The cult filmmaker is coming back to SBS VICELAND, with four of his most iconic movies. Saturdays in Feb.
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30 Jan 2017 - 2:06 PM  UPDATED 14 Feb 2017 - 8:57 AM

Saturday 4 February

Pulp Fiction

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1994
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis
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. 

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 5-star review
Watch original Cannes 1994 interviews with Quentin Tarentino and his cast
Read: Pulp Fiction is still one bad MF’er of a movie 
Comment: 20 years after Pulp Fiction, Tarantino still hasn't realised his full potential

Then stay for: Machete Kills

11:20pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara
What's it about?
Based on the Grindhouse fake trailers (on which Rodriguez collaborated with Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth), this sequel to Machete sees Danny Trejo return as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the U.S. President to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet. You'll get your fix of explosions, sexy ladies and self-referential jokes in this star-studded "Mexploitation" flick, which includes Modern Family's Sofia Vergara leading a group of badass women, as well as Antonio Banderas, Lady Gaga and Mel Gibson.

  

Saturday 11 February

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2003
Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Thriller
Language: English
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.

Watch the original Movie Show review
Watch interview with Quentin Tarantino

Then stay for: Planet Terror

10:35pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Horror, Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Freddy Rodriguez
What's it about?
Planet Terror, the other half of the Rodriguez-Tarantino double-bill project Grindhouse, has got all your B-grade movie needs covered – gore, guns, zombies, ladies – and simply is a lot of fun. When an experimental gas is accidentally released at a remote military base in Texas, it turns millions into zombies out to kill. Sexy stripper Cherry (Rose McGowan) – who after being mutilated by a zombie transforms her body into a powerful weapon – her shady ex-boyfriend (Freddy Rodriguez, from Six Feet Under), a strong-willed doctor and the local sheriff must join forces to survive.  

Planet Terror: A mismatched group of people try to survive an onslaught of zombies

  

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Saturday 18 February

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2004
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
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.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show review
Watch interview with Quentin Tarantino

Then stay for: Once Upon A Time In Mexico

MA15+
USA, 2003
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Mickey Rourke, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), the guitar-playing gunman from El Mariachi and Desperado, has been lying low after a personal tragedy. He returns from his self-imposed exile when corrupt CIA agent Sands (Johnny Depp) recruits him to sabotage an assassination attempt on the President, plotted by evil cartel kingpin Barrillo (Willem Dafoe). But El Mariachi has a personal score to settle, too. The last chapter of Rodriguez' trilogy delivers galore of action and pulpy fun.

Watch interview with Robert Rodriguez and Salma Hayek

 

Saturday 25 February

Jackie Brown

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1997
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
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.

Watch the original Movie Show review
Watch interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster and Pam Grier

Then stay for: Rollerball

M
UK, 1975
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck
What's it about?
Rollerball is set in 2018, in a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries and where the only sources of entertainment are brutal, no-holds-barred sport competitions – Rollerball – used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality. However, one player, Jonathan E. (James Caan), rises to the top, fights for his personal freedom, and threatens the corporate control. A fast-hitting, action-packed glimpse of a future where murder is just part of the game.

 

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