Watch This Epic Supercut of 'Kill Bill' and the Movies That Inspired It - Maxim

Watch This Epic Supercut of 'Kill Bill' and the Movies That Inspired It

Tarantino's two-parter references everything from Bruce Lee to 'Blade Runner'.
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It's hard to pin down exactly where Quentin Tarantino drew inspiration for his epic Kill Bill series. The genre-bending two-parter kicks off in blaxploitation territory, switches to spaghetti western, and then segues into a full-blown Hong Kong martial arts flick.

But a supercut video making the rounds on YouTube reveals just how much the freewheeling director managed to squeeze into four hours of film.

The video features side-by-side comparisons of Vols. 1 and 2 with the throwback movies that supposedly inspired them. 

Some of this may be based on the editor's suppositions, but similarities to classics like Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Fist of Fury (1972), and even Citizen Kane (1941) are undeniable.

(Photo: YouTube)

(Photo: YouTube)

Tarantino even harks back to his earlier work, like Pulp Fiction (1994), and references the earlier roles of his actors. Notably, Daryl Hannah’s comeuppance in Vol. 2 mirrors her demise in Blade Runner (1982). 

Kill Bill is undeniably messy, but Tarantino pulls it off masterfully.