it, in front of an old tombstone that reads;
"PAULA SCHULTZ."

Budd and Ernie stand over her.

The Bride just GLARES up at the two tormentors, with the only
weapon she has left, the contempt in her stare.

Budd turns to Ernie and says in SPANISH, subtitled in
English;



BUDD (SPANISH)
Look at those eyes. This bitch is
furious. You grab her feet, I'll
get her head.
(ENGLISH)
Got anything to say?

The Bride knows how these fiends derive satisfaction, and she
won't give it to them.



BUDD (SPANISH)
In America white women call this
the silent treatment.
(laughing)
And we let 'em think, we don't like
it.

The two fiends laugh, then bend down to lift The Bride and
carry her over to the pine box. She struggles with her bound
legs and arms...Both men DROP her to the ground. Budd whips
out a can of mace from his pocket.



BUDD
Hey hey hey, wiggle worm, look at
this.

He holds the can of mace spray by her eyes. She stops. Her
eyes go to the nozzle of the spray can, then to Budd.



BUDD
Looky here bitch, this is a can of
mace. Now you're goin underground
tonight, and that's all there is to
it. But, when I bury ya, I was
gonna bury you with this.

He removes a flashlight from behind his back and turns on the
beam.

BUDD
But if you're gonna act like a
horse's ass, I'll spray this whole
Goddamn can in your eyeballs. Then
you'll be blind, burnin, and buried
alive. So what's it gonna be
sister?

Her eyes move to the right, indicating the flashlight.



BUDD
You may be stupid, but at least you
ain't bloody stupid.

The two men lift up The Bride, and carry her over to the pine
box and place her in.

Budd puts the flashlight inside.

He picks up the pine lid, and is just about to place it over
the coffin...

WHEN...

...He locks eyeballs with The Bride...

...her eyes hold his for as long as she can,

THEN...

...he places the lid over her face, closing the coffin.

THEN...

...with a hammer and nails the two men seal the coffin shut.



INT. PINE BOX

Dark, excerpt for the cracks of light seeping through between
the lid and the box. However with each nail pounded in, more
lights is cut off...

TILL...

...the only light left, is the crack by The Bride's head. The
last hammered nail obliterates that light source.

The Bride lies in TOTAL DARKNESS.



EXT. CEMETERY - NIGHT

The two men lift the pine box, and set it in the grave.

Budd scoops up a shovel full of dirt...



INT. PINE BOX

EX CU HER FINGERS turn on the flashlight.

CU The BRIDE
LIT by the flashlight beam...

BAM...

...a shovel of dirt has just landed hard on the lid, making
The Bride jump...

BAM...

...More dirt. She reacts again.

BAM...

The dirt just keeps falling, the bams becoming softer with
each new shovelful.

The Bride is starting to perspire...her breathing becoming
more rapid and panicked...her heartbeat begins to echo inside
the pine box.

We've never seen her like this before.

She's starting to lose it...She lets out a SCREAM...She
SCREAMS again...Her bound-at-the-wrist hands move to the
lid...She pounds on it...Her bound feet kick up at it...She
starts to cry...She's getting hysterical...Her fingers begin
clawing at the wood lid...

TILL...

They're ripped open and bleeding...

Leaving Blood Trails on the wood.

TILL...

She exhausts herself. All this while, she's been screaming
the words we can't even imagine coming out of her mouth;



THE BRIDE
Help me.

The Bride halts her hysteria.

She wipes her eyes, and runs her hands down her face,
mentally sending the little girl she became, back to wherever
she came from. The woman we know as The Bride is back. She
talks to herself.

THE BRIDE
Well, now that you've had a nice,
good cry, let's figure out how to
get out of here? You're breathing
like you just been fuckin. Calm
down...close your mouth, and start
breathing short breaths, through
your nose.

She does. The Bride continues in VO;



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
That's a lot better. But you're
still too agitated. Can you hear
your heart? It's like I'm buried
alive with Buddy Rich. Turn off
that flashlight.

Fear comes into her voice as she combats herself.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
No! I can't turn off the light. Yes
you can. The darkness will have a
calming effect. Now turn off that
fucking light.

She does. The screen goes Jet Black



EXT. CEMETERY - NIGHT

Budd and Ernie are finished filling the grave. The old
coffin, with the body of Paula Schultz, in the back of the
flatbed. Before they climb into the truck and drive away,
Budd lays a dozen red roses on The Bride's grave.



INT. BUDD'S TRAILER (MOVING) - NIGHT

Budd behind the wheel. Ernie in the passenger's seat. Car
radio playing Mexican music. Budd's silver cell phone rings.



BUDD
(into phone)
Yellow?



INT. AIRPLANE (FLYING) - NIGHT

Elle Driver sits in a seat on a passenger jet enroute to the
great state of Texas. She calls Budd on the airplane phone.



ELLE
Didja do it?



BUDD
Elle darlin, she's sufferin as we
speak.

A smile spreads across Elle's face. She rests her head back
against the seat's headrest. Her eyelids close. She slightly
parts her lips...and lets out a;

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

This is the face of satisfaction.

FADE TO BLACK.

BLACK FRAME
TITLE APPEARS:


Chapter eight

"The cruel tutelage
of Pai Mei"


FADE UP ON



EXT. MOUNTAIN RANGE - CHINA - DAY

We see a beautiful mountain range in the middle of China.
A SUBTITLE APPEARS UNDERNEATH:


"SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF CHINA"

A VOICE OVER SPOKEN BY BILL, tells us a story over this
landscape;



BILL (V.O.)
Once upon a time in China, some
believe around the year, one-double
knot-three.

As Bill tells this story, it will be illustrated On Screen by
footage from Old Shaw Brothers Martial arts flicks of the
70's. Especially Films that feature Chinese Actor LO LIEH as
the old, white-haired, white-eyebrowed Villian "PAI MEI."

BILL (V.O.; CONT'D)
...head priest of The White Lotus
Clan, Pai Mei, was walking down the
road, contemplating whatever a man
with Pai Mei's infinite power would
contemplate -- Which is another way
of saying, who knows. When, a
Shaolin monk appeared on the road
traveling in the opposite
direction. As the monk and the
priest crossed paths...Pai Mei --
in a practically unfathomable
display of generosity, gave the
monk the slightest of nods. The
nod, was not returned. Was it the
intention of the Shaolin monk to
insult Pai Mei? Or, did he just
fail to see the generous social
gesture?
The motives of the monk, remain,
unknown. What is known, were the
consequences. The next morning Pai
Mei appeared at the Shaolin Temple,
and demanded that the temple's head
Abbot offer Pai Mei his neck, to
repay the insult. The Abbot, at
first, tried to console Pai Mei,
only to find, Pai Mei was
inconsolable. So began, the
massacre of the Shaolin Temple, and
all sixty of the monks inside, at
the fists of the White Lotus. And
so began, the legend of Pai Mei's
Ten-Point Palm - Exploding Heart
Technique.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
What praytell, is a ten-point palm -
exploding heart technique?



BILL (V.O.)
Quite simply, the deadliest blow in
all of the martial arts. He hits
you with his fingertips, at ten
different pressure points on your
body. And then, he lets you walk
away. But once you've taken five
steps, your heart explodes inside
your body, and you fall to the
floor dead.

We see on screen Pai Mei demonstrate this technique on five
shaolin monks. Who after being hit...take five steps...then

fall to the floor dead.



EXT. JEEP (MOVING) - DAY

Bill and The Bride, years earlier, driving in a jeep through
the mountains of China, enroute to PAI MEI's.



THE BRIDE
Did he teach you that?



BILL
No. He teaches no one the ten-point
palm - exploding heart technique.
But he is Nietzsche's psalm
personified. If Pai Mei doesn't
kill you, he will make you
stronger. Now one of the things I
always liked about you, Kiddo, is
you appear wise beyond your years.
Then allow me to impart, a word to
the wise. Whatever - WHAT - EVER -
Pai Mei says, Obey. If you flash
him - even for an instant - a
defiant eye, he'll pluck it out.
And if you throw any American sass
his way, he will snap your back and
your neck like they were twigs, and
that will be the story of you.



EXT. THE WHITE LOTUS TEMPLE - DAY

The Bride sits in the jeep, by herself, parked in front of
the Priest Pai Mei's home located high up on top of White
Lotus Mountain.

For over 100 years, his home used to be the temple of the
White Lotus Clan, and he was the temple's head priest. The
temple served as a home to over 60 priests and disciples. But
now - the year 1990 - the White Lotus Clan is no more. All
the priests have died. All that remains, is a very old man,
who once upon a time, some worshipped as a god and some
feared as a devil...neither was wrong.

A huge stone staircase of one hundred steps climb up a hill
leading to Pei Mei's home. Bill climbs down to the jeep.



BILL
He'll accept you as his student.

THE BRIDE
Caught him in a good mood, aye?



BILL
More like a sadistic one.

She climbs out, and gets her bag out of the back.

Bill casts a glance at the stone steps he just decended.



BILL
Just seeing those steps again makes
me ache. You're gonna have plenty
of fun carrying buckets of water up
and down that fucker.



THE BRIDE
Why did he accept me?



BILL
Because he's a very very very old
man. And like all rotten bastards,
when they get old, they become
lonely. Not that that has any
effect on their disposition. But
they do learn the value of company.



THE BRIDE
When will I see you again?



BILL
That's the title of my favorite
soul song of the Seventies.



THE BRIDE
What?



BILL
Nothing. When he tells me you're
done.

THE BRIDE
When do you think that might be?



BILL
That my dearest, all depends on
you. Now remember, no backtalk, no
sarcasm.
Least not for the first year.
You're going to have to let him
warm up for you. He hates
Caucasians, despises Americans, and
has nothing but contempt for women,
so in your case, that may take a
little while. Adios.

ZOOM...

The jeep speeds off down the road...leaving the Bride all
alone, somewhere in the middle of China.

She begins the journey before her by ascending the 100 steps
to Pai Mei.



INT. THE WHITE LOTUS TEMPLE

The huge temple is exactly like it must have been a hundred
years ago, except now it's empty and dusty.

The Bride enters, She's winded from climbing up those fuckin
steps.



THE BRIDE
(yelling)
Hello!

Her Voice ECHOES in the cavernous temple.

PAI MEI's VOICE ECHOES back;



PAI MEI'S VOICE (O.S.)
Up the stairs, yankee woman!

A beautiful (but dusty) Mahagony staircase leads to Pai Mei's
private chamber.



THE BRIDE
(to herself)
More stairs, Jesus Christ.

The still unseen Man's voice BOOMS back;

PAI MEI'S VOICE (O.S.)
If it is Christ you seek, turn back
now.

She climbs the wooden staircase.



INT. PAI MEI'S PRIVATE CHAMBER

PAI MEI'S POV: We see through Pei Mei's pupils, through a
sheer scarlet scrim that hangs down in front of his sitting
area. The Bride enters the room.

She approaches the old man, reaches the edge of his sitting
area in front of the scrim, lowers to one knee and bows her
head.

* From here on end, whenever ENGLISH is spoken by The Bride,
or every once in awhile by Pai Mei, it will be spoken in
ENGLISH IN LIVE SYNCH SOUND. However, whenever MANDARIN is
supposedly spoken, it comes out of their mouths as DUBBED
ENGLISH like in a 70's Shaw Brothers Chop Socky Flick.



THE BRIDE *
Teacher, I am unworthy to be your
student --

Pai Mei is still unseen.



PAI MEI'S VOICE *
Your Mandarin is lousy. I can't
understand a single word you say.
It causes my ears discomfort. You
are not to speak unless spoken to.
Do you understand Mandarin any
better than you speak it?



THE BRIDE *
I speak Japanese very well --



PAI MEI'S VOICE *
I didn't ask if you speak Japanese,
or Mongolian, for that matter. I
asked if you understand Mandarin?



THE BRIDE *

A little, I am still learning.



PAI MEI'S VOICE *
You are here to learn the mysteries
of Kung Fu, not linguistics. If you
can't understand me, I will
communicate with you like I would a
dog. When I yell, when I point,
When I beat you with my stick!

Her head remains bowed, eyes to the floor.

WE CUT TO PAI MEI
He's just like he was in the films earlier. Long White Hair,
Long White Beard, Long White Eyebrowes, same long flowing
White Robe. Everything's the same, except he's older, by
about a hundred years. He sits stone still in his sitting
area on the other side of the sheer scarlet scrim.



PAI MEI *
Bill is your master, is he not?



THE BRIDE *
Yes, he is.



PAI MEI *
Your master tells me you're not
entirely unschooled. What training
do you possess?



THE BRIDE *
I am proficient in a combination of
Tiger and Crane style. And I am
more than proficient in the
exquisite art of the Samurai Sword.



PAI MEI *
(he makes a SNORTING
SOUND)
The exquisite art of the samurai
sword. Don't make me laugh. Your so
called exquisite art, is only fit
for Japanese fat heads. You really
are a silly ass.

This brings up The Bride's eye...She GLARES at the old man.

PAI MEI *
Impudent dog! You dare glare at me!

She lowers her eyes.



THE BRIDE *
I'm sorry master --



PAI MEI *
-- Silence! I do not wish to hear
your unintelligible excuses.

Pause...

THEN...

Pai Mei softly LAUGHS to himself, and strokes his long white
beard...



PAI MEI *
Your anger amuses me. Do you
believe you are my match?



THE BRIDE *
No.



PAI MEI *
Are you aware I kill at will?



THE BRIDE *
Yes.



PAI MEI *
Is it your wish to die?



THE BRIDE *
No.



PAI MEI *
Then you must be stupid. Rise
stupid, and let me get a better

look at your ridiculous face.

She rises.

CU The BRIDE
through the scrim, eyes down.

Pai Mei laughs to himself again;



PAI MEI *
You breathe hard. The one hundred
steps robbed you of your wind. So
your stupidity is matched only by
your weakness. Is there anything
you do well? -- Oh yes, you speak
Japanese. I despise the Goddamn
Japs. I would of thought an
American would be immune to their
pompous posturing. Apparently I was
wrong. Go to that drawer.

The blonde woman goes to a large wooden drawer. She opens the
drawer; it's filled with just about every type of edged
weapon.



PAI MEI *
Remove the sword.

The Bride removes a large heavy steel Chinese Sword.

Pai Mei rises from his sitting position, for the first time,
parts the scrim, and approaches the Bride.



PAI MEI *
Let's see how good you really are.
Try and land a blow. If you land a
single blow, I'll bow down and call
you master.

The Bride doesn't need a second invitation, she ATTACKS with
the sword.

He deftly moves out of the way.

The fighting style is now like an old Shaw Brothers film,
with Pai Mei dodging at will all of her rapid sword slashes.

Quick and skillful as her moves are, they're also full of
Effort and Frustration. While Pai Mei effortlessly moves out
of the sword's path.

He's amused, and Speaks while they fight;

PAI MEI *
Come now woman, can't you even hit
an old man?

She tries more...



PAI MEI *
Your ability really is quite poor.

He STRIKES her with a blow to her chest, delivered with an
open palm, that sends her flying back hard against the wall.
She clutches her chest, and coughs up some blood.

Pai Mei laughs as he strokes his long white beard.



PAI MEI *
Ha ha ha ha ha! I've fought
cripples who posed more of a
challenge. Now fight, goddamn you!

She ATTACKS with a wild cat's fury.

He HOPS and DUCKS and DODGES her sword easily.

He LEAPS HIGH UP IN THE AIR, and LANDS STANDING on the Blade
of her Sword.

The Bride looks down the blade of her sword and can't believe
it.

Pai Mei smiles at her and says;



PAI MEI *
From here you can get an excellent
view of my foot.

He does a BACKFLIP off the sword, kicking the Bride in the
face in mid-somersault sending her CRASHING THROUGH A WOOD
WALL.

The Bride emerges from the hole in the wall.

Pai Mei stands waiting for her, TWIRLING THE SWORD in his
hand like a cheerleader twirling a baton, till the twirling
STOPS. The sword's handle is pointed towards the Bride.



PAI MEI *
Give up? Or care to try again?

The BRIDE'S FACE
shows determination. Not to win, not even to land a blow,

that she knows is impossible. This man's ability is truly
amazing. However be that as it may, she's determined not to
quit, and through not quitting, she's determined to
distinguish herself in his eyes...in some way.

She takes the sword from him and tries again.

But this time, Pai Mei keeps grabbing her arm that holds the
sword, manipulating it into positions that would do the young
girl harm...Like bringing the blade up against her other
arm...Poised to cut it Off.



PAI MEI *
That blade's sharp. Careful not to
cut off your own arm.

...Then he TWISTS her arm, till the blade's against her own
throat....

...Then TWISTS again till it's against her hip...

...Then TWISTS again while KICKING her leg, till the blade's
edge is against her thigh...



PAI MEI *
If you can't fight any better than
that, what use do you have for a
leg?

He lets go of her arms, she swings furiously at him...

...he calmly SPINS out of the way. Then, he KICKS her in the
stomach, doubling her over, then he brings the Sword between
her legs, Blade Edge against her Crotch.



PAI MEI *
Now that really would be a shame.

He takes the sword from her grasp...

SWINGS once...

The BLADES's against her jugular.

He SWINGS twice...

The BLADE's against the pocket of her throat.

He SWINGS a third time...

The BLADE's against the nipple of her right breast.

PAI MEI *
Your swordsmanship is amateur at
best.

He tosses the sword in the air, catching it by the tip of the
blade. Then like a mallet, brings the handle end down hard on
the top of The Bride's head. She lets out a howl, and falls
to the floor, holding the lump on her noggin.



PAI MEI *
I'm a hundred and fifty years old,
and you can't even make me break a
sweat.

He CHOPS the sword in half with his hand.



PAI MEI *
Let's see your Tiger and Crane
style match my Eagles's Claw.

Again she ATTACKS...again he eludes.

Like a Gordon Liu and Lo Lieh film, they do their animal
style martial arts dance.

As she STRIKES and he BLOCKS...he yells out;



PAI MEI *
...pathetic.....terrible...you
idiot, you should've landed that
blow...you call that crane?...
Enough, I grow bored.

With little effort on his part, he reaches out and GRABS her
wrist, TWISTS...She's on the floor, with her arm stuck out in
the air behind her, her wrist still between his fingers. He
could literally break her arm in half.



PAI MEI *
I asked you to show me what you
know, and you did. Not a goddamn
thing.

He TWISTS her wrist...

...The pain is excruciating.....



PAI MEI *
Like all yankee women, the only
thing you know how to do is order

in restaurants and spend a man's
money.

He TWISTS more...

She CRIES OUT.



PAI MEI *
Excruciating isn't it? I asked you
a question!

Through gritted teeth, she answers;



THE BRIDE *
Yes!



PAI MEI *
I could chop off your arm at will.
I think I shall.

He raises his other hand to chop off her arm.

The Bride SCREAMS in ENGLISH;



THE BRIDE
No please don't!



PAI MEI *
If you wish to speak romantic
languages, you've come to the wrong
place.



THE BRIDE *
Please don't cut my arm off!



PAI MEI *
It's my arm now. I can do with it
what I please. If you can stop me,
I suggest you try.



THE BRIDE *
I can't!

PAI MEI *
Because you're helpless?



THE BRIDE *
Yes!



PAI MEI *
Have you ever felt this before?



THE BRIDE *
No!



PAI MEI *
Compared to me you're as helpless
as a worm fighting an eagle, aren't
you?



THE BRIDE *
Yes!!!



PAI MEI *
THAT'S THE BEGGING!

He lets go of her wrist. She cradles her still-throbbing arm.



PAI MEI *
Is it your wish to learn how to
make others as helpless as you
were?



THE BRIDE *
Yes.



PAI MEI *
Can you cook?



THE BRIDE *
Yes.

PAI MEI *
I'll be the judge of that.
(pause)
Draw me a bath...your training will
begin tomorrow. That arm is still
mine. You may lose it yet.

TIME CUT



EXT. WHITE LOTUS TEMPLE - DAY

Pai Mei stands in front of a wood wall three inches in front
of him. His right fist is cocked back by his breastplate,
he's concentrating on a certain spot on the wall.

The Bride stands behind him, watching.

He lets out a SCREAM, and puts his fist THROUGH THE WALL.

He turns to the new student;



PAI MEI *
Since your arm now belongs to me, I
want it strong. Can you do that?



THE BRIDE *
I can, but not that close.



PAI MEI *
Then you can't do it.



THE BRIDE *
I can put my hand through that at
six inches.



PAI MEI *
And you could shoot a man from a
rooftop with a scope-sight rifle,
if you so desired, but this is not
what I asked. What if your enemy is
three inches in front of you, what
do you do then? Curl into a ball?
Or do you put your fist through
him.

He HITS the wall again leaving another hole.

PAI MEI *
Now begin.

The Bride takes her place in front of the wall. She HITS it.
Only managing to stain the wall with the blood from her
scraped knuckles. Then again. And again....



INT. DINNER TABLE - NIGHT

Both Pai Mei and The Bride sit at the dinner table. Pai Mei
concentrates on eating. The Bride's hand is scraped bloody.
She tries to eat a bowl of rice with chopsticks, but her
fingers won't work. She puts down the sticks and takes a
scoop of rice with her fingers.

Pai Mei WHACKS her on top of her head with his stick.



PAI MEI *
If you want to eat like a dog, I
will make you live and sleep like a
dog. Outside. If you want to live
and sleep like a human being, pick
up those sticks.

She does.



THE WOOD WALL

The Bride HITTING it.

She looks at her fucked-up hand, then to the wall,
hesitating....Then Pai Mei's behind her.



PAI MEI *
It's the wood that should fear your
hand, not the other way around. No
wonder you can't do it, you
acquiesce to defeat before you even
begin.

He walks off in a huff.



EXT. PIT - DAY

Pai Mei and The Bride stand at the edge of a large, round
deep pit, dug in the earth (by the Bride).

PAI MEI *
In that pit, is a rat.

We see one lone rat in the huge pit.



PAI MEI *
In the sky, is a bird.

Pai Mei brings a golden bow and arrow into Frame, and SHOOTS
up in the sky.

A BIRD FALLS to the earth with a golden arrow stuck through
it.



PAI MEI *
You are to go into that pit, and
catch that rat, with your bare
hands. If you catch the rat, I will
deem you the victor, and tonight
you will dine on bird. But, if you
can't catch the rat by sundown,
I'll deem the victor the rat. And
because of the disgrace to my
student, I will be forced to kill
it. And then I will force you, to
consume his body. Because to be my
student, you must develop a taste
for victory.

She hops into the pit, gets down on the ground, lock eyes
with her rodent opponent, and goes after it.

The BRIDE
Practicing her Tiger/Crane combo Kung Fu.

MORE wall....

At NIGHT punching the wall in front of her in her sleep.

Trying to catch the rat to no avail.

WHEN...

A golden arrow kills the rat.

She looks up and sees Pai Mei, golden bow in his hand,
looking down on her. It's sundown.

She stands, dusting herself off (she's dirty from the chase)
and looks at her teacher.

She picks her dead foe up from the earth, and removes the
golden arrow. Then with the rat in her hand, she looks up to
her teacher.

THE BRIDE *
I acknowledge defeat at the paws of
this rat. However, I will not eat
this filthy vermin. What I will
do...
(she RIPS the rat open
like a pomegranate)
...is consume his victorious heart.
(she snatches the tiny
heart from the rodent's
carcass. Holding it
between her fingers.)
But tomorrow, you kill a big bird.

She POPS the tiny rat heart in her mouth, and begins to chew.

Pai Mei looking down on her, says;



PAI MEI *
How does victory taste?



THE BRIDE *
Bitter.

We do a Shaw Brothers ZOOM into a CU on Pai Mei, he gives an
affirmative NOD and GRUNT.

The BRIDE'S FIST
goes through the wall.



THE BRIDE
(to herself)
Wow!



INT. PAI MEI'S PRIVATE BATHROOM - DAY

Pai Mei splashing by himself in his huge bathtub, when he
hears a noise.



PAI MEI *
Woman, is that you who disturbs my
meditation?

She answers from outside the door;

THE BRIDE'S VOICE (O.S.)
Yes, teacher.



PAI MEI *
Enter.

She does, bowing to one knee.



PAI MEI *
What news do you find so worthy, as
to disrupt my bath?



THE BRIDE *
I did it teacher. I put my fist
through the wall.

TIME CUT

PAI MEI and the BRIDE
looking at the hole in the wall.



PAI MEI *
Very good. Would you care to
demonstrate?

She moves in front of the wall.....Takes her position...Her
right hand in a fist -- Locked and loaded into position....
With Her left hand she reaches out and touches the wall where
she'll strike....Like she's transferring her energy into the
wood...She removes her left hand...and...STRIKES!

She hits it HARD, but her fist doesn't go through.

Her eyes sneak a look at the old man, who wears no
expression.



THE BRIDE *
I think you watching is making me
nervous.



PAI MEI *
Not only that, it has you speaking
before you were spoken to. Try
again.

She does.

And when she does, she DOES it.

CU PAI MEI
he says in ENGLISH;



PAI MEI
Impressive.

She immediately goes down to her knees;



THE BRIDE *
Thank you teacher --

He just as immediately, lifts her back up.



PAI MEI *
You still fight better than you
speak. Finally, a woman who
understands what's important.

THEN...

He MOVES the wall one inch in front of her.



PAI MEI *
Begin again.

Then the old man leaves to finish his bath.

The blonde gal begins again....Fist against wood...no
effect....starting all over.

CUT TO:



BACK TO COFFIN, SIX FEET UNDER

PITCH BLACK -- The Flashlight Beam turns on. CU The BRIDE in
Profile. Her breathing is normal. We can hear the soft beat
of her heart inside the pine box. Her composure is back.

Taking the flashlight, she Shines the beam on the lid above
her....Along the line of the coffin's rim and the lid where
many nails meet....Then down to her Red Cowboy Boots, bound
by a leather belt around her.

Raising her knees, as much as the coffin will allow, and
wiggling her feet, she slips her bare feet our of the boots
and the belt's binding...Then, using her bare feet, then her
bound-at-the-wrist hands, to pass one of the boots up to
her...When the red boot is in her grasp, she turns it upside
down....The STRAIGHT RAZOR falls out.

Opening the razor, she slices through the ropes that tie her
wrists, till both hands are free.

She positions the flashlight so its Beam Shines on the coffin
lid. The lid's about an inch and a half from the tip of her
nose, about three inches from her hand.

THEN...

AS COMBAT DRUMS BEGIN TO BEAT ON THE SOUNDTRACK, she begins
to concentrate. Her eyes focus on the wood above her, her
left hand reaches out, touches the pine, passing her energy
to it...

...Her long, white fingers, ball up into a FIST....

...and that FIST begins STRIKING the coffin lid above her.

With each Strike she lets out a KARATE SCREAM...

AGAIN...

And AGAIN...

Her FIST SMASHES into the wood, leaving BLOOD on the lid...

AGAIN...

And AGAIN...

A crack in the lid...

AGAIN...

Dirt begins to sift through the cracks onto the Bride...

AGAIN...

More dirt...

AGAIN...

Even more dirt...

AGAIN...

THE LID SMASHES and dirt pours into the coffin like water...

THEN...

Through six feet of dirt, we watch, the Bride - DIG - CLIMB -
SWIM - SPROUT - BURROW - trough the earth like a sprouting
plant and a burrowing mole combined, clawing for surface air.



EXT. PAULA SCHULTZ'S GRAVE - NIGHT

A SHOT straight out of an Italian horror film. We see the

tombstone of "PAULA SCHULTZ," and the mound of dirt over her
grave.

WHEN...

The Bride's hand breaks the surface...then like one of
Fulci's Zombies, Claws, Digs, and Pulls herself from mother
earth's womb.

Once extracted from her (almost) final resting place, she
rolls over on her back, exhausted. She drinks in the night's
air as if it were gulps of water.

DIRT is in, on, and under every crack, crevice, and wrinkle
on her body.

SHE looks like a beautiful sculpture, made out of dirt.



INT. DINER - NIGHT

A Texas diner across the street from the graveyard. A YOUNG
SODA JERK stands behind the counter, waiting for a customer,
when he sees something approaching through the restaurant's
big picture window that makes him look twice.

SODA JERK'S POV:
Through the picture window, we see the Bride, emerge from the
Texas night, and walk towards the diner looking for all the
world like a six-foot tall female version of the Peanuts
character "PIG PEN." With each of her footfalls, a smaller
mushroom cloud of dust comes off her.

The dirty blonde, walks into the diner, sits on a stool at
the counter directly across from the Soda Jerk, and says;



THE BRIDE
I'd like a glass of water.

FADE TO BLACK.



BLACK FRAME
TITLE CARD:


Chapter nine

"ELLE and I"


CUT TO:

CU ELLE DRIVER
Behind the wheel of a hot black and gold Trans Am, driving
full out on top of the desert's surface. Spanish Rock coming

out of her powerful speakers.



EXT. DESERT BUDD'S CAMPER - DAY

The car stops in front of Budd's camper. She shuts off the
car and the radio.

The camper door opens, Budd squints outside through the
bright gold, hot desert morning, at the Tall Blonde Girl with
one Good Eye.



BUDD
Want some breakfast?



INT. BUDD'S CAMPER'S KITCHEN - DAY

Budd and Elle in the tiny kitchen of Budd's tiny camper. Elle
sits a the kitchen table, a black suitcase by her feet. Budd
stands at a blender making them both breakfast margaritas, as
he finishes telling the tale of last night.



ELLE
...So that's called a Texas
funeral?



BUDD
Yep.



ELLE
I got to give it to ya Budd, that's
a pretty fucked up way to die.
What's the name on the grave she's
buried under?



BUDD
Paula Schultz.

Budd turns on the NOISY blender, as Elle writes down the name
Paula Schultz on a small notepad, placing it back inside her
pocket. As the blender MASHES ICE, Elle looks around and sees
the Bride's Hanzo sword in its sheath, leaning up against the
T.V. In the front room. Budd shuts the blender off.



ELLE

Can I look at the sword?



BUDD
That's my money in that black case,
isn't it?



ELLE
Sure is.



BUDD
Well then, it's your sword now.

The tall blonde girl steps into the living room, takes the
Hanzo sword, and sits back down on the kitchen chair.

She slowly removes the Japanese steel from its wood sheath.



ELLE
So this, is a Hattori Hanzo sword.

Budd answers as he fills up two former peanut butter jars
with breakfast margaritas.



BUDD
That's a Hanzo sword alright.



ELLE
Bill tells me you once had one of
your own.

Pause.



BUDD
Once.



ELLE
How does this one compare to that
one?



BUDD
If you're gonna compare a Hanzo
sword, you compare it to every

sword ever made -- wasn't made by
Hattori Hanzo. Here, wrap your lips
around this.

He hands her her margarita, she takes a sip. He takes a gulp.



BUDD
So, which "R" you filled with?



ELLE
What?



BUDD
They say the number one killer of
old people is retirement. People
got'em a job to do, they tend to
live a little longer so they can do
it. I've always figured warriors
and their enemies share the same
relationship. So now you ain't
gonna hafta face your enemy on the
battlefield no more, which "R" are
you filled with, Relief or Regret?



ELLE
A little bit of both.



BUDD
Bullshit. I'm sure you do feel a
little bit of both. But I know damn
well you feel one more than you
feel the other. The question was
which one?

Elle looks right at him with her eye, and says;



ELLE
Regret.



BUDD
Yeah you gotta hand it to the ol'
girl. I never saw nobody buffalo
Bill the way she buffaloed Bill.
Bill useta think she was so damn
smart. I tried to tell him... Bill,
she's just smart for a blonde.

He looks over at Elle and grins.

Elle looks at him.



ELLE
Want your money?

She gestures to the black suitcase by her feet.

He smiles and lifts it up on the table, unzipping it open.

Lying inside is a cool million, the thousand dollar bills are
inside stacks of a hundred thousand each. At the sight of all
this lettuce, Budd lets out a whistle.



BUDD
Great day in the morning.

He lifts a stack out of the bag, then another, then
another...and when he lifts the third stack out, he looks
down and sees a BLACK MAMBA SNAKE coiled underneath.

The Black Mamba opens its WIDE JAWS...and LEAPS RIGHT AT
BUDD...

...STRIKING Budd in the face repeatedly in blurred succession
(three times in the face, and once in the forearm).

Budd topples out of the kitchen chair onto the floor, bundles
of money fall with him.

Elle takes a sip of her Margarita.

The Black Mamba leaves Budd and goes under the refridgerator.

Elle looks down, Budd lies on his back on the kitchen floor
at her feet. His face is already grotesquely swollen and
white as a sheet. The serpent's extraordinarily potent venom
makes a full-frontal assault on the cowboys's nervous system.



ELLE
Oh, I'm sorry Budd, that was rude
of me wasn't it? Budd -- I'd like
to introduce my friend, The Black
Mamba.
(gesturing towards the
refridgerator)
Black Mamba -- this is Budd. You
know before I picked up that little
fella, I looked him up on the
internet.
(she removes her notepad
from her pocket)

Fascinating creature the Black
Mamba. Listen to this,
(reading from the notepad)
"...In Africa, the saying goes, in
the bush, an elephant can kill you.
A leopard can kill you. And a Black
Mamba can kill you. But only with
the Mamba, and this has been true
in Africa since the dawn of time,
is death sure. Hence its handle;
Death Incarnate."
(looking up from the
paper)
Pretty cool, huh?
(back to paper)
"...Its neurotoxic venom is one of
nature's most effective poisons,
acting on the nervous system
causing paralysis. The venom of a
Black Mamba can kill a human in
four hours, if say bitten on the
ankle or the thumb. However, a bite
to the face or torso can bring
death from paralysis within twenty
minutes.
(up from paper to Budd)
Now you should listen to this cause
this concerns you.
(reading from the paper)
The amount of venom that can be
delivered from a single bit can be
gargantuan.
(looks up from paper)
-- You know I've always liked that
word Gargantuan, and I so rarely
have an opportunity to use it in a
sentence.
(back to paper)
"If not treated quickly with anti
venom, 10 to 15 milligrams can be
fatal to human beings. However, the
Black Mamba can deliver as much as
100 to 400 milligrams of venom from
a single bite."

Elle finishes reading and puts the paper away. She looks down
at Budd at her feet, going through all the symptoms she just
described.



ELLE
Now in these last agonizing minutes
of life you have left, let me
answer the question you asked
earlier, more thoroughly. When it
comes to that bitch, I gotta lotta
"R's" in me. Revenge is one.
Retribution is another. Rivalry is
definitely one. But I got another

"R" for that bitch you might be
surprised to find out. Respect. But
right at this moment, the biggest
"R" I feel, is Regret. Regret that
maybe the greatest warrior I have
ever met, met her end at the hands
of a bushwhackin, scrub, alacky
piece of shit like you. The woman
deserved better.

Budd, dying, watches from the floor as Elle takes out her
cell phone and presses one button. The other party comes on
the line, but we never hear their side.



ELLE
(into phone)
Bill...Elle. I have some tragic
news.
(pause)
Your brother's dead.
(pause)
I'm sorry baby.

Budd tries to make a sound from the floor, Elle calmly places
her foot over his mouth.



ELLE (CONT'D)
She put a Black Mamba in his
camper.
(pause)
I got her, sweety.
(pause)
She's dead.
(pause)
Let me put it this way. If you ever
start feeling sentimental, go to
Austin, Texas. When you get here,
walk into a florist and buy a bunch
of flowers. Then you take those
flowers to Huntington cemetery on
Fuller and Guadalupe, look for the
headstone marked "Paula Schultz",
then lay them on the grave. Because
you will be standing at the final
resting place of BEATRIX KIDDO.

WE FLASH ON
The BRIDE'S DRIVER'S LICENSE (the real one), with both her
picture and the name, BEATRIX KIDDO. Yes, that's her real
name.

FLASH ON
CLASSROOM of 1st Graders on the first day of class.

A 1st GRADE TEACHER reads roll call;

1ST GRADE TEACHER
Melanie Harrhouse.

WE WHIP PAN ACROSS A bunch of kids to an EX CU of 1st grader
MELANIE HARRHOUSE.



MELANIE
Here.



1ST GRADE TEACHER
Beatrix Kiddo.

WHIP PAN TO AN EX CU OF The grown-up BRIDE,



THE BRIDE
Here.

BACK TO ELLE ON PHONE



ELLE
I'm so sorry baby. --Look, I can
get there in about four hours,
should I come over?
(pause)
No no no no no, you need me baby.
I'm there.
(pause)
Okay, I'm leaving now, go smoke
some pot or something. I'll be
there soon.

She hangs up the cell phone, and looks down at the dead man
under her shoe.

Picking up the Hanzo sword, she climbs down on the floor on
her hands and knees to pick up the fallen money.

CU The BLACK MAMBA
out from under the refrigerator, behind Elle...

Elle senses it. And slowly turns her head to look back..

Both Black Mamba and Elle Driver LOCK EYES...

ZOOM INTO BOTH CU's tighter and tighter, till Elle says;



ELLE
Bring it on, bitch.

The viper known as death incarnate, LEAPS at Elle.

Elle flicks her wrist slightly. She doesn't even swing the
blade. She just holds it.

The snake's head touches it, and is immediately SEPARATED
from its body.

ELLE'S EYES look down at the Japanese steel in her hand.

HANZO BLADE
a smidgen of crimson blood is on the silver steel.



ELLE
Now that's what I call sharp.



EXT. BUDD'S CAMPER - DAY

Elle exits the camper with both the sword and the black
suitcase in her hand.

She climbs into her gold and black Trans Am, starts up the
engine, turns on the radio....

WHEN...

...she thinks she hears something...she looks out her
driver's side car door window...

ELLE'S POV:
The dirty BLONDE BRIDE behind the wheel of her new, enormous
red pickup truck, HEADING RIGHT FOR HER...

CU The BRIDE
behind the wheel, HEADING RIGHT FOR HER...VEGEANCE THEME
PLAYS ON SOUNDTRACK.

CU ELLE
her jaw drops open. She's gobsmacked. Not only does she see
the dead walk, she sees the dead behind two tons of metal
coming at her at 100 MPH...

CRASH

The Red Pickup T-BONES the Trans Am, the gold and black car
FLIES through the air, then ROLLS OVER AND OVER about five
times in the desert sand and dirt...ending upside down.

The dirty blonde looks out her windshield at the wreckage of
the black and gold sports car. A smile with the slightest
hint of satisfaction, spreads across her face.

She hops out of the truck and into Budd's camper.

INT. BUDD'S CAMPER - DAY

As she walks through the door, Budd's dead, swollen body
greets her. As does her serpent namesake, dead on the floor
from decapitation.

She begins searching the camper, quickly, for something in
particular. We don't have the slightest clue what it could
be.

FLASH ON
EX CU The BRIDE'S EYE - Watching.

The BRIDE'S POV:
Budd's camper, seen from up high looking down.

The BRIDE
searching the camper.

FLASH ON
EX CU Her EYE.

The BRIDE'S POV:
Budd's camper, Budd exits by himself.

The BRIDE
searching the camper.

FLASH ON
EX CU The BRIDE'S EYE.

The BRIDE'S POV:
She watches from a high perch, Budd practicing with a ...
SAMURAI SWORD.

The BRIDE
searching under his bed, she sees a sword on the floor,
resting in a shiny, black wood mahagony sheath. She removes
it from its hiding place.

WOOD SHEATH
Its one of Hanzo's sheaths. She opens it. It is a Hanzo
sword. Near the handle, etched in the steel, are the English
words; "To My Brother Budd, The Only Man I Ever Loved, from
Bill."

She closes the sheath, this will do. She sees a pair of
cowboy boots. Picks one up and places the sole of the boot
against the sole of her foot. Her feet and this man's boot
are around the same size. She slips her dirty feet in them.

She's good to go.



EXT. DESERT

Elle crawls from the wreckage of the Trans Am, holding the
Hanzo sword, looking like she's just been in a car wreck.

A cut on her head makes blood run down the side of her face.
Luckily for her, not the side with the good eye.

The camper door swings open. The Bride emerges from Budd's
home, looking like a Barbie doll that's been dug up after ten
years buried in the backyard, carrying a Hanzo sword. Every
footfall creating a cloud of dust.

The two women, each carrying a samurai sword, face each other
in showdown position.

A shark smile spreads across Elle's face.



ELLE
Bravo, Bea. I actually thought that
alacky had got the best of you.



THE BRIDE
You thought wrong.

The Bride unsheaths her sword with great flourish.

Elle does the same.



ELLE
(referring to the sword)
What's that?



THE BRIDE
Budd's Hanzo sword.



ELLE
He said he pawned it.



THE BRIDE
Guess that makes him a liar, don't
it?

Without raising their swords into position, the two blonde
warriors circle each other.



THE BRIDE
(question)
Elle?

ELLE
(answer)
Bea.



THE BRIDE
I was wondering, just 'tween us
girls, what did you say to Pai Mei
for him to snatch out your eye?

FLASHBACK - SPAGHETTI WESTERN STYLE
of Pai Mei SNATCHING out Elle's eye with his Eagle's Claw.



ELLE
I called him a bastard.



THE BRIDE
Oooh, not so good.



ELLE
Were I to do it over again, I'd
bite my tongue.



THE BRIDE
One more question?



ELLE
Shoot.



THE BRIDE
Where's Bill?



ELLE
Villa Quatro.



THE BRIDE
Gulf of Mexico?

Elle nods her head 'yes.'

THE BRIDE
You wouldn't lie to me now?



ELLE
Why lie?

Elle raises up The Bride's Hanzo sword into position.

The Bride raises up her sword.



THE BRIDE
I saw what you did to that little
Mamba in there. Want to try that on
somebody your own size?




ELLE
I intend to.

The Bride completely drops her sword stance and her samurai
bearing.



THE BRIDE
Oh Elle, I should warn you before
we get started. Hattori Hanzo
swords are extremely sharp. They
can take a little getting used to.
Careful not to cut your own arm
off.



ELLE
I don't rattle, bitch!

The Bride brings her sword back into combat position.



THE BRIDE
You're gonna bleed though, you're
gonna bleed a lot.

THEN...

SPAGHETTI WESTERN MUSIC EXPLODES ON THE SOUNDTRACK.

The two blonde warriors....swords in position...no longer
circle each other....but instead move forward...closer and
closer to each other....one baby step at a time...

CU OF GIRLS.

EX CU'S OF:

Their separate GRIPS on the SWORD'S HANDLE.

Their FEET moving closer.

The Bride's eye.

Elle's eye.

The Tips of each other's Blade.

Their Blonde Hair.

As the Operatic Spaghetti Western Music Builds to a
crescendo...we CUT BACK AND FORTH between CU's of the two
women that get TIGHTER AND TIGHTER as we ZOOM in CLOSER and
CLOSER....UNTIL...We reach the THEME'S CLIMAX....

Both women let loose with a Samurai Grunt and Swing.

EX CU: TWO SILVER BLADES CLASH.

EX CU: BLONDE HAIR WHIPPING.

EX CU: TWO SILVER BLADES CLASH AGAIN.

TWO SHOT: The TWO WOMEN WARRIORS stand their ground, STRIKING
and DEFENDING...When they stop, no one's been touched.

The TWO WOMEN - Swords in attack position - stare across to
the other one, as they prepare for their next attack...

Now they begin to circle again.

CU THEIR FEET making a circular walk.

They ATTACK...

EX CU BLADES MEET -- However this time we don't know who's on
the left or the right. One Blade maneuvers around the other.

EX EX CU: of TIP OF BLADE SLICING OPEN SKIN, about a quarter
of an inch. It looks like a scalpel cut. No blood. Just skin
separating. We don't know who's cut.

The TWO WOMEN stand and face each other. Neither knows if
it's them who has been struck. Neither woman bleeds.

We feel a count of...One Mississippi...

EX CU: ONE SILVER BLADE, clean as a whistle.

EX CU: ONE SILVER BLADE with a smudge of CRIMSON BLOOD on its
TIP.

We feel a count of Two Mississippi...

ELLE,

BLOOD begins to PROJECTILE SPRAY out of a slice in Elle's
neck only a quarter of an inch long. The Blood does not exit
the neck as liquid but as a FINE RED MIST, like that of an
aerosol can, we even HEAR the slight SPRAY WHISTLE. Elle
feels nothing. She turns her eyes towards the sound of the
spray, and sees the blood escaping her like air from a
balloon. She lifts her hand and places it in the path of the
spray, it's immediately BATHED IN RED.

Elle drops the Bride's sword.

As her blood continues to escape, both women look across each
other.

The effect is that Elle Driver is a balloon and her life is
escaping before both their very eyes. And now looking across
at each other, the two women see the other for the first
time, not as adversaries, or opponents, or as rivals, or as
bitches...but as sisters.

Elle no longer has enough life in her to stand up...She falls
to her knees in front of The Bride....

...then as she dies, she leans the side of her head against
The Bride's standing body. Her blood runs down The Bride's
leg. As she passes on, Elle gently wraps her arms around the
Bride's leg.

The Bride's hands go down to Elle's long blonde hair, and
begins gently stroking it, easing her pain as she expires.

Only in death do they find the sisterhood that could have
been theirs.

WIDE SHOT
The Bride standing, Elle on her knees, the desert surrounds
them.

The BRIDE
putting a shovel down.

WIDE SHOT
The Bride has finished burying Elle. She sticks a jerry
rigged wood cross in the ground as a marker. Then using her
sog;

WOODEN CROSS
carves the name "L. DRIVER" on the cross.

Then drives away in the big red pickup.

SPAGHETTI WESTERN MUSIC ENDS

FADE TO BLACK.
BLACK FRAME
TITLE APPEARS:


Final chapter

"The blood-splattered
BRIDE"



INT. BILL'S HACIENDA - DAY

Bill on the patio of his beautiful hacienda home (named Villa
Quatro) located on the beach in Mexico. At the moment Bill
partaking of his current hobby......Flower Arranging.

With his hands among various flowers of BRIGHT COLORS, he
sorts and prunes a very pretty arrangement.

EX CU the BRIDE'S EYE
....watching....

Bill's Mexican housekeeper, JOSEPHINA, appears on the patio.



JOSEPHINA
Mr. Bill, you wanted me to tell you
to leave now.



BILL
(finishing up)
Yes, I got to go and meet the
Duchess.
(referring to the flowers)
Do you like it?



JOSEPHINA
Oh yes Mr. Bill, it's very pretty.



BILL
Why don't you put it on the dinner
table, so we can enjoy it tonight.



JOSEPHINA
(she takes it)
Good idea, she'll love it.

As he heads out the patio, he tells her;



BILL
Oh and Josephina, take the
remaining flowers and spread them
around the house, if you would.

JOSEPHINA
Yes, Mr. Bill.

He exits the patio, then turns around and pops his head back
in.



BILL
You know I just had a great idea.
Take the roses, and spread the
petals on the bed I just got for
her. That'd be a nice thing to come
home to, wouldn't it, a bed of
roses.



JOSEPHINA
Oh, she'll love that Mr. Bill.



BILL
You wouldn't mind doing that for
me, would you Josephina?



JOSEPHINA
No, not at all.

FLASH ON
EX CU The BRIDE'S EYE
....watching....

We follow behind Bill as he moves through his house...He
slips on his jacket...Grabs his keys...TWO energetic GERMAN
SHEPHERDS follow him out the front door onto his driveway.

On his way to his silver Porsche, he roughhouse plays with
the dogs, speaking to them in Spanish. When he gets to the
sports-car, the dogs won't leave him alone, and one jumps on
the Porsche. He yells at it in Spanish;



BILL (SPANISH)
Get the fuck off the car, Lucy,
Lucy, down!

FLASH ON
EX CU The BRIDE'S EYE
...watching...

The gates in front of Bill's Hacienda home open, and his
silver Porsche hits the streets running.

FLASH ON
EX CU The Bride
...watching...
A SUSPENSE THEME PLAYS OVER THE SHOTS of The Bride's Eye
every time we cut to it. Over the SHOTS OF BILL DRIVING we
hear a SPANISH TRAGIC LOVE BALLAD, coming from the car radio.

BILL
driving his convertible as the beach WHIZZES by in the
background.

The Bride's eye.

Dirt Road, lined by greener than green trees, the Porsche
kicks up dirt ZOOMING down it.

CU BILL
driving as the Spanish love song plays.

The Bride's eye.

A striking but antiseptic-looking INSTITUTION of some sort,
surrounded by the beautiful foliage of Mexico. Bill's silver
Porsche drives up its driveway.

The Bride's eye.



INT. INSTITUTION

The institution is not Spanish in style, but on the contrary
it's a clinical new-age box-like structure made up of clear
glass doors and walls and the color beige.

Bill walks through the glass doors, to a lone Asian FEMALE
RECEPTIONIST, her desk is the only furniture in the lobby. In
JAPANESE he explains to her his reason for being there.

EX CU The BRIDE'S EYE
...watching...we now leave any shot of Bill not from the
Bride's perspective. The SUSPENSE THEME is STRETCHED TIGHTER
and TIGHTER as we look through the Bride's POV and listen to
her VO;



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
The attentive audience members
among you will have probably
noticed, that all my kills have
been straight up fights.

The Bride's POV: The Glass-enclosed Institution, and Bill
standing by himself in the empty lobby.



THE BRIDE (V.O.)
Y'all figured I'd face him with my

Hanzo sword, aye? Well, I figured
Bill figured the same thing. I am
the product of three godfathers.
Bill, Pai Mei, and Hattori Hanzo.
Different teachers teach you
different things. But one thing I
learned from all three, was "in
combat, the opponent that does the
unexpected, can usually expect to
be the victor." Bill would never
see this coming. Not from me. And
least any of you judge me a
bushwhacker, remember...It was Bill
who taught me how to shoot.

As the Bride has said these things, WE'VE seen INSERTS of her
putting together her high-powered scope rifle. Snapping on
the scope sight. Setting the FOCUS through the CROSSHAIRS.
Loading the heavy-duty AMMO. Curling her long white finger
around the rifle's TRIGGER.

SCOPE SIGHT POV: Bill's head in between the Crosshairs.
SUSPENSE THEME is STRETCHED TIGHTER STILL...it will soon
break.

WIDE SHOT
looking through the Institution's glass wall. The elevator in
the lobby opens...and A LITTLE GIRL steps out, and runs into
Bill's arms. A LITTLE GIRL about five years old. A FIVE-YEAR
OLD LITTLE GIRL with blonde hair. Bill picks up the Little
Girl and lifts her HEAD into the CROSSHAIRS of the SCOPE
SIGHT.

SUSPENSE THEME SNAPS into an OPERATIC WAIL...

EX CU: The Bride's finger, pops off the trigger.

EX CU: The Bride's eye, A HUGE TEAR FALLS OUT...We move out
of the eyeball, into a MEDIUM CU of The Bride, tears falling
down her face...She can't believe what she's looking
at...that's her daughter...She's alive...

Her REMEMBERING THEME PLAYS...

FLASH ON
The Bride remembering, while she was in her wide-eyed coma
state, lying on an operating table, as DOCTORS AND NURSES
performed a Cesarean childbirth on her. The NEWBORN INFANT is
passed to other hands above her wide-eyed unblinking
expressionless face.

CU of The BRIDE
In one moment, Bill has managed to suddenly change the game.



EXT. LONG LONG LONG EMPTY ROAD IN MEXICO - DAY

Silence, except for a few birds.

THEN...

WE HEAR the Roaring of an Engine, and the Silver Porsche
WHIZZES into FRAME.



INT. PORSCHE (MOVING) - DAY

Bill behind the wheel, his little girl asleep in the
passenger seat. He sees something ahead.

A convertible Volkswagen Karman Ghia enters the road heading
in the opposite direction. It's a long long long way off, but
it will get closer every second.

Bill senses something about this automobile, and throws a
glance at his sleeping child.

His cell phone RINGS, he answers it.



BILL
Hola.



INT. THE BRIDE'S CAR (MOVING) - DAY

The Bride behind the wheel of the convertible, her long
blonde hair whipping in the wind, talks to Bill for the first
time in five years and six months.



THE BRIDE
Hello Bill.



BILL
Kiddo, is that really you?



THE BRIDE
Oh, it's me all right.



BILL
I hear you were driving a truck?



THE BRIDE
My pussy wagon died on me. Who's
your little friend?

He glances down at the sleeping child.



BILL
Oh, you mean the little tow head
next to me, who looks
extraordinarily like you?



THE BRIDE
Yeah, that one.



BILL
Her name is B.B.

The Bride gets choked up again, emotion betrays her voice.



THE BRIDE
B.B.?



BILL
Yes. Do you approve?

She wipes her eyes. Her hand moves under her shirt,
fingertips rest on scar.



THE BRIDE
Yes. Can she hear us?



BILL
Not now, she's in dream land.



THE BRIDE
How old is she?



BILL
What do you mean by that?



THE BRIDE
How many years has she been alive?

BILL
Don't ask how old she is, ask, if
she's five.



THE BRIDE
Is she five?



BILL
Aren't mothers like God, aren't you
supposed to automatically know?



THE BRIDE
I did and I do.
(pause)
I want to meet her.



BILL
Have dinner with us at my hacienda
tonight. She's expecting you.



THE BRIDE
What do you mean?



BILL
I knew you were on your way, so I
told B.B. Her mommy was coming to
see her.



THE BRIDE
(confused)
What have you told her about me?



BILL
That you were sick, that you were
asleep, but one day you'd wake up
and come back to her.
And she asked me, "If Mommy's been
asleep since I was born, how will
she know what I look like?" To
which I replied, "Because Mommy's
been dreaming of you." And she
said, "Then I'm gonna start
dreaming of her." So I gave her a

picture of you --



THE BRIDE
-- which one?



BILL
The one I took of you in Paris,
sitting on the steps with the
baguette in your hand. Since she
was one and a half years old, she's
slept with that picture of you next
to her bed.

The EXACT PHOTO DISSOLVES OVER The Bride's face, then
DISSOLVES AWAY.



THE BRIDE
You know, prettier photos of me do
exist.



BILL
And she's seen them. But the one
she wants looking after her while
she sleeps is the one of you
holding bread.
(pause)
We normally have dinner around
seven, is that convenient?



THE BRIDE
Yes.

Pause....The cars get closer...



THE BRIDE
When do we cross swords?



BILL
Well, it just so happens, my
hacienda comes with its very own
private beach. And my private
beach, just so happens to look
particularly beautiful bathed in
moonlight. And there just so
happens to be a full moon out
tonight. So, swordfighter, if you

want to sword fight, that's where I
suggest. But if you wanna be old
school about it - then we can wait
till dawn, and slice each other up
at sunrise, like a couple real life
honest to goodness samurais. As per
usual Kiddo, I'll leave the big
decisions up to you.

The cars will soon pass...



THE BRIDE
Do me a courtesy?



BILL
Anything.



THE BRIDE
Slow down as we pass...I want
another look at her.



BILL
Wear something nice tonight?



THE BRIDE
I have a dress all picked out.



BILL
Will I like it?



THE BRIDE
You said I looked beautiful last
time you saw me in it.



BILL
I'll dress up too.

His foot moves off the gas, slowing the car; her foot does
the same.

The cars in SLOW MOTION start to pass.

The Bride looks into the other car.

We ZOOM past Bill to the little girl in the passenger seat.
We go ONE FRAME AT A TIME till the car moves past us, to Bill
holding a pistol with a large silencer pointing right at our
face. He FIRES. It emits only a tiny PHOOF.

The Bride throws herself across the passenger seat as the
driver's side window EXPLODES over her head.

The two cars pass each other.

The Bride straightens herself in the driver's seat. She looks
in the rearview as Bill and her daughter drive away. Grabbing
the cell phone she screams in it;



THE BRIDE
You fucking maricone!

Bill on his cell, eyes on rearview.



BILL
Now you just wait one second there
little missy. Unless I'm confused,
we are trying to kill each other
aren't we? Now I wasn't planning on
taking a shot at you in front of
the squirt, but, she is asleep. And
if you're gonna forget everything I
ever taught you, and gawk like you
ain't got good sense, I'm gonna
take a shot, am I not?



THE BRIDE
Did she wake up?



BILL
Of course not. She's like you that
way.
I look forward to this evening. It
was great speaking with you, Bea.

He hangs up.



INT. WHERE HATTORI HANZO SLEEPS - JAPAN - NIGHT

Hattori Hanzo lies sleeping on his mat...

WHEN...

His phone wakes him up in the middle of the night...He
hurriedly answers it.

HANZO (JAPANESE)
(in phone; groggy)
Hello....



INT. MEXICO HOTEL - DAY

The Bride's on the phone, calling Japan, in tears.



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
Hattori!



HANZO (ENGLISH)
Beatrix, what's wrong?



THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
She's alive! My baby girl's alive!

CUT TO:



INT. THE BRIDE DRIVING TO BILL'S VILLA

The same shot we saw during the opening credits. She's
dressed in a white bridal gown, the exact replica of the one
she was bushwhacked in.

Over her CU we DISSOLVE TO A CU OF HANZO talking to her
earlier on the phone.



HANZO (JAPANESE)
Half of Bill's strength, lies in
his talent for the unexpected.
If you intend to vanquish this man,
and claim your daughter, you must
not only expect the unexpected. You
must do the unexpected.

WE DISSOLVE BACK to The Bride.

We see the same shots as before of The Bride driving up to
Bill's villa, through his iron gates, and parking by his
front door. We see TWO BLACK-SUITED MALE SATELLITES approach
her.

Now comes the new stuff.

She climbs out of her vehicle, goes to the back, opens the
boot, and removes her MOSSBERG PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN.

The two satellites freeze...

She SLIDES THE PUMP once, and FIRES.

ONE is BLOWN APART by the blast.

She SLIDES THE PUMP a second time...BLAST.

TWO buys the farm.

She slides the PUMP again...

...and BLASTS the front door, kicking it open and stepping
inside.



INT. BILL'S VILLA - NIGHT

ANOTHER BLACK-SUITED SATELLITE hurries down the stairs,
reaching for his weapon...

She FIRES the shotgun into his kneecap...

He TUMBLES down the stairs landing at her feet.

She points the shotgun straight down at his face.



THE BRIDE
Hello Manny.

She FIRES...Then moves further into the house.

Apparently, this is the do-the-unexpected part of her plan.
Fuck the charade, storm the camp, kill everyone she comes
across, send Bill to hell, scoop up her daughter, and head
for parts unknown.

So far, so good.

She enters the butcher block kitchen, and finds Bill's cook
and housekeeper, Josephina.

Josephina stares at the shotgun barrel pointed at her.



THE BRIDE
Hello Josephina.



JOSEPHINA
Hello Miss Beatrix.

She grabs the housekeeper, and shoves her into the kitchen
pantry.



THE BRIDE
Stay in here and don't come out. If
you leave this room I'll shoot you,
comprende?



JOSEPHINA
Yes.

She closes the pantry door, and moves into the hallway
leading to the living room.

With her back against the wall, holding her weapon tight, she
moves down the hall. As she creeps, an unseen Bill yells to
her from around the corner.



BILL'S VOICE (O.S.)
Kiddo! If you're through shooting
the servants, I'm in the living
room. You remember how to get to
the living room, don'tcha? Go down
to the end of the hall, and make a
left.

Back against the wall she creeps down the hall to the end.
She pumps the slide, and TURNS THE CORNER - SHOTGUN RAISED -
READY TO FIRE...

WHEN...

EX CU The BRIDE'S EYES - blink once.

EX CU HER FINGER comes off the trigger.

What the Bride sees in front of her is, Bill in a tuxedo,
holding a small, orange squirt gun pointed at her. Standing
next to him is five-year-old little B.B., dressed up in a
very pretty party dress, arm outstretched holding a orange
squirt gun, aimed at The Bride.

The three look at each other for a moment, then Bill says;



BILL
(loudly)
Bang Bang!

Then he suddenly clutches his abdomen like he's just been
shot.

BILL
Oh B.B., Mommy got us.

B.B. lowers her gun and plays out a big dying scene alongside
her dad...Bill falls to the floor.



BILL
Oh, I'm dying...I'm dying...

B.B. parrots this.



B.B.
Oh, I'm dying...I'm dying...

Bill on the floor, says up to his little girl;



BILL
Fall down sweetheart, Mommy shot
you.

The little girl falls down pretend dead.

The Bride, still absentmindedly pointing her weapon at them,
is truly thrown.

Bill delivers his lines from the floor, spoken like a dying
breath;



BILL
You did it Quick Draw Kiddo. You
are-the fastest.

And with these last words, pretends to die.

But then while pretending to be dead, he speaks in a dramatic
narrator's voice.



BILL
But...little did Quick Draw Kiddo
know,...that five-year-old B.B.
Gunn was only playing possum, due
to the fact she was impervious to
bullets.

B.B. raises her head off the floor and says;



B.B.

(to Mommy)
I'm impervious to bullets, Mommy.



BILL
(to B.B.)
Hey, get back down there, you're
playing possum.

The little girl's head drops back down.

Bill continues his dramatic narration;



BILL
So, as the smirking killer
approached, what she thought, was a
bullet-ridden corpse,...that's when
the little B.B. Gunn fired.

B.B. springs up holding her tiny orange squirt gun and says;



B.B.
Bang bang!

The Bride continues watching in gobsmackery.

Bill raises his head off the floor, and says to her in his
normal voice;



BILL
Mommy, you're dead - so die.

The Bride shakes off her confusion, and acts out a big death
scene fo her little girl.



THE BRIDE
Oh, B.B., you got me. I should have
known, you are the best.

She falls to the floor and pretends to die.

The little girl in her party dress, runs over to the big girl
in her wedding dress, and kneels over her mommy.

Mommy opens her eyes.



B.B.
Don't die Mommy, I was just
playing.

From the floor, looking up at her daughter, she speaks to her
for the first time.



MOMMY
I know baby.

They embrace each other.



B.B.
I waited a long time for you to
wake up, Mommy. Did you dream of me
- I dreamed of you?

The female killer says to her daughter as mommieness begins
to creep into her voice;



THE BRIDE
Every single night, baby.

She holds her daughter out at arm's length to get a better
look at her.



THE BRIDE
Now let me look at you. My my my...
What a pretty girl you are.



B.B.
You're pretty too, Mommy.

B.B. starts stroking her mother's long blonde hair.



THE BRIDE
Thank you.

All of a sudden, Bill has joined them on the floor.



BILL
When I showed you Mommy's picture,
tell Mommy what you said.

The little girl gets shy.



BILL

C'mon shy girl, you know what you
said, tell Mommy, it'll make her
fell good.

As she strokes her long blonde hair, little B.B. says;



B.B.
I said - I said - You're the most
beautiful woman I ever saw in the
whole white world.



BILL
That's the truth. That's what she
said.

B.B. points to Manny's blood, which splashed a little on the
Bride's wedding gown.



B.B.
What's that?



MOMMY
Oh, Mommy spilled something on her
dress.



B.B.
Blood?



MOMMY
No. Kool-Aid. Do you like Kool-Aid?



B.B.
No.



BILL
Do you not like it, or do you not
know what it is?

Parroting Bill;



B.B.
I do not know what it is.

MOMMY
Well, it's a very tasty beverage
that I used to drink, when I was a
little girl. It comes in a lot of
different flavors and colors, and
it's really good. Maybe we should
fix some sometime. Want to do that?

The little girl gives a big nod, yes.



BILL
Speaking of fixing and drinking and
eating, I think it's dinner time
don't you?

B.B. does an exaggerated nod, yes.



BILL
(to Mommy)
When you were doin all that fancy
shootin, you didn't happen to shoot
a nice Mexican woman about forty
five years old, did ya?



MOMMY
No.



BILL
(wiping imaginary sweat
off his brow)
Whew, then dinner should be done.
(shouting to the other
room)
Josephina! You can come out now,
we're ready for dinner.



JOSEPHINA (O.S.)
Yes, Mr. Bill.

He offers his hand to Mommy, and helps her to her feet. Then
says to B.B.;



BILL
Want to go on top of the world?

She says excitedly;



B.B.
Yeah!

He scoops the little girl up, puts her on his shoulders, and
as the mommy and the daddy and their little girl walk through
the house towards the dinner table, Bill and B.B. Sing The
Carpenter's song, "Top Of The World." It's obviously one of
their songs.



INT. DINNER ROOM - NIGHT

The dining room of Bill's house. The family, mother father
and daughter, sit at the dinner table eating.



BILL
B.B., don't you think Mommy has the
prettiest hair in the whole wide
world?



B.B.
Yes I do.



BILL
In fact it's better than pretty.
What's better than pretty?



B.B.
Gorgeous.



BILL
Very good, gorgeous. Mommy is
gorgeous.

The Bride shows no sign of thawing around Bill.



BILL
You know baby, Mommy's kinda mad at
Daddy.



B.B.

Why? Where you a bad daddy?



BILL
I'm afraid I was. I was a real bad
daddy.
(to Mommy)
Our little girl learned about life
and death the other day.
(to B.B.)
You want to tell Mommy about what
happened to Emilio?



B.B.
I killed him. I didn't mean to, but
I stepped on him and he stopped
moving.



BILL
Emilio was her goldfish. She came
running into my room holding the
fish in her hand, crying, "Daddy
daddy, Emilio's dead." And I said,
"Really, that's so sad. How did he
die?" And what did you say?



B.B.
I stepped on him.



BILL
Actually young lady, the words you
so strategically used were, "I
accidentally stepped on him."
Right?



B.B.
Yeah.



BILL
To which I queried, "And just how
did your foot accidentally find its
way into Emilio's fishbowl?" And
she told me no no no, Emilio was on
the carpet when she stepped on him.
(beat)
Hummmmmm, the plot thickens. And
just how did Emilio get on the

carpet? And Mommy, you would have
been real proud of her, because she
didn't lie. She said she took
Emilio out of his bowl, and put him
on the carpet. And what was Emilio
doing on the carpet, baby?



B.B.
He was -- flapping.



BILL
And then you stomped on him?



B.B.
Uh-huh.



BILL
And when you lifted your foot up,
what was Emilio doing then?



B.B.
Nothing.



BILL
He stopped flapping, didn't he?



B.B.
Uh-huh.



BILL
And you knew what that meant,
didn't you?



B.B.
Uh-huh.



BILL
What did that mean?

B.B.
He was dead.



BILL
(to Mommy)
She told me later, that the second
she lifted up her foot and saw him
not flapping, she knew he was dead.
Is that not the perfect visual
image of life and death? A fish
flapping on the carpet, and a fish
not flapping on the carpet. So
powerful even a five-year old child
with no concept of life and death
knew what it meant. Not only did
she know Emilio was dead, she knew
she had killed him. So she comes
running into my room, holding
Emilio in both of her little hands -
it was so cute - and she wanted me
to make Emilio better. And I asked
her, why did she step on Emilio?
And she said, she didn't know. But
I knew why. You didn't mean to hurt
Emilio, you just wanted to see what
would happen if you stepped on him,
right?



B.B.
Uh-huh.



BILL
And what happens when you stomp on
Emilio, is you kill him. And you
discovered that, didn't you?



B.B.
Uh-huh.



BILL
So we drove down to the beach, had
a little funeral, and gave Emilio a
burial at sea. And right now I'm
sure he's happy as can be, swimmin
around in fish heaven.
But the point being, our child
learned two very important lessons.
One, about life and death. The
other, somethings once you do, they

can't be undone. I knew just how
she felt
(to B.B.)
You loved Emilio, didn't you?



B.B.
Uh-huh.



BILL
Well sweety, I love Mommy, but I
did to Mommy what you did to
Emilio.



B.B.
You stomped on Mommy?



BILL
Worse.
(making his finger a gun)
I shot Mommy. Not pretend shoot,
like we were just doing. I shot her
for real.



B.B.
Why?



BILL
I don't know.



B.B.
Did you want to see what would
happen?



BILL
No, I knew what would happen to
Mommy if I shot her. What I didn't
know, is when I shot Mommy, what
would happen to me.



B.B.
What happened?

BILL
I was very sad. And that was when I
learned, somethings once you do,
they can never be undone.



B.B.
What happened to Mommy?



BILL
Why don't you ask Mommy.



B.B.
Are you okay Mommy. Does it hurt?



BILL
No sweety, it doesn't hurt anymore.



B.B.
Did it make you sick?



MOMMY
It put me to sleep. That's why I
haven't been with you B.B., I've
been asleep.



B.B.
But you're awake now, right?



MOMMY
I'm wide awake, pretty girl.



EXT. PORCH - DAWN

Bill sits on the steps of his porch in the back of the house
drinking a glass of red wine. The steps lead to the beach and
the sea.

Beatrix steps out onto the porch, and sits down on the steps
across from him.

Between them the dawn sky breaks.



BILL
Did she go to sleep easy?



THE BRIDE
It took her a little bit. She was
excited. She's quite the little
chatterbox.



BILL
Well, if she doesn't like you, you
got to kill her to say hello. But
if she likes you, you can't shut
her up. She's a chip off the ole
blonde in that regards.

He holds up the bottle of vino.



BILL
Red wine?

She shakes her blonde head, no.



BILL
C'mon, Bea, you're a whole lot more
fun with a couple glasses of wine
in ya.

She gives him a look.



BILL
(pointing towards the
beach)
We're going to go out there and
have at it, aren't we?

She shakes her blonde head, yes.



BILL
Well, I've already had a glass. So
unless you want to win by an unfair
advantage, you should have a glass
of wine. So we're both on the same
footing wine wise.

She holds out the empty glass, and he fills it with red.



BILL
You know, there's an old man down
here, his name is Esteban Viharo.
He was a pimp. I knew him when I
was a child. He was a friend of my
mother's. I told him about you.
When I showed him your picture he
smiles and said;
(imitating his accent)
"Yesss, I see the attraction." He
told me a story about taking me to
the movies when I was five. It was
a movie which had Lana Turner in
it. And whenever she would appear
on screen, he said I would stick my
thumb in my mouth and suck it, to
an obscure amount. And he knew
right then, this boy will be a fool
for blondes.



THE BRIDE
Who would of ever thought you'd be
such a good father?



BILL
Well not you, that's for damn sure.

She gives him another look.



THE BRIDE
Must we have to endure your little
zingers?



BILL
No we mustn't. But if you're going
to say sentences like that, in the
future, I will resist the
temptation.



THE BRIDE
Baby, you don't have a future.

Bill drinks some wine.

BILL
I sent you to L.A. and you never
came back. I thought you'd been
killed. Do you know how cruel it is
to make someone think someone they
love is dead? I mourned you. Then
in the third month of my mourning,
I track you down. I wasn't trying
to track you down, I was trying to
track down - the fucking assholes -
who I thought killed you. And when
I find you, what to I find? Not
only are you not dead, you're
getting married - to some fuckin
jerk - and you're pregnant? How do
you expect me to react?



THE BRIDE
Why do you think I hid?



BILL
Why did you leave in the first
place? You have cold eyes towards
me now. I understand their
temperature, but they were warm the
second to the last time I saw them,
or was that just my imagination?



THE BRIDE
No.

The Bride decides to tell all. As she tells this story, parts
will be shown on the screen.

To give herself a running start with the story she starts it
off in Japanese;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
You sent me to L.A. to kill that
lady scoundrel, Lisa Wong.

Bill interrupts her.



BILL (ENGLISH)
You are you talking in Japanese?

The Bride explodes;

THE BRIDE (ENGLISH)
What the hell do you care what I
talk in? Don't you know when to
keep your mouth shut? I'm trying to
tell you what you want to know, if
you'll just shut up and listen and
stop talking! Now may I continue?



BILL
You're right, I'm wrong, continue.



THE BRIDE
The morning I left, I threw up. I
don't feel like speaking in
Japanese anymore - on the plane, I
threw up. When I got to my hotel, I
threw up. So naturally I started
thinking, maybe I might be
pregnant. So I bought one of those
home pregnancy kits. Went back to
my room and took the test. The
little strip said blue. I was going
to have a baby. I tried to call
you, but you weren't there, so I
just thought I'd call back later.



BILL
But you never did.



THE BRIDE
- Would you shut up, I'm trying to
tell you how I feel.



BILL
My apologies, please continue.



THE BRIDE
So I just figured I'd call you back
later. I was just so happy, I put
on music and danced by myself in
the hotel suite, holding my little
blue strip.
What I didn't know, was at some leg
of my journey, I was spotted. With
me in Los Angeles it didn't take
Lisa Wong long to figure out
someone put a hit out on her. So
she sent an assassin of her own to

kill me in my hotel room. As I was
dancing in euphoria, the killer
came down the hall.

There's a knock on the hotel room door.

The Bride stops dancing and goes to the door's peephole.

PEEPHOLE POV: A pretty KOREAN WOMAN in the blazer and skirt
outfit of a hotel manager. She's holding a basket of flowers.

The Bride says through the door;



THE BRIDE
Hello, can I help you?



HOTEL WOMAN
Hello, I'm Karen Kim, I'm the
hospitality manager of the hotel. I
have a welcome gift from the
management.

Seeing it through the peephole.



THE BRIDE
Oh, it's beautiful. But I'm kinda
busy at this second, could you
possibly come back later?

As she talks, she accidentally drops the blue strip, she
bends down to pick it up...

WHEN...

A SHOTGUN BLAST BLOWS A HOLE in the door, right where the
bent over woman was previously standing.

Karen kicks open the door, Pump Action Shotgun in hand.

The Bride's on her back, on the floor below her.

Karen aims the shotgun down at her.

With her foot, The Bride kicks the front door.

It SLAMS BACK HITTING Karen in the face.

The Bride scrambles to her feet, running for cover.

Karen pushes the door aside, steps into the room, and FIRES
the shotgun The Bride's way.

The Bride DIVES out of the way.

The BLAST DESTROYS the side of the room it HITS.

The Bride comes up from the floor with her SOG in her hand,
and THROWS IT across the room at Karen...

Karen BLOCKS the thrown knife with her shotgun. The blade
sticking in the weapon's wooden stock. She removes the knife,
and drops it to the floor.

The Bride is a sitting duck. There's nothing she can do
except wait to get shot.



KAREN
So you came here to kill Lisa Wong,
huh? Well that's my sister, bitch.
I'm Karen Wong, and I've come here
to kill you.

She raises the shotgun, and takes aim at The Bride...



THE BRIDE
Wait a second!

Karen stops.



THE BRIDE
Yes, I'm an assassin. Yes I did
come here to kill your sister. But
I'm not gonna do that now.



KAREN
Oh, I know you're not --



THE BRIDE
- listen to me! I just found out,
right now - not two minutes before
you blew a hole in the door, I'm
pregnant.

Karen looks at her, "what?".



THE BRIDE
On that table is the home pregnancy
kit. On the floor by the door is
the strip that says I'm pregnant.
I'm telling you the truth, I don't
want to and I won't kill your
sister. I just want to go home.

KAREN
What is this, bullshit story number
twelve in the female assassin's
handbook?



THE BRIDE
Any other time you'd be a hundred
percent right. But this time you're
a hundred percent wrong. I'm the
deadliest woman in the world, but
right now I'm scared shitless for
my baby. Please, you hafta believe
me. Look at the strip, it's on the
floor.

Karen looks over to the door, and sees the tiny strip on the
floor.



KAREN
Sit down on that bed and put your
hands behind your head.

The Bride complies. Karen bends down and picks the strip off
the floor. Then takes the package it came in and reads the
directions on the box.



THE BRIDE
Blue means pregnant.



KAREN
I'll read it myself, thank you.

It is blue, Karen's starting to believe her.



KAREN
Okay, say I were to believe you,
what then?



THE BRIDE
Just go home. I'll do the same.

Karen does...She starts backing out of the room...before she
leaves, she says;

KAREN
You fucked with the Wong sisters.



BACK ON THE PORCH



THE BRIDE
Facing Karen Wong, was the most
frightening moment I have ever
experienced. And that includes
three years with that evil bastard
Pai Mei. Before that strip turned
blue, I was a woman, I was your
woman. I was a killer, who killed
for you. Before that strip turned
blue, I would have jumped a
motorcycle on to a speeding train
...for you. But once that strip
turned blue, I could no longer do
any of those things. Not anymore.
Because now I was a mother. A
mother who only had one thought on
her mind. Please don't harm my
baby. Can you understand that?



BILL
Yes. But why tell me now, and not
then?



THE BRIDE
You wouldn't have let me go.
Specially once you found out I was
pregnant. You would've tried to
talk me out of it. It would have
been a big scene. I just said fuck
it.

Starting to get mad.



BILL
Fuck who?



THE BRIDE
Bill, you couldn't know I was
pregnant, once you knew, you'd
claim it, and I didn't want that.

BILL
That's not your decision to make.



THE BRIDE
Yes, but it's the right decision.
And I made it for my daughter.
Everybody on this earth deserves to
start with a clean slate. But with
us - my daughter would be born into
a world she shouldn't be. Robbing
her of the one thing everybody
deserves. She would be born with
blood stains. I had to choose. I
chose her.

She takes a sip of wine. It's morning now. And now it's her
turn.



THE BRIDE
You know five years ago, if I had
to make a list of impossible things
that could never happen.
You performing a coup de grace on
me by bustin a cap in my crown,
would be right at the top of the
list.
(beat)
I'd've been wrong, wouldn't I?

Bill listens stoney, then;



BILL
I'm sorry was that a question? Of
impossible things that could never
happen - yes in this instance you
would have been wrong.

The Bride listens stoney, then;



THE BRIDE
Well?



BILL
Well what?



THE BRIDE
Explain yourself.

BILL
I already have. When I told you the
story of when I thought you were
dead. Didn't you get how badly I
felt?



THE BRIDE
You call that an explanation?



BILL
Well if that's too cryptic let's
get literal.
(beat)
There are consequences to breaking
the heart of a murdering bastard.
You experienced some of them.

That's his explanation.

She hears it.

They both understand one another.



THE BRIDE
You and I have unfinished business.



BILL
Baby, you ain't kidding.

They both laugh.



BILL
You know how proud I am of you,
don't you?



THE BRIDE
Yes.



BILL
You know I was rooting for you,
don't you?

THE BRIDE
I figured.



BILL
You know on that beach out there I
want you to be the victor?

She nods her head, yes.



BILL
You also know you're going to have
to defeat me. I can't just give it
to you, even though I want to.



THE BRIDE
It won't be necessary for you to
give me anything. I've surpassed
you. I'll take it.



BILL
Well, as they say in Missouri, show
me.



EXT. THE BEACH - MORNING

As the blue waves of the Gulf of Mexico crash on the beach,
The Bride in her bridal gown, and Bill, his tuxedo jacket
off, face each other in a combat stance.

The BRIDE
Breeze blowing her blonde hair, holding her Hanzo sword in
its sheath.

BILL
stares across the sand to the figure of the Bride, his
student, facing him at sunrise with a weapon he taught her to
use. This is where all who teach combat artistry may end up.
Facing a Frankenstein monster of their own creation. He
removes his Hanzo sword from its sheath with GREAT FLOURISH.

WIDE SHOT
The two combatants...quite far from each other...they intend
to charge/attack...stand in showdown stance.

The BRIDE
The VENGEANCE THEME EXPLODES ON THE SOUNDTRACK.
She takes her combat stance. But what she doesn't do is
remove her sword from its wood sheath. The fist of her left
hand is wrapped around the wood sheath's center. Her right

empty hand, raises and makes a beckoning gesture to Bill.
Then with a face completely devoid of emotion, says in
Japanese;



THE BRIDE (JAPANESE)
Attack me.

She's facing him, sword in sheath, hand far from handle, in a
standing still position, not moving a muscle of blinking an
eye, staring her laser beams in Bill's direction waiting for
his attack.

He stands in a combat position, sword raises in a combat
grip, to charge her.



BILL
(to himself)
That's my girl.

He screams a samurai scream...and charges her...

She stands motionless...

Unblinking...

Watching him coming...

No fear....

No expression...

We go back and forth, close, wide, low.

TILL...

They meet...

Using only her left arm, with the sheathed Hanzo sword in its
grip, she blocks all of his blows, right arm unmoving down at
her side...sort of like Pai Mei did to her earlier...his
sword and her sheath lock together...they're close to each
other, she brings up her right arm, sticks out two fingers,
and hits Bill on ten different pressure points on his body.
Then hits him straight on in the heart with her palm. His
body jolts, like he's just had a heart attack...he coughs up
a little blood...he looks at her.

Their faces are very close...

The face of the cold ice woman Ninja, melts away before our
eyes, and the face of Beatrix Kiddo is filled once again with
compassion.



BILL

He taught you the ten point palm
exploding heart technique?



THE BRIDE
Of course he did.



BILL
Why didn't you tell me?

She doesn't have an answer.

She looks at him apologetically;



THE BRIDE
I don't know...Because...I'm
a...bad person.

He smiles at her duplicitly, and says with blood on his lips;



BILL
No. You're not a bad person. You're
a terrific person. You're my
favorite person. But every once in
awhile...you can be a real cunt.

They smile at each other.

Then...

Bill turns his back to her...

And walks five steps in the opposite direction...with each
step his heart swells, on the fifth...

It BURSTS...WE HEAR A SOUND, like of a tire blowout...

He falls to the beach...dead.

The Bride walks over to his body.

She unsheaths her Hanzo sword.

Blood lies in a pool, by Bill's mouth.

She dips the tip of the blade in the blood, leaving the
tiniest of crimson smudges.

She then removes the Bill handkerchief, and wipes Bill's
blood from off the blade onto the white cloth.

She lets the Bill handkerchief drop onto his body.

The Jingi sword Hattori Hanzo created, just for her, for this
purpose, has come to the end of its journey.

Beatrix, in a moment of enormous generosity, allows herself,
one final tear, shed for her corrupter, her enemy, the father
of her child,...her MAN. The tear is for her as well. For
she's very aware she will never ever be completely any other
man's WOMAN.

EX CU The Hanzo BLADE slowly sliding into the wood sheath.

EX CU the single teardrop, sliding down her cheek.

The blade disappears inside the sheath.

The teardrop falls of her chin.

Her journey, her revenge, her victory, her unfinished
business, is completed.

The Bride exits the beach.

Bill doesn't.
SERIES OF SHOTS END FILM
As a female voice sings a song on the soundtrack.

We see the Bride, get B.B.

The Bride and B.B. are driving away.

The Bride and B.B. eating in a coffee shop.

The Bride and B.B. in a motel room. They both wear bath
towels and both of their blonde heads are wet. The Bride sits
behind her on the bed, combing the little one's head.

The Bride spooning B.B. from behind, both of them are asleep.

It's the morning...

B.B. Sits on the motel room bed, watching Saturday morning
cartoons on T.V.



INT. MOTEL ROOM BATHROOM - MORNING

The Bride is on the floor of the motel room bathroom, crying
her eyes out.

She shoves a towel in her mouth so B.B. won't hear her.

We wonder for a moment what's wrong...

Till we see her face in CU...

Her tears are tears of joy.

She can't believe this is even happening.

Her daughter is alive. They're together. They get to begin
again.

She covers her mouth so B.B. won't hear her crying and get
worried or confused.

But as the deadliest woman on the planet, lies on the motel
room bathroom floor, smile on her face, twinkle in her eyes,
happier than she's ever been, she thinks one thought. Over
and over again....

Thank you god...thank you god...thank you god...thank you
god.

She washes her face in the sink, when she's presentable, she
walks out of the bathroom, jumps on the bed with her baby,
hugs her from behind as the two watch Saturday morning
cartoons.

TWO SHOT CU
Both blonde heads, the big one and the little one, next to
each other, watching T.V.

The lioness has been reunited with her cub, and all is right
in the jungle.

CUT TO:



BLACK FRAME
TITLE APPEARS:


WRITTEN
&
DIRECTED

By

Quentin Tarantino

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Kill Bill
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 film poster
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Written by Character of
The Bride:
Uma Thurman
Screenplay:
Quentin Tarantino
Starring Uma Thurman
Lucy Liu
Daryl Hannah
Vivica A. Fox
Julie Dreyfus
Chiaki Kuriyama
David Carradine
Music by RZA
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Editing by Sally Menke
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) October 10, 2003
Running time 111 min.
Language English
Japanese
Cantonese
French
Budget $55 million USD(for both volumes)
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Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two separate "volumes" (in Fall 2003 and Spring 2004) due to its running time of approximately four hours. The movie is an ambitious, epic-length revenge drama, with homages to earlier film genres, such as Hong Kong martial arts movies and Italian Westerns; an extensive use of popular music and pop culture references; and deliberately over-the-top bloodletting. Its stars include Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Michael Parks, Sonny Chiba, and Gordon Liu.

Contents [hide]
1 Plot
2 Structure
3 Volume 1 synopsis
4 Volume 2 synopsis
5 Budget and box office
6 Acclaim and criticism
6.1 A movie in two volumes
6.2 Violence
6.3 Style and substance
7 Releases
7.1 DVD release
7.2 Sequels
7.3 Prequels
8 Influences
8.1 General
8.2 Specific allusions to other works
8.3 Specific allusions to other Tarantino films
9 Music
10 Trivia
11 Cast
12 References
13 External links



[edit] Plot
Describing the narrative of either volume is complicated, because the sections of Kill Bill (called "chapters" in the film) are not presented in chronological order (see the Structure section below). Unlike Pulp Fiction, in which Tarantino included three separate but interrelated stories, Kill Bill is one story, but it is told with extensive use of flashbacks and flash-forwards, along with a few asides relating the backgrounds of secondary characters.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Taken as a whole, Kill Bill is the story of Beatrix Kiddo, a professional assassin in the employ of her lover, Bill. Discovering she is pregnant with Bill's child, and despairing of the life the little girl will lead if raised by her father, Beatrix arranges her own disappearance. Bill hunts her down, and on the day before she is to be married to an El Paso record-store owner, he directs the massacre of the entire wedding party. Bill shoots Beatrix in the head, but she survives, emerging from a coma four years later, her memory of the incident intact. She travels to Okinawa where she convinces a famous swordmaker to make her what turns out to be his finest sword. She then makes a numbered "death list" of the five wedding-party assassins, ending with the name "Bill".

Beatrix manages to kill the first two assassins on her list in a straightforward, if spectacular, manner. The third, Bill's brother Budd, bests her and buries her alive in a Barstow cemetery. He in turn is killed by a black mamba planted by Elle, the fourth name on the death list. Beatrix escapes from the grave and defeats Elle, leaving her blinded in Budd's trailer along with the black mamba. Only Bill's name remains on the list, but when Beatrix arrives at his hacienda, she is shocked to discover that her daughter, whom she assumed had died in the wedding massacre, was actually delivered while Beatrix was comatose, and is being raised by Bill. After a family evening together that is emotional yet tense, Bill and Beatrix fight. A short battle ends with Bill being killed. Beatrix takes her daughter, and they begin their new life together.

Spoilers end here.

[edit] Structure
Kill Bill is divided into ten chapters, five chapters per volume. As is common in Tarantino films, they are not arranged in chronological order.

Cinematic order:

Chapter One: (2)
Chapter Two: The blood-splattered BRIDE
Chapter Three: The Origin of O-Ren
Chapter Four: The MAN From OKINAWA
Chapter Five: Showdown at House of Blue Leaves
Chapter Six: Massacre at Two Pines
Chapter Seven: The lonely grave of Paula Schultz
Chapter Eight: The Cruel Tutelage of Pai Mei
Chapter Nine: ELLE and I
Last Chapter: Face to Face
Chronological order:

Chapter Three: The Origin of O-Ren
Chapter Eight: The Cruel Tutelage of Pai Mei
Chapter Six: Massacre at Two Pines
Chapter Two: The blood-splattered BRIDE
Chapter Four: The MAN From OKINAWA
Chapter Five: Showdown at House of Blue Leaves
Chapter One: (2)
Chapter Seven: The lonely grave of Paula Schultz
Chapter Nine: ELLE and I
Last Chapter: Face to Face



[edit] Volume 1 synopsis
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Chapter sequence (chronological order in parentheses)[hide]
Chapter One: (2) (7)
Chapter Two: The blood-splattered BRIDE (4)
Chapter Three: The Origin of O-Ren (1)
Chapter Four: The MAN From OKINAWA (5)
Chapter Five: Showdown at House of Blue Leaves (6)

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Note: In Volume One, The Bride's name is kept completely hidden. It is even censored when spoken twice in the film.

A black-and-white sequence introduces us to The Bride (Thurman). She lies on a wooden floor, dressed in a wedding gown. Her face is covered in blood and bruises. A hand comes into frame, holding a handkerchief marked "Bill". Bill wipes some of the mess from her face, and he speaks to her softly, explaining, "this is me at my most masochistic." She replies, "Bill, it’s your bab-," but is cut off as Bill shoots her in the head.

The story continues in the first chapter, "2". The Bride, alive and well, drives up to the suburban California home of Vernita Green (Fox), codenamed "Copperhead", one of the members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Copperhead answers the door and a vicious knifefight ensues, demolishing most of the living room. In the middle of the fight, Copperhead’s daughter, Nikki, arrives home from school and the two women conceal their knives in a truce. Over coffee, The Bride and Copperhead plan a final battle later that evening, but Copperhead tries double-crossing The Bride using a gun concealed inside a box of cereal. She misses, giving the Bride the opportunity to impale her with her knife. Unfortunately, Nikki witnesses the death of her mother. The Bride sheathes her blade, speaking calmly to Nikki and offering her a chance for revenge should she want it. The Bride returns to her car, a big, yellow pick-up truck named the "Pussy Wagon" (altered to "Party Wagon" for commercial television showings.) Here, she looks at a notepad with the names of five people, including Copperhead’s, written under the title "Death List Five". She crosses out the name Vernita Green, and one can see that "O-Ren Ishii" has already been crossed out. It is during this chapter that the audience first hears the Bride's former code-name as a member of the Deadly Vipers -- "Black Mamba".

The second chapter, "The Blood-Splattered Bride", returns to a time shortly after the Bride's apparent death. A local lawman, Earl McGraw (Parks) surveys the crime scene, at which time it is revealed the Bride wasn't Bill's only victim - an entire wedding party has been massacred. McGraw discovers the body of the Bride, and it becomes obvious to him that she is still alive. Cut to a local hospital, where the Bride lies comatose. She is confronted by another member of Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, Elle Driver (Hannah), codenamed "California Mountain Snake", who, it is implied, has replaced her as Bill's lover. Elle plans to kill the comatose Bride, but at the last minute Bill phones her and orders her to abort the mission, since it would be beneath professional warriors to creep into a room "like a filthy rat" and murder a sleeping victim.

The story jumps ahead four years, as the Bride awakens with her memory of the assassination attempt intact. She bursts into tears on realizing that her unborn child is gone. At that moment, two men enter the room and the Bride fakes her unconsciousness. As it turns out, Buck, a hospital orderly, has been charging visitors to have sex with the comatose Bride for four years now. After killing Buck's customer, she then kills Buck and steals the keys to his pick-up truck - the Pussy Wagon.

From the back of Buck's truck, the Bride works to revive her atrophied legs as she narrates the story of the next chapter.

Chapter three, titled "The Origin of O-Ren", serves as the introduction of O-Ren Ishii (Liu), codenamed "Cottonmouth". This entire chapter is shown as an anime sequence. As a young child O-Ren witnesses the murder of her parents by members of Japanese Yakuza, led by Boss Matsumoto. She takes revenge on the same Yakuza boss, using his reputation as a pedophile to her advantage, and slicing him open in his own bed as she reveals her true identity. So begins her career in crime. From this point, she earns a reputation as a very successful and ruthless assassin.

The story returns to the "present", as the Bride regains use of her legs.

In the fourth chapter, "The Man from Okinawa", the Bride boards a plane to Okinawa. There she searches for Hattori Hanzo (Chiba), a famous sword-smith. Hanzo has taken an oath to never make another sword, but is persuaded by the justice of her cause. It takes him a month to make her the best sword he has ever crafted, which she takes to Tokyo for her showdown with O-Ren.

In volume one's final chapter, "Showdown at House of Blue Leaves," O-Ren Ishii has become the first female leader of the Yakuza council. The Bride infiltrates O-Ren’s current hangout, a club known as the House of Blue Leaves. She follows Sofie Fatale, O-Ren’s best friend, lawyer and another former protege of Bill, into a bathroom, taking her hostage to lure out O-Ren. After calling O-Ren out into the club's dance hall, she slices off Fatale's arm. O-Ren dispatches her bodyguards to deal with the Bride, who proceeds to take on O-Ren’s henchmen, including O-Ren's personal bodyguard, the seventeen year-old girl named Gogo Yubari, who wields an customized meteor hammer with retractable blades. After killing the subordinates, she is confronted by the bulk of O-Ren's army, the "Crazy 88."

They all suffer grisly death or mutilation by the Bride (with the exception of one very young "soldier", who is literally spanked with the blunt end of the Bride's sword and told to go home to his mother) in a sequence of sustained, graphic violence. At the end of this frenetic battle The Bride, looking for O-Ren, slides open a door which unexpectedly reveals the quiet of a snowy, Japanese zen garden in back of the club. After a dramatic swordfight, during which O-Ren's contempt for the Bride's skills changes to quiet respect, the Bride succeeds in scalping O-Ren with her blade, killing her. She deposits the dismembered Sophie Fatale at a hospital after extracting information from her. Sophie is patched up and later returns to Bill.

Volume 1 closes with Bill asking Sophie if the Bride knows that her daughter is alive, a fact of which the audience has thus far been kept unaware.

Spoilers end here.

[edit] Volume 2 synopsis
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Chapter sequence (chronological order in parentheses)[hide]
Chapter Six: Massacre at Two Pines (3)
Chapter Seven: The lonely grave of Paula Schultz (8)
Chapter Eight: The Cruel Tutelage of Pai Mei (2)
Chapter Nine: ELLE and I (9)
Last Chapter: Face to Face (10)





Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Theatrical Poster
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Written by Character of
The Bride:
Quentin Tarantino
Uma Thurman
Screenplay:
Quentin Tarantino
Starring Uma Thurman
David Carradine
Daryl Hannah
Michael Madsen
Michael Parks
Music by Robert Rodríguez
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Editing by Sally Menke
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) April 16, 2004
Running time 136 min.
Language English
Budget $55 million USD(for two volumes)
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Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Note: It is revealed in Volume 2 that The Bride's real name is Beatrix Kiddo. Beatrix is the name used throughout this section.

Kill Bill: Volume 2 opens with a brief recap of Volume 1, narrated by Beatrix herself: she was betrayed and left for dead by the other members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, and is now hunting them down one by one. She states that Bill is the only one she has left to kill, indicating that this scene is out of chronological order (at the end of Volume 1 she still had three targets left).

The first chapter of Volume 2 takes place at the now-notorious wedding chapel. Beatrix and her friends are there for her wedding rehearsal when Bill shows up unexpectedly, and for the first time the audience gets to see his face. Though disappointed to see his lover marrying someone else, he is polite and mild-mannered, and even consents to being introduced to the groom as Beatrix's father. Once Beatrix believes she has convinced Bill not to cause any trouble, she takes her place at the altar with her groom, a local record store owner. The camera then pulls back out the door of the chapel, revealing the other four Deadly Vipers waiting outside with their weapons. They walk into the chapel and we hear them firing as Beatrix screams at Bill and the scene fades to black.

Moving to the present, we see Bill paying a visit to his estranged brother Budd (aka "Sidewinder", played by Michael Madsen), another former Deadly Viper. Bill warns him that Beatrix will come for him next, but Budd, now overweight and alcoholic, his assassin days apparently behind him, seems either to not take him very seriously or blatantly not care much for his life. Bill departs, and Budd goes to his job as a bouncer at a topless bar, where his boss reprimands him for being late.

After Budd returns to his secluded trailer home that evening, we see that Beatrix has indeed come for him. But as soon as she opens the door, Budd blasts her in the chest with a shotgun shell filled with rock salt, incapacitating her and then injects her with a drug to make her unconscious. He then phones Elle Driver, tells her he's captured Beatrix, and offers to sell her Beatrix's Hanzo sword for one million dollars. Elle agrees, on the condition that Beatrix "must suffer to her last breath." In a horrific scene, filmed from The Bride's point of view, Budd ties Beatrix up, puts her in a wooden coffin, and buries her alive at the local graveyard.

The movie leaves Beatrix, cliff-hanger style, in the coffin and moves to a flashback set in China, many years before. Bill is taking Beatrix to the temple of legendary martial arts master Pai Mei (an intentionally classic example of the elderly martial arts master stock character). After warning Beatrix to be humble and obedient, Bill convinces Pai Mei to accept her for training. The training is extremely rigorous, with many hardships, but she becomes a formidable warrior under his tutelage.


The Bride and Pai Mei.Back in the coffin, we see Beatrix call on this training, as she uses one of Pai Mei's techniques to smash her way out of the coffin and claw her way up to freedom. She hikes back to Budd's isolated desert trailer in time to see Elle pulling up in her Trans Am, and Budd standing in his doorway.

Inside the trailer, the eyepatch-wearing Elle makes small talk with Budd, and presents him with a suitcase full of cash in payment for the sword. As Budd counts the money, a highly venomous black mamba that Elle had hidden in the suitcase attacks, biting him several times in the face ("Black Mamba" is Beatrix's Deadly Vipers codename). Elle lights a cigarette and takes great pleasure in lecturing Budd on the black mamba as he dies, noting that Black Mamba also means Death Incarnate, lamenting that Beatrix deserved a more dignified death from someone with more class than Budd. Bill calls her cell phone, and she feigns sympathy as she tells him that his brother Budd was killed by Beatrix, but that Beatrix herself is now dead and buried.

Elle takes both sword and money and prepares to leave, but as she opens the door, Beatrix attacks her, kicking her back inside. The two fight ferociously in the enclosed space, beating each other with various items within the trailer. The brutal fight progresses with neither gaining a clear advantage until Elle manages to unsheathe Beatrix's Hanzo sword. Beatrix, however, discovers Budd's Hanzo sword hidden in a golf bag, despite Budd's claim to have pawned it years ago.


The Bride vs. Elle.Elle and Beatrix have a brief conversation, in which we learn that it was Pai Mei who "snatched out" Elle's right eye as punishment for her insolence. Elle maliciously tells Beatrix that she got her revenge by poisoning Pai Mei's food, killing him. The two continue to stare each other down until they simultaneously attack one another with their Hanzo swords, hampered somewhat by the extremely close quarters. With their swords locked together, Beatrix's hand suddenly darts out and snatches out Elle's remaining eye, then proceeds to squish it flat with her bare foot. Elle shrieks and falls to the ground, and thrashing about wildly, cursing and threatening Beatrix. Beatrix calmly collects her Hanzo sword and departs, limping, leaving Elle blind and alone (except for the still-hissing mamba) in the secluded trailer.


The Bride vs. Bill.The last chapter is set in Mexico, where Beatrix first visits an old pimp named Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks again, in a second role), who turns out to have raised Bill from childhood. He forthrightly tells her Bill's whereabouts, despite knowing her intentions, explaining to an incredulous Beatrix that Bill would have wanted him to.

Beatrix drives to Bill's home, prepared to kill him. She finds that Bill is not alone, however: B.B., their four-year-old daughter, who she had thought was murdered during the wedding chapel attack, is alive and well, apparently delivered while Beatrix was comatose. Met with a family scene rather than aggression, Beatrix is overcome with emotion, creating a tension which envelopes the remainder of the movie: will Beatrix complete her mission? The family spends the evening together peacefully, and B.B. falls asleep watching the chambara film Shogun Assassin in her mother's arms.


Beatrix and B.B.With B.B. safely in bed, Beatrix returns to the living room and verbally confronts Bill, who explains he has some unanswered questions for her. Beatrix takes note of Bill's Hanzo sword proudly displayed above his television, and leaps forward to grab it before Bill shoots the television causing Beatrix to jump back. He then shoots her with a dart filled with truth serum, which he describes as "one of his finest inventions", similar to Sodium Pentothal, "but without the druggy after effects". He then makes her tell him why she ran away. We learn that she realized upon becoming pregnant that she must put her daughter's future above Bill, and leave behind the assassin's life. Bill deprecates her attempts to find a "normal" life, and compares her with Clark Kent (Superman), saying that she was trying to hide her true identity behind a ridiculous facade. He explains his own actions toward her, saying, "There are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard... I guess I overreacted."

The tension between their lingering feelings for one another and their desire to kill one another finally comes to a head when Bill draws his sword and attacks Beatrix. Although he appears to gain the advantage by disarming her, she disables Bill using the fatal Five-Point-Palm Exploding Heart Technique, taught to her without Bill's or the audience's knowledge by Pai Mei. Bill realizes he is beaten, and says a tender goodbye. He then walks unsteadily away, collapses, and dies in silence. Beatrix sheds a few tears for the death of her lover, and returns to the house to collect her daughter. The final scene shows Beatrix on the floor of a hotel bathroom, overcome with conflicting emotions, alternately laughing, crying, and repeatedly whispering, "Thank you.". Since her prevailing reaction is laughter, she's most likely experiencing the only side-effect of the truth serum, stated by Bill: a state of euphoria. Regaining her composure, she goes to her daughter to start their new life together.

Spoilers end here.

[edit] Budget and box office
The production budget for Kill Bill (volumes I and II combined) was US$60 million.[1][2] This does not include marketing and distribution costs.

Kill Bill: Volume I was released in the United States on October 10, 2003. Its US gross box office receipts were US$70,099,000; its box office receipts for the rest of the world came to US$110,850,000, for a total of US$180,949,000.[3]

Kill Bill: Volume II was released in the United States on April 16, 2004. Its US gross box office receipts were US$66,208,000; its box office receipts for the rest of the world came to US$85,951,000, for a total of US$152,159,000.[4]


[edit] Acclaim and criticism
Much-anticipated by fans and critics (it appeared after a six-year hiatus of Tarantino movies), Kill Bill generated a tremendous amount of discussion. Reaction by film critics was largely positive, though by no means unanimous. Both volumes did well at the box office.


[edit] A movie in two volumes
Though released as two movies, the film differs from multi-part "franchise" series like Star Wars. The short duration between the releases of the two volumes, and the film’s history and internal structure, strongly recommend that it be regarded as one movie. The cast of Vol. 1 are even credited at the end of Vol. 2. The dual-release strategy, ostensibly due to the film’s length, has been criticized as an attempt by Miramax to sell two tickets to one movie.[5]

The two-volume format also amplified what some saw as a structural problem with the film: most of the action occurs in the first half, while most of the dialogue is in the second. Thus, the two volumes are significantly different in style and tone, causing some amount of confusion and disappointment in fans who came to Volume 1 looking for Tarantino's trademark dialogue, or who expected more flashy action sequences in Volume 2. Of Volume 2, Sean O’Connell of Filmcritic.com writes, "The drop-off in energy, style, and coherence from...Volume 1 to its bloated, disinteresting counterpart is so drastic and extreme that you can hardly believe they come from the same director, let alone conclude the same storyline." [6] Other critics preferred Volume 2: "...Characters actually talk to one another here rather than the stilted samurai movie-speak of the first film," wrote Jeffery M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid.[7]


[edit] Violence
Much criticism concerned the amount and presentation of bloodshed and general mayhem (the film’s R rating also derives from profanity, depicted drug use, and a couple of non-explicit sex scenes). “A cocktail party in an abattoir,” complained one critic.[8] The violence is not just incidental to the film’s narrative, it is a conscious part of the telling of the story—an aesthetic element, for better or worse. An example is the decapitation of Boss Tanaka prior to the House of Blue Leaves battle, in which an amount of blood seemingly greater than what a body could hold sprays upward from the headless trunk, like a dancing fountain.


[edit] Style and substance
Much of the controversy over the film reflects the differing expectations of those who admire a movie for its style and craftsmanship against those who look primarily at story and substance; as a tribute film and revenge saga, the movie is at a disadvantage with the latter group. “You never forget that Kill Bill is an exercise in genre-sampling,” writes the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Caro.[9] However, the opinion that the movie appeals mainly to film buffs looking to spot obscure pop culture references is a minority view.[10] [11] Most critics found it well-constructed, with tightly-edited action scenes, strong performances, often-clever dialogue, and an effectively exciting soundtrack which draws on an astonishing selection of (mostly post-1960) music.[12]


[edit] Releases

[edit] DVD release

Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 DVD pack.
Kill Bill Vol 1 Special Edition (Japanese version).
Shaw Scope logoIn the United States Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released as a DVD on April 13, 2004 while Volume 2 was released August 10, 2004. As of August 2006, only the basic DVDs have been released, with almost no special features. No further DVD releases have been announced.

In a December 2005 interview, Tarantino addressed the lack of a special edition DVD for Kill Bill by stating "I've been holding off because I've been working on it for so long that I just wanted a year off from Kill Bill and then I'll do the big supplementary DVD package."[13]

The United States does not have a DVD boxed set of Kill Bill, though box sets of the two separate volumes are available in other countries, such as France and Japan. Upon the DVD release of Volume 2 in the US, however, Best Buy did offer an exclusive boxset slipcase to house the two individual releases together.


[edit] Sequels
Tarantino told Entertainment Weekly in April 2004 that he is planning a sequel:

“ Oh yeah, initially I was thinking this would be my Dollars Trilogy. I was going to do a new one every ten years. But I need at least fifteen years before I do this again.
I've already got the whole mythology: Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill's money. She'll raise Nikki, who'll take on The Bride. Nikki deserves her revenge every bit as much as The Bride deserved hers. I might even shoot a couple of scenes for it now so I can get the actresses while they're this age.



[edit] Prequels
Quentin Tarantino said at the 2006 Comic Con that, after the completion of Grind House, he wants to make two anime Kill Bill films. One will be an origin story about Bill and his mentors, and the other will be an original tale starring The Bride. The latter is most likely to be a prequel, but could also follow the rumored (sequel) plot reported in Entertainment Weekly in April 2004.[14][15]


[edit] Influences

[edit] General
The overall storyline of Kill Bill - a woman seeks revenge on a group of people, crossing them off a list one by one as she kills them - is adapted from Lady Snowblood (1973), a Japanese revenge film in which a woman kills off the gang who murdered her family; The Guardian commented that Lady Snowblood was "practically a template for the whole of Kill Bill Vol. 1".[16] The storyline also has strong similarities with Francois Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black (1967), which also features a bride hunting down the murderers of her husband and crossing them off a list. However, Tarantino has claimed this is a coincidence, since he has never seen the film.[7]

Kill Bill pays tribute to film genres including the spaghetti western, blaxploitation, Chinese "wuxia" and Japanese martial arts films, and kung fu movies of the 60s and 70s. This last genre, which was largely produced by the Shaw Brothers, is given an obvious nod by the inclusion of the Shaw Scope logo [8] at the beginning of Kill Bill Vol. 1.

The Japanese Lone Wolf and Cub series of Manga and films are echoed in the characters of the Bride and her daughter. The Americanized version of this series, Shogun Assassin, is actually viewed by the two characters.


[edit] Specific allusions to other works
Tarantino features direct nods to many of his influences in his movies. Here are some examples of this in Kill Bill:

In addition to the overall plot, Lady Snowblood is referenced in the House of Blue Leaves swordfight, in particular when Sofie Fatale writhes on the floor after her arm is sliced off, in a similar shot to one in Lady Snowblood, including the blood that splashes on the camera lens. Furthermore, the theme song from Lady Snowblood plays during the death of O-ren Ishii.
When Bride returns to her car after killing Copperhead, dialogue from the 1979 Japanese TV series "The Yagyuu Conspiracy" is heard. The dialogue was spoken by Sonny Chiba, who played the well known Samurai and folk hero Yagyu Jubei in that series.
Quentin Tarantino (who himself is a big fan of Toho's monster and sci fi films, especially those of Ishiro Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya) based the fight between Uma Thurman and Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill Vol. 2 on the final battle in War of the Gargantuas. He showed his copy of the film to both actresses and told them he wanted it to be "War of the Blonde Gargantuas." The line where Hannah says "You know I always liked that word, 'gargantuan' " may also be a homage.
The character of Elle Driver derives in part from the Swedish film Thriller - en grym film (1973), a revenge film with an eyepatch-wearing heroine.[citation needed]
The Bride describes her vendetta as "what the movie advertisements call 'a roaring rampage of revenge'." This was the tagline to the 1972 B-movie "biker-chick-flick" Bury Me an Angel, about an angry, sexy blonde who sets out to kill the bikers that murdered her brother. The full alliteration-heavy tagline was "A howling hell-cat humping a hot steel hog on a roaring rampage of revenge!"
The red skyline during the plane flight scenes are inspired by Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell.
The miniature Tokyo set used when the Bride flies into the city is the same set used in the most recent Godzilla movie at that time, which was Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. The miniatures impressed Tarantino so much that he used the Tokyo set for Kill Bill.
During the Origin of O-ren sequence, a young O-ren, from under a bed, shoots one of Boss Matsumoto's bodyguards in the ankle and then in the head, almost identically to a scene in the Coen Brothers film Miller's Crossing.
During the scene where the Texas Ranger is driving to the chapel, the view from the car with the pilot glasses on the dashboard is taken from the 1974 film Gone in 60 Seconds by H.B. Halicki.
"Revenge is a dish best served cold.- Old Klingon Proverb" – This proverb as it is referenced is from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as well as Star Trek VI. It is also used in the spaghetti western Death Rides a Horse (1968) (Kill Bill used music from Death Rides a Horse). Lee Van Cleef's character paraphrases the quote saying, "Somebody once wrote that revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold. Hot as you are, you're liable to end up with indigestion." In fact, the earliest known literary occurrence of this proverb is in the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos in 1782, basis for the popular 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons, although clearly this reference did not suit Kill Bill's particular aesthetic.
The character Gogo Yubari's name comes from the Japanese animation series: Mach Go Go Go (known in North America as Speed Racer) as well as the Japanese town of Yubari, famous for its melons. The actress playing Gogo has joked that she will return as the character: Mach Melon.
Bill's eventual reason for stopping the Bride's wedding is very similar to those of Cary Grant in His Girl Friday, one of Tarantino's favorite films.
The siren-like music (actually the theme from the television program Ironside) is an homage to Five Fingers of Death, in which the siren-like music is played during fights.
The use of music and stylish flashbacks when the Bride is about to deal out vengeance recalls John Phillip Law's flashbacks in Death Rides a Horse.
Death Rides a Horse is also referenced in the animated sequence in which a young O-Ren witnesses her parents' murder, where the last man to leave the room shoots a bottle of alcohol and kicks a cigar butt, causing the house to set on fire. In Death Rides a Horse, a young boy named Bill hides as he watches the death of his parents, and the last attacker shoots a lantern, setting the house ablaze as he leaves.
The Bride goes without a name for most of the two movies. This recalls iconic Segio Leone characters (Clint Eastwood played the "man with no name," and Charles Bronson played "Harmonica") as well as Kurosawa's Yojimbo character.
Chapter 2 is entitled "The Blood Splattered Bride," a reference to the movie La Novia Ensangrentada (1972) (released in the US as The Blood Spattered Bride).
The speech given to Copperhead's daughter after her mother's assassination is identical to the speech given in the Takashi Miike film, Rainy Dog, after the murder of a young boy's assassin father.
The Bride's yellow jumpsuit is based on one worn by Bruce Lee in Game of Death.
The masks worn by the members of the Crazy 88 are the same style that Bruce Lee's character Kato wore in the TV series The Green Hornet. The music played during the Yakuza and Bride's heading for the teahouse before the en-masse swordfight is also a nod to the series, which used Al Hirt's jazzy trumpet rendition of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" as its theme. These two homages to Bruce Lee's work combine in the Crazy 88 fight to pit Bruce Lee's first screen incarnation (Kato) against his last (Game of Death). Bruce Lee was snubbed for the lead role in the Kung Fu TV series in favor of David Carradine (Bill). Kato usually had to wear his black mask and did not get many lines or close-ups with his mask off. Tarantino, paying homage to the success of Asian cinema with Kill Bill, has the vindicated "Game of Death" incarnation of Lee defeating the "Black Mask" version of Lee. And, of course, the film ends with the defeat of David Carradine's character.
Several songs from Italian composer Ennio Morricone appear throughout the two films. These include tracks from A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Navajo Joe, The Mercenary, and Death Rides a Horse.
Navajo Joe, a film Tarantino repurposed music from, featured an actress named Nicoletta Machiavelli. Since Tarantino was familiar with Navajo Joe, giving the Bride "Machiavelli" as an alias may have been a nod to the film.
The Japanese release of Volume 1 begins with a dedication to Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku, director of Battles Without Honor and Humanity and Battle Royale.
The use of the rock song "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" is both an allusion to the Yakuza film Battles Without Honor and Humanity (directed by Kinji Fukasaku) and Samurai Fiction. The song's composer/performer, Tomoyasu Hotei, both acted in and contributed music to Samurai Fiction, which in its own way refers back to Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.
The kung-fu film Master of the Flying Guillotine is paid homage to by the brief use of the film's droning theme music, an excerpt of the song "Super 16" by Neu!, during the House of Blue Leaves sequence. The 'blind monks' theme is referenced during this ordeal as Oren-Ishii leaves the house of Blue Leaves during the prolific fight sequence. Otherwise known as a meteor hammer, the ball and chain weapon wielded by the character GoGo Yubar also adorns retractable blades, which appears to mimic the mechanisms of the original 'Flying Guillotine' weapon. Many kung-fu sound effects are taken from this movie as well.
The move the Bride uses with two katanas (when she is surrounded by Crazy 88 members in the House of Blue Leaves) is a reference from Bruce Lee's The Chinese Connection. The way she attacks low and disables her opponents is a mirror reference to the way the surrounded Bruce Lee used nunchaku against his opponents. There is even the same air of suspense before each fight scene.
The finale between The Bride and O-Ren Ishii bears a stylistic resemblance to the finale of Bruce Lee's The Chinese Connection, in that both take place outside of a Japanese building with fusuma sliding wood and paper doors, in a small, enclosed garden area. More obvious is that both scenes begin quietly, the silence permeated only by the rhythmic sound of a Shishi odoshi (Japanese water feature).
The scene in which O-Ren Ishii walks down a hall followed by some of the Crazy 88 is similar to a scene in A Clockwork Orange in which Alex is walking with his "droogs".
The phrase "My name is Buck, and I'm here to fuck..." has a striking resemblance to the phrase "My name is Buck and I'm ready to fuck!" from Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive.
The scene in the House of Blue Leaves in which the three bodyguards fall simultaneously after the Bride strikes the hilt of her sword with her fist is almost identical to a scene in Shogun Assassin when the titular character and his son confront a female ninja.
The end of the duel between Beatrix and O-Ren is very similar to the duel between Musashi and Kojiro in the third picture of Samurai Trilogy starring Toshiro Mifune. Both have the two enemies running parallel to each other, a simultaneous strike, a blood spatter without showing who was cut, and then the loser falling. This same scene has been replicated and imitated countless times in various other Japanese forms of media, especially anime.
The blue lit silhouettes during the House of Blue Leaves fight are very similar to scenes using colored light and contrast in Samurai Fiction, as well as the climactic scene from Highlander.
After Beatrix rips out the eye of Elle Driver, she is completely covered in blood and dirt, quite reminiscent of Carrie after the buckets of blood are spilled over her. In the hospital scene in Volume 1, Tarantino uses a split-screen technique, also reminiscent of Carrie director Brian De Palma.
The film has a very similar plot to Five Deadly Venoms.
The character Elle Driver is influenced by the character Patch from Switchblade Sisters which Tarantino has released under his Rolling Thunder imprint.
After being blinded, Elle Driver shrieks and thrashes about on the floor of the trailer. This is an homage to Blade Runner, in which Darryl Hannah's character, the replicant Pris, exhibits identical behavior after being shot by Rick Deckard.
The character of Pai Mei, priest of the White Lotus Clan, has appeared in other movies. Actor Lieh Lo played him in Executioners from Shao Lin (Hung Hsi-Kuan), Abbot of Shaolin (Shao Lin ying xiong bang), and Clan of the White Lotus (Hung wen tin san po pai lien chiao), which also featured Gordon Liu. The character is based on Bak Mei, a historical martial artist from China.
Some parts of the English translation of Pai Mei's Cantonese dialogue are rather loose similar to countless Shaw Brother kung fu movies dubbed or subtitled in English in the 70s and 80s.
The character of Hattori Hanzō (服部半蔵, Hattori Hanzō?) is based on a historical figure who has been depicted in film many times. Actor Sonny Chiba played the role in the television series Kage no Gundan (影の軍団, ; 'Shadow Army'?). Actor Kenji Oba (aka. Kenji Ohba) also played the role in the television series Kage no Gundan; the character of bald guy (Sushi shop) is based on Gamahachi (がま八, Gamahachi?) who appears in that work. Sonny Chiba and Kenji Ohba are actually teacher and student's relations. They played together also in Uchuu Keiji Gavan and influenced Paul Verhoeven's Robocop.
The scene in Kill Bill Volume 2, where David Carradine plays his flute while sitting near the fire and talking to Beatrix, is almost identical to a similar scene in Circle Of Iron, which Carradine also starred in. The flute that Bill plays is actually one of the prop flutes from the original "Kung Fu" TV show, which Carradine always kept as a memento.[citation needed]
Isaac Hayes' score from the films Three Tough Guys and Truck Turner were used in both volumes (the Truck Turner theme where The Bride is seen driving Buck's Pussy Wagon, and the title to Three Tough Guys during a flashback with Pai Mei in Vol. 2).
The theme music that plays when the Bride looks down on Sophie is the theme to The Yagyu Conspiracy, a popular TV series starring Sonny Chiba in one of his most memorable roles as Yagyu Jubei. The Battle of the House of Blue Leaves is similar to Jubei's fight against dozens of soldiers in the final episode of that series. Interestingly, Sonny Chiba choreographed the majority of the HoBL fight scene. [citation needed]
Chapter 6 "The Massacre at Two Pines" is an allusion to the film "Meatballs", a seventies comedy starring Bill Murray, in which he scares a group of camp counselors with a fictional tale about an escaped lunatic murdering a group of kids at camp Two Pines.
Just after Buck walks back into the hospital room to find the trucker dead in Kill Bill Vol:1, The Bride, who is lying behind him, cuts the tendon in the back of his ankle to make him drop to the floor. This is a nod to director Chan-Wook Park and his film Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance where one of the main characters ankle tendons are cut in a river so he cannot support himself and so subsequently drowns. [citation needed]
The scene of Beatrix driving through southwestern countryside in black and white while credits roll, as well as the setting of El Paso,Texas are likely references to "Manos" The Hands of Fate which Tarantino is known to have a rare copy of and list as his favorite comedy. [citation needed]

[edit] Specific allusions to other Tarantino films
Quentin Tarantino also includes many references to his own previous works.

Vivica A. Fox's resentment towards her alias "Copperhead" is a reference to Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, in which Steve Buscemi's character dislikes his own alias, "Mr. Pink."
Uma Thurman's character "The Bride" explains revenge as getting "square" and then traces a square in the air with her index fingers references Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, in which Thurman's character Mia Wallace tells John Travolta's character not to be a "square", punctuated by her similarly tracing the shape.
Another reference to Mia Wallace is the manner is which The Bride gasps and suddenly wakes from her coma, all shot from overhead. The exact same angle is used to film the same actress performing the same actions in Pulp Fiction when Mia wakes from her drug induced stupor.
Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, played by Michael Parks, appeared in the opening of From Dusk Till Dawn, which was written by Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez. One could infer that the Texas Ranger's scenes in Kill Bill take place before the events of Dusk, since his character dies in that movie. Parks is rumored to be playing the character again in the Tarantino / Rodriguez collaboration, Grind House.
Deputy Edgar McGraw also appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money. In each film, he is played by James Parks, the real life son of actor Michael Parks.
During the scene where The Bride discovers she is pregnant, a shot of her bent foot is a reference to Pulp Fiction, as a similar shot is taken when Mia Wallace (also played by Uma Thurman) prepares to dance at the Jack Rabbit Slim's.
In Volume 2, Bill tells the Bride that she is a "natural born killer". Tarantino wrote the story for Natural Born Killers.
When Kiddo confronts Bill in his living room, she lunges for his sword in the middle of their conversation. Bill fires a warning shot, then trains the gun on her. He threatens to shoot her in the kneecap, which he hears is a very painful place to be shot in. This is a reference to Reservoir Dogs, in which Mr. White tells Mr. Orange that the kneecap is the most painful place a man can be shot.
A conspicuous camera angle, apparently shot from within a car's trunk, appears in all of Tarantino's films and again appears in this film, after the Bride imprisons Sophie Fatale in her car.
The part of the film where the Bride awakes from her coma and kills Buck and his customer, then steals the truck is similar enough to be seen as an homage or parallelism to the scene in Pulp Fiction where Butch escapes his bonds and he and Marcellus kill Zed and the other rapist, with Butch subsequently stealing Zed's chopper. Both situations are similar as are the personalized nature of the vehicles stolen by the respective characters.
Upon arriving in Japan in Volume 1, Beatrix walks past a large sign advertising Red Apple cigarettes. In the opening scene of Jackie Brown, the title character walks past a similar sign, again in an airport. In Pulp Fiction, Butch Coolidge asks a bartender for a pack of Red Apple cigarettes after speaking with Marcellus Wallace. Also in Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman produces a pack of Red Apples at Jack Rabbit Slim's.
In Volume 2, Budd gives the Bride what he describes as a "Texas funeral." In From Dusk Till Dawn, there is a song on the soundtrack called "Texas Funeral" by Jon Wayne.
In Volume 2, when Beatrix has been given a Texas funeral she uses a knife hidden in her boot that is an old shaving razor. In the film Reservoir Dogs the character Mr. Blonde cuts up a cop with an old shaving razor hidden in his boots.
In Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman's character (Mia Wallace) had acted in a failed TV pilot about an elite assassination squad named the "Fox Force Five".
“ Fox, as in we're a bunch of foxy chicks. Force, as in we're a force to be reckoned with. Five, as in there's one... two... three... four... five of us. There was a blonde one, Sommerset O'Neal from that show "Baton Rouge", she was the leader. A Japanese one, a black one, a French one and a brunette one, me. We all had special skills." ”

Mia Wallace's character from Fox Force Five was supposedly the deadliest woman in the world with a knife. In Kill Bill Vol. 2, Beatrix says "I'm the deadliest woman in the world..." when confronted by a Japanese assassin. Also, she is pretty handy with a knife, as demonstrated in the opening fight from Kill Bill Vol. 1. Quentin Tarantino has confirmed in interviews that the "Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (DiVAS)" was inspired by "Fox Force Five," the fictional television show that Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) filmed in Pulp Fiction. The Bride's list, named "Death List Five", also references the Fox Force.
Budd falsely claims that he pawned his Hattori Hanzo sword. In Pulp Fiction, Butch Coolidge uses a katana sword found in a pawn shop to save Marsellus Wallace from the two rapists.

[edit] Music
The following are the tracks from the released Kill Bill Soundtrack CDs. Some tracks are not music, but are lines of dialogue from the films. Also, this is only a list of music on the soundtrack CDs, not a list of all music appearing in the film; for example, "I'm Blue" by the 5.6.7.8's is not included.

Volume 1

"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" – Nancy Sinatra
"That Certain Female" – Charlie Feathers
"The Grand Duel (Parte Prima)" – Luis Enrique Bacalov
"Twisted Nerve" – Bernard Herrmann
"Queen of the Crime Council" – Lucy Liu/Julie Dreyfus
"Ode to Oren Ishii" – RZA
"Run Fay Fun" – Isaac Hayes
"Green Hornet" – Al Hirt
"Battle Without Honor or Humanity" – Tomoyasu Hotei
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" – Santa Esmeralda
"Woo Hoo" – 5.6.7.8's
"Crane-White Lightning" – RZA/Charles Bernstein
"The Flower of Carnage" – Meiko Kaji
"The Lonely Shepherd" – Zamfir
"You're My Wicked Life" – David Carradine
"Ironside" – Quincy Jones
"Super 16" – NEU!
"Yakuza Oren 1" – RZA
"Banister Fight" – RZA
"Flip Sting"
"Sword Swings"
"Axe Throws"
Volume 2

"A Few Words From The Bride" – Uma Thurman
"Goodnight Moon" – Shivaree
"Il Tramonto" – Ennio Morricone
"Can't Hardly Stand It" – Charlie Feathers
"Tu Mirá [Edit]" – Lole Y Manuel
"Summertime Killer" – Luis Bacalov
"The Chase" – Alan Reeves, Phil Steele And Philip Brigham
"The Legend Of Pai Mei" – David Carradine And Uma Thurman
"L'arena" – Ennio Morricone
"A Satisfied Mind" – Johnny Cash
"A Silhouette Of Doom" – Ennio Morricone
"About Her" – Malcolm McLaren
"Truly And Utterly Bill" – David Carradine And Uma Thurman
"Malagueña Salerosa" – Chingon
"Urami Bushi" – Meiko Kaji



[edit] Trivia

NECA action figure released 2004.
The Bride's boarding pass, showing her real name.When Vernita Green shoots at the Bride, the gun is in a box of cereal named "Kaboom!" Tarantino is known for his love of discontinued cereal brands, as seen in his use of Fruit Brute cereal in previous films.
At the very end of the credits of Kill Bill: Volume 2, we see a sequence of the Showdown at House of Blue Leaves where Beatrix snatches the eye of one the members of The Crazy 88. This reminds the audience that she already used the technique in Volume 1 (a brief moment in the long sequence of sustained and particularly graphic violence) before doing the same to Elle in Kill Bill: Volume 2.
In the Showdown at House of Blue Leaves, before the fight scene when Beatrix Kiddo walks over a clear glass tiled floor, the phrase "FUCK U" forms the tread pattern on the soles of her sneakers.
The film also features an anime sequence explaining O-Ren's tragic backstory. It is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, who also directed the Linkin Park video for "Breaking The Habit", with the animation studio Production I.G, producers of Ghost in the Shell and End of Evangelion among other works.
During Volume 1, The Bride's real name is bleeped out when characters say it. However, The Bride's real name is present on her boarding pass for her flights to Okinawa and Tokyo.
In the ending credits, Beatrix Kiddo is stated to have been "based on the character 'The Bride' by Q & U". Q & U represents the first initials of Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman, crediting their close collaboration on the character.
In Volume 1, before The Bride's real name is revealed, she and O-ren have a short conversation that hints at it. The words they exchange are "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids," a well-known phrase from the television commercials for an American breakfast cereal. "Kids" hints at "Kiddo" while "...bit, Trix..." hints at "Beatrix", hence the name "Beatrix Kiddo".
While the American cut of the movie shows the violent battle at the House of Blue Leaves in black-and-white, the Japanese cut shows it in color. The "Color Cut" of this film segment is highly sought after by fans, but has not been officially distributed outside Japan. You can see the fight in color here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0yhekN_6dw
The Crazy 88: in China, "88" is an auspicious number, much like 7 in the west. In Chinese the number 8 is pronounced "ba", 88 therefore in Chinese chatslang meaning "byebye". See 8 (number) for more on the luck factor associated with it. In Japan, it is most often associated with the 88-temple Shikoku pilgrimage.
In contrast to her murderous rampage in Volume 1, The Bride kills only one person in Volume 2, and not with her sword.
The alias she used on her marriage certificate is 'Arlene Machiavelli'. Niccolò Machiavelli advocated faking one's own death as a strategy to fool enemies.
On September 15, 2006, the film made its United States commercial television debut on the TNT network. A TV-14 rating was achieved by deleting certain language and violence elements, including renaming the "Pussy Wagon" as the "Party Wagon" on the pickup's tailgate and even on Buck's keychain ("party" was also used to replace "fuck" in Buck's most memorable line). These edits required some computer-assisted trickery, both with the "party" changes and smoothing out lipsync to match the altered dialogue.
Just before their duel in Volume One, O-Ren tells The Bride, "I hope you've saved your energy. If you haven't, you might not last five minutes." In fact, the fight, from the time the two contenders' blades first touch as they approach each other, lasts exactly five minutes.
Uma Thurman and Daryl Hannah wanted to be apart when staying in a London hotel for the premiere of Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), because they aren't friends. [9]
Pai Mei speaks Cantonese to Beatrix, but she only responds in a mix of Mandarin and English.

[edit] Cast
Actor Role Deadly Viper Assassination Squad name
Uma Thurman The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo/Arlene Machiavelli/Mommy Black Mamba
David Carradine Bill Snake Charmer
Vivica A. Fox Vernita Green/Jeanie Bell Copperhead
Lucy Liu O-Ren Ishii Cottonmouth
Michael Madsen Budd Sidewinder
Daryl Hannah Elle Driver California Mountain Snake
Sonny Chiba Hattori Hanzō N/A
Chiaki Kuriyama Gogo Yubari
Julie Dreyfus Sofie Fatale
Gordon Liu Pai Mei/Johnny Mo
Michael Parks Earl McGraw/Esteban Vihaio
Perla Haney-Jardine B.B. Kiddo
Helen Kim Karen Kim

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