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Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 UNCUT
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Project Name: Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 UNCUT

Project Info

In 2003, we were introduced to the first half of what made up Quentin Tarantino's fourth feature film project, Kill Bill. Initially conceived and shot as a four-hour epic grindhouse-inspired martial arts film, Tarantino was forced to split this epic film in half. After splitting the epic in Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Tarantino had to further edit the separated halves in order to gain an R rating from the MPAA. The U.S. and other territories ended up with the censored International Cuts of the films that most are familiar with, while Japan exhibited the original, uncut versions of Vol. 1 & 2.

The unedited Japanese cuts were never officially released in territories outside of Japan, and were only available on Region 2 DVDs that are long since out of print. Using these standard definition Japanese DVDs and the full high definition International Cut BDs, I have begun to reconstruct and remaster the Japanese Cuts in 1080p full high definition. The footage exclusive to the Japanese DVDs have been AI upscaled to 4K using Topaz's Video Enhance AI then downscaled to 1080p to be presented alongside the full HD footage of the blu-rays.

Video: Combination of the Japanese Region 2 DVDs and the US Region A blu-rays from the Tarantino XX box-set. Rendered in true 24fps.

Audio:

Kill Bill Vol. 1 Uncut (v2.0):
LPCM: English 5.1 (NEW 2021 Audio Mix created from 2008 US BD LPCM and 2004 Japanese DVD DTS converted to LPCM)
LPCM: English 2.0 (Stereo Mixdown of LPCM English 5.1 audio track)
Dolby Digital+: English 5.1 (NEW 2021 Audio Mix converted from Original Japanese DVD Mix)
Dolby Digital+: English 2.0 (NEW 2021 stereo mixdown of Dolby Digital+ conversion)
DTS: English 5.1 (Original Japanese DVD Mix)
Dolby Digital: English 5.1 (Original Japanese DVD Mix)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 Uncut (v1.0):
LPCM: English 5.1 (NEW 2021 Audio Mix created from 2008 US BD LPCM and 2004 Japanese DVD DTS converted to LPCM)
LPCM: English 2.0 (Stereo Mixdown of LPCM English 5.1 audio track)
Dolby Digital+: English 5.1 (NEW 2021 Audio Mix converted from Original Japanese DVD Mix)
Dolby Digital+: English 2.0 (NEW 2021 stereo mixdown of Dolby Digital+ conversion)
DTS: English 5.1 (Original Japanese DVD Mix)
Dolby Digital: English 5.1 (Original Japanese DVD Mix)

Sync: Both reconstructions are synced to their respective Japanese Cut DVDs.

Subs: No subtitle files. For Vol. 1, there are hard-coded, reconstructed Tarantino-style subtitles in yellow on black, green on black, and white on black for foreign language dialogue.

Screencaps: 
[Image: Kill-Bill-Vol-1-Uncut-v2-0-mkv-thumbs.jpg]
Project Status: Vol. 1 v2.0 available; v1.0 of Vol. 2 is currently in the works.
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#2
Cool! A friend did something similar with Kill Bill Vol. 1. I'll be interested to see how yours turn out!
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#3
This might be worth a read / redo for the "House of the Blue Leaves fight"

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1274.htm...=kill+bill
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#4
Might be worth having a read of this as well:

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/kill-bill-the-w...y-version/
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#5
Why upscale to 4K just to downscale to 1080? Why not just upscale to 1080?
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#6
It gives better results than just upscaling to 1080p.
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Yes, it's an old trick, that works for scans of photos too. You scan at the highest resolution (or upscale at the highest) before going back. Just like they did with DVDs in the early 00's which were all made from HD masters. The end result will look better.
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(2021-11-05, 10:05 AM)CSchmidlapp Wrote: This might be worth a read / redo for the "House of the Blue Leaves fight"

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1274.htm...=kill+bill

Hmm I think you might be right, good sir. When I first started this project months ago I searched high and low for the re-inked fight and couldn't find it anywhere. I ended up just upscaling the whole fight and moved on. But if I can get my hands on that, I may just replace the upscaled fight with that one. Thanks for dropping this here.

(2021-11-05, 12:05 PM)alleycat Wrote: Might be worth having a read of this as well:

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/kill-bill-the-w...y-version/

Ah yes, I'm familiar with his version of KB: WBA. I haven't watched it yet but I've heard good things about it. I may check it out in the near future.

(2021-11-05, 12:13 PM)Johnny-5 Wrote: Why upscale to 4K just to downscale to 1080? Why not just upscale to 1080?

Basically what everyone else said: better results in the end. A good percent of the upscaled footage looks great. The Origin of O-Ren looks magnificent upscaled, it just sucks that I only use bits and pieces of the upscale and not the whole thing!
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#9
Cool, hope it goes well for you for 2.0 of KB Vol. 1
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Project Update 001:

Kill Bill Vol. 1 Uncut v2.0 is complete. Gave it a complete watch last night, and everything looks and sounds fine. I have it uploading for download now. If you're interested, you know what to do. Focusing is shifting to Vol. 2 now.

Edit - 2021/11/12: Vol. 1 v2.0 has been uploaded and is available upon request. Screencaps for Vol. 1 have been added to OP.
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