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Ever wondered where the promised edited-together, full-lenght, 4-hour version of Kill Bill is? There are several reasons that might delay this release. And I just discovered one that seems very fitting: Miramax (the distribution company Quentin Tarantino has a contract with, including both Kill Bill Volumes) is owned by the Disney Company, which is one of the largest entertainment companies and has a family-friendly policy. That’s important, because what happens if Tarantino edits both Volumes together and includes the Japanese scenes? Correct, no more R-Rating. And Disney would probably block Weinstein’s Miramax Films from releasing an NC-17 rated film, because that would - now were back with the family-friendly company thing - violate Disney’s image as the Mickey Mouse company.
I discovered that while reading a very interesting article in the Hollywood Reporter, about Harvey Weinstein’s battle for independence (he plans on going seperate ways with Disney). Consider also, Disney has close ties with the MPAA, and there you have a quote from the article: [if Miramax would split from Disney…]
Conceivably, no longer part of an MPAA signatory company, the Weinsteins could even release a planned NC-17 version of Quentin Tarantino’s merged action epic "Kill-Bill-Vols. 1 and 2."
Read the entire article
HERE(very interesting read).
Considering this, there might be more than “QT lazyness” to the delay of the “Integral Version” of Kill Bill.