Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003)
There is no doubt that many men enjoyed watching Uma Thurman chase down revenge in a yellow leather motorcycle jumpsuit, and the attraction was brought to that next level when she is perched atop her Kawaski ZZR 250. Quentin Tarantino is a master of imagery and few chase scenes have become more iconic than the slow stalking cruise through the brightly lit streets of Tokyo.
The Scene: When Uma Thurman’s The Bride throttles up beside Sofie Fatale at a streetlight in Tokyo she is launched into one of the flashbacks of her beating. The memory leaves her seeing red and speeds through the stop, just as Tomoyasu Hotei’s “Battle With Honor or Humanity” kicks off.