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Kill Bill: Volume 2
Various Artists
Kill Bill: Volume 2
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Quentin Tarantino wraps up his dizzy double-dose of martial arts film tribute cum informed paean to junk cinema with the throw-it-all-against-wall abandon that's become his cliched trademark, if not necessarily his true...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Kill Bill: Volume 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Maverick
Original Release Date: 4/16/2004
Re-Release Date: 4/13/2004
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624867623

Quentin Tarantino wraps up his dizzy double-dose of martial arts film tribute cum informed paean to junk cinema with the throw-it-all-against-wall abandon that's become his cliched trademark, if not necessarily his true strength as a filmmaker. That sensibility has long informed his quirky, world-pop savvy soundtracks as well, though this chapter's collection gratifyingly sacrifices a dollop of eclecticism in favor of a little more focused nuance. Revolving loosely around a decidedly international, free-floating axis of Latin rhythm (Chingon's "Malaguena Salerosa, " the flamenco-demento of Lole Y Manuel's "Tu Mira") and Western twang, Tarantino's choices include Morricone both familiar (The Good, the Bad and Ugly's evocative "Il Tramonto") and less so (Il mercenario's "l'arena," "A Silhoutte of Doom"), fellow Roman film scorer Luis Bacalov's slinky, guitar-driven "The Summertime Killer" and a couple disparate slices of Americana by country legend Johnny Cash and rockabilly loose cannon Charlie Feathers. The director's pop fare covers less adventuresome territory, though Malcolm McLaren's trip-hop take on the Zombie's British Invasion chestnut "She's Not There" somehow seems all-of-a-piece with the retro groove of Shivaree's "Goodnight Moon" and melodramatic kitsch of Japanese actress Meiko Kaji's "Urami Bushi." It's all interspersed with excerpts of Tarantino-penned dialog from the film, snippets that only inspire an even greater admiration for his adventurous taste as musical compiler/supervisor. -- Jerry McCulley

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Mary S. from TAMPA, FL
Reviewed on 2/17/2007...
Diverse music and a few dialog excerpts from the movie included. A soundtrack delivered as only Quentin Tarantino can deliver it. I especially love track 2 - Goodnight Moon by Shivaree. It's one of my favorites, and I discovered it on this disc.

CD Reviews

Songs NOT On The Soundtrack
Dustin M. Hughes | Parkersburg, WV | 04/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Here are some songs that aren't on the Kill Bill Volume 2 soundtrack:"Three Tough Guys" by Isaac Hayes -This is when Pai Mei and The Bride fight with their different styles."Sunny Road To Salina"-When The Bride is walking through the desert."Navajo Joe" by Ennio Morricone-Bill's exit musicThe "Fistful Of Dollars" theme-When Budd is walking over to The Bride."Invincible Pole Fighter" (main theme)-Pai Mei training sequence"
A Quality Soundtrack
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 12/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"OK, so you've seen the movie, you have the DVD, why buy the soundtrack too? Because many of the songs are so good you don't want to have to watch the whole movie to hear them again, that's why!
I rarely buy soundtracks. They are usually just filled with snippets of songs and a lot of unrewarding crap. But Kill Bill Vol. 2 is different. There are so many interesting and unusual songs featured in the movie that owning the sountrack is a necessary adjunct to the movie for those whose musical tastes are wide-ranging. When I saw the movie, Chingon's Malaguena Salerosa is the song that told me to order the soundtrack.
That song is not the only reason to buy this of course. There is so much more to enjoy. I really like Goodnight Moon, Tu Mira, A Satisfied Mind, About Her, and Urami Bushi as well. And each of those songs is different from one another as day is from night. Of course, there are some great instrumentals too. I've always liked Ennio Morricone's work, but my favorite here is Luis Bacalov's Summertime Killer. And let's not forget the unlisted rap song that closes out the CD. I never cared for rap, but that one is at least palatable, even enjoyable!
A few dialogues unnecessarily littered about knock a star off this. If you liked the film and you like the music, there is no good reason not to own the CD. Add the Kill Bill Vol II soundtrack to your CD collection soon!"