LATEST: Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino's new kung-fu flick KILL BILL is to be split into two films.

Miramax and Quentin came to a joint decision after the original version clocked in at over three hours - leading to concerns it would sell fewer tickets.

The movie's first part is set to be released in America on 10 October (03) with international distribution in the immediate weeks after.

The second part is planned to follow within a couple of months - the movies will now be referred to as VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2.

And the studio insists that turning Kill Bill - which stars Uma Thurman and LUCY LIU - into a double feature was always a possibility.

17/07/2003 21:19