Tarantino’s pal Robert Rodriguez is going to compose the score for Kill Bill Volume 2. The announcement was made by Rodriguez himself at the second annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.
We have our winners. I got an awful lot of entries telling me how Kill Bill was Tarantino’s best film to date. If you are going to suck up like that, you’ve got to at least make it interesting. For the poster, I used a little child labor and got my daughter to randomly pick one entry – for the keychains, I picked the two entries I enjoyed reading the most. For the keychain winners, I’ve posted their entries below. Later tonight, I’ll have a page up with all the entries.
Winner #1 – J Weis (Kill Bill Poster)
Winner #2 – Sherman Somerville (Pussy Wagon Keychain)
I think the closest I’ve ever come to shitting my pants in a theater was while watching this movie. The shot to the head right at the beginning and the gun in the Kaboom cereal are what did it. I’m hopeful that Kill Bill will sweep the Oscars this year.
Winner #3 – Pieter Dom (Pussy Wagon Keychain)
“Kill Bill breaks down like this: it’s Yul Brenner meets Bruce Lee only to find out they both turned female.”
“No, man. Not the type you dig giving foot massages, but badass bitches.”
“Sounds like bang for my buck. That Tarantino guy is some helluva mushroom-cloudlayin’ filmfreak.”
Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win this time, I’m sure we’ll be doing it again when Volume 2 comes out.
“When we met Tarantino on the set, he told us it was destiny that we’d end up in the movie,” says Ronnie, plucking out a bunch of ketchup-splattered french fries. Tarantino asked the band to perform the covers “Woo Hoo” and “I’m Blue,” and the original 220.127.116.11′s song “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield” on the stage at the House of Blue Leaves, the rock ‘n’ roll izakaya in the movie, while people get chopped to pieces all around them.
On the list of top 40 filmmakers, David Lynch comes in at #1 and Tarantino is a ways down the list at #17. I’m guessing he is down so low only because he hasn’t made very many movies – you can’t very well be considered a top filmmaker if you don’t, well, make films.
Also, E!Online has a list of 20 Things about Kill Bill.
DVD File is reporting that the release data of the Kill Bill DVD for Volume 1 will be February 3rd, 2004. It will apparently be a 2-disc set that’ll sell for approximately $29.99. Once its available, you’ll be able to pre-order from Amazon thru this link.
Also, here’s an email I received [thanks Peter] regarding the bootleg DVDs of Kill Bill appearing in the far east.
Just a quick note that KB1 pirate DVDs in various packages have appeared in China. The one I saw was apparently shot from the projection booth using a digital video cam. Cost RMB 10 (about US$1.25). Quality acceptable, espec. since there was no audible audience reaction except some nervous giggling during Uma’s under-the-credits panting at the beginning and a chuckle during the Sonny Chiba get the tea scene.
UPDATE: Those of you in the UK and Europe can pre-order the Kill Bill DVD right now from Amazon.co.uk.
UPDATE #2: Amazon has opened up pre-orders for the Kill Bill DVD here in the US also.
I’m not sure I expected any less, but the World Socialist Website actually reviewed Kill Bill and managed to use the film to get a dig in on the Bush Administration. Here it is:
But Kill Bill originates from a director who sees a high body count as entertainment and violence as valid as any other human activity. Intentionally or not, such a film serves the purposes of this government
The Korea Media Ratings Board gave the film a “restricted screening” rating on Wednesday, effectively banning the movie until the objectionable scenes are taken out, Yonhap News Agency reported.
As a result of the restricted rating, the film will need to be edited before it is allowed to play for Korean audiences.