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Kill Bill Volume 2
Genre: Action Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu, Michael Parks & Perla Haney-Jardine

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Special features include a 26-minute making-of Kill Bill Vol. 2 featurette, a 12-minute performance by Chingon at the premiere, and a deleted scene.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 36790
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, language and brief drug use
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 137
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/10/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Quentin Tarantino
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
You watched her draw blood and take life from the Crazy 88, O-Ren Ishii (Liu), and Vernita Green (Fox) in Vol. 1. Now, The Bride (Thurman) continues her quest to Kill Bill in Vol. 2. The mastermind behind ultimate betrayal against The Bride, Bill (Carradine)

DVD Picture:
As with Kill Bill Vol. 1, Quentin Tarantino has created a stylish movie with black-and-white scenes as well as color, and this 2.40:1 DVD is anamorphically enhanced with excellent picture quality. For the black-and-white sequences, the gray scale is well balanced, nicely contrasted, and quite clean. Colors are vibrantly saturated, with especially bold reds, as well as accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. On occasion, there are flecks of dirt or minor film grain noticed in the source element. The biggest problem with this title, however, is the presence of edge enhancement, which can be bothersome at times. Some minor pixelization is noticed as well, but the picture is mostly solid and smooth. (Suzanne Hodges)

Because Kill Bill Vol. 2 has more character development than Kill Bill Vol. 1, the soundtrack doesn