Kill Bill Homage List
Viewed as a body of work, Quentin Tarantio has loaded his new film with references and homages to previous films. Here are a few to get you started:
- Five Deadly Venoms - This Shaw Brothers classic features a five man assassin team called The Venoms, a predecessor to Bill's Deadly Viper Assassin Squad. Tarantino's awe of the Shaw Brothers is so great he opens his own movie with a Shaw Brothers logo.
- Scarface - The Bride literally sees red when she spots her enemies in exactly the same way Tony Montana did when he sees a man with his sister.
- Dressed to Kill - Darryl Hannah's split screen intoduction, posing as a nurse, is a strong homage to this Brian De Palma thriller.
- Ninja Scroll & Ghost in a Shell - Anime comes in almost every style imaginable. Ninja Scroll is a sharp example of the "Geysers" style used in the history of O-Ren, but the animation was done by Production I.G., who produced Ghost in the Shell.
- Street Fighter - Sony chiba is one Tarantino's favorite action heroes. As Kill Bill's Hattori Hanzo, he reprises a role from a classic series. The Street Fighter movies are some of Sony's most popular, and star examples of the "gindhouse cinema" that inspired Kill Bill.
- Battle Royale - As both Go Go in Kill Bill and Chigusa in Battle Royale, Chiaki Kuriyama has a singular tactic in dealing with overzealous suitors.
- Game of Death & Fists of Fury - The Bride must have raided Bruce Lee's Game of Death wardrobe when whe went shopping for iconic motorcycle outfits, and Fists of Fury features a one-against-many fight that inspires aiming low.
- A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars More / The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – Sound familiar? A mysterious stranger rides into town, followed by betrayal, tracking down ruthless killers, climatic showdowns, and Uma Thurman & Clint Eastwood end up with the same name.