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Do you fancy an epic celebration of dark humour, cinematic subgenre and movie violence? Do you like badass hit men having conversations over cheeseburgers and psychopathic Japanese schoolgirls smashing skulls in with meteor hammers? If so you’re in for a treat this weekend at the Prince Charles Cinema’s Quentin Tarantino Marathon.
On Saturday the 23rd of November, indulge in the ultimate Tarantino spectacle from 18:45 in the Leicester Square cinema, finishing at breakfast time the following day. The bar is open all night and you are encouraged to bring your own food to survive the all nighter.
You will see Samuel L Jackson with the infamous “bad motherfucker” wallet reciting bible passages while being robbed by a wannabe-gangster and his “honey bunny“ in a coffee shop in Pulp Fiction.
A money and drug smuggling flight attendant, played by Pam Grier, outwitting both a crime lord and the police, while still finding time to develop a romantic interest in Jackie Brown.
Uma Thurman as a vengeful bride buried 6 feet deep at a cemetery while the man who buried her is bitten by a black mamba a woman with an eye patch hid in a suitcase full of cash in Kill Bill 2.
A bunch of Nazi-scalping mercenaries and a “bear-Jew” smashing heads in with baseball bats with nearly unbearable Nazi-like brutality in Inglorious Basterds.
And finally, Jamie Fox as an ex-slave turned wild-west bounty hunter on a mission to rescue the love of his life from the hands of a “Mandingo fight” loving slave master in Django Unchained.
The only films not being shown are his feature-film debut Reservoir Dogs and the Grindhouse segment Death Proof. This is a must for any Tarantino fans. Priced at £25 (£22.50 for members) it comes down to just under £5 per movie. In the words of Tarantino himself “The day Kill Bill will play at the Prince Charles will be the day when Kill Bill truly comes home in England” (see video).
See you on Saturday.