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Kill Bill -- Vol. 1

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Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes: Michael Putland / RetnaUK

Kill Bill -- Vol. 1

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
112 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/10/03
performer:
David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox, Chiaki Kuriyama, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, LaTanya Richardson, Michael Jai White
director:
Quentin Tarantino
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Quentin Tarantino
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Like his films, Quentin Tarantino’s soundtracks are a compelling blend of pop-culture oddities, fist-pumping action, and arch, ironic kitsch. Less accessible and more melancholy than his previous soundtracks, the Kill Bill — Vol. 1 collection mixes up expected Tarantino picks (surf rock, Isaac Hayes, rockabilly) with some new tricks (Japanese schmaltz, big-band jazz), including an epic flamenco-disco cover of the Animals’ ”Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” Contributions from the RZA are a disappointment, but Tarantino gets points for making Zamfir (yes, the master of the pan flute) sound cool.

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