Quentin Tarantino's Bloodiest Moments Are Not for the Faint-of-Heart

Jacob T. Swinney concludes his four-part 'Tarantino' series with a sanguine supercut the director would be proud of.

by Beckett Mufson
14 May 2015, 2:00pm

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You've heard Quentin Tarantino, driven in cars with him, and gotten up-close and personal with his characters thanks to editor Jacob T. Swinney's glorious compilations, but with the final installment of his four-part Tarantino series, Swinney shows us what Tarantino's characters are really made of: blood. And lots of it. 

"Out of all of the trademarks that define Tarantino's style, the filmmaker may be most recognized for his gratuitous use of blood and violence," Swinney explains in the description for Tarantino: Blood. "The excessive bloodshed often seems to serve as a tribute of sorts to a style or genre of filmmaking (Japanese cinema, Westerns, etc.), but according to Mr. Tarantino himself, he indulges in the red liquid simply because 'it's so much fun.'" Bedding the slower scenes with "Stuck In The Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel (which you might remember from that one scene in Resevoir Dogs) and the climactic action sequences with "Unchained" by James Brown & 2Pac (from that other scene in Django Unchained), the three-minute supercut gets knee-deep in Tarantino's artful use of the red stuff.

From overdoses and sadistic torture scenes, to samurai showdowns and gun battles, Tarantino's offended many a concerned parent with his id-friendly fascination with gore, so if you're squeamish, watch the supercut below with caution:

Check out more of Jacob T. Swinney's supercuts on his Vimeo page, and in the links below.


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