top 10 movie sword fights – #9: the bride vs. the crazy 88’s


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No. 9 features one of the most brutal battles in all of cinema, thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Vol. 1. Tarantino’s penchant for Mortal Kombat-esque fatalities is once again on display (as per usual… perhaps Lil’ Quenty wasn’t hugged enough). In a scene that is simply too graphic to put on a family blog, the 7:25 duration in Chapter 5: Showdown at the House of Blue Leaves is Uma Thurman at her sword-yielding fiercest. And the yellow Asics are hot too.

And true to form, Tarantino scores massive points for heightening the scene with an impressive soundtrack — proving yet again that music enhances the experience. His selection for the Crazy 88’s demise? The hypnotic Crane/White Lightning segue from RZA (of WuTang Clan).


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