It's been nearly a decade since Kill Bill Vol. 1 was released. Yet, the film's most complex and most gruesome scene, the House of Blue Leaves showdown, is still burned in viewers' minds.

The House of Blue Leaves was based on Tokyo's Gonpachi—and the fight itself was a tribute to blood soaked masters of Asian cinema. But what was it like bringing that bloodbath to life?

When the scene was shown in the US, it had to be shown in black-and-white to get by the film censors. When it was shown in Japan, the scene was in full-color.

Earlier this month, Miramax released a handful of behind-the-scenes stills from the filming. Have a look.

Behind the scenes [Miramax via Acid Cow via ザイーガ]

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