I just saw Vol. I yesterday, and I have to say that the movie ROCKED!! The choreographed fights, although a tad bit fake were awesome! That really made me interested in learning more about the samurai and katanas. I'm usually about European sword styles.. The effects were great, albeit exaggerative, but that's how the movie was made. Quentin made a terrific movie, and I can't wait to see Vol. II. I can't really say that much about the movie though for fear of spoiling it. Unless you are all cool about spoilers, I don't want to say alot. For those of faint of heart, this movie ISN'T for you. But yeah, I thought it was awesome, funny (yeah, I have a weird sense of humor when I see arms hacked off and blood starts spraying out like a sprinkler or fountain, I start laughing because I know it's so fake. That, and I swordfight so much I guess it just gets into you, that weird humor. ), and creative. Much better than I thought it was going to be. They even put anime into it! And they made that WORK!! Can't wait to see Vol. II next weekend.