Director Trademark: (Quentin Tarantino) (Red Apple Cigarettes) The brand of cigarettes smoked in this film, as noted by the eagle logo below the filter seen in close-ups, is American Spirits. However, when The Bride meets with Esteban (Michael Parks), a pack of Red Apples, Quentin Tarantino's signature brand of fake cigarettes, can clearly be seen on the table.
The name of the book that Esteban is reading is "The Carrucan's of Kurrajong" by Jasmine Yuen. This is not a real book; the book functions not only as a prop but as an inside joke. It's a tribute to a member of the film crew, 'Jasmine Yuen Carrucan'. Kurrajong is a town in Australia - Jasmine Yuen Carrucan is Australian. In other words, the Carrucans who live in Kurrajong (the native aboriginal name for a town). Kurrajong is located in the far north west of Sydney between Palm Beach and the Blue Mountains (near Richmond). Kurrajong is a species of bottle tree native to Australia and New Guineas as well as New Zealand from 50m years ago. (Kurrajong comes from Dharuk Garraju, the language of a now extinct Aboriginal tribe, and means "fishing line" as fishing lines were made from kurrajong bark.)
Quentin Tarantino has the "Pussy Wagon" parked in the driveway of his home.
Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
Pai Mei's three inch punch is a reference to Bruce Lee's three inch knockout punch.
Despite the Bride's name being bleeped out in Vol. 1 and for 2/3rds of Vol. 2. Her name is actually spoken or revealed on more than one occasion. When someone calls her Beatrix and it's bleeped, it is simply muffled and is still audible and if you're good at reading lips you may be able to figure it out. Also, Bill refers to The Bride as "Kiddo" in the flash back scenes. While this is both his pet name for her and a common term of endearment, it is also her last name.
Although "Kill Bill" was meant to play as one whole movie, "Vol. 2" is unofficially Quentin Tarantino's first sequel.
During the scene in which Bill shoots the bride with truth serum and then interrogates her, he calls her a "natural born killer" and also a "renegade killer bee," which references projects of the Wu Tang Clan a member of which (RZA) wrote much of the original music for the two films.
Was the first Oscar DVD to arrive in Academy mailboxes in 2004. It ironically received no Academy Award nominations.
The film's entire first reel is presented in black and white.
Also changed from the original script - the story of Pai Mei is no longer told in a Jeep on the way to the cruel master's temple. Rather, it is now unfolded in front of a campfire somewhere in the Chinese countryside, the night before Bill and The Bride arrive. With the aid of a flute (one of the silent flutes from Circle of Iron (1978)), Bill tells the tale of Pai Mei in a "Peter and The Wolf" type fashion.
The gun that Bill uses appears to be a Colt Single Action Army, or "Peacemaker", it has a bird's head grip (a modern innovation). It is obviously chambered for .45 Colt as seen on the back of the bullet fired in the internal gun shot in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).
When the Bride first arrives at the hacienda where Bill is staying, she walks past several hotel clerks in the lobby who are all out of focus on camera. One of the clerks in the background is the film's producer Lawrence Bender.
At the film's first test screening in Austin, Texas the audience gave the film a five minute standing ovation. The reaction was so overwhelming that Harvey Weinstein did not have the research firm conducting the screening pass out response cards.
During "Resevoir Dogs" Mr. White says that "The gut is the most painful place for a man to be shot other than the kneecap" and in the confrontation in Bill's home. Bill threatens to shoot the Bride in the kneecap where he "hears is the most painful place to be shot"
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