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[news] Double Dare with QT Q&A [April 22]

Keep a look-out for a limited release of Double Dare which talks about stuntwomen in various roles such as Kill Bill.

I heard about that. the filmmaker contacted me a year ago or something and told me about this… i hope theres some rare behind the scenes stuff in that docu


Fans of QUENTIN TARANTINO’s KILL BILL movies can get a rare glimpse of the director’s painstaking search for a stuntwoman to double up for UMA THURMAN - in a new documentary about Australian danger-girl ZOE BELL.

In DOUBLE DARE, film-maker AMANDA MICHELI follows Bell’s journey to become Thurman’s stuntwoman after years spent playing LUCY LAWLESS’ double on TV show XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS.

Bell teams up with veteran stuntwoman JEANNIE EPPER, who used to double for WONDER WOMAN LYNDA CARTER.

In the film, Tarantino admits he came close to calling off his martial arts-fuelled Kill Bill movies, which were saved by Bell after he grew disappointed by the karate experts who auditioned for him in Los Angeles before he started filming in Beijing, China.

Tarantino says, "Zoe had to work out. We didn’t have anybody. We were s**ting bricks."

The documentary also features interviews with Carter, Lawless and STEVEN SPIELBERG, who cast Epper, her daughter EURLYN and brothers GARY and TONY in a fight scene in his cult movie 1941.

19/04/2005 03:08

interesting fact:

Zoe Bell’s parents contacted me during the production of Kill Bill, asking for stuff I thought they’d know before me :slight_smile:

[quote=“Seb (admin)”]
interesting fact:

Zoe Bell’s parents contacted me during the production of Kill Bill, asking for stuff I thought they’d know before me :slight_smile:

Like what?

shit that was over 2 years ago… uh… they asked me stuff like story details, uh… locations… release dates and stuff. most of which i didnt know at the time they asked me that stuff.

i dont think i have that email still…

damn…i don’t live in the states

i really wish i could see this

will this be released on dvd so i can buy it?

out on DVD soon:

(from Koch Entertainment will release Double Dare on June 7th. The documentary is a double-barreled, action-packed look at Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell, Hollywood stunt doubles for Wonder Woman and Xena, as they face the challenges of their dangerous and male-dominated profession. The film follows the duo’s daily struggles to stay employed, stay thin, and stay sane against the backdrops of Xena: Warrior Princess and Kill Bill. The DVD includes two hours of bonus materials, including commentary (with director Amanda Micheli, Epper and Bell), additional interviews (with Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Lucy Lawless, Lynda Carter and others), deleted scenes and home movies. Retail is $24.98.

Thanks Seb :wink:

I’ll try to get the DVD to review it… lets see

yeah. I’m gonna get it

I had a link to a really cool interview with Zoe Bell that your readers would really like. It’s a pretty good interview and 1/2 of it is spent talking about Kill Bill and Quentin and things like that. It’s part of the DVDTalk series at I have two direct links to the MP3 file that you can give to your readers.

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Also let folks know they can check out the Double Dare trailer on our newly relaunched website

Ok I just finished watching the DVD.

I have to say, for people interested in the backgrounds and people generally interested in how films are made and such, this is a must-see. Not only does it give an inside perspective of the film industry, it also shows how female stunt doubles work and live, and I found it very eye-opening. For Tarantino fans, there’s also a fair amount of material on Kill Bill. The DVD itself offers a nice range of special features, from deleted scenes, commentaries and pictures to a set of Interviews. Definitely lots of valuable and interesting information on a subject that should be of high interest to people who love films and like to know how they work.

Monica Staggs, the stunt double of Daryl Hannah is actually a member in this forum, and I spoke to the parents of Zoe Bell in the wake of the shooting of Kill Bill.

This documentary mainly deals with Zoe Bell, the kiwi stunt girl who used to double Xena’s Lucy Lawless and then Uma Thurman, and Jean Epper, famous Hollywood stunt woman and double of Wonder Woman.