Kill Bill Volume 1 Features: Uncompressed (LPCM) English 5.1 audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, a modest featurette, performances by the 5,6,7,8's, and several Tarantino movie trailers. Distributor: Miramax Films Movie Release: October 10, 2003 This Release: September 9, 2008 MPAA Rating: R Running Time: 1 hr 51 mins MSRP: $34.99 Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
The following are screencaps from Kill Bill Volume 1 on Blu-ray. To sum it up, the picture looks damn nice. Kill Bill Volume 1 is an MPEG-4 AVC transfer, and the average bitrate is just a hair over 30Mbps. The file size of the movie alone is around 31GB, which is massive, but an MPEG-4 requires such a size to look its best. And it certainly does. Yellows pop, reds explode, and greens thrive on an HDTV screen. Kill Bill Volume 1 deals with a lot of primary colors, and this is where high-definition can handle the extremes of the color spectrum. You just can't see these colors on a typical non-HD display.
Kill Bill Volume 1 Blu-ray Screencaps
Below you'll see a wide spectrum of the color green. This just can't be seen on a typical CRT television.
What's really amazing in this scene, is the amount of yellow coming through, even though the scene is in rather limited lighting being reflected by the surrounding lights on the street. Tarantino did a fine job here, making sure there wasn't too much artificial lighting. In fact, there might be none at all, unless a rather thick diffuser with a cover was used.
Well, there you have it. These are just a few shots I grabbed from Kill Bill Volume 1, but they represent the excellent images which are consistent throughout the entire movie. High-definition not only brings out the colors, but keeps the large amount of gradient colors intact and pleasant.