Kill Bill, Volume 2 (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Michael Madsen Budd
Daryl Hannah Elle Driver
Vivica A. Fox Vernita Green AKA Copperhead (archive footage)
Lucy Liu O-Ren Ishii AKA Cottonmouth (archive footage)
Bo Svenson Reverend Harmony
Jeannie Epper Mrs. Harmony
Stephanie L. Moore Joleen
Shana Stein Erica
Caitlin Keats Janeen
Christopher Allen Nelson Tommy Plympton (as Chris Nelson)
Samuel L. Jackson Rufus
Reda Beebe Lucky
Uma Thurman The Bride
David Carradine Bill
Gordon Liu Pai Mei
Michael Parks Esteban Vihaio
Perla Haney-Jardine B.B.
Helen Kim Karen
Claire Smithies Clarita
Clark Middleton Ernie
Larry Bishop
Sonny Chiba
Sid Haig
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Thriller
Director Quentin Tarantino
Producer Lawrence Bender
Writer Quentin Tarantino; Uma Thurman
Studio Miramax; Miramax Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 16 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
"The Bride" (Uma Thurman) gets her satisfaction--and so do we--in Quentin Tarantino's "roaring rampage of revenge," Kill Bill, Vol. 2. Where Vol. 1 was a hyper-kinetic tribute to the Asian chop-socky grindhouse flicks that have been thoroughly cross-referenced in Tarantino's film-loving brain, Vol. 2--not a sequel, but Part Two of a breathtakingly cinematic epic--is Tarantino's contemporary martial-arts Western, fueled by iconic images, music, and themes lifted from any source that Tarantino holds dear, from the action-packed cheapies of William Witney (one of several filmmakers Tarantino gratefully honors in the closing credits) to the spaghetti epics of Sergio Leone. Tarantino doesn't copy so much as elevate the genres he loves, and the entirety of Kill Bill is clearly the product of a singular artistic vision, even as it careens from one influence to another. Violence erupts with dynamic impact, but unlike Vol. 1, this slower grand finale revels in Tarantino's trademark dialogue and loopy longueurs, reviving the career of David Carradine (who plays Bill for what he is: a snake charmer), and giving Thurman's Bride an outlet for maternal love and well-earned happiness. Has any actress endured so much for the sake of a unique collaboration? As the credits remind us, "The Bride" was jointly created by "Q&U," and she's become an unforgettable heroine in a pair of delirious movie-movies (Vol. 3 awaits, some 15 years hence) that Tarantino fans will study and love for decades to come. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
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Index 1416
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/18/04
Purchase Price $18.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 786936245783
Chapters
Release Date 8/10/04
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby