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Monday 2 November, 8:30pm, SBS 2

Death Proof

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(USA, crime, 2007)

MA15+
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson
What's it about?
Death Proof, which was conceived as part of Grindhouse, a two-film project that also included Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, is Quentin Tarantino’s homage to Australia’s dusty, violent V8-fuelled exploitation films of the '70s. Action legend Kurt Russell (Escape from New York) stars as Mike, a psychopathic stuntman who stalks his voluptuous victims in his "death proof" car, which he uses as as murderous weapon. But when he sets his sights on a group of young beauties led by stuntwoman Zoë Bell (who did the stunts for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill), he is met with furious retaliation.

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Friday 6 November, 8:30pm, SBS

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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(USA, action/martial arts/thriller, 2003)

MA15+
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Lucy Liu
What's it about?
Ten years after her memorable performance in Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman stars in Tarantino's Kill Bill, a spectacular two-part saga, jam-packed with martial arts, samurais and western action. She plays The Bride, once part of a group of world-class female assassins, until her employer and husband, Bill (David Carradine), and other members of the group turn against her and have her shot. Five years later, she awakens from her coma. She heads off around the world on a roaring rampage of revenge, with plans to kill each person involved, saving Bill for the grand finale.

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Friday 13 November, 8:30pm, SBS

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

(USA, action/martial arts/thriller, 2003)

MA15+
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Lucy Liu
What's it about?
The slower-paced Kill Bill Vol. 2 delves deeper into the stories of the characters, but don't expect any less stunning fighting scenes and brilliant dialogues from this second instalment. The murderous Bride (Uma Thurman) continues her vengeful quest against her ex-boss and -lover, Bill (David Carradine), starting with Bill's younger brother Budd (Michael Madsen) and one-eyed villain Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), the only remaining assassins from the squad who betrayed her four years earlier.

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Friday 20 November, 8:30pm, SBS

Jackie Brown

(USA, crime/drama/thriller, 1997)

MA15+
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda
What's it about?
With his 1997 movie Jackie Brown, Blaxploitation fan Tarantino pays homage to its queen, Pam Grier, who starred as a badass sex kitten in the '70s classics Coffy and Foxy Brown. In Jackie Brown, she is a sultry, scheming and dangerous flight attendant who smuggles cash into America for local gunrunner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson)... until an ATF Agent busts her at the airport. With sympathetic bailbondsman on her side (Robert Forster), Jackie Brown is planning to elude the cops, the criminals and her ruthless boss by escaping to a better life with a half million dollars in cash.

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Friday 27 November, 8:30pm, SBS

Pulp Fiction

(USA, crime/drama/thriller, 1994)

M15+
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Ving Rhames
What's it about?
With its clever screenplay, unforgettable dialogues and killer soundtrack, it's easy to see why Pulp Fiction is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. Critics and viewers all over the world have regaled themselves with the misadventures of two hitmen (John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson) as they recover their boss' secret briefcase from some punks in a business deal gone bad, track down the boxer (Bruce Willis) who fixed a big money fight, take the boss' wife (Uma Thurman) out on a date that will not be soon forgotten, and almost become victims themselves of a holdup while having breakfast at the local coffee shop. 

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