By EW Staff
August 21, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Kill Bill: Andrew Cooper/Miramax Films

”Kill Bill: Volume One” is one of the 10 fall movies we can’t wait to see

WHY WE CAN’T WAIT Quentin Tarantino has made us wait six years between movies, and now we won’t even get to see all of his newest one: He persuaded Miramax to cleave his three-hour samurai/gangster epic in half. Still, costar Lucy Liu has said the film is so violent it’ll make viewers throw up. We’re there.

SOURCE MATERIAL Video-store geek Tarantino’s recollections of a thousand kung fu flicks

PLOT POINTS Uma Thurman is the Bride, who is attacked and left for dead on her wedding day. Years later, the vengeful vixen emerges from a coma to get medieval on her former associates, including crime boss Bill (”Kung Fu”’s David Carradine).

BURNING QUESTION Will ”Volume Two” show up in two months at the multiplex, or in six months on the Starz channel?

COME FOR The sword-wielding Thurman, clad in Bruce Lee’s yellow track suit

STAY FOR The 25-minute fight sequence