Kill Bill Volume 2 is the second installment of a wild and crazy ride into the world of a woman set on revenge on a group of assassins who thought they killed her. Of course, what makes the revenge much more sweeter is the fact the former Deadly Viper Assassination Squad members know who's after them, and that the revenge-seeker used to be a trained Deadly Viper Assassination Squad member herself.
|Kill Bill Volume 2|
Features: Uncompressed (LPCM) English 5.1 audio (48 kHz/24-bit), Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and French), English SDH, The Making Of Kill Bill: Volume 2, Damoe Deleted Scenes, and a live Chingon Musical Performance.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Movie File Size: ~28 GB
Average Bitrate: 27.26 Mbps
Distributor: Miramax Films
Region: A, B, C
Movie Release: April 16, 2004
This Release: November 3, 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 2 hrs 17 mins
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Initially, we saw Vernita Green being the first one to feel the wrath from a woman shot in head and left in a coma (even though Vernita's name was #2 on the list). But the last time we saw The Bride (Uma Thurman), she was giving O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) a rather painful haircut with her newly-forged Hattori Hanzo sword. Two names are now crossed out on her list, and Budd (Michael Madsen), Elle (Daryl Hannah), and Bill (David Carradine) himself remain. Eventually, The Bride will have to face Bill, but as she consciously leaves his name last on the list, we discover more about her past. Kill Bill Volume 2 is the conclusion of a successful spoof on martial arts films which manages to make its own signature in doing so.
Budd is next on the list, and after the legendary fight with O-Ren Ishii and her clan, word quickly gets out. Bill tells him she's coming for him and to be ready. Budd comments The Bride has every right to take him out and everyone who participated in the massacre at her wedding. Being a retired Deadly Viper Assassin tends to bring on a certain degree of enlightenment about life. But being the assassin he used to be, Budd also acknowledges the revenge-seeker deserves to die as well.
Some might ask what makes Kill Bill so popular. This is a good question, and may not be so simple to answer. Part of it has to do with the director managing to take the best elements from those B-Movie action flicks we remember watching as a kid, and then injecting modern scenes with hip actors who know how to pull it off and come off smooth. This of course reduces your list of available actors by about 90%. Because few can pull this off.
Critics of Kill Bill say it could be a 2 or 3-hour film without the need for splitting it into two parts. Kill Bill was initially going to be one feature length film, but as the script began to expand, Tarantino just couldn't take so many of the expanded scenes out without severely reducing the impact. And if you watch the entire duology, you'll probably understand why it would be pointless to condense Kill Bill.