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Kill Bill Vol. 2 Movie Trivia

Kill Bill Vol 2

10  Quentin Tarantino originally intended to only have Pai Mei's lips speaking Cantonese, while his voice would be in English, imitating a bad dub job. Tarantino was going to provide the voice himself. In the end, Tarantino abandoned this idea and Pai Mei (Chia-Hui Liu) speaks in his own voice.

9  Robert Rodriguez scored this movie for $1. Quentin Tarantino said he would repay him by directing a segment of Rodriguez's project Sin City (2005) for $1.

Ricardo Montalban was cast to play Esteban. Unable to make an early read through of the script, his lines were read by Michael Parks, who impressed Tarantino so much that he recast Parks instead.

7  The reason that The Bride no longer has the "Pussy Wagon" in Vol. 2 is because in the original script that included the character of Yuki Yubari, Go-Go's sister, Yuki had destroyed it soon after the killing of Vernita Green.

The Character Pai Mei is based on Pak Mei, the originator of the "White Eyebrow" kung fu technique. According to legend, Pak Mei was one of the few masters left following the decimation of the Buddhist temples, and later sold out other masters to save himself and his team during an attack they had mounted that subsequently went wrong. For this reason, Pak Mei Kung Fu has always been known as the "forbidden technique," and Pak Mei himself has been a villainous figure in Chinese folklore and film for hundreds of years.

In Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsen's character attempts to kill a cop by dousing him with a can of gasoline, intending to burn him alive. In Kill Bill Vol. 2, the same gas canister can be seen in Bud's (Michael Madsen) trailer as The Bride attempts to enter.

The story Esteban Vihaio tells about Bill in the movie theater sucking his thumb, is a story Kurt Russell told Quentin. Kurt did the same thing at a drive in theater when he saw Marilyn Monroe on screen as a little boy.

Daryl Hannah improvised the scene where Elle Driver's eye gets removed by Beatrix Kiddo and she goes "nuts". She did this because she thought it would make Quentin Tarantino laugh. He did and that scene entered the final film. She sustained injuries from breaking so many things in the bathroom.

2  Quentin Tarantino has hinted at two possible spin-offs, one being an all anime backstory of the DiVAS, the other being a spin-off in the future where Vernita Green's (Vivica A. Fox) daughter, Nikki (Ambrosia Kelley), goes on a quest for revenge against Beatrix Kiddo.

1  The climax of the film was originally written as a sword-fight on the beach under the moonlight between Beatrix (clad in her wedding dress) and Bill. When the production ran long, Harvey Weinstein insisted Quentin Tarantino cut the scene back. All that remains is Bill's brief reference to such a fight while Beatrix sits on his sofa, and the poster for the film with Beatrix in the dress holding her sword.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
R | 1h 51min | Action | 10 October 2003 (USA)
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now shemust wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah