Since it seems Harry from AICN will be doing a series of set reports from the Bejing set this week, I thought it’d be a good idea to start up a separate topic to discuss it. Today, the first one of the batch was put online. It’s quite long and has a few extremely cool tidbits of info. Most notable:
- There is a scene with Elle and Pai Mei that’s not in the script. Seems that Elle kind of pushed her luck with the mean old bastard
- There is a long steadycam shot of The Bride making her way through the House of Blue Leaves in her tracksuit, jumping over walls whilst slicing and dicing Crazy 88’s (does this mean there will be even more 88’s or will the fight scenes after the Sofie Fatale-disememberment be shorter ? I don’t know, but this shot sounds like it’s going to be simply awesome)
- The chapter Yuki’s revenge was apparently NOT cut and has in fact already been shot. I’m not too sure whether I’m happy about this. I thought the introduction of Bill was a perfect way to keep things running after the hard act to follow, Chapter 4. Basically, Yuki’s Revenge is just one long shoot-out and I think two long battle scenes after each other won’t do much good. It makes one wonder though, with which Hollywood celebrity Yuki would pose on the photographs in the beginning of the chapter. Do I hear John Travolta ?
- When The Bride flies to Japan, she will apparently fly over a Godzilla-like reproduction of the country. This should look kind of cool on screen, I think - another great idea.
There’s lots of more cool things in the first set report, but I will leave it to the rest of us to discuss those things. Go right ahead ! 8)