R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Although the siren sound heard before The Bride goes on a rampage is credited to Quincy Jones' theme from the television show Ironside (1967), it is more of an homage to the Shaw Brothers' kung-fu classic Five Fingers of Death (1972) (a.k.a. King Boxer). The U.S. release of Five Fingers of Death (1972) used the siren from the Ironside (1967) theme whenever its protagonist went on a vengeful rampage.
Do you find me sadistic? You know, I bet I could fry an egg on your head right now, if I wanted to. You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. Well, maybe towards those...
All the characters consistently mispronounce "yakuza" as "yah-KOO-zuh" instead of the correct "YAH-kuh-zuh."
In the end credits the bride stunt double is listed twice
On the DVD, the Bride's line, "I could see the faces of the cunts that did this to me and the dick responsible. Members all of Bill's brainchild - the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad." is altered to "I could see the faces of the cunts that did this to me. And the dicks responsible. Members all of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad." (The TBS version uses "tramps" and "jerks" instead.)
English, Japanese, French
£162,857 (UK) (12 October 2003)
$70,099,045 (USA) (28 May 2012)
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